10 common questions in the field of fitness & nutrition

10 häufige Fragen im Bereich Fitness & Ernährung 1

1. How long should my workout last?

The length of a workout depends on several factors. An intense one Strength training can take between 45 minutes and two hours. If you Doing muscle work, then it should not be the purpose of your training program to totally exhaust the heart muscle, but to strengthen the muscle tissue by lifting heavy weights. The average regeneration time between each set should be one to two minutes to allow the muscles to replenish with oxygen. If you want to burn fat, you should go into your exercise program Install supersets. Make sure you only take short breaks of 30 to 45 seconds between each set.

2. Can I train the abs every day?

The abdominal muscles should not be trained every day, because the trunk and the associated muscles are constantly moving and thus always trained. Each exercise in an intensive strength training automatically trains the abdominal muscles, so that a daily separate training for the Abs is unnecessary. In addition, over-training of the abdominal muscles can cause injuries in the muscle tissue, which can be very painful.

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3. How often should I train my stamina?

An intensive endurance training should be carried out every two days. The regeneration days between the individual training sessions are important. But you should understand the difference between cardio and fat burning. Cardio training is often defined as training for fat burning. The cardio is mainly used to strengthen the heart muscle, so that the athlete can increase his level of performance in the long term. Fat burning training, on the other hand, consists of short, intense intervals designed to boost fat metabolism.

4. What is meant by a regeneration day?

Under a regeneration day, every athlete should understand a day that lasts without training. If you do not allow your body to rest, you may experience a so-called overtraining syndrome. This can then cause your muscle growth to stagnate, make you more vulnerable to injury and lose strength in the long term.

5. Is it better to exercise cardio before or after weight training?

Cardio is the ideal training session to warm up the muscles against intense strength training. A ten- to a maximum of twenty-minute cardio training on the treadmill is the recommended starting point for the subsequent weight lifting. Cardio after weight training is not recommended, as strength training should always be exercised to the limit, so that a lasting success in strength and muscle can be achieved. If, in addition, the heart muscle is trained after weightlifting, overtraining can occur and thus cause painful injuries.

6. Is nutrition or training important for training success?

Both components are important prerequisites for a sporting success. Without extensive supplementation, intensive training can not be sustained over the long term. But eating only protein in return is not enough for the muscles to grow. Who wants to be successful in weight training, must have the ideal balance between Training and Find nutrition. Since every person has a different metabolism, each athlete must find out for himself which dose is best for him.

7. How do I train a flat stomach?

A flat stomach is not created exclusively through abdominal muscle workouts. On the contrary! If the Abs are toned, they may even cause a slight bulging of the abdomen. A flat stomach is always dependent on the fatty tissue that has accumulated around the stomach. This fat determines the appearance of the abdomen and not the intensity of the workouts. You can therefore influence the appearance of the abdomen through your diet. High-fat food and little exercise quickly bring out a round belly.

8. What should I eat after the workout and why?

This question should be divided into strength training and endurance training. It's a myth to say that after strenuous weight training, you should eat a lot of carbohydrates to get energy back. Numerous studies have now shown that taking Whey Protein directly after training is the best way to get back into recovery and muscle gain, as Whey Protein is absorbed by the blood immediately. It can thus be quickly distributed to important organs of the body. In a cardio workout, however, the glycogen depots should be filled immediately after training. This is perfect for a carbohydrate-rich food.

9. Why is there no success even after several months of training?

This question arises for every athlete after a certain amount of time, when the body starts to stagnate. This "dead spot" can have different causes. Almost always the reasons are faulty training plans, too little sleep, inferior supplementation, incorrect exercise or overtraining due to too many training sessions with too few regeneration phases.

10. Why do many athletes and strength athletes take doping products?

Bodybuilding and strength training are sports that are strongly focused on the appearance of the body. Often, many athletes do not have the patience and stamina to sustain an intense training program over the long term and with discipline. The alternative is then illegal doping agents that promote rapid growth of the muscles. The serious side effects are accepted as only short-term success counts. Who wants to train his body healthy, should completely renounce these substances, as they pretend an increased level of performance only in the short term.

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