The most common fat loss-tips won’t work for the average athlete. Isagenix R&D Research Nutritionist Alex Mohr sheds light on how athletes can lose unwanted fat while retaining lean muscle mass. Tune in as Alex educates listeners on the importance of strength training, cardio, and nutrition for athletes and fat loss.
Your rest days are a chance for your muscles and tendons to recover from physical training and also provide a refreshing mental break. Many athletes report feeling more motivated and energized after rest days, so it is important to include them as part of your routine.
Many athletes are aware of the benefits that come from consuming high-quality whey protein after a workout. Now a new study reports that the amount of protein you should consume post-workout depends on how many muscles you involved during exercise (1).
New research from Loughborough University in England suggests that workouts using explosive muscle contractions may be a more effective way to increase muscle strength than traditional weight training. Explosive weight training is different from traditional methods of weight training that emphasize slow and controlled movements with sustained muscle contraction.
Too often athletes go overboard when trying to eat healthfully. They may put themselves under strict calorie limits, cut out certain ingredients, or even avoid entire food groups in the hopes of reaching their performance goals.
The actual size of your muscle comes down to a simple equation called “protein turnover,” which is the sum of muscle breakdown and synthesis. When you deprive your body of dietary protein and stop providing a weight-bearing stimulus, you have a negative protein balance, leading to the breakdown of muscle (1).
When it comes to the type of scientific studies that are published, not all are created equal. At Isagenix, we know a good study when we see it. And a great study just came out on creatine.
Dr. Paul Biondich explains the pros and cons of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), resistance training, and cardio and how to get maximum results from each. He also shares his tried-and-true nutritional protocol that he uses to train his elite athletes.
Lately carbohydrates have been getting a bad rap in the athletic world, yet they are central to performance. The body even stores them in the liver and muscles as glycogen so they can constantly supply energy.
Any athlete or person wanting to maximize their workouts knows the feeling of all-out exertion. Lifting weights until muscle failure, sprinting all-out for 100 meters, and simply going until you can’t go anymore are ways to increase exercise performance.