Blogs about Sports Nutrition

Is football making you fat?

I am a football fan as much as the next person. College football is my sport and Michigan is my team (Go Blue) But the reality is that all the socializing that goes along with it can be detrimental to your health and waist line. So I don't do it. NFL and College Football are on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is over 50% of the week. For many people each game involves a drink or two at home, a sports bar or at the stadium. Alcohol consumption of more than 1 serving, more than 1-2 per week will surely give you a gut, especially if you are drinking beer.

The Magic Pill

 

What Type of Creatine is the Most Effective?

 Looking for ways to improve your workout? Want better strength, endurance, speed, and dexterity for your anaerobic exercise? There are a few options available to you. One of the safest and most reliable methods is to take a Creatine supplement. In this article, we will review what Creatine is, the effects of using it, and the different kinds available. Let’s get started!

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How To Prevent Over-Training

Being a fitness enthusiast is a wonderful thing. In fact, many people wish self-motivation and enthusiasm for fitness were a part of their makeup or habits.

Invest and Believe in Yourself! The Jens are doing it!

Busy life, family, work, schedules etc.!  I hear you!  It is hard taking time and caring for yourself. Eating on the run, no time for workouts and stress rules, at times.   I too have these challenges! It's about taking the small steps to keep you healthy enough to maintain that schedule and to be present for work and your family.  Preventative care, is the key!

10 Tips to Help Speed Up Your Metabolism and Burn Fat...

1. Eat every three hours or so as this will keep your metabolism running in ‘high gear’ for extended periods. If you are unable to eat every 3 hours try incorporating protein shakes into your routine. 

Chocolate peanut butter banana protein shake

This makes a great post-workout meal. Because I have a huge appetite, and have a high activity level, I doubled the serving size.

Why Casein is Important For Lean Muscle Mass

As we age, we lose muscle.  We lose 15% a decade after 50 and 20% a decade after 60.  Body builders have always known the importance of casein for creating lean muscle mass.  Why use casein verses whey?  What is it? It is what mostly makes up milk.  Milk is 80% casein and 20% whey.  

What to eat before and after your workouts

Nutrient Timing: Pre and Post Workout Snacks