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  1. Best Food For Weight Lifting

    Eating the right foods before you hit the weights can ensure your body is loaded with the energy it needs for a quality workout. When you’re lifting weights, your body will profit by primarily carbohydrates as fuel. Carbohydrates that are low glycemic include nuts, beans, pasta, fruits, brown rice, sweet potatoes, all-bran grains and vegetables. An example of a great pre-workout meal is a bowl of rolled oats with a scoop of whey protein and some peanut butter, milk and a sliced banana.

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  2. Sarah's Fitness Blog!

    As someone who has to work at a computer for long hours (I'm a writer) I really have to make sure I don't get a lot of problems that come with sitting and typing. First, I sit on a fitness ball, which is great for the core muscles. Then, every hour I do some back stretches. (You should ask a professional which ones are best for you, but what works best for me is clasping my hands together in front of me and pulling them forward as far as I can for the count of ten, then clasping them behind my back and doing the same kind of thing. But what's really important is making sure I don't get blood clots in my legs, and that's where my stairmaster comes in. Nothing beats it for working my legs. Fifteen minutes before I write, a half hour after, at least. People die from blot clots (deep thrombosis) and I don't want my job to kill me. I love writing, but I love living, too!

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  3. Quick Tips for Beginning Weight Lifters

    Weight lifting and strength exercises are just as important to maintaining good health as cardio exercises.  Most of us go to the gym, stretch for ten minutes, turn our music on, hop on the treadmill or elliptical and then hit the shower. We need to keep in mind that lifting weights, as well as other forms of muscle building, is absolutely essential if you want to remain healthy and maintain a great looking physique.  Some people still believe that lifting weights stunts growth, reduces mobility, and that strength training does not have as significant of an impact on our daily lives as workout routines such as running, jogging, biking, climbing stairs and so on. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lifting weights and building muscle mass is just as important to your health as weight loss exercises. The Kings of Cardio are and have been on the front lines of fitness since the 1980’s so trust us when we tell you that you must compliment your exercise routine with str

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