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  — Restore hormonal levels. Hormones are very important regulators of our body. Any stress seriously affects our endocrine system. First of all there is a surge of stress (Catabolic)…

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To be in shape by summer
Spring, as usual, comes invisibly. And let's still cold but the sun shines at all in spring. and very soon it will be possible to change warm coats for light…

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Sore muscles after workout causes and methods of dealing with pain

 

Pain occurring in the muscles after exercise, can scare beginners and even force them to quit the gym. Some take unusual pain for symptoms of disease. But the muscle pain that can be felt after exercise, is a quite normal phenomenon. It can occur not only in those who have only recently started to do sports, but also when resuming training after a long break. In the event of a change in the usual nature of physical activity or by increasing its intensity also have pain associated with incorporating new muscle fibers in the process. So, let’s try to understand why do muscles

hurt after a workout.

The origin of the muscle pain

Cause of muscle pain is the accumulation of products formed as a result of redox reactions that are actively taking place during workouts in the muscle tissue. The tone of the muscles after exercise is increased, its volume Continue reading

Alcohol and fitness is a sore subject! Why drinking is bad

It is a complex process, to understand that no “pint” is not easy… Joke! Actually, when you drink alcohol, your body (liver) converts to acetaldehyde and then to acetate . Acetate is a derivative of acetic acid. His body decomposes to carbon dioxide and water are the final products of decay.

Up to 10% of alcohol is excreted in unchanged form is excreted in the breath, sweat, urine. Another small portion ( 5% ) is deposited in the form of fat.

Poor health is associated with high levels of acetaldehyde and acetate. For our body is even more toxic substances than alcohol. The problem is often compounded by low-quality alcohol contain impurities, fusel oils, organic acids and aldehydes .

During the processing the body of alcohol, to force the energy is released – 7 calories per 1 g of ethanol. Continue reading

Warm up before running. Stretching

Warm up before a run is often overlooked. And this despite our knowledge from the very first gym class that stretching necessarily precede sports.

Excuses may be different.

For example, some people just are lazy and hope that, if during your last workout, everything went smoothly, you can expect that during the next “blow over”.

Others believe that the warm-up takes precious energy, and it is not enough for a full run.

Still others are afraid of losing time.

But all these excuses do not stand any criticism, no consideration through the prism of common sense.

Imagine a driver who has just started the engine and immediately tries to drive the car. It is unlikely that the engine will last a long time, because he needed preliminary warming up. Similar problems may befall our cardiovascular system, if it is not pre-prepare Continue reading