BEWARE OF “FITNESS FOODS”
❱❱ gust because a food is advertised as nutritious doesn’t mean it is. And at the very least, a reasonably healthy snack choice doesn’t give you a license to gorge on it to no end. A study recently published in the Journal of Marketing Research found that subjects participating in a controlled experiment consumed more trail mix — a food typically thought of as healthy even though it’s often loaded with sugar — when the packaging literally said ´Fitness” on it and showed a pair of running shoes versus when the label simply read ´Trail Mix.” Subjects were also given the option of exercising after eating the snack, and those who had eaten the ´Fitness” trail mix exercised less vigorously than the others, thus expending less energy. The take-home message herew mackaged food and clever branding can be a dangerous mix (pun intended). When in doubt, snack in moderation.
a week for four weeks increased fexibility in the area to a comparable degree as those using the well-established (and more painful) contract-relax PNF stretching method. coam rolling has been known for years to promote recovery in damaged muscle tissuei but hasn’t been used so much as a fexibility tool until now. In case you’re wondering why you need more fexible hammiesi here are two reasons: increased strength in big lifts such as squats and deadlifts and decreased injury risk. bither of those appeal to you?
PAIR PUSH AND PULL MOVES. A study out of Brazil found that three supersets of bench presses and wide-grip seated cable rows (in that orderf produced a higher training volume in less time and induced greater muscle fatigue — a crucial precursor to packing on muscle — than when each of the two exercises was performed as three standard straight sets. More musclei less time in the gym. pold!