Lifestyle Affects

Lifestyle Affects

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Tendonitis

If you are committed to lifting weights and getting muscular, you need to educate yourself on the possible injuries that could arise from it. Not everyone experiences these unfortunate injuries but learning about them and how to treat them, can help you significantly. Once you are getting stronger and lifting more weights in the gym, certain things happen inevitably. Knowing what to do when it happens, can; prevent you from causing more injury to yourself, doing the same thing that caused the problem in the first place and most importantly, prevent you from not being able to work out for a significant amount of time, while you allow the injured body part to recover. The latter, is a weight lifters worst nightmare. Lets be proactive and if an injury does occur, reactive in a manner that doesn’t take you out of the gym for a significant amount of time.

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Surviving the holidays

So it’s that time of the year again. We already had Thanksgiving and some people are probably experiencing the affects of that day all now, right when another hearty eating holiday is right around the corner. But, because of that, we don’t want to jump off the wagon and not be able to get back on it for a while. So this post is going to be focused on some little techniques you can use, to help keep on track and surviving the christmas holiday. We know it’s not just the day itself that’s the culprit but the days leading up to it and the days afterward, where if you have left over goodies, you are tempted to eat them. If you are looking to find some ways to get away from overindulging this Christmas holiday, keep reading!

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How to calculate caloric intake

Nutrition is considered the MOST important aspect of fitness training. A lot of people who initially get into fitness training of any type, particularly those who are more focused on the bodybuilding component of it, fail to recognize the importance of nutrition. They focus mainly on what’s happening in the gym and neglect to develop a proper diet or to calculate the right amount of calories they are suppose to consume to get a particular goal they are seeking. The reason for this, is pretty obvious. People observe the training at the gym but don’t see what these individuals who have the 6 packs, developed pecs and definition in their arms, are putting into their mouth when they leave the gym. It’s a type of illusion that can fool a beginner to be convinced that training is the ultimate component of fitness training and not the diet. This article isn’t going to focus on what types of diet to consume, because that’s been talked about many times in here and will be talked many times again. But rather, this article will focus on the very EASY way to calculate your caloric intake if you find the link I have under the Useful Links, is a tad bit too confusing.

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Cheat Meals: The Good and The Bad

Ever just feel like munching down on that chicken sandwich at Wendy’s or Burger King, or whoever it is that you get your chicken sammich from? Unfortunately for you and I, we’re on diets. So how can we even consider eating something so tasty, when we’re trying to lose body fat? There’s no way that eating that meal, would benefit us when it comes to cutting. Maybe if we’re bulking, but how can we eat this sandwich and still lose weight? Well, people eating that sandwich is what is called a cheat meal. I am going to talk about some of the benefits and some of the disadvantages, of including a cheat meal into your overall diet.

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Hunger Pangs and Dieting

One of the worst consequences of dieting under your normal calorie intake, is the dreaded hunger pangs. Those suckers can make the most discipline person, run towards that slice of cake, or that extra serving of chicken, or whatever it may be. Dieting is a challenging thing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s a mind control game, where you are struggling to succeed and win. Not only that but if you succumb to the temptations that surround you during your dieting, you feel absolutely disappointed in your lack of will power. If you keep reading, I am going to try to give you some encouragement and some advice, on how to succumb those hunger pangs and keep on your diet!

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