Weight training is not the only way to build muscle. Resistance bands are a great alternative to lifting weights, because they can help you focus on both the positive and negative contractions of the muscles. They are light and compact, so you can pack them in your bag and take them anywhere – being that convenient you will have no excuse not to work out. So, grab your resistance bands and try this workout routine.
Arciero, a member of the advisory board of the American Heart Association and a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the Obesity Society, conducted a study (published by The Journal of Applied Physiology) of 57 individuals between the ages of 35 and 57 who could clearly be described as out of shape.
In conducting this 16-week trial, Arciero randomly divided participants into 3 groups. Each group consumed 60 grams of protein daily, but exercised differently:Continue reading
Whether you’re an elite athlete, a keen sportsperson, or you’re just trying to manage or lose weight, building and retaining muscle is always a good thing. It’s well known that protein consumption after resistance type exercise helps build muscle, but the effect that this has on subsequent appetite was unknown. In a study conducted by scientists working in the U.K. the effect of calorie equal carbohydrate-only and protein-only drinks on post-exercise appetite were compared.1Continue reading