We’re all different from our heads to our toes. Combine lifestyle dynamics, diet and our exercise programs, it is no wonder why it is all too often too complicated to maximize our efforts in the gym and accomplish our performance goals. It is well understood that nutrition is as important as exercise in losing that last pound or blah blah but most of us completely thwart our efforts in the gym by eating the wrong things at the wrong times and either too little or too much.
The triathlon – thought of by many as an ultimate test of physical and mental endurance. A swim, bike, run event that is popular among many athletes as a goal to achieve, a test to challenge their body’s limits. It is glorified in its Ironman form - the intense 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run - but opportunities to compete in triathlon events exist all over the world and on smaller scales than the full Ironman.
The number of times that I’ve seen someone finish their vigorous workout and leave the gym without stretching is way too high to count. And the number of times these same people have ended up injured and on the shelf is even higher!
In order to get the most out of your workout here at the Club, it's critical to think about recovery. Whether your performance goals are fat loss, muscle gain, toning or all of the above, optimizing the Recovery period that follows your workout is as critical to achieving your goals as your workout. Nutrition is more than 50% of the battle and the key to your success.
You put a lot of thought into the things you eat before your workout. After all, it’s important to give your body the right amount – and right type – of fuel before putting it to work.
But how much consideration do you give the things you eat after your workout ends? The things you eat after you exercise are just as important as your pre-workout diet.
That’s why we’ve put together this guide to post-workout nutrition. Read on to find out how you can refuel and recover after you exercise.
make sure you're doing it right before you do it repeatedly!
We get it, you like the Group Exercise classes. Whether it's the energy of the crowd, the music, the inspiring instructor, the choreography, or all of the above, the group classes are your happy place when it comes to working out. We love them too! But, are you doing all the standard moves safely and efficiently?
MORE MUSCLES WORKED, LESS TIME
How-to videos below!
We've all been there, not enough time to do the workout we need. Let's face it, we don't all have time for "leg day" every week! Some days, we're lucky to even make it to the gym. So, how do you make the most of the time that you did manage to salvage for the gym?
FACT OR FICTION: EXERCISING IN A FASTED STATE BURNS FAT?
There is a circulating theory that exercising in a fasted state (empty stomach) will cause the body to burn more fat than in a fed state (eating at least 3 hours before exercise). This theory is very attractive to people wanting to lose weight, burn fat, and tone up. However, multiple studies show this approach to be counterproductive to losing fat and building muscle. In fact, most studies do not a find a difference in fat loss between fed and fasted state groups.
Tryouts for fall sports will be here in a month! What is going to make an athlete stand out at the try-outs and get them a spot on the team?