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Tips to Stay Motivated During Your Workout Program

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Working out consistently can be tough, especially if you’ve let your routine become stale. Here are 5 great tips for making sure you stick to your workout. 1.) Let everyone know Call it bragging if you want but it helps to make it known that you are dedicating yourself to a new lifestyle of health and fitness. If people know that you are serious about lifting each day at a certain time, they aren’t likely to tempt you. 2.) Alarm clock It’s classic and extremely effective, so why aren’t you using it? Your computer, phone, mp3 player, and tablet all…

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5 Best Bodyweight Exercises that Burn Fat Fast

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A lot of people today assume they need expensive gym memberships, fancy running shoes, or restrictive eating plans to get in shape. But before that stuff was invented, people exercised using only their bodyweight. Throughout history, bodyweight exercises have been a consistent component in military training regimes. And largely due to its inexpensive and convenient nature, bodyweight training has stuck around because it works. Outside of an armed forces setting, bodyweight exercises are used to train athletes, and have once again becoming a staple of many of the best fat burning and muscle building workouts available, anywhere. Here are 5…

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Get Stronger Faster with these Bench Press Tips

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The bench press is considered king all of the strength exercises out there because it’s effective, simple, and nearly any gym you enter will have at least one bench press station. Here are some new techniques  you can take to overcome any past mistakes you may have been making and reach a newfound level of strength and muscle mass. 1. TAKE FOUR FULL SECONDS TO LOWER THE BAR While you might think that you’re not working very hard when you lower the bar down, your muscles are actually very active in order to control the weight’s deceleration, in fact, the lowering portion…

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What to eat after a late night workout

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Many people who work out have no choice but to train in the evening. Whether that’s after work or a few hours later, training near the end of the day is still a much better choice than not exercising at all. If you have worked out late in the evening – The type of protein and carbohydrates you need to refuel after your workout are very important. Fast digesting carbohydrates and protein isolates are vital after a workout. Slow digesting proteins would be ideal just before bedtime. Fast-digesting carbs are a driver, meaning they help fuel the muscle-building process, delivering…

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Your Health – You Are What You Eat!

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Food is medicine. Some of it is good medicine, and some bad. Yet every single meal you eat is contributing to or taking away from your health and longevity. The question is: do you eat to live, or live to eat? Most people select food on the basis of what makes them feel good in the short term by giving immediate taste satisfaction, without contemplating the idea that today’s feast can be tomorrow’s downfall. As you become increasingly aware of the power of food in relation to health, the process of eating becomes two things: an act of pleasure and…

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Protein Powered Quinoa & Its Amazing Health Benefits

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When it comes to proteins, the foods that come to mind are meats, fish, eggs, dairy like milk, cheese and poultry, all of which are animal based. This is the reason that people are often skeptic about vegetarian diets such as the vegetarian GM diet and doubt whether it can properly sustain the body for its proper functioning. It is here that this power grain- Quinoa comes in to play. It is one of the ancient grains like amaranth and barley that have remained almost unchanged for thousands of years. Although its benefits were neglected for long, but it is…

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Strength Training For A Longer Life

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Strength training can be beneficial for all age groups. It is a great form of exercise that can really improve quality of life and help fight off disease and injury. A lot of the health benefits you get from exercise in general can be derived through strength training. It decreases risk of cardiovascular disease and increases insulin sensitivity to name a few. Strength training can be really beneficial to mental health. It is a good stress reliever. Throwing some metal around is a great way to unwind after a hard day at the office. It has great benefits on the…

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Natural Adaptogens to improve Health, Strength and Performance

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Natural adaptogens to improve Health, Strength and Performance There are several herbal and natural alternatives to help  boost energy, reduce fatigue, improve athletic  or counteract stress – these herbal remedies are called “adaptogens.” The term was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress. Lazarev thought that adaptogens should: Produce a nonspecific (total body) response that increases resistance against harm from physical and emotional stress (disease, anxiety, etc.) Have a normalizing effect, improving the function of many body systems Be nontoxic, causing no significant…

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Strength for Sports

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Strength is important for the obvious reasons. The ability to overpower one’s opponent with sheer force is a huge advantage when it comes to sports. An athlete has to be on the field of play in order to be effective. Maintaining health is key. Core training is crucial due to the fact that the core involves your rectus abdominus, intercostals, obliques, transverse abs, lower back and all of the deep spinal muscles located between the pelvis and the lower back. Specific core training is great and while this helps work the core it does little for the rest of the body….

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Why you might gain weight when starting a weight loss program!

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Has this ever happened to you when you commenced a weight loss program? Weight gain. It seems to go against common sense. You start eating better and exercising, but instead of losing weight, you actually gain 2-5 pounds. That weight gain is enough to cause even the most motivated of people to give up. After all, why would anybody want to put forth all that effort and not only NOT lose any weight, but actually gain some! Here’s the thing though – some weight gain or stagnation is to be expected when you start a new exercise program, and I want to explain why this happens…

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