Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What Is The Best Source Of Energy For Exercise

Below is a great article by  Leland Yarnell an up an coming blogger that I invited to guest write on my blog check it out.

With this fast paced world we live in today, there has become a greater demand for us as humans to have more energy than our ancestors. A lot of this is due to stress and working long hours in the day. We get tired and fatigued easily so naturally we look for something that is quick and convenient for us to consume such as energy drinks that is loaded with sugar. But this leads to overall less energy so when It’s time to actually workout we don’t feel like it or don’t have enough juice to feel like we gave the workout 100%. Below I’m going to give you my favorite sources of energy for exercise and list them in order or importance with 1 being the most important and the last one being least important.

My Top 5 Energy Sources For Exercise

1. Sleep – This is a no brainer. If you don’t get a good night’s sleep then the next day you are going to feel like crap and be sluggish even if you are used to only sleeping with 3-5 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is where your body repairs itself and gives your body a chance to wind down.
2. Water - Another no brainer. Water contains oxygen and your body is made up of about 75% water. You need it to carry out all-important functions of your body. If you are even slightly dehydrated in can affect your energy levels and performance greatly.
3. Complex Carbohydrates – Complex carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, pasta, red potatoes, whole wheat, oatmeal and quinoa are all excellent sources of energy that will stay with you for a long time and not make you feel like you are going to crash. They will sustain you. A good rule of thumb is whatever you eat today will be your energy for tomorrow.
4. Organic Maca Root Powder – This is my all time favorite supplement, but I’ll go ahead and warn you. It taste HORRIBLE so I mix it with a post workout shake. This is a superfood and it does a wide array of things such as fight fatigue, increase libido, reduce acne, help with menopause and depression, elevate sperm count, balance hormones, etc. The list goes on and on. It’s also an adaptogen so you have to take it consistently for it to work and adapt within your body. Give it about two weeks and you will see and feel the difference.
5. Coffee – This I really don’t recommend, but I listed it anyway because people like their caffeine. One cup of coffee before a workout will give you a good energy spike, but be careful; too much caffeine can lead to adrenal weakness, which directly affects your thyroid and blood pressure.

Stay consistent with #1 through #3 and you will see big differences in your energy levels. If you have the cash pick up #4 from amazon and buy it by the 2lb bag by Healthworks. They are a solid brand. Use coffee/caffeine as a last minute result. Make sure you comment below after you implement these and let me know how you start feeling.

About the Author: Leland Yarnell is a junior in college studying Exercise Science who is also a certified personal trainer through NESTA. When he isn’t hitting the books he is busy training people and teaching others how to live and healthy and fulfilling life. If you want to learn more about Leland you can check him out by clicking here.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Exercising to Failure

Should you train to failure? Is there any benefit to exercising to failure?

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

100 Subscribers!!! Thank You =)

This is a video celebrating and thanking my subscribers. Thank you for helping and allowing my channel to hit 100 subscribers. I would like to think I am slowly evolving as a channel and releasing better content. I hope to release even better content on the road towards 200 subscribers. Thank you again everybody =).

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Excuses Don't Be Limited

Excuses we have all made them but don't let excuses limit you.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Don't Get Stuck In A Goal

It's good to have goals, it's even better to achieve them. So how can you get stuck in a goal?

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