Long runs are an integral part of training for medium and long distance running or triathlon events. A long run helps to build stamina and mental strength, both of which are essential if you are planning on taking part in a 10k, half or full marathon. The trouble is, whilst it is not so hard to psych yourself up for an interval session or tempo run on the treadmill, a long run is, well, long. So if your long runs are the least favourite part of your training regime, here are a few tips to help them be a bit more enjoyable.
We all want to have that perfectly chiselled body that reflects a healthy lifestyle and brims with attractiveness and sex-appeal, but such goals require quite a dose of devotion in order to endure all the hardships that are an inevitable part of the whole process. One of the main aspects of beautifying and influencing change in our bodies is diet and, if properly planned, it can have a huge impact on the whole outcome of body building, toning, shaping and losing, or gaining weight in general.The Diet
Love dessert? Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit instead of desserts that are loaded with calories, carbohydrates, and fats. Switch things up by cutting up an apple or pear, sprinkling it with cinnamon, and microwaving it for 1-2 minutes for a healthy treat. Or put a dollop (or three) of fat-free whipped cream on a bowl of strawberries. Not only will you increase your daily servings of fruit, but you’ll cut some calories, too.
MY TOP 7 PROTEIN SMOOTHIE/SHAKES!A protein-packed breakfast or lunch can prevent overeating by making you feel fuller longer and protein after exercising helps build and repair muscle tissue. Below are sample smoothies/shakes with various protein sources. For each recipe, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until your shake reaches the desired consistency. I like to use my nutribullet when I make my shakes/smoothies but I guess a blender would work as well.
My wife and business partner just called me a dinosaur. I know I just turned 44, but really…a dinosaur? While fitness is my thing, marketing is her thing. Her thing is helpful and dreadful at the same time. She tells me what I don’t want to hear: I need to increase my social media presence. I need to toot my own horn. I am an expert, but what good does that do anyone who needs my expertise if she and I a handful of others are the only ones who know it? As much as I hate to admit it, she’s right.
www.causeandeffectsfitness.comHave you mastered the basic body-weight squat? Incorporate these variations into your workout program to help strengthen your lower body and improve your ability to perform this foundational movement. https://www.acefitness.org/blog/5474/7-squat-variations-that-will-strengthen-your-lower/
MAKING IT EASY.........................When it comes to exercise/ nutrition there is a ton of info out in cyberspace, some good and some bad. When looking to make a change to your routine you can suffer from paralysis by analysis.