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3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Workouts

If you have made the commitment of following a regular fitness plan, chances are like most fitness fanatics, you are always looking for ways to improve your workouts. This may include habits like sneaking in a quick fix on the treadmill during your lunch break, going for the stairs instead of the elevator every chance you get, investing in vitamin supplements, and so on. But did you know that there are actually far simpler and cheaper ways to improve workouts? Here we look at 3 easy to implement tricks that will help you see better and faster workout results.

#1. Include Variety in Your Workouts

One of the best ways to improve workouts is to include variety in your exercise sessions. Sticking to the same workout routines will see your body adjust to the regular stress level and thereby bring exercise benefits to a screeching halt. Mixing things up however continuously challenges the body thereby ensuring consistent all-rounded results.

When it comes to keeping workouts varied, there are plenty of options. You could go for High-Intensity Interval Training, follow a cardio exercise with strength training, change up your routines every few weeks, focus on the upper body during one workout session and then work the lower body during the next, and so forth. The trick is to ensure that your workout plan incorporates everything from cardio, to muscle strengthening, to stretching, to flexibility training, to balance exercises.

#2. Aim for Failure with Reps

A good and effective trick to improving workouts is to train to failure during exercises that require repetitive moves (e.g. pushups, planks, and weightlifting routines). This entails doing exercise reps until the working muscle(s) becomes so spent that it cannot complete one more repetition while maintaining proper form.

The upside to exercising to failure is that it boosts the effectiveness of your workouts thus enabling you to burn more calories as well as build more strength and muscle mass than you would while doing 2-3 sets of a workout routine every session. To top it up, exercising to failure also helps keep the workout intensity well within your body’s limits thereby reducing risk of injury.

#3. Eat Right

While hitting more miles on the treadmill/outdoor run or doing as many reps as possible during workouts is the best way to enjoy great results, the food you eat also plays a huge role in aiding or jeopardizing your fitness. So, if you want to get the most out of your workouts, you need to be careful about what you put into your body and when you eat.
In addition to the commonly practiced habits of following a low fat diet to lose more weight, combining weightlifting workouts with a protein rich diet to build muscles, and taking in fewer calories than you burn, it is also important that you:

• Avoid eating before workouts: Whether you exercise at the beginning or end of the day, it is essential that you push your breakfast or dinner to after the workout. This is because exercise increases levels of the fat burning hormone adrenalin thus allowing for better weight loss results. Eating before a workout however, sees the insulin produced to help with digestion blunt out the spike in adrenaline and consequently, you burn less fat.

• Get some protein into your body after each workout: Whether in the form of a protein bar, protein shake, or a simple protein-rich meal, getting some protein into your system after a workout offers great benefits. Protein increases muscle building potential, reduces muscle soreness by healing the micro tears that occurred during intense workouts, and significantly cuts recovery time. All these benefits work towards boosting workout performance and results.

If you are a serious fitness enthusiast who makes it a point to schedule their day around the gym, the least you could do is to make sure that all the effort you put in towards improving your fitness does not go to waste. With these tips, you will be able to maximize the benefits of your workout time. So, put them into action and make each workout session count.

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Post Cycle Clomid Body Building

Body building is a sport that endeavors to change the body muscles of the participant into a more visually appealing structure. Oftentimes body builders will seek out medications or drugs that might help them to ‘bulk up’ or increase the muscle mass artificially.

Clomid body building is a medication that is sometimes used for post cycle therapy (PCT).

Clomid is the generic name for Clomiphene citrate which is a synthetic form of estrogen. The FDA approved use for Clomid is to induce ovulation in women who have low fertility.

Most of the steroids commonly used by body builders to bulk their muscles, especially the androgens, cause the body to shut down production of testosterone.

The body receives an abnormal amount of testosterone and it shuts down it’s own production. When a body builder finishes a cycle of androgenic steroids the natural testosterone level will be near zero.

The concern of Clomid body building is that when coming off of the androgen steroids the body will be thrown into a catabolic state because of the lack of it’s own production of testosterone.

This catabolic state will literally use the muscle tissue, that was just gained by use of the anabolic steroids, to burn for nutrition.

The theory behind using Clomid body building is that the medication Clomid will stimulate the hypothalamus to release gonadotrophic hormones.

Through this feedback mechanism the hormones stimulate the testicles to secrete testosterone. This results in an increase of the body’s own testosterone production, raising the blood levels and minimizing the muscle loss.

Others believe that the Clomid will just block the inhibition of estrogen to achieve similar results.

Clomid body building does not stimulate the release of natural testosterone but rather works on reducing the estrogen inhibition caused by the steroid cycle.

Some heavy androgen steroid users advocate the use of a small burst of Clomid mid-cycle of steroids but it can be difficult to say if they see any benefit because of the amount of steroids in use.

Clomid body builders attempt to determine the correct time to begin Clomid use depending upon the type of steroid and the cycle length being used. If the Clomid is taken too quickly then there are no benefits and if taken too late then the catabolic muscle loss would have already begun.

The use of Clomid during the post cycle stage of androgen steroid use is popular among the body building crowd. Clomid has been used successfully and safely in women to promote ovulation.

Although steroid use carries risk, the use of Clomid in the post cycle stage appears to have a lower risk profile and may help to decrease the side effects that happen to body builders when their body’s no longer have necessary testosterone.

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