What Happens When You Use Protein Shakes?

Posted by Sam Underwood on Mar 22, 2018 3:37:40 AM

If you're an athlete or you train regularly, you might need to increase your intake of protein. Protein helps tired muscles to recover quickly and although it's a nutrient found in common foods such as chicken, eggs, and cheese, your workout regime might demand you need extra protein. This is where protein shakes can help. Protein shakes are a quick way of refuelling after a workout - but what happens when you use them? Let's take a closer look...

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COUNTER THE CHALLENGES OF COLD WEATHER EXERCISE

Posted by Anita Badmus on Mar 19, 2018 10:44:05 AM

Exercising in the cold can bring about many unique challenges. What are the best strategies to stay safe and prevent some of these potentially life-threatening or at least performance reducing challenges? One of the easiest strategies to counter the cold weather is to have the right gear for the exercise environment. Dressing in layers is one of the best defences against the cold. Choosing moisture wicking fabrics to keep your skin dry from sweat will keep you warm since water is a very poor insulator (1). Outer layers can be removed to release built-up body heat as exercise intensity increases or becomes wet from the elements. Skin that is not covered will quickly lose heat (1,2). Wearing a hat or helmet will reduce your heat loss even further (1).

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Topics: Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

5 FITNESS MYTHS-BUSTED!

Posted by Anita Badmus on Mar 12, 2018 5:51:06 AM

Are your clients held back by their belief in fitness fictions? We get to the bottom of the five most common misconceptions.

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Topics: Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice