HEALTH

An Athlete’s Guide to Eating on the Go

So, you wanna build some muscle…Nutrition is a key component of building muscle, that’s not guess work, that’s a fact. Far too often we see hard work at the gym go down the drain because of poor nutrition habits. You need to eat well every day to get the results you want. The bodybuilder’s biggest challenge when it comes to nutrition? Eating on the go.Schedule & Plan AheadTry as much as possible to plan your week down to the smallest...

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Muscle soreness? Body fatigue? Exercise recovery is important.

Exercise recovery is important for all athletes, not just professionals. I recently embarked on what some people (me) would describe as an intensive exercise regime, and was unable to walk properly for the following week.Getting out of bed required enormous willpower, walking down stairs was a precarious and daunting challenge, and bending to pick something up off the ground was out of the question.I learnt my lesson, and vowed never to exercise again.(No, no. Just kidding! Exercise is very important. Don't stop.)It...

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Is sweating a good sign your workout?

Some of us love walking off the field red-faced, shirt soaking, knowing we've just had a good workout.For others, just the idea of getting sweaty is enough to make them want to lie down under a fan with a cool drink.For many years we've been led to believe that unless you're sweating while exercising you're not working hard enough, but University of Queensland exercise physiologist David Jenkins says this is not necessarily the case.There are a host of factors...

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FIT & BEAUTY

After years of struggle, PRISCILLA AQILLA is now a rising star in the fitness bikini scene.If you’ve ever been mocked foryour appearance, know this:You can have the last laugh.Just ask Priscilla Aqilla. Back in high school, Aqilla was a little heavy—especially below the waist. And her classmates noticed. “I was always picked on for my big lower body, my big legs,” recalls Aqilla. “It was really heartbreaking for me.” But with the aid of weight training, which she discovered while playing volleyball in...

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