Do I Need Protein Immediately Post-Workout or You Won’t Build Muscle

Protein

Myth or Fact? You Need Protein Immediately Post-Workout or You Won't Build Muscle If you go online and look into this you will find a lot of different answers. Most will tell you that you do need protein immediately after a workout. In fact, some spots on the interned will lead you to believe that if you workout and don't get your protein ASAP after a workout your whole workout is shot, your whole day is shot, and you might...

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Eating Healthy. Trail Mix: Making Me Nuts!!!

Eating Healthy. Trail Mix: Making Me Nuts!!! I see so much information about what healthy food is and what isn't healthy I get confused. Lets Face it, Eating Healthy is difficult. So here's a Question - Is Trail Mix Healthy? Since its inception, trail mix has had a reputation as a healthy snack. But just how healthy is it really? Should this snack be saved for serious hikers, or is it perfectly fine to mindlessly munch on at your desk?...

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Core Training

Core Training

Core Training Since you are not living under a rock, you have heard the terms “core” and “core training” and, you even know the importance of core strength as well as training your core. Buzzwords “core” and “core training” get thrown around more than they should. There is a lot of variation in what most people mean when they use those buzzwords. Unfortunately, there are lots of variations on how to properly train your “core” as well. Questions You Might...

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Burn More Calories Daily By Increasing Your Activity!

Daily Activity

Burn More Calories Daily By Increasing Your Activity! What a crazy idea? Increasing your daily activity!? To burn more calories? Yep - And its not even an idea, its a fact! Below I broke down somewhat complicated technical talk into some basic concepts. Stick to the basics as much as possible, here we go: Your metabolism is always working to burn energy. During periods of higher activity, your body will burn more calories than when you are at rest. Your body...

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Nutrition Nightmare: Starbucks Seasonal Drinks

Lake Country Training

Nutrition Nightmare: Starbucks Seasonal Drinks Black coffee is a relatively healthy, energizing beverage. It enhances memory, improves athletic performance, and helps you get going in the morning or through a sluggish part of your day. Black coffee (or coffee with just a dash of cream and/or sugar) can give you a boost, but not all coffee drinks are created equal. Check out the Starbucks Seasonal Drinks - THEY ARE A NUTRITION NIGHTMARE! Though we are going to focus on the...

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Family Workouts For Fun!!

Lake Country Training

Family Workouts For Fun - 1000 Rep Plate Challenge Lets face it, working out can be a chore from time to time. However, it doesn't  have to be, and when it is a chore that should signal you need a change!! We have been doing some family workouts for fun lately and I did this 1000 Rep Plate Challenge the other day with my son! It was lots of fun - he is 9 and loves working out with dad...

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Brutal Honesty About Results From Your Workouts

Brutal Honesty About Results From Your Workouts, or Why You Are Not Seeing Results. I have some tough love for you today. It's about your workouts, and their results. Can we speak honestly? You go to the gym several times a week, sometimes twice in one day, you attend classes, you get your sweat on, and yet something is missing. You aren't as fit as you should be, something isn't working the way you think it should. Is it really...

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Does Sweating During a Workout Mean You Burn More Calories?

Running

Does Sweating During a Workout Mean You Burn More Calories? If you don’t work up a sweat exercising, then you haven’t been going hard enough, right? Wrong. Well, possibly wrong. When it comes to exercise, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a dripping forehead. But does a sweat-soak shirt equal a better workout? SWEAT SCIENCE As your muscles generate heat during your workout, and your body temperature rises, your body triggers a cooling process - sweating. Our sweat glands are...

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Change Your Workout Routine

Time to Change Your Fitness Routine

Here Are 4 Reasons to Change Your Workout Routine ! Do you find yourself running the same route, going to the same yoga class, or stepping onto the same treadmill while at the gym? If this is you, Change Your Workout Routine! When it comes to our fitness routines, most of us are creatures of habit, I know I am at times. We find something that we like, so we stick to it. During exercise, you’re putting stress on your...

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Organic Foods or Not Organic Foods?

Lake Country Training

Organic Foods or Not Organic Foods? The choice isn't always that easy!  Whether you eat organic foods or not is up to you, and there are some definite reasons to try to eat organic foods instead of those that are not. I try to, but am definitely still in the beginning process and certainly don't judge someone on whether they do or don't eat organic. Lets face it, with today's world not eating convenience foods or junk foods is difficult. Check...

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