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My fit journey started 13 months ago, I was at a point in my life where I hated to workout and loved to try all those crazy diets. I was 248 lbs extremely tired, depressed with lack of any motivation. One day on top of the scale I had enough, and I set a goal to lose 15 lbs. I got a gym membership and started doing 1-3 times a week and made some minor changes on my eating habits. A month and half later I had lost 20 lbs, seeing my results made me push myself even more. I started hitting the gym 5-6 days a week and learned how to have a healthy balanced meal. I lost 87 lbs with a lot of dedication, sacrifice and taking no excuses. If I could not only transform my body but my way of thinking, anyone can do it too. Remember one day at a time!
Potassium helps the body convert blood sugar into glycogen which is stored energy for the muscles. Another important function of potassium is that it regulates neuromuscular activity by teaming up with calcium and magnesium.Are you low in potassium? Since many of the body's functions, voluntary and involuntary, are performed by neuromuscular contractions, many problems can result from low potassium levels:
Atrophy (muscle loss?
Bone and joint pain
Abnormal blood pressure
Bananas are not even top 10!Bananas tend to be thought of as the gold standard for potassium, when in fact, other foods rate much higher.The daily recommendation of potassium for the average adult is 2,000-3,000mg, with some experts saying 4,000mg is better.If your blood levels are low in potassium, supplement your diet with the best foods (3.5...
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Full body workouts, especially ones that prioritize multi joint exercises, i.e.: squats, bench press, dead lifts, lunges, rows, military press, etc, are far more effective. Most weight training enthusiasts isolate muscle groups, thinking that this will reap the greatest rewards. Studies show otherwise.
For starters they recruit much more muscle tissue. A barbell squat for instance recruits over 200 muscles at one time. That's about 10X what a leg extension does. A typical full-body routine would be done every other day. Intensity should vary. An example would be:
Monday - heavy for 5 reps
Wednesday – light for 15 reps and
Friday - medium for 10 reps.
Workout should be 45-60 min and exercises should be partnered with an antagonist muscle group.
An example would be bench press (push) with low row (pull). Only 3 sets are needed for each exercise with a full1 minute of rest between sets.
Professional golfers on the PGA Tour understand the connection between golf swing mechanics and the body. The most notable players in the world have regimented golf fitness programs they adhere religiously too. The benefits of such programs have been well documented in the media. Press clippings from Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Phil Mickelson all refer to golf fitness exercises being a component of their regular practice schedule.The amateur can learn a lot from the pros. They can learn the importance the body has in relation to the golf swing, how golf swing mechanics and the body are intertwined, and improvement in the golf game requires the implementation of a golf fitness program. Where most amateurs get "off-track" with their golf fitness training is the components and exercises incorporated in such a program. Golf fitness programs are quite different then "general" fitness or "weight training" programs. A golf fitness program is designed to develop the golfer's...
When the 16-member U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said annual mammograms weren't necessary for women under age 50, and that screenings were recommended only every two yearsafter that, the breast cancer community all but fell apart. Protests erupted from surgeons and radiologists to cancer advocacy groups like the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.Since two of the task force's members represent the insurance industry, and since the industry looks to the task force for guidance in what tests insurance will cover, critics claimed that money and conflicts of interest swayed the decision to reduce mammography screening recommendations.I agree. Money and conflicts of interest probably are involved here – but not the way you might think.Breast Cancer Screening is a Booming BusinessAccording to a 2008 report by market analysts Medtech Insight, breast cancer screening is a $2.1 billion-a-year business that is projected to compound by 5.4 percent a year through 2013...