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Top Workout Myths

Top Workout Myths

As you get started with your workout program, there are a number of workout myths that you should be keeping in mind to ensure that you don’t fall for them and then fail to see results because of it. Many people are completely unaware of some of the major mistakes they’re making with their workout program and then question why they aren’t moving in the direction they had hoped.

By taking the time to learn the major workout myths that tend to come about, you can be sure that you steer clear of them so you can continue on the right path to success.

Let’s take a look at some of the main ones to know.

Light Weight Lifting Is Best For Fat Loss
The very first thing that you should note is that heavy lifting is what you want to be doing, not the lightweight lifting [...]

Wild Salmon

Health Benefits of Wild Salmon

What is it?
Salmon is an excellent source of nutrients and provide the body with valuable omega-3 fatty acids. However, due to the health benefits, salmon demand has grown in recent years and it has vastly changed how salmon is marketed. You can find salmon in three different ways: wild, farm-raised, and “wild-caught.” The difference between wild salmon, farmed salmon, and “wild-caught” salmon is razor-thin.

Farm-raised salmon are salmon raised in aquafarms and fed protein pellets in order to meet consumer demand. “Wild-caught” salmon are salmon caught in the wild. However, what complicates this term, and confuses many, is that often hatcheries will release farm-raised salmon into the wild where they will compete with wild salmon for food. Farm-raised salmon comprise, according to some estimates, nearly 80% of the salmon market and these fish are generally fattier and contain less omega-3 than their truly wild counterparts. If you’re looking [...]

Good carbs for you

Timing Your Carbs For Optimum Fat Loss

One place where many people go wrong with their approach to fat loss is assuming that they should be cutting out all carbohydrates from their diet plan.  While it’s true that reduced carb diets can definitely help you move along with your goals, there’s no need to eliminate carbohydrates entirely.

If you’re choosing the right type of carbohydrates in your diet plan, they can provide a much needed source of energy for those intense workouts and help to keep your metabolism revved over time. The key is making sure that you’re consuming the right amount of carbohydrates in the diet as this is what will factor in to whether or not you’re meeting your total calorie intake for the day. Once you have that in place, then you can take things one step further and perfect carb timing to really make the most of them.

Let’s have a [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

What is it?
Long a staple of alternative medicine, apple cider vinegar has been touted by proponents as a treatment for various things from head lice and dandruff to acne and weight loss. While the scientific evidence is not abundantly clear on apple cider vinegar, there are many benefits from adding it, in small quantities, to your diet. Apple cider vinegar, like all vinegars, is produced by the fermentation process. Apple cider, obviously, comes from the fermentation of apple cider past its alcoholic stage and finally into its vinegar stage. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid as its main component, as well as trace amounts of lactic, citric, and malic acid1.

Health Benefits
The list of apple cider vinegar treatments is long but here are some of them. Apple cider vinegar has been used as a treatment for acne. Mixing 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts [...]

Weights to help you lose belly fat

The Top 5 Ways To Screw Up In The Gym

If you’ve been going about your gym workout routine for quite some time but are still not seeing the results that you hoped you achieve, it may be time to re-evaluate your approach and see if you aren’t making some big mistakes that are costing you your progress.
Many people do screw up in the gym, either with their program planning or their workout execution and this can get to be very frustrating if they aren’t seeing results because of it.

Let’s walk you through the top five ways that some people screw up in the gym so you can get a better idea what not to do so you can find yourself back on track again.

Perform Too Much Volume
The first mistake people make in the gym is really overdoing it when it comes to volume.  They perform set after set after set, [...]