Archive for August 2022
Does protein help you build muscles?
The short answer is yes. You’ve probably seen weight lifters carrying around protein shakes and devouring them before or after their workout. What’s the science behind ingesting protein to build muscle? Let’s take a look. Protein is used by your body to repair and maintain body tissues and can help maximize muscle protein synthesis. An easy…Read More
Should you stretch before or after you workout?
This is an age-old debate and one that needs to be discussed a bit deeper. There are those that swear by stretching before and those that will defend to the death the idea that you only need to stretch after. So which one is it? In general, stretching is a great practice to incorporate into your daily…Read More
Water VS. Sports Drinks
While watching any sporting event you’ve probably noticed the athletes sipping on brightly colored liquid that’s not water. In today’s blog we wanted to take a deep dive in the age-old question (well not really that old) of water vs. sports drinks. Which do you need? Can you get by on just water? Are sports…Read More
Staying Properly Hydrated While Working Out
Working out is great but if you’re not properly hydrated you could cause yourself my harm then good. According to doctors, you should drink… Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before you start exercising. Drink 8 ounces of water 20 to 30 minutes before you start exercising or during your…Read More