Sunday, August 30, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
We all know that stress impacts our lives, but what may surprise you is that stress directly impacts how you recover from workouts. Chronic psychological stress literally increases muscle soreness after a workout and slows down recovery. This study above proves it: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24343323
At the same time workouts can help reduce psychological stress so not working out is NOT the answer. Balance intense workouts with low intensity activity and activities which bring your focus into the moment such as meditation, yoga, playing games, etc. to get the benefits of exercise while enhancing recovery!
Sunday, August 16, 2020
One of the most common questions about weight training aka resistance training is how long should you rest between each exercise set? If you take a look at the relevant research concerning this topic there are some good answers.
Timing rest intervals becomes more important for advanced resistance training such as Power Lifting and Bodybuilding, but for most of us we can just go by how we feel!
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Many people notice that eating breakfast makes them hungrier throughout the day, and this is probably NOT their imagination! In this case the culprit is likely what they eat. Specifically, refined carbohydrates, including sugar, can drive hunger particularly if they are consumed with little fat or protein.