Should You Have Protein Before Or After Workout

You’ve probably heard of pre workout protein and post workout protein consumption, but when should you actually have protein? Think of protein as the building blocks of muscle growth—it’s the foundation of lean muscle and essential when embarking on your strength training journey. But, rather than sandwiching your cardio or weighted ab workouts with a … Read more

How to Make Kombucha at Home and Flavor It

Sharing tips on how to make and flavor your own kombucha at home! Hi friends! Hope you’re having a lovely morning! This week is a bit bonkers and we’re enjoying time with some friends who are here from Florida! I’ll be back on Friday with some faves, but in the meantime, here’s a post from … Read more

Things I’m loving lately (summer edition)

Sharing a recap of some of the thing’s I’m loving lately – summer edition! Here are some of the items we’ve bought lately and I find myself using them all time time, and constantly recommending to friends.  Hi friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you had a safe and happy 4th! We’re … Read more

Two-A-Day Workouts Explained: Better Results Without Overtraining

Some lifters believe the more they work out, the better their results will be. That might mean training every day of the week or grinding out monstrous three-hour sessions in the gym. However, to paraphrase a warning from the philosopher B.I.G. — mo’ training, mo’ problems. Credit: tsyhun / Shutterstock Excessive training is a good … Read more

Yoga vs. Pilates: What’s The Difference?

You want to try a new workout, so you go online to check out the classes offered at your local gym. Yoga and Pilates both sound intriguing. They both promise increased strength and flexibility—and they both show photos of happy, fit people holding poses on mats.  But what are the differences between yoga and Pilates? … Read more

How to Do the Reverse Lunge for Powerful Legs and Rock-Hard Glutes

Everybody’s keen on boasting about their squat numbers, but many people overlook single-leg work. That’s a pity because unilateral exercises — single-arm or single-leg movements — offer unique benefits such as avoiding overusing the dominant side, isolating and correcting muscle or strength imbalances, improving balance, body awareness and preventing injuries. Credit: MDV Edwards / Shutterstock … Read more

How to Do the Bent-Over Barbell Row for a Bigger, Stronger Back

They say, “you gotta row to grow.” And what they’re (almost always) referring to is the big, basic, bent-over barbell row. The barbell row is one of the most challenging exercises you can you implement into your back workouts. Credit: Miljan Zivkovic / Shutterstock The barbell row is often considered one of the most fundamental … Read more

How fast does whey protein show results?

Usually, it takes up to 6 weeks for whey protein to show results. Can you gain weight from drinking protein shakes without working out? In short, if you drink a protein shake on a rest day, or a day when you’re doing less than you might usually do, there’s no need to worry about any … Read more

Do glute exercises make your bum bigger?

In fact, your butt is made up of several gluteus muscles often referred to as just ‘the glutes’. Enlarging your glute muscles will make your butt larger and appear bigger. Large muscles are strong muscles, and strong muscles are built through exercise. What is the most effective glute workout? The best glute exercises include fire … Read more

How many calories does 100 kettlebell swings burn?

Based on a typical average of 22 swings per minute, that would mean a total of about 440 swings (6). In 20 minutes, the participants burned an average of 400 calories (20 calories per minute). Based on that calorie count, you can expect to burn approximately 100 calories from 100 kettlebell swings. What is kettlebell … Read more

Do eggs increase testosterone?

The whole egg group increased testosterone levels by 2.4 ng/ml, while the egg white group increased levels by 0.7 ng/ml; however, the additional increase in testosterone levels induced by whole eggs intake was not sufficient to enhance gains in muscle mass (Bagheri et al., 2021). How much can lifting weights increase testosterone? In an older … Read more

How many leg lifts should I do a day?

Shoot for three sets of 10 reps, or simply do as many raises as you can – keeping the pace steady – in a set time as part of a circuit. If you’re struggling to do even 10 traditional leg raises, you can make the movement a bit easier by bending your legs at right … Read more

Is the decline bench press useless?

Decline Bench Press “Using the decline bench to target your lower pecs is pretty much useless unless you’re very lean and a competitive physique athlete,” says trainer Adam Wakefield. “You’re better off getting strong on the flat bench and losing some body fat.” What muscles does flat bench work? Triceps brachii. Pectoralis major. Anterior deltoids. … Read more

How high should I box jump?

A great starting point for most athletes is around 18 to 30 inches. Of course the box height will vary somewhat depending on individual jumping ability. Younger athletes might need to drop down to 12-18 inches. While someone with a 36”+ vertical might want to go a bit higher than 30″. Is jumping on a … Read more

Is it better to run or jump rope?

How should I choose? Both forms of exercise have been shown to improve cardiovascular endurance. However, if you’re pressed for time, jumping rope may benefit you more than running. Nevertheless, if your goal is to be a better runner or compete in running races, running is a better option. How long should I jump rope … Read more

Do tricep extensions work the long head?

Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extension The dumbbell overhead triceps extension is one of the best long head tricep dumbbell exercises you can do because it places the arms overhead which fully stretches the long head of the triceps. Are dumbbell tricep extensions good? Still, overhead tricep extensions are an excellent way to target all three heads, … Read more

What are physiological functions of the body?

The basic processes of life include organization, metabolism, responsiveness, movements, and reproduction. In humans, who represent the most complex form of life, there are additional requirements such as growth, differentiation, respiration, digestion, and excretion. All of these processes are interrelated. What physiology means? Physiology is the study of how the human body works. It describes … Read more

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