If you’ve been strength training for a while, depending on the guidance you’re following, you might discover that you’re getting stronger, not bigger. For some guys, this is a goal, and that’s great. Not everyone is looking to build and preserve bulk. A lot of guys want to tone their muscles, but they’d like to be strong. That said, if you were looking for more than strength and were also seeking size, this might leave you frustrated.
Nordic walking is a fitness trend that has been growing over the last few years, and to me there is no mystery why. Even if you don’t know it by name, you’ve likely seen it and might have even wondered about it. While some just like to do it, others are picking it up because it offers a surprising muscle workout and calorie burn.
When I go to a health store, one of the products I see the most – especially among the impulse items at the checkout counter – are those packets to make vitamin C drinks. They come in dozens of flavors and promise lots of benefits from health to energy. To be honest, I’ve tried pretty much every flavor of them from several different brands. I’d used them as an energy drink alternative for a few years. That said, according to researchers and nutrition experts, they’re a giant waste of money.
I was always an active teen and knew I was getting enough weekly exercise. I was lucky. It was what I liked to do, and I had the chance to do it. But new research is showing that my experience isn’t what teens this year are going through, and I find that heavy.