What Should You Eat Before Training?
By Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA Q: I’ve read your recommendation about how important it is to have a post-workout meal of protein and carbs. But what about before a weight-training workout? Is there anything special I should eat before training? A: Yes! The main nutritional goal pre-workout is to supply adequate energy for […]
Flat Abs and Shapely, Sexy Legs
Flat abs and sexy legs are desirable traits, of course, but actually achieving those results is easier said than done. But there’s a secret to success that’s used by people who are trying to achieve a goal— visualization. For example, athletes often visualize themselves scoring a goal, and business leaders picture themselves nailing a pitch […]
8 Ways You’re Probably Showering Wrong
You scrub your scalp with your fingernails iStock/LarsZahnerPhotography A good scalp scrub can feel refreshing, but you’re actually doing more harm than good if you use your fingernails. “Your fingernails can scratch the scalp and even cause flaking,” says Sandy Johnson, MD, of Johnson Dermatology in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Instead, use your fingertips to work […]