Post Workout Recovery Magnesium Supplementation For Athletes

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For high performance athletes, a magnesium deficiency can prevent you from taking your game to the next level.

During physical education class you’re taught to replace the electrolytes sodium and potassium after a workout, practice or match. However most of us don’t even consider replacing our magnesium storages after a workout.

It’s extremely bad news considering that the competitive athlete is predestined to suffer from hypomagnesemia and other electrolyte imbalances more than the average person.

Whether you’re crushing it in the gym or sweating on the practice field, electrolytes are lost in greater amounts through consistent perspiration, urine excretion and from not practicing proper electrolyte replacement after your workouts.

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Supplementing with Creatine: A Win-Win for the Motivated Self-Improver

Creatine SupplementCreatine is a multi-faceted tool that shows excellent promise for anyone desiring self-optimization and personal betterment.

Supplementing with creatine offers potent benefits for health, aesthetics, fitness and cognition that have been proven in a magnitude of different studies; it really is proving itself to be a super-supplement. One of those great natural products that has not only repeatedly succeeded in studies which tested its value in one domain but now as science catches up, we’re finding more uses for it as it becomes popular with cognitive neuroscientists and clinical researchers alike.

In this article I’ll explain exactly why creatine should be one of every self-improver’s staple supplements.

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The Foundations of the Paleo Diet

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There’s a movement afoot in the nutritional/lifestyle world, and it’s called Paleo, otherwise known as Paleolithic Diet, Hunter-Gatherer Diet, or Caveman Diet. Basically, it’s a new lifestyle and way of eating that involves being more active, playing more, and choosing to eat (or not eat) certain foods according to whether our Paleolithic ancestors would have eaten them. It’s an all-around holistic lifestyle with the diet focusing on anti-inflammatory foods.

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Mastering the Squat for Optimal Physical Performance

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The king of the throne in the weightlifting realm is by a long shot, the Squat. This exercise, if done properly, can transform your body and improve your athleticism in no time at all.

If you’re looking to follow the pareto principle (80% of the results come from 20% of the inputs), then you need to immediately add squats to your weekly routine.

What are Squats?

Squats are the one of the most primal movements we possess. They are a compound, multi-joint exercise that stimulates a ridiculous amount of muscle recruitment.

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Intermittent Fasting: A New Effective Way to Diet

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Intermittent fasting is more than just a fad diet or a period of starvation. In fact, many participants and experts declare that intermittent fasting is a lifestyle. Preparation, planning, commitment and discipline are key components to intermittent fasting; which requires daily practice.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Simply put, intermittent fasting is a period of time where you don’t consume any food. This period of fasting can vary in length of time and frequency. This fasting is done in alternating intervals with periods of time when you can eat.

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