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post workout muscle recovery.

post workout muscle recovery.

So you know the feeling the day after the gym where we cannot even sit down on the toilet because those quads are just on fire. Or what about just laughing that it hurts your abdomen- does that sound familiar? I can definitely say yessss!   Well, it’s true that mild soreness is good and even necessary for muscle growth, severe soreness on the other hand is not necessarily a good thing. It can mean 3 things: 1. You are just starting a new fitness program and your body still needs to adjust, 2. You are pushing yourself way over...


protein.

Anna Smither-Semon

Tags fitness, food, foodlabels, health, macronutrients, macros, protein, wellness, workout

protein.

protein. this is the most important macro when it comes to building and repairing your muscles. if you don’t get adequate amounts of protein, your muscles will take longer to heal, may not heal completely, and it will be a lot harder to build upon your existing muscles. it is made up of building blocks called amino acids. some amino acids can be produced in the body and some need to be eaten in food. however, just like any other macro, protein has to be consumed in the appropriate amounts to avoid excessive weight gain. protein is 4 calories per...


macros + food labels.

macros + food labels.

Ever wondered how to count macros or what should my macros be? It can be a tad confusing but no worries, I will explain everything in the next few minutes.   First things first: what are macros? Macros is short for macronutrients. There are three, which are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They are what determine the calorie content in the foods you eat.   Calculating your personal macro goals can be done in a variety of ways and everyone does it differently. This first calculation should be a starting point for you in your journey to figure out what ratio...