Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fresh Lemon In Water

It's funny over time how your taste buds can change. I've heard for a few years now how healthy fresh lemon in water is. In the past when I tried it, I didn't like the taste. Recently I tried it again, and really like it. I'm sure the change has to do with cutting out added sugar to my diet. As a kid, I really liked Lemon-aid, so probably when I first tried it, I was expecting it to taste more like Lemon-aid. Now, due to cutting out added sugar, I can't drink Lemon-aid, because it's too sweet.

As usual, I googled Fresh Lemon in Water, and found this! 11 Benefits of Lemon Water You Didn't Know About:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Positive and Negative of a Rep

If you've been reading my blog, you can tell, I'm constantly educating myself more and more when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Recently I've been watching videos on youtube about the importance of focusing on both the positive and the negative when it come to doing a rep.

For example, take a bicep curl, the positive movement is bring the dumbbell, workout band, or whatever you're using, up to your shoulder. The negative movement is bring it back down. I think out of natural reaction, we focus more on the positive, then the negative. We bring the weight or band up slow, then bring it down fast to complete the movement. According to some fitness experts, the negative is more important, and should be done slow to really see results. It also it a way for us to control the weight the entire rep.

I've started focusing more on the negative during my workouts, and workouts I've been doing for years and can breeze through, are now exhausting! A few years ago I posted some of my own beginner workout videos on youtube. I've always wanted to post some more advanced workouts. With focusing on the negative now, I'm ready to film and post some advanced workouts on youtube, so stay tuned! When they're on youtube, I'll post the links here.

(Update September 7th) I'm still planning to post some advanced workouts, I've just been waiting for the fall weather gets here, so when I'm filming, the window air conditioner doesn't have to run. If you have a window air conditioner, you know how loud they are, and I didn't want to be talking over it. I live in Canada, so fall gets here faster than in America. Temperatures have cooled off a bit, and I took the air conditioners out this morning, so I can get started.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Green Tea

Staying hydrated is an important part of life. It's also important to building muscle. As mentioned, I've read about the 1 gallon water challenge. As much as I like drinking water, 1 gallon of the same liquid is too much for me. I drink a lot of Green Tea, I drink it hot and cold, as use it as a way to stay hydrated during the day.

Green Tea has been called the "Healthiest Drink in the World". It has a lot of amazing health benefits. Here's a great list:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Health and Fitness Myths

One thing I find about fitness and nutrition information, is you need to, as people say, take it with a grain of salt. One article may say one thing, while another may say something else. I've found to get as much info as I can, and make my own decisions.

This is an interesting read. If you've kept your New Year's Resolution to get in shape and need some questions answered, or have got frustrated, given up, and need a kick, check this out:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

1 Gallon of Water a Day

I've been reading about this trend of drinking 1 gallon of water a day. I've read a lot of good things about it, but I don't know if I want to try it, because I don't want to be going to the bathroom every 20 minutes. Anyway, here's an interesting article about 7 things that might happen if you drink 1 gallon of water a day: