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Vitamins For More Energy?

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Most people misunderstand the role of vitamins in providing energy. In fact, most people misunderstand the role of vitamins in general. The important thing to remember about vitamins is that they are essential in certain amounts, but most are toxic in greater amounts. In other words, we NEED adequate levels of each of the basic vitamins to maintain optimal health and energy

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Binge Eating and Fitness

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Being a binge-eater, is like being an alcoholic, except it involves food instead of alcohol. It is an addiction which affects people of all levels of fitness. A lot of focus has been placed on anorexia-nervosa, and bulimia-nervosa, but it seems that compulsive overeating gets ignored, and/or lost in the shuffle. A common misconception is that binge eating occurs only with obese individuals.

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What is Carb Cycling and How Helps You

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Carbohydrates are used as energy by the body; they fuel our workouts, as well as providing ample fuel to be used throughout the course of the day. Ingesting carbs also replenishes our glucose and glycogen stores to prevent fatigue. Carb cycling allows you to still eat carbs from clean sources, without adding body fat, and cycling enables you to better utilize fat for burning as fuel, as opposed to burning carbs and muscle tissue for fuel.

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Types of Fitness Training

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There are four basic types of exercise program, all designed to help you achieve different goals. Some athletes focus more on one type of exercise program than another depending on their area of expertise, but for many of us “fitness nuts” we like to follow an exercise program, which includes aspects from all in our training workouts.

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Diet Tips for Female Bodybuilding

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While body building started out as a thing for men, a large number of women have also shown interest in the activity over the past three decades or so. Started around 1970, female bodybuilding is today a full-fledged profession that has its own rules and disciplines. Just like male professional bodybuilding, a number of competitions are held throughout the year across the globe for women encouraging them to work harder

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Which Sports Supplements Are Essential?

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Nothing is as confusing and ever changing in the world of sports and fitness as the question of supplements. Which should you take, and why? Which are essential, which provide only a minimum benefit, and which are a complete waste of time, money, and potentially your health? Should you be taking fifteen pills a day, or should you be trying to get everything simply from your food? What is the science behind the claims, and where should you spend your money?

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What Are the Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract?

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The benefits of grape seed are like those of other antioxidants, but they are much stronger. Learn the details by reading on. Antioxidant. Most everyone knows about antioxidants. The more common ones are the vitamins C and E. If you're like most people, you take a vitamin C tablet every day and maybe more if you have a cold. The antioxidants that are found in grape seed extract are called proanthocyanidins.

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Alcohol and Bodybuilding – Drink or Not?

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To unwind after a hard workout, many people turn to alcohol in the form of beer, wine or mixed drinks. But before reaching for a cold one, consider this: excessive drinking has a negative impact on various aspects of fitness. By learning about the relationship between alcohol and fitness, you can protect your hard-earned physique while enjoying the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption.

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Importance Of The Pump In Bodybuilding

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During an intense chest workout the muscle will eventually become starved for oxygen. The endocrine system will be triggered from the fight or flight mechanism. Unnecessary biological functions will be stopped to divert blood into the muscle. As the workout progresses more and more blood will be diverted into the muscle to feed the muscle oxygen because without it muscle contraction would halt to nothingness.

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