Can You Build Muscle as a Vegetarian or Vegan?

Can You Build Muscle as a Vegetarian or Vegan? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

When it comes building muscle, diet is key – especially eating enough protein and carbohydrates, and keeping food in your stomach throughout the day. However many bodybuilders get their protein from animal sources – in particular eggs, dairy and meat. So can you get enough protein and carbs from a primarily plant-based diet to build…

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8 Best Sources of Protein for Muscle Building

8 Best Sources of Protein for Muscle Building

While there are hundreds of foods containing protein that you can eat to build muscle, these 8 are the best and will give you the fastest results:   A muscle building favorite of bodybuilders. When consumed before and after workouts, this complete protein digests fast and is absorbed quickly by muscles thus helping them recover…

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What to Eat Before, During and After Exercising

What to Eat Before, During and After Exercising - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition is also vital to physical health and fitness. It has been discovered relatively recently that what you eat and drink affects as much as 60% to 75% of your level of fitness. So eating right is definitely something you need to do to complement…

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How to Prevent Sore Muscles After Exercise

How to Prevent Sore Muscles After Exercise - Carlsbad Boot Camp

You may have heard the saying “No Pain, No Gain” in reference to exercise results. The theory in play here is that if you do not hurt after exercising, you haven’t effectively stressed your body enough to produce any kind of noticeable, physical results. Make no mistake about it, becoming stronger, building more lean muscle,…

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How to Measure Your Weight-Loss and Bodybuilding Progress

How to Measure Your Weight-Loss and Bodybuilding Progress

There are several methods to track your weight-loss and bodybuilding progress. Also, one of the best ways to help you get and stay motivated is by tracking your measurements, so you can see your amazing results. To get an accurate measurement of where you are with your weight-loss bodybuilding progress, don’t rely on just one…

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A Guide to Protein and Fat Requirements for Seniors

Protein and Fat Requirements for Seniors - FitREV Studio - Carlsbad

As you age your natural ability to burn energy slows down considerably. Older people also usually have less muscle and body mass than when they were younger. Those 2 health characteristics, combined with a slower metabolism, create a diminished need for fuel. This means your protein and fat requirements as a senior are very different…

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5 Strength Training Tips for Older Adults

Strength Training Tips for Seniors - FitREV Studio - Carlsbad

Strength training for seniors does some basic things: it preserves bone density and muscle strength, and improves balance and flexibility, all which help to maintain daily living independence. Regardless of your level of fitness, age or gender, strength training benefits everyone.     Osteoporosis in older adults is a major cause of frailty and can…

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5 Mental Benefits for Staying Active As You Age

Mental Benefits of Exercise for Seniors - FitREV Studio - Carlsbad

People who exercise and stay active feel better, regardless of their age. Exercising regularly not only improves the body, but also the mind.     When the body feels excessive stress, it goes into a “fight or flight” response which releases cortisol into your bloodstream to help deal with your body’s response. However when you…

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A Guide to the Muscles in the Back and Shoulders

A Guide to the Muscles in the Back and Shoulders - Carlsbad Boot Camp

If your intent is to increase the size of your shoulders and back, it is important to first understand their anatomy. By knowing where they are located and what they do, each of them can be targeted with specific exercises. There are three major muscles groups in the shoulders and back including: The deltoid is…

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A Guide to the Muscles of the Chest

A Guide to the Muscles of the Chest - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The chest is comprised of two primary muscles groups – the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor – and one minor muscle, the serratus anterior. All of these muscles, except the serratus anterior, connect the bones of the chest at various points to the shoulder and arms. This fan-shaped muscle covers much of the chest area…

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