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Fitness Tip#105 - April 30, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Get Home-Run Power

To hit more home runs, swing with a slight uppercut at high pitches.
The high swing utilizes your powerful hip and midsection muscles instead
of just your hands and arms.

That's why we do batting practice at the end of "PLYO"


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GWBACH 4/30/2012 3:36PM

    Thanks again,

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Fitness Tip#104 - April 27, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Save Time in the Gym

Don't worry about specific rest periods between sets.
Instead, rest as you need it—less in your early sets when
your muscles are fresh, and more as they become fatigued.
You'll cut your workout time between 15 and 20 percent.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!

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TRAINER_T 4/27/2012 9:05AM

    emoticonSo true, listen to your body.
Thanks!

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Fitness Tip#103 - April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Eat Meat and Grow

Eat meat—4 to 8 ounces every day—to grow more muscle.
A study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
compared two groups of older male weight lifters: One group ate
meat, the other didn't. Both groups grew stronger, but only the
carnivores gained significant muscle. Chicken, turkey, and fish count, too.


I personally have been doing some research on this. My conclusion, you need to eat some meat to gain muscle. Animal meat is the only way to get ALL the 9 essential amino acids. Below is one source:

www.nutribodyprotein.com/protein-typ
es.php


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TXHRT4U 4/26/2012 7:03PM

    Yes, I agree. The author of that article does state, "the amounts in these plant foods is often less than ideal, particularly the branch chain amino acids."

I'm not disagreeing, just pointing out some information emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 4/26/2012 5:35PM

    Hate to disagree with you but I've been vegan for 5 years and have no problem maintaining and gaining muscle. I'm not a bodybuilder but then again who is? you don't NEED animal protein to gain muscle. Robert Cheek is a vegan bodybuilder so it is actually possible.

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Fitness Tip#102 - April 25, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dress Better

Buy only workout clothes that are black, white, or gray.
They'll go with everything, and you'll never again waste
time looking for a T-shirt that matches your gold-and-purple
Lakers shorts.

OK, I admit, this was a wimpy blog....... LOL

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Fitness Tip#101 - April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Repair Muscle Faster

Recover faster from a hard workout by lightly exercising the same
muscles the following day. Use a light weight—about 20 percent
of the weight you can lift one time—and do two sets of 25 repetitions.
This will deliver more blood and nutrients into your muscles so they repair faster.

This is the first time I have heard of this. If anyone else has heard this and if it is true, please let me know emoticon

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