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Top 7 Diet and Exercise Tips for a Figure Competitor

Fitness competitor Diet

Are you interested in competing in a figure competition? Not all that unlike a bodybuilding competition, a fitness competition takes dedication, commitment and physical exertion to make a place for yourself on the podium.

Competing in a figure competition requires looking at a various amount of aspects including diet, workouts, optimum health and appearance. To get everything to 100% requires a little know-how. Continue on to learn seven excellent tips that will help you excel at your next figure competition.

  1. Give yourself time. To really get your body completely ready for a figure competition you should start at least twelve weeks out. At this point you need to focus on your diet, making it as healthy as possible while limiting caloric intake. You also need to up the workout load and include bursts of cardio, or High Intensity Interval Training to lean out the body and showcase the muscles.
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Fitness

4 Tips on How to Eat for Effective Exercises

Diet for Effective ExerciseYou have done half of the battle by getting to the gym, working out and burning calories. But, unfortunately, that is only a portion of what it takes to get full advantage of your workouts and the benefits that exercising can provide. The other half of the equation has to do with food.

Like it or not, what and when we eat can affect exercising and the amount of positivity that can come from it.

Keep reading to learn how to include eating correctly into your workouts so that you are getting the entire amount of benefits available, instead of just half…

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3 Tips to Finding the Best Walking Shoes for You

Finding Walking Shoes

One of the most important things you can do for yourself is get a supportive, comfortable pair of walking shoes. By walking around in shoes that are uncomfortable and not made to support your foot, you are helping to cause bone stress, muscle fatigue and possible injury.

Considering that we all walk, it is no joke that it should be an important part of everyone’s wardrobe to have a good pair of walking shoes. But that may be easier said than done if you don’t know what you are looking for. Here are some helpful hints on what to look for and what to stay away from when looking for that perfect pair of walking shoes for you. You just don’t know where they may take you, so choose wisely and cautiously…

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How Strength Training Improves Your Running

strength-training-improves-runningWhat do you think of when you imagine weight lifting? Does an Arnold Schwarzenegger burly-type man come into your imagination? Or maybe the thought of a stinky gym with sweaty people hanging around comes to mind. Chances are a lean, strong, agile runner is not the first image that pops up when thinking of weight lifting. But maybe it should be.

In all actuality, weight lifting is a perfect companion to running. The combination does many different positives for the human body. Here’s a look at why you should consider doing both, running and strength training.

 

  1. It will create more of a lean body build. Now this goes exactly against the image of Mr. Schwarzenegger, but depending on the way that you weight lift, you can actually use weights to create a leaner, more ready-to-run physique. Just be sure to do a high amount of reps at a lighter weight. This helps you stay away from bulking up, while still increasing strength.
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3 Tips on How to Choose the Right Yoga Pants

How to Choose Yoga Pants

One of the greatest creations that came out of yoga being introduced to Western civilization – other than increased peace and happiness, of course – is the yoga pant. A wonderful invention that makes all women’s butts look better, they also help the thighs appear more slender and the length of the leg longer. Fabulous, right!

With such a great look, yoga pants are wonderful for not just doing breath work and Asanas on the yoga mat. They are also fabulous for doing errands around town, playing with the kids, or just lounging around for the day. They make everyone look amazing. They are incredibly comfortable. And they stretch and move with you, not against you like jean material is known to do.

If you are considering purchasing some yoga pants but aren’t sure exactly what to look for, continue reading for some excellent tips that will ensure buying the right pant that will last you a lifetime.

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How often do I need to work out?

How Often Do I Need to Work Out

It’s a commonly known fact that exercise is a necessary component to have a life full of sparkle, good health and joy. Exercise gives us the ability to increase the happy hormones, endorphins, it helps us shed unwanted pounds so movement and activity is more enjoyable, and it keeps our organs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones working at an optimum level. So, there’s no question that exercising is an important thing to do.

More so, the question might be, how often should a person exercise. Although there is no definitive answer to the question, as the reply varies for each individual, there are some consistent factors that will help you determine how often you need to work out. Read on to learn more…

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How Often Should You Run?

Ho Often Should You Run

How Often Should You Run?

Have you found that glorious bliss that comes with running? Have you felt the flooding of endorphins flowing over your body from the enjoyment of your feet moving you swiftly and the wind in your face. Running is a beautiful activity that can enhance endurance, strengthen the heart and empower the spirit.

When it comes to running there are three main components that go into creating your healthiest running you. First, you need to look at how fast you run. Do you enjoy the relaxed pace of leisurely running…a speed in which you can take in your surroundings, maybe pausing to look at an especially lovely overlook or flower. Or maybe you are the type of runner that enjoys sprinting and running like the wind.

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Sprinting versus Long Distance Running

Sprinting vs. Running

Running is simply one of the best ways to lose weight. It gets the heart rate up quickly. It involves all of the major muscles of the body. And it helps combat osteoporosis for both men and women.

But when it comes to running, do you know which style of running is best, long distance jogs or sprint workouts? That is a question to be considered by each person individually, really.

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5 Ways of Taking the Journey into a Life with Yoga Safely

How to Start Yoga

Yoga is practice that has been around for ten thousand years according to historians. It is a practice that has spread across the globe and has entered countless cultures and communities. In the United States alone there are nearly 11 million people practicing yoga and enjoying all of the gifts that it offers.

Within the countless positive benefits that come from yoga are things like eradication of disease, a turning back the hands of time in regards to age, and an opening up and releasing of stored pain and emotional distress that cannot be relieved otherwise. Yoga also gives us the opportunity to train our minds to be quite and how to breathe through times of stress. Yoga truly does give us a connection to our better selves and a road map of clarity on how to achieve it.

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What is Hot Yoga and Why is it Good for You?

Hot Yoga

Imagine feeling like you were rinsed free of any toxins, your body invigorated and happy. Combine that with a feeling of wellbeing and satisfaction and you have the effects of a Hot Yoga class. It may seem like a lot of kickback from doing a simple exercise class, but in all reality Hot Yoga is much, much more.

Hot yoga is a wonderful way to help your body be as healthy as possible. Done in a room that is heated to temperatures between 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 105 degrees Fahrenheit, Hot Yoga is a cleansing and nurturing way to let go of that which does not serve you.

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