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Difference Between Aerobic Versus Anaerobic Exercise

Aerobic means “with oxygen” and refers to exercise that is of an intensity that allows sufficient oxygen and nutrients to be transported via the blood to the working muscles.

On the other hand Anaerobic exercise means “without oxygen” the intensity is so great that the body simply can’t supply the necessary oxygen and fuel fast enough. And good example is during the 100m sprint, the runners run so fast that they can barely breath.

When a runner starts jogging his system is on aerobic mode when he starts sprinting his system switches to anaerobic mode.

Michael Phelps Sports Energy Drink : Carnation Instant Breakfast

I was surfing around the internet when I found this interesting piece on cbs news

During a 2004 Summer Olympics awash in controversies over steroids and supplements, one sportswriter wryly noticed that top American swimmer Michael Phelps was playing it safe — he preferred to drink Carnation Instant Breakfast between races.

I wondered whether Carnation Instant Breakfast supplement had any special ingredient that made Phelp’s swimmer faster than competition.

One fact about Carnation Instant breakfast is that it contains key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, in quantities that sports drinks like gatorade can’t match.

The carnation instant breakfast also contains alot of calories, it adds 130 calories to a single glass of milk.

All this benefits of carnation instant breakfast helps to hasten recovery.

Healthy Food Advice For Runners : Avocado for Runners

Eating the right food is important if you want to a good runner. One food that I have discovered to be fantastic for runners is Avocado.

I was reading my girlfriend’s magazine when I read an article that claimed a single Avocado is parked with 100 calories. I instantly concluded  if an Avocado has also those calories it would make a brilliant post race meal. Eating all those calories would speed recovery from my long runs.

I tried eating an Avocado after my sunday morning 16 k long run and chilled to see whether I would see any difference. The difference was how I felt on Monday morning. I woke up feeling like I could run a 10k. Everything felt fresh, I didnt feel the usual tiredness in my legs. Am yet to conclusively determine if it was the Avocado but I will keep testing……

Avocado may help you live longer

Fascinated by this delicious fruit I did more research online and read this article that said Avocados are filled with all sorts of great nutrients that help your body make repairs and live longer.

Avocados are a rich source of antioxidants. These substances help your body fight off damage from free radicals. This protects your organs and tissues from damage over time. For runners this means more years to continue running….

Skinny Guys : Tips For Building Muscles : Muscle Gaining Tips

Skinny guys are ever trying to gain muscle. Piling on more food alone has never worked but a program of food and weight training works!

Take note of these tips and you will maximize your chances of building muscle.

1. Eat sufficient for muscle growth.

Calorie, calories & calories. Eat foods rich in calories and nutrients.

2. Eat Often.

Don’t go longer than four hours without eating.

3. Eat sufficient protein

Even if you train hard, the maximum amount of protein you need for muscle building is about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. A little more or less will not make much difference.

4. Start lifting those weights

Food alone won´ t make you gain muscle and weight.

5. Train with high volume and medium intensity

“Volume” is the quantity of sets and repetitions you do and “intensity” is how much weight you choose. For each weight training exercise set, perform 10 to 15 lifts with less than a minute break between sets. Lactic acid causes that burning sensation in muscles when you exercise intensely and this appears to stimulate muscle growth, perhaps from an increase in growth hormone production.

6. Train three times a week

At least 3 sessions per week should provide sufficient volume of exercise to create a muscle-building stimulus.

7. Don´t do intense exercise

Intense exercise such as running, while good for cardio, lungs and heart are to intense and might make you lose more weight. Do moderate jogging and focus on weight lifting.

Keep seeking more information and Good luck