Fitness facts to make your next workout smarter.
Friday 5", but let's talk about YOU and not me this week! How can we help your next workout to be smarter and more effective? Or maybe I'll just give you a random tidbit to impress your friends. Regardless I hope you enjoy these 5 random fitness facts from my readings this week.
You know you need to eat during your long runs? <nods head> Research has found that consuming either sports chew OR raisins improves performance over runners who only took in water. If you are someone who wants a more natural mid-run boost then grab a small box of raisins.
2. Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
If you're a gym goer then you probably add machine lat pulldowns into your routine. Research from Norway showed that the very popular "wide grip" did not activate muscles of the back or biceps more than a more narrow grip.
3. Cardio or Strength First?
This could be an entire blog series as it's such a common and complex question. Should I do cardio or weights first?
My typical answer is to strength train first so you have the energy and focus for that and then if you need to finish with cardio. I prefer that strength and cardio be done on different days.
Next time you see me in the kitchen please remind me to use paprika. Paprika contains capsaicin...capasicin has been shown in recent research to reduce appetite, calorie intake, and encourage your body to produce serotonin, which suppress hunger in your gut. Shake that paprika out.
5. Coffee in the Morning
Two other fun tidbits for today:
- I updated my RD website thanks to my friend Tavi. Take a look at let me know what you think.
- 9 things you didn't know about eggs - Check out my quotes on Livestrong.com
What's your favorite recipe with paprika?
Did you learn anything today?
Love and science,
Carissa & Kyle