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Calculate Your Required Calorie Intake

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Calculate Your Required Calorie Intake

BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate. Many variables will affect an individuals BMR, like sex, age, body size, body weight, and their metabolic uniqueness. If you use the BMR you can calculate your base calorie intake per day or per hour. The BMR variable for men is .42 The BMR variable for women is .35 If you multiply it by your bodyweight, you can find the calories needed per pound of bodyweight per hour. Example: if you are a man and you weigh 200 pounds, your BMR would be 200 x .42 x 24 = 2016. This means that you need 2016 calories per day just to maintain your current bodyweight with no activity at all. If you are an active person research has shown that the BMR...

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What to eat before your workout

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

What to eat before your workout

Energy, Food and Exercise   The food an athlete eats before, during and after a workout is very important for both comfort and performance during exercise. Energy foods including bars, drinks, gels and other easily digestible carbohydrates can help prevent the distracting symptoms of hunger during exercise and keep you from depleting your energy too quickly. The major source of fuel for active muscles is carbohydrate which gets stored in the muscles as glycogen in the days before exercise. It takes time to completely fill glycogen stores, and what you eat after exercise can help or hinder this process. Eating the right foods at the right time after a workout is...

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The 10 Golden Rules of Muscle Building Nutrition!

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

The 10 Golden Rules of Muscle Building Nutrition!

The 10 Golden Rules of Muscle Building Nutrition!  Muscle building nutrition is not rocket science; it just requires some basic knowledge, discipline and consistency. You need to eat a good healthy diet every day to get the results you desire. Nutrition is often overlooked by some weight trainers, but the fact is, if you don’t have a good muscle building diet you are really limiting the results you get from your training. So Muscle&Strength have put together the 10 commandments of muscle building nutrition. These are 10 rules you should follow when trying to build muscle and gain weight. RULE #1: Eat at least 6 quality small meals per...

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Planning Your Muscle Building Diet

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Planning Your Muscle Building Diet

Planning Your Muscle Building Diet Diet is the single most important part of muscle building. Yes, there are many other important factors to consider but none of them are as important at the correct diet and nutrition plan. Your training may be perfect, but without the correct fuel to feed your muscles to grow you will have little progress. Most people that are new to weight training and bulking up get very confused when confronted with all the information that’s available in magazines, at the gym and online. In this article I am really going to simplify things for you. A good nutrition and diet plan for muscle building is not rocket science and...

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Cardio Friendly Food

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Cardio Friendly Food

Refuel with energy-rich foods Everyone needs carbohydrates, the body’s preferred energy source. If you get regular cardiovascular exercise or train for an endurance sport, you need more daily carbs to fuel your workouts and replenish your energy stores. Remember: all carbs are not created equal. Grains, fruit, vegetables (nutrient-rich choices) as well as candy and sweets (empty calories) are all sources of carbohydrate. Some foods, like dairy and legumes, combine carbohydrate and protein, which helps restore muscles. The best carbs to choose are ones that contribute plenty of other nutrients such as protein, vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Whole-Grain Warmup Whole...

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