I need a second opinion: I pulled one of my quadricep muscles a few days ago when I started a sprint (I guess my leg must have twisted or something). It was pretty painful but within 1 1/2-2 days it seemed healed up. I even had my weight lifting day with no issues. But today I decided to go to the gym and to warm up I started to do a few lunges. Before my leg even reached 90 degrees I felt excruciating pain from the same quadricep. So I basically repulled it. How long should I wait this time?
You didn’t re-pull it, it was already pulled what you should do is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) 2 days is not long enough of a period to rest a injured quad. Do R.I.C.E. and do some quad stretches 1-2 times a day. You don’t have to stop working out just stay away from leg days for a little bit and jump on the bicycle take it nice and easy.
so my doctor told me yesterday pretty much told me straight up that i shouldnt be taking whey protein or protein shakes in general bc it leads to kidney or liver failure.. ( cant remember which one) but hes got a few degrees from harvard med school so i cant really ignore what he says.. but i've been taking protein shakes for a long time and i seem to be fine... you opinion on this? thanks
I really can’t call it remember I’m no doctor but my first question is how much water are you ingesting second what did the doctor say your creatinine levels are? The reason I’m asking is because the more you drink whey protein and the less you drink water your creatnine levels are going to increase and that’s going cause your “liver or kidney” failure. So the more you ingest the more your creatnine levels will increase and will stop your kidney’s from working properly. And think its more so kidney than liver. Now you can take your doctors opinion and stop drinking the whey protein or get a second opinion. But take all I say with a grain of salt. I hope this helps.
That head rush/dizzy feeling you get when standing up to quick is called Orthostatic hypotension. Its caused by a drop of blood pressure where the blood begins pooling in the lower extremities. Orthostatic hypotenstion is quite common in a lot of people but most prevalent in the elderly.
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Are You Making One of These Top 10 "Healthy Food" Mistakes? Article By: Samantha Jones
There’s no shortage of nutrition experts offering advice to athletes. With new eating tips, food swaps and sample diets coming out each day, athletes trying to lead a healthy lifestyle must sort through a great deal of conflicting information. Even if you’re doing everything you can to eat healthy, chances are you’re making at least one of the following “healthy food” mistakes.
10. Orange Juice Is Just As Healthy As an Orange
Your morning O.J. may claim to be 100 percent juice and packed with nutrients, but it could be loaded with added sugar. Even an eight-ounce glass has a high calorie count. You can eat two oranges for the same amount of calories and sugar and get more than twice as much belly-filling fiber.
9. Low-Fat Yogurt Is Always a Safe Snack
Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is an excellent source of calcium and protein, but low-fat usually means high sugar. Look at nutrition labels when you select your creamy fix, and choose something with fewer than 20 grams of sugar. Even better, select plain yogurt and add your own fruit.
8. Carrots and Celery Go Great With Ranch Dressing
Any time you make a meal of veggies, it’s a great choice. However, even low-fat salad dressings and dipping sauces add bunches of calories. Ranch is fine for sprucing things up, but be careful about how many times you dunk.
7. Grilled Chicken Is Always Healthier
Grilled chicken is usually a safe bet if it’s prepared the right way. But calories add up fast when the chicken is smothered in sauce or loaded with toppings like cheese, bacon and even heart-healthy avocado. Grilled chicken can also be over-salted. Burger King’s TenderGrill Chicken and McDonald’s Premium Grilled Club deliver more than 1,000 grams of sodium per serving—more than half the recommended daily allowance! For fewer calories and less bloat, you could feast on a Whopper Jr. or a Quarter Pounder without cheese.
6. Granola and Trail Mix Are Perfect for All-Day Munching
Granola is full of fiber and antioxidants, making it a good choice in moderation. Unfortunately, trail mix is often loaded with sugar, so be sure to select brands without added salt or candy, and measure out your servings. Although nuts and dried fruits are “super foods,” they are still calorie-dense.
5. Turkey Bacon is Always the Healthier Option
Turkey meat is healthy and naturally lean, but the poor bird often gets hit up hard with salt. You can find healthy, low-sodium turkey bacon at the supermarket, but they also sell lean cuts of natural pork bacon. When dishing up this breakfast staple, choose either center cut regular slabs of bacon, or read the labels and go for a low-sodium turkey product.
4. Whole Flax Seeds Add Nutrition to Any Recipe
Full of heart-healthy omega-3, this trendy item has every right to be popular. Unfortunately, if you’re filling up on whole flax seeds, you’re missing out on some of their nutrients, because the body can’t absorb them all. Choose groundflax seeds and start spooning them into smoothies, yogurt and salads.
3. Healthy Foods are Good Regardless of Serving Size
When you start eating healthy, it’s easy to justify eating more. But just because something is good for you doesn’t mean you can forget about portion sizes. Calories sneak in when you don’t measure the milk you pour over your cereal, spoon peanut butter from the jar to your mouth, or share a bag of buttery popcorn with only one friend.
2. Granola Bars Are an Any Time Go-To Snack
In the world of portable snacks, it’s hard to top the cereal bar. Tasty, portable and filling, granola bars can be a healthy choice if they have the right ingredients. But some granola bars are candy bars in disguise. Make sure the ones you select have at least three or four grams of fiber and protein, fewer than 10 grams of sugar, no hydrogenated oils and more whole grain than any other ingredient.
1. If It’s Labeled “Healthy,” It Must Be Healthy
Many foods besides granola are labeled “healthy” even though some are more processed than “junk” food. “Healthy” foods like hummus, sushi, protein shakes, smoothies and salads can get bogged down with their accompaniments. And restaurants are notorious for plopping a heaping serving of butter on top of steamed vegetables. Always read the nutrition label, and don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re dining out.
hi! i was wondering how many days per week you train, and when you have rest days? like 5 days intense and then a rest day? i've recently started doing much heavier weighs and my legs and arms hurt so much even when i walk. i don't think i can train tomorrow, but should i (it's only been 2 days and im hurting)? i just don't want to injure myself. thank you :)
Specialist say to train a muscle group once every 7 days. I train 4-5 days a week. The days use to be consecutive but now not so much. This is what my schedule looks like now Monday - Just Cardio (jump rope) Tuesday - Chest, Back and abs, Wednesday - Shoulders, Biceps Triceps, abs and legs Thursday & Friday - Off, Saturday - Abs & Legs, Sunday - Chest & Back. As you can see I get a great amount of rest on Monday, Thursday & Friday so on the days I weight train I weight train heavy and hard. Congrats on moving up in your weight training keep it intense but safe and I hope this helps.