8 Foods To Pack On Muscle

Men’s Health is very straight forward with what you need to do to build muscle.  Oxygen Magazine had an interesting article a few years ago about how to lose weight like a man.  It was funny how men can and will just do what you are supposed to.  More exercise – shoot some hoops.  Eat better – cut out the fast food and junk food.  Build muscle – up the reps and the weight.  I wish I had that determination!

Check out the 8 foods here!

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The World’s Most Powerful Eating Strategies

Men’s Health asked international nutrition experts, cooks and international Men’s Health editors for tips on healthy eating from their homeland.  Click here for the tips!

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Stronger Without Lifting Weights

I am a fan of working out at home…it’s convenient and comfortable and I can do it watching TV.  Men’s Health put out this article on how to gain strength without lifiting any weights.  I think it applies well to women because some workout beginners are more likely to work out at home (who maybe haven’t invested in home equipment) as well as moms.  Here are Men’s Health 5 ways to increase strength without weights:

  1. Increase the distance.  Lengthen your body and the exercise will become harder.  For example, raise your arms above your head while lunging.
  2. Go farther.  Place front or back feet on a step when lunging.  Instead of up/down reps, go half-up, back down, half-up, and so on.  Put your feet up on a stability ball or chair while doing pushups.
  3. Dissipate elastic energy.  Slow down the reps so that when you curl, the down motion is slow.  Apply the same for each exercise you can.  Make the return motion count more by slowing it down.
  4. More in more than one direction.  Twist your torso to the right or left in exercises such as the lunge, situp, and pushup.
  5. Decrease the body surface that touches the floor.  It’s hard to do a pushup, harder to do it on fingertips.  Lift your heels during a crunch.

Note: Post taken from link below! Check it out.

Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/body_weight_exercises/add_a_twist.php#ixzz14Lx8GjaO

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Men’s Health: Gym Snacks

High in protein and convenient!  Eat before and after your workout for extra muscle building…protein to your muscles when they need it.

  1. Chicken, tuna, turkey (from a can) with a piece of bread or wrap
  2. Hard boiled eggs
  3. Chocolate milk
  4. Whey powder (just add water!)
  5. Greek yogurt

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A Perfect Day Of Eating

From Men’s Health, click here to see what their hour-by-hour perfect eating plan is.  They give their reasons too!  What do you think????

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7 Tips For Rock Hard Abs – Men’s Health

 

Click here for tips on how to master rock hard abs.

April 20, 2010. Tags: , , , . Exercise, Male Perspective, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Put The Argument To Rest

“A new study from the College of New Jersey confirms that pumping iron can make your cardio workout more effective.  Participants who performed an intense weight workout before riding a stationary bike burned more fat during their cardio session than those who pedaled but skipped the weights.  The weight training may trigger fat-buring hormones, scientists speculate.”

Men’s Health, March 2010 page 36

This magazine is good stuff!

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Want bigger arms?

From Men’s Health:

Lying down could help you build bigger arms. Case in point: an exercise called the decline hammer curl. That’s because you perform this exercise while lying chest down on an adjustable bench. The benefit: This allows your arms to hang in front of your body–instead of next to your sides–which better targets a key biceps muscle called the brachialis. What’s more, you’ll also hit your biceps from a new angle.”

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Best and Worst Movie Foods

From Men’s Health,

Worst movie snack: buttered popcorn Instead: Soft Pretzel with Mustard

Worst chocolate candies: M&Ms Instead: Junior Mints

  

Worst Licorice-type candie: Twizzlers Instead: Good and Plenty

 

Worst chocolate bar: Herseys Milk Chocolate Bar Instead: Kit Kat Bar

 

 

Worst chewy fruit candie: Dots Instead: Swedish Fish

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Gift Guide

Not really related to health, but in case you need a gift guide (ahem, men) check out the Men’s Health gift guide. 

I’m doing this because I was almosted “gifted” with a laundry basket….and jar openers.  My god (and shakes head).

Click here for the Gift Guide.

December 11, 2009. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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