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Fast Twitch vs Slow Twitch

Fast Twitch muscle fibres have lots of nerves going to them, can generate lots of force and are able to get alot bigger. Explosive movements such as plyometric training, short bursts sprints all require fast twitch muscle fibres.

Slow Twitch muscle fibres have small amount of nerves going to them, they don’t increase in size that much, and aren’t very strong, however great for Endurance training, such as marathon runners, cyclists and any type of training that requires you to go the long distance.

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How Muscles Work

A muscle is made up of fibres that sit over the top of each other. Little hooks attach these fibres to each other. When a muscle contracts, the fibres pull in the hooks and the whole muscle shortens, which generates the force you need to lift or pull weight. Muscle fibres are divided into two types fast twitch and slow twitch.

Diet

80% of your diet comes down to you getting results with your weightloss. No matter how hard you train or how long you train for if your nutrition is not right you will stay where you are right now, STUCK! with the endless battle of the bulge! We need to eat 5-6 small meals per day to keep your metabolism alive. Portion control plays a big part in your body digesting your food properly. The best way to get started is to keep a food diary of everything you eat and drink throughout the day, this way you can start to recognise small patterns and fine tune them. If you still struggle with food get professional help from a personal trainer or nutritionist. www.executiveresults.com.au or email anna@exexcutiveresults.com.au for more info relating to this article.

Stress can make you Fat!

Fat in the abdominal area functions differently than fat elsewhere in the body as it contains a greater blood supply as well as more cellular receptors for cortisol (a stress hormone). Our cortisol levels rise and fall throughout the day, but when you are under chronic stress it stays elevated,  Cortisol isn’t metabolized well. With alot of stress and high levels of cortisol more fat is dumped in the abdominal area. Fat cells in this region are very sensitive to cortisol, and they tend to grow in size when they hook up with this hormone.

Co Q10 (150mg)

This is an amazing product, when you feel your just not getting  your best out of your workouts COQ10 will. Benefits; Endurance, stamina, COQ10 also helps assist with blood circulation, healthy cellular energy production and vigour.

Water

For your body to function properly, you need to drink 2-3 litres of water daily. Did you know that you need to rehydrate before you even get thirsty. For the active person your body requires more fluids, you must replace what you have lost in sweat.

So drink up, that’s water of course:)

Training Tips

Did you know if you want to lose fat, you must sweat it out, Huffy, Puffy exercise.