Muscle Minerals

Becky Holman

Muscle Minerals

Did you know that a deficiency of certain minerals can derail your workouts by limiting muscular contractile abilities? Here are the ones you should be concerned with:

Calcium. You need it for muscle contraction—including your heart-pumping ability—as well as bone formation and strength and blood clotting. Aim for about 1,200 milligrams a day.

The Secret of Mega Motivation

Larry Scott

The Secret of Mega Motivation

One of my favorite pieces of reading material is the magazine The Physician and Sportsmedicine. I like it because occasionally I run across some excellent research that can be very helpful in my own training and in training our clients.

I always look at one column in particular. It’s written by Dr. George Sheehan. He’s a marathon runner and preaches the benefits of running. What’s captured me is his ability to find pleasure in the running discipline. In days past his own running times were quite respectable; consequently, the main focus of his earlier articles was how to improve runners’ marathon efforts. Now, however, he runs with the arm of Father Time hanging on his shoulder. Even though his times are not record breaking, he continues to be excited about his running and the progress he’s making.

Ride to Romance

Becky Holman

Ride to Romance

So you’re complaining again that your gal is never in the mood. Take her on a bike ride. A study out of the University of Washington found that one 20-minute cycling workout increased the women subjects’ sexual arousal by almost 170 percent! That jump in libido could be due to the increased blood flow to the genitals and/or the pulsating movement on the bike seat. Either way, you can ride your way to romance—and give new meaning to the term bi-sexual.

Train With Zane

Frank Zane

Train With Zane

Many bodybuilders don’t realize that weight-training sessions do not build their bodies. When you train with weights, you’re actually destroying your body. Intensive exercise induces microtrauma: Muscles heat up, small capillaries burst, and waste products like cortisol accumulate. Weight training is actually catabolic. For our muscles to grow, recuperation is necessary in the form of sleep and deep-relaxation stress-management techniques based on the principle of entrainment.

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