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Entries in Nutrient Timing (6)

Friday
Dec172010

Post-Workout Nutrition: Keys to Weight Loss, Performance Enhancement and Optimal Recovery

Imagine you are sitting on the beach one evening. The sun is going down and the temperature is starting to fall. A fire would be a great way to stay warm. You pull out a box of matches. One by one, you light them and toss them in the sand. They land in the sand and seconds later they die out. You scratch your head and wonder why the fire won’t start, but take a look at the wood. The match is useful only to initiate the process of building the fire. If you don’t have something to burn, you’ll never have the fire you’re hoping to build.

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Thursday
Aug192010

Making the Body a Better Fat Burner: Pre and Post-Exercise Nutrition

You work hard, you sweat, you push yourself harder each time you exercise. You do what you think you need to do while you exercise to get leaner, stronger, healthier and generally more fit. Yet, most people don’t realize that the benefits of a great workout come in the hours and days following the exercise session. A training session is a stimulus to make your body change, but for that to happen, you must provide the right kind of nutrition before and after your workout, in addition to a good diet the rest of the day.

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Tuesday
Jan122010

Pre-Workout Nutrition and Fat Loss

Many of us commit to our workout each day in hopes of burning off a bit more fat than we started the day with. Unfortunately, exercisers can cut off any chance of burning that fat simply by making the wrong choice for a pre-workout meal or snack.

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Sunday
Aug162009

Get the Most Out of Your Workout: Nutrient Timing Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, we discussed the importance of nutrition and its influence on hormones around your workout. We also covered what to eat before and during your workout to decrease muscle protein breakdown and increase muscle protein synthesis. In today's post, we'll look at post-workout nutrition.

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Sunday
Aug092009

Get the Most Out of Your Workout: Nutrient Timing Part 2

In the first Nutrient Timing article, we looked at the effect your blood-sugar levels have on hormones, protein synthesis and protein breakdown. When blood-sugar levels fall, protein breakdown increases. When blood-sugar and insulin levels are higher, workout performance is enhanced and protein synthesis is increased. The goal of pre-workout and during-workout Nutrient Timing is to...

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Sunday
Aug022009

Get the Most From Your Workout: Nutrient Timing Part 1

Do your workouts ever get stale? Have you stopped making progress? Are your workouts beginning to feel a lot more like work? A properly designed training plan can help avoid some plateaus, but is there a way to get even more out of your training sessions? The answer is yes. Proper nutrition is part of the answer. Using proper nutrition at the proper time may be what you really need. This process is called Nutrient Timing. The process of Nutrient Timing attempts to...

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