How Much Water Should You Drink When You Working Out ?

Drink Working Out

Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water during exercise is incredibly important, but how do you know when you’ve had enough? Here’s everything you need to know about H20 and exercise, from SportsShoes in-house nutritionist, Lucy McCrickard.

So, Why Is Hydration Important?

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5 Top Leg Exercises For Men

Leg Exercises For Men

The fact that many guys tend to neglect their legs during their regular workouts is a grave mistake. Ask any straight woman or gay man: there are few parts of a man’s anatomy that are sexier than a set of firm, muscular and toned thighs and calves.

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6 Of The Most Essential Factors For Muscle Growth

Muscle Growth

For those aiming to lose weight, the equation is relatively simple: calories in < calories out. Going the other direction — that is, gaining mass and building muscle — presents a comparatively more intricate set of steps. Muscle growth depends on a number of factors, not just how much weight you can throw on a barbell (though that is part of it). You may be familiar with the 80/20 rule, which can be applied to many aspects of life. The rule dictates that 20% of the effort directed at a given task or goal will have the most impact, while the remaining 80% has less. Well, within the world of fitness, it applies as well — just not in the way you might think. We’ll cover that more in the following pages, along with some of the other factors that may be hindering your journey to muscle growth. Read on, take stock of your daily routines, and make the appropriate changes, if need be.
1. Diet

You know the adage, or at least some form of it. And the 80/20 rule clearly applies here: A lot of the work when getting fit takes place in the kitchen, not in the gym. … Read More