The Wonder of Hit Training

Posted: Wednesday, 29 February 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels: , ,

Interval training was first introduced and credited to Dr. Woldemer Grsecher of Germany. It was approximately 1930 when this training technique was first unveiled (Stone, 1988; & A positive interval addition to speed, 1978). It took around 20 years for this form of training to take root in the United States, its first use being during the 1950s (Stone, 1988; & A positive interval addition to speed, 1978). This form of training was first played around with, by a Finnish athlete by the name of Pihkala in the 1900s. However, the true credit for fully adopting this training technique was the great Czech, Emil Zatopek, due to the seriousness in which he employed interval training (Stone, 1988; & A positive interval addition to speed, 1978). Over the past several decades, interval training has managed to play a significant role and create a large impact on the way in which sport is done (Stone, 1988).  For a great period of time and still today, coaches have trained with the belief that long continuous work was the best and only way to train cardio. However, the vast body of research on interval training has added to the ground breaking changes in the way coaches train athletes to improve VO2 max.

Avocado (Butter pear/ alligator pear)

Posted: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels:

This fruit is native to South and Central America, the English living in Jamaica named the avocado an alligator pear. However today in Jamaica they call the avocado a butter pear. The original name for the avocado tree and the fruit comes from the Aztec word abuactal, meaning “testicle,” it is not only referring to the shape of the fruit but in how it hangs from the tree in pairs. The amount of names and meanings to this fruit vary greatly from culture to culture and country to country.

A Motto Worth Living By

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Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson 1912


Quick tip: for optimal health, body composition and performance, eat a lot of vegetables and fruit from a full spectrum of colours.

Healthy reasons to eat a rainbow of colourful fruits and vegetables

There are so many reasons to eat from a variety of colors, textures, and tasting vegetables and fruits. Besides just brightening up you plate, adding a little variety to your diet, and getting the occasional wow from your friends, there is numeral health benefits. These health benefits can have an impact not only on your general health, but also impact on your athletic performance. When eating fruits and vegetable from a plethora of colors you will give your body a wide range of essential nutrients, like thiamine, fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Some examples include green spinach, orange peppers, black beans, yellow corn, purple eggplant, pomegranates, and white onions.