Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Golden Egg

The perfect food
Easy Martha..we got eggs to lay
Get the egg in your daily diet. The all natural, nutrient dense egg has the highest quality protein found in food, period. Egg whites and yolks are loaded with nutrients vital for lean muscle, brain development and possess all of the 9 essential amino acids.

Eggs also contain branched chain amino acids (lucein, isolucein, and valine) that the body uses to build protein. Muscles have a particularly high content of the these amino acids. If you are wanting to build strong muscle fibers and get it through diet..the egg is your answer!

Egg Trivia: Ever notice a chef's hat (called a "toque") and all the folds it has in it? The symbolism of the 100 or so pleats are said to represent the numerous ways a chef knows how to cook an egg.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Steel Cut Oats

Perfect fuel for the tank

Steel cut oatmeal is a intelligent choice for a heart healthy breakfast. This least processed and (2-3 times cut oat) has protein, fiber, b-vitamins, and calcium. Steel cut oats are actually the inner portion of the oat kernel.

As humans we do not digest fiber.  Fiber contains cellulose which is a nutrient that our bodies can not digest - the benefit of fiber is where it helps you digest other foods and keeps your digestive tract moving.

blueberries, strawberries, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, raisins, or honey.  

I thank my daughter Terra Bree for making me aware of Steel Cut Oats a few years ago. Smart Kid with a kind heart.


Monday, May 24, 2010

48 hours later

Going through a tough workout or an exercise activity that your body is not used to and you will most likely find soreness 48 hours later.
Your muscles will experience tiny micro tears to the muscle fibers which is a part of building muscle. D.O.M.S (delayed onset muscle soreness).
To best remedy your sore body, increase your protein intake (for muscle repair) stay hydrated, and lightly exercise the next day to increase the oxygen and blood flow to the area. Rest and quality rack time will speed up the repair process as well.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Tight and Right

Pronation by Bradshaw
As you throw a football, your elbow actually pronates away from the body on the follow through. It is a very similar motion to the "screwball" that is thrown by baseball pitchers. Sound bad? Not at all. This motion is a way to train and strengthen the arm and elbow joint.

Brees bringin it tight
As in anything else, moderation is key so listen to your body as your shoulder and elbow joints could experience inflammation which is a naturally occurring process when participating in any sport activity.

If you are a catcher on a baseball team, start throwing footballs as a cross training tool to strengthen your arm.

As you become more proficient at throwing tight spirals, you will see how it relates to gunning out runners on the base path.  DB