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Tip 424:Use BCAAs for Less Soreness and Greater Work Capacity

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:23 AM
Take branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in large doses for less muscle soreness and a greater work capacity. A recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition shows that taking...

Tip 423: Do a Needs Analysis to Best Train for Your Sport

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:01 AM
Train for your sport by identifying the physical abilities and movements required to be successful. If you play a sport that favors power, strength, or speed over endurance, you need to do sprints and not long distance running. Even if you tap into the aerobic system, as with a sport like soccer, you will improve performance more and get in shape faster by doing sprint training than by doing endurance running.

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Tip 422: Meditate & Do Yoga to Decrease Stress and Fatigue: Feel Better and Recover Faster

by cpoliquin on
Monday, August 27, 2012 5:59 AM
Meditate and do yoga to decrease stress and fatigue so that you feel better and recover faster from training. Did you know that psychological stress can actually be measured in the body by testing markers...

Tip 421: Eat A High-Protein Breakfast for Optimal Body Composition: The Importance of Dietary Calcium and Vitamin D in Metabolism

by cpoliquin on
Friday, August 24, 2012 6:09 AM
Eat a high-protein breakfast such as the Poliquin Meat and Nut Breakfast for optimal body composition. A fascinating new study shows that one reason eating protein for breakfast supports body composition...

Tip 420: Bench Press on Stable Surfaces to Gain Strength and Improve Upper Body Power

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:59 AM
Bench press on stable surfaces to gain strength and improve upper body power. Training on a stable bench will allow you to lift heavier weights and increase force output for optimal performance adaptations....

Tip 419: Include Organic Grass-Fed Red Meat in Your Diet for Optimal Body Composition and Health

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:00 AM
Include organic grass-fed red meat in your diet for a leaner body and better health. Although studies suggest that eating grain-fed conventional red meat is a bad idea, a recent review in Nutrition Journal...

Tip 418: Train Hard but Smart to Lose Fat & Gain Muscle: How to Get Results From Training Hard

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:01 AM
Train hard but smart to lose fat, gain muscle, and produce an anabolic response. Don’t compromise your goals by doing “extreme” training that causes you to lose muscle or get injured!

The goal...

Tip 417: Improve Athletic Performance: Strength and Conditioning Tips To Reach Your Goals

by cpoliquin on
Monday, August 20, 2012 6:06 AM
Improve your athletic performance and get better results by doing strength and conditioning that will make you stronger and faster. A major error that many athletes make is to do the wrong mode of conditioning...

Tip 415: Get More Powerful by Training Smart with Inter-Repetition Rest

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:00 AM
Get more powerful and improve athletic performance by training smart with inter-repetition rest periods. Using inter-repetition rest (IRRs) is an advanced technique for getting more work done and producing...

Tip 414: Get More Sleep to Gain Muscle and Improve Performance

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:10 AM
Get more sleep if you want to gain muscle and improve your athletic performance. Research shows that lack of sleep activates the immune system, causing an inflammatory response in the body that leads to...
 

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