App Review – Push Ups by NorthPark
Jul29

App Review – Push Ups by NorthPark

I’ve already discussed how you should start learning to integrate push-ups into your routine as a fitness staple. That said, recording your progress can be cumbersome (and certainly boring). What better way to track your workouts, adjust to the ease (or difficulty) you’re having, and just make the ordeal a bit more fun, than a push-ups app? I’m also a huge fan of gamification, so an app is a great start in achieving...

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Learn to Love Push-ups
Jul09

Learn to Love Push-ups

Did you wince when you read that title? A few years ago, I would have. However, I have learned to respect, and even enjoy, my push-ups routine. You can too. Are You Serious (Crazy)? Yep (nope; well, maybe a little). “Hear” me out. Push-ups are affordable. They do cost you time, but all1 exercise does to some degree. Push-ups are achievable. Do you know anyone that cannot do at least one push-up? Me either. They are a...

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Is Chocolate Milk a Good Recovery Drink?
Aug13

Is Chocolate Milk a Good Recovery Drink?

The chocolate milk surge/craze is a crest of the next wave of alternatives to the typical sports drink and muscle recovery drink. I started seeing studies about the use of low-fat chocolate milk for muscle recovery back in 2006. The ratio is usually close to the 4:1. Just take note of the non-fiber carbs and protein in the milk of your choice. Then, enter those carbs divided by the protein into a calculator to get the ratio. You are...

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Protein – How Much and How Often
Sep15

Protein – How Much and How Often

All the muscle-builders are jacking up on protein these days. I will walk you through many of the tidbits I have learned, and come to accept, after a ton of my own research. What is Protein? Proteins make up every cell in our bodies. They are formed from chains of amino acids. When we digest protein, it is broken down into its amino acids, then used for our metabolism (fuel). This is why it is said that we do not actually store...

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P90X Supplements: The What, When and Why
Jul31

P90X Supplements: The What, When and Why

It can be really tough knowing exactly what supplements to take, when to take them, and why you should take them while on the P90X fitness plan. This especially difficult for those of you that want to save a little cash with alternatives to the P90X supplements offered by Beach Body. I am providing this guide to help clear the murk. This is not a comprehensive guide, but it should answer many questions and give you enough knowledge to...

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