Motivating transformation of @chater007 by using a carb cycling diet!
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Broccoli v/s Peanut Butter
This post is NOT comparing the health benefits or telling you that you should choose one food over the other. Both of these foods are a staple in my own diet and won’t be going anywhere. -
I always hear people complaining about being hungry when they are in caloric deficit. And whilst being hungry is pretty much unavoidable when dieting, there are definitely ways you can go about keeping hunger to a minimum.
So if you are dieting/ in a deficit, this post is just a friendly reminder to choose your calories wisely. -
Sadly if you only stick to foods you enjoy & taste good ( like peanut butter) then you will probably hit your daily calorie limit pretty damn quick. -
But if you are a little smarter about it and incorporate high fibre, lower calorie options, in this case broccoli, you are much more likely to feel full and satisfied. -
Ripped IG superstars love posting photos of donuts, burgers and pizza. But in reality this probably makes up about 2% of what they actually eat.
Often times it’s the less aesthetic foods. The boring but nutritious foods, that will provide the greatest bang for your buck & keep you fuller for longer.
COMMON SPINAL DEVIATIONS The three most common conditions are: lordosis, scoliosis and kyphosis. However, it is important to note there are other conditions that are commonly seen, such as upper crossed syndrome. It is important to know these conditions and be able to differentiate between them so you know how to treat the condition and take the right step in improving your spinal health.
In lordosis, the superior iliac crests of the pelvic move forward and downward from the anatomical position. This position is known as “anterior pelvic tilt “. The muscles of the lower back (extensors) and the hip flexors are usually tight while the abdominal muscles are relaxed/weakened. This tilt places greater pressure on the intervertebral discs and a change in the line of gravity of the trunk. .
In scoliosis, excessive lateral curvature of the spinal column exists . In other words, the spine may resemble the letter “S” or “C”. Treatment of scoliosis is based on the type of scoliosis, the magnitude of the curve, and the number of years of growth remaining for the person. Exercise and physiotherapy are recommended by some, but not all specialists, due to lack of evidence suggesting that it is effective. ⚕The general goal is to keep the curves less than 50 degrees at maturity.
Kyphosis is an exaggerated anterior-posterior curvature of the spinal column. It occurs most frequently as excessive forward bending of the thoracic area and is seen in older adults . It is usually associated with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and can result in the “hunchback” position . #Trainwithbesttrainers#team#IRONRUSH
GRILLED CHEESE or KALE SANDWICH?
1⃣ Grilled Cheese (1 each slice of cheddar + swiss) 290 calories, 34g carbs, 10.5 fat, 10g protein
2⃣ Kale sandwich (with some cream cheese) 300 calories, 26.4g carbs, 14g fat, 11.9g protein This post hopes to show that “healthier” isn’t always necessarily lower calories...
There’s many of us who may be inspired to order the Kale sandwich when out and about because Kale = health, right?
A Kale sandwich definitely sounds healthier than a cheese sandwich one.
So, really it’s worth checking the ingredients as something may have really healthy ingredients like Kale or Avocado, but a lot of healthy/veggie sandwiches usually have other things added: feta, cream cheese, mayo etc, which makes it tastier, but also higher in calories.
Just pick whichever you want to eat!!! Whether it’s higher or lower in calories... It’s worth just to look at the ingredients as some may be a surprise and a lot of these high street brands have really clever marketing strategies to advertise their “healthy food”.
GASTROCNEMIUS MUSCLE STRAIN
The gastrocnemius muscle, which is one of the calf muscles that originates from the distal end of the femur at the medial and lateral condyles. The muscle consists of two heads which lay on top of the soleus muscle (see previous post). The two heads that make one tendon that joins the achilles tendon which attaches to the calcaneus (heel bone) and functions to plantarflex the foot (toes pointed downwards). Acute strain of the gastrocnemius muscle occurs typically when athletes attempt to accelerate from stationary position with the ankle in dorsiflexion (toes pointing upwards), or when lunging forward. Generally athletes complain of an acute, stabbing or tearing sensation either at the belly of the muscle or the musculotendious junction. Examination of the muscle reveals tenderness at the site of the strain and stretching the muscle reproduces the pain as does resisted plantarflexion with the knee extended. The first line of treatment is to reduce the pain and swelling with the use of electro therapeutic modalities, icing and taking NSAID's. If the athlete cannot bear any weight on the leg it is a good idea to use crutches. ⚕Once the swelling is gone and the athlete can bear weight, gentle stretching of the muscle should be performed to the point where slight tightness can be felt. Later, muscle strengthening should start which involves a progression of exercises, commencing with concentric contraction of both the calf muscles followed by unilateral calf raises with the gradual addition of weight . Finally, eccentric calf lowering should be added to the regime.
So... I don't have a strong habit of measuring all my food. Some days I'll do it, just out of curiosity. But most days I'm either (a) too lazy (b) too hungry or (c) both. But on days I do measure things out, I'm almost always surprised by how much I underestimate how much I'm eating. Two of my biggest areas are peanut butter and cereal.
For example, when I have 2 slices of toast, I'll just slather on the peanut butter (heavily). Or some nights I'll eat dinner... and then that box of Barbara's Peanut Butter Puffins will be staring at me and I'm just like.. OKAY JUST A COUPLE BITES CHI.
Cue the measuring day: DAMN CHI. That "quick post-dinner snack" was actually more like a full meal. Now I'm not saying you should be religiously watching serving sizes or calories. But doing this once in a while is a useful tool for you to know just how much you're actually consuming at once, especially in the case of cutting out mindless eating to help with weight loss, muscle building etc... So I will stop my post-dinner cereal bowls? Ehh... maybe not . But at least for now I know better what I'm putting in my body, and that's what is most important to me..!!
NOTE: The peanut butter here is referring to my serving size on TWO slices of bread. The photo only shows one. (Partly because I ate one slice already hehe party because one slice was easier to show in the into).
We've all heard this term used before Glenohumeral joint stiffness is common after significant trauma (i.e. Fracture or surgery). It may also follow injury to the neural structures in the neck (brachial plexus) or may occur spontaneously . The age group that is mostly affected with spontaneous adhesive capsulitis is between 40 and 60 years of age. Adhesive capsulitis is more common in patients with diabetes and there is also an association with thyroid disorders . Diagnosis of shoulder stiffness is relatively easy to make evaluating passive external rotation with the elbow locked in place at the side of the body. Treatment of adhesive capsulitis is limited in that it is a condition that resolves on its own usually over a year and a half. There has been no evidence that physiotherapy, injections or drugs significantly change the outcome . However, symptomatic physiotherapy may be valuable. Therefore, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) is a self limiting condition and the best method of treatment is to wait for it to resolve on its own.
DO YOUR KNEES CAVE IN WHEN YOU SQUAT? [biomechanics lesson]
In the past, I've spoken at length about how pronation is NOT the everyone makes it out to be, and how orthotics will help in the short term, but in the long run will ROB you of proper foot mechanics (click on #MyoFootSeries to see these posts) •
But what about pronation when squatting? Pronation will naturally happen when you squat, but it should be happening progressively as you squat down.
If you start with your feet pronated, your knees will naturally collapse in and you will load your other structure (namely adductors) in order to get that "Bounce" up. •
Listen to me very carefully here!!!
EVERY SINGLE MOMENT NEEDS TO LOAD BEFORE IT EXPLODES
When you throw a , what do you do? You wind your arm back and throw it forward! When you jump on a trampoline, what happens? You "load" the trampoline and the trampoline "explodes" up and moves you upwards. •
When you go on a squat, your foot progressively LOADS into pronation and then uses that energy to EXPLODE into supination. If you start already pronated, you no longer can load your "foot trampoline", so for you to squat you have yo load through your "knee trampoline" which happens to be in this case your adductors which load in ADDUCTION (knee collapses in) and then explode in ABDUCTION (knee pushes outwards). •
That's why your starting knee position is so important! If you don't put yourself in the proper position to get the most out of your body for any particular movement, your body will contort itself to try and get energy from alternative "less efficient- more prone to injury trampolines" to do your movement. •
Understanding how your body processes your movement patterns and reprogramming them is a CRUCIAL step in fixing your body and getting rid of your pain. #KnowledgeOverEverything#Load2Explode#teamironrush#scientific#fitness#training#weightloss#strengthtraining#bodybuilding#perfectbio-mechanics#Flexibilty#coreexercises#circuttraining#cardioroutines#balanceMealplanning#nutritionmanagement#health#fitness#fitnessmodel#fitnessaddict#workout#cardio#gym#train#healthy#instahealth#healthychoices#motivation#determination
Sweet potato fries seem to be all the rage at the moment. I myself am a pretty big fan as you've probably noticed if you've been following me for any length of time.
It seems that most people have been led to believe that sweet potato fries are much "healthier" than your standard white potato fries. And most people think they are making the better choice when they opt for sweet potato. But it just isn't that simple.
Here's the thing (as the image shows) sweet potato fries don't actually contain any less calories than normal fries. In fact in most cases they even contain more calories, and more fat. Now this image is based on an 85g serving of both versions of fries from a frozen packet.
Typically if you order fries at a restaurant the calories will actually be much higher, and the fat and sodium content will almost double in some cases due to the way they cook them.
I think the confusion stems from the common belief that sweet potato's are considered a 'healthier food' option because of GI index, digestion and all that stuff. But the truth is they both have their merits, and neither one is superior to the other.
For example, sweet potato's contain WAY more vitamin A than white. But on the flip side, white potatoes contain more potassium and iron than sweet potatoes. So you're pretty safe with either choice. #teamironrush#scientific#fitness#training#weightloss#strengthtraining#bodybuilding#perfectbio-mechanics#Flexibilty#coreexercises#circuttraining#cardioroutines#balanceMealplanning#nutritionmanagement.
Lower-Crossed syndrome (LCS),also referred to as distal or pelvic crossed syndrome and Donald Duck syndrome,is a result of ventral and dorsal muscular imbalance. The first imbalance involves weakness of the deep abdominal muscles, crossing with a weakness of the gluteal muscles.In addition to this, a combined weakness/tightness of the major hip flexors,crossing with tightness of the lower back muscles.This muscular imbalance result in joint dysfunction at the L4-L5, L5-S1 region and the SI joint, leading to acute back pain and discomfort at the hip joint.The key postural changes that follow LCS are anterior pelvic tilt and hyperlordosis of the lumbar region, as depicted in the image above.A key misconception with treating lower back pain is to hyperextend the back to relieve pain.However,this is not the solution as the erector spinae is already tight in LCS. An appropriate treatment for the lower back pain is to stretch the hip flexor. Stretching tight muscles results in this case the antagonist is gluteus maximum(weak in LCS).Another solution is to strengthen the abdominal muscles. #teamironrush#scientific#fitness#training#weightloss#strengthtraining#bodybuilding#perfectbio-mechanics#Flexibilty#coreexercises#circuttraining#cardioroutines#balanceMealplanning#nutritionmanagement.