Magnesium: what is it responsible for in the body
Magnesium is an essential trace mineral that participates in over 300 biochemical reactions. (more…)
14 Oct 2021
Magnesium is an essential trace mineral that participates in over 300 biochemical reactions. (more…)
14 Oct 2021
Push-ups are one of the main exercises among a group or personal programs in the gym. And at the same time one of the simplest. But many people forget that the body gets used to performing the same actions, which does not bring results if you do not change and increase the load.
Push-ups: what they give for health
During push-ups, functional strength increases through the activation of all muscles in the body. When you lower your body to the floor with your hands, you feel the tension envelop all the muscles in the body. At this time, the last thing you think about is how much muscle is currently being used. However, this is one of the main benefits of push-ups. When you exercise, every major muscle in your body is called upon to participate in this movement. Major muscle groups like biceps, triceps, anterior deltoids and lower body muscle groups are activated to support the body and stabilize movement. These movements use the strength of many muscle groups, and push-ups are classified as multidirectional exercise. With its help, the muscles of the whole body are trained.
Push-ups should be performed in three sets of fifteen repetitions, on average, three times a week. Once the body gives a sign that you can easily get that many repetitions, you can increase the number.
The classic push-up from the floor is performed from the starting position, lying down, after which you should lower yourself slowly and in a controlled manner, bending your arms at the elbow joint. The arms are at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the body. Lower yourself until your chest touches the floor and return to the starting position just as slowly and in a controlled manner. If the exercise is difficult, it should be performed from a position with the knees resting on the floor, keeping all the above requirements. When performed correctly, the exercise turns on the pectoralis major and minor, as well as the triceps and core muscles, which are in good shape.
1. Push-ups from the floor with a dumbbell . Push-ups are alternated with classic repetitions and a dumbbell pull to the belt. Place the dumbbells along your body under your shoulders. Grasp them and take a lying position. A natural deflection should form in the lower back, keep your back straight. Bend your elbows and touch the floor with your chest. As you exhale, push up from the floor. Body weight on arms. Perform a dumbbell row to the waist with one hand and return to the starting position. After the next push-up, perform a deadlift with the other hand.
2. Push-ups plus the climber . Perform classic push-ups: take a lying position and place your arms along the body under the shoulders. A natural deflection should form in the lower back, keep your back straight. Bend your elbows and touch the floor with your chest. As you exhale, push up from the floor. Body weight on arms. After doing push-ups, move the knees of the left and right legs forward alternately and again perform push-ups. Part of the climber can be done at a slow or fast pace.
3. Push-ups based on fitball. A type of push-up, when one hand is on the ball and the other on the floor. Alternately, on each push-up, we change the position of the hands relative to the support. This exercise also trains the stabilizing muscles.
4. Push-ups from the floor with cotton. This option requires good physical fitness. It is best for beginners to refrain from doing it until the body is ready. Classic movements should be performed: plank position, support on hands. A natural deflection should form in the lower back, keep your back straight. Bend your elbows and touch the floor with your chest. As you exhale, push up from the floor. Bodyweight on arms. After that, take a sharp break and clap with your hands. Then again push-ups.
04 Oct 2021
Even in gloomy autumn weather, few people like to stay at home, especially with a cough, stuffy nose, fever and nausea. Therefore, you need to carefully take care of immunity and provide the body with nutrients that will help avoid infections.
One of the most important for strong immunity. The immune cells have receptors for the “sun” vitamin, and when it enters the body in sufficient quantities, the cells begin to work more actively. It is also critical for healthy metabolism, sleep and hormonal balance.
The leaders in vitamin D content: fish of the cold seas (salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines, tuna, trout), seafood, eggs. A little less of it in beef liver, cheese and cottage cheese, mushrooms.
But even fish is often not enough to replenish the daily requirement of the vitamin. For example, 100 grams of farm-raised salmon contains 100–250 IU of vitamin D, while the prophylactic dosage is 400–1000 IU per day. It is difficult to fill the deficit with such fish. Therefore, if you find yourself deficient in vitamin or sea fish is rarely on the table, it is convenient to use, for example, liquid vitamin D3. ChildLife Drops, for example, are designed for children, but also for adults. One drop of 500 IU – it is convenient to adjust the dosage.
Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells throughout the body from damage. With a deficiency, the overall resistance to infections decreases. It also participates in the production of collagen and accelerates wound healing, strengthens the first barrier against viruses – the skin.
Most of all vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables: rose hips, kiwi, apples, red and green bell peppers, broccoli. The difficulty is that this vitamin is especially fragile. It degrades very quickly when exposed to temperature and light. Therefore, it is advisable to eat fruits and vegetables fresh.
But in autumn and winter, our menu contains less and less fresh and more and more boiled, fried, baked – the body requires hot food. Vitamin C in it is much less, so in cold weather you can take it additionally. The main thing is not to overdo the dosage. The daily allowance for adults is 90-100 mg, but only a doctor can specify the required amount to fill the deficit.
Although zinc is a mineral, it is no less important for strong immunity than vitamins D and C. When zinc is deficient, the activity of immune T cells, the rate of wound healing, and overall resistance to infections are reduced. Zinc helps block inflammation and protects the upper respiratory tract from it, which is especially vulnerable to pathogens.
Nuts contain the most zinc. True, it is difficult to get the daily rate of this mineral from them. If you eat 100 grams of walnuts, you get 3 mg of zinc – a quarter of the daily value. But at the same time, you will also get 650 calories, which is not suitable for those who follow the figure. Therefore, it is convenient to drink zinc as part of vitamin complexes or mono-supplements. 10-12 mg of this substance is enough for an adult per day.
Omega-3 is not considered a vitamin, but polyunsaturated fatty acids are just as important for the body during the cold season. Without them, nutrition will be inadequate and fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin D, will be much less absorbed.
In addition, in autumn and winter, the air gradually becomes drier, and with it our skin, nails and hair lose moisture faster. Omega-3 acids support the healthy functioning of the sebaceous glands and maintain the hydrolipidic balance of the skin, keeping it hydrated during the cold season.
Omega-3 is found in sea fish, nuts, vegetable oils, avocados, eggs. However, from food, like vitamin D, the body often does not receive in the required amount, therefore, for greater confidence, you can take healthy fats in capsules or in the form of odorless and tasteless liquid oil.
Before buying jars of nutrients, it is recommended to be tested for the level of essential vitamins and minerals. This can be done in any clinical diagnostic laboratory.
With the test results, you can go to the doctor. Only he will select the exact dosage and form of the drug. For prevention, you can use vitamins in complexes. But make sure that the content of each necessary substance corresponds to the daily rate. With a serious shortage, most likely, you will need mono preparations – individually, vitamins will be absorbed better and will fill the deficit faster.
28 Sep 2021
Functional and strong abdominal muscles are not only aesthetic value in appearance, but also are the key to health. The abs are part of the core muscles, thanks to which the load is correctly distributed throughout the body, and also a healthy position of the pelvis and back is maintained.
The press is a body stabilizer, which consists of four muscles: straight, internal oblique, external oblique, and transverse. Different exercises involve abdominal muscles in different ways and help maintain posture and a healthy spine.
The choice of exercises for the abdominal muscles depends on the goals and the condition of the subcutaneous fat and muscles. The relief is drawn when the thickness of the fat fold on the abdomen is less than 1.5 – 1 cm. But it is important to remember that the abdominal exercises pump exactly the muscles, they do not help to lose weight in the abdomen. There is a general rule that the stomach is cleaned only in the kitchen: you need to control what you eat, exclude junk food, and eat a sufficient amount of protein.
The most affordable option for everyone is to go in for sports after waking up and do abdominal exercises at home. The lack of available tools will not affect the effectiveness of the training. At home, exercises are suitable: classic plank, side plank, bicycle, twisting, scissors.
The abs can be pumped up as quickly as you are motivated to train, and what the body is capable of. With proper clean nutrition and regular training, the result appears within a few weeks.
Exercise as often as you can: It’s better to do a five-minute workout than nothing. Do each exercise 3-5 sets, repeating as many times as you can. Work until your muscles burn.
Raising your legs while lying on a bench with a pelvic lift: lie on the bench on your back. As you exhale, raise your legs 90 degrees. At the top point, contract the abdominal muscles as much as possible and make a powerful push, tearing the pelvis off the bench, lifting your legs straight up. While inhaling, first lower your pelvis down, then your legs to their original position, without touching the floor. Keep your lower back firmly pressed against the bench.
Dead bug (“dead bug”): lying on your back, legs in weight, knee angle 90 degrees. Provide good floor pressure with the center of the sacrum. 1 album sheet should fit in the space between the floor and the lower back. Press on your knees with your palms, and with your knees on your palms, imagining that there is an object between them that needs to be burst. As you exhale, simultaneously straighten your right leg forward and your left arm behind your head, keeping your abdomen tense. While inhaling, return to the starting position and repeat on the left side. Do 3 sets of 20 reps.
Russian Twist: Sitting on your sit bones, keep your loin round and your knees at a 90-degree angle. Hold a dumbbell (select the weight as you see fit) in front of you on bent elbows. As you exhale, unfold the body, while simultaneously taking the projectile to the side (behind the thigh). Maintain axial extension behind the crown of the head.
Twisting to the toes: lying on your back, arms straight in front of you, palms together, socks facing you. You can work without equipment, with dumbbells, or using an elastic band. When working with an elastic band, place it on your feet. Keeping the elastic band stretched, as you exhale, twist upward, with each lift, touch your socks with your palms, lifting your shoulder blades off the floor. When working with dumbbells, grab one in your hands and continue twisting towards your toes, making it difficult to lift with additional weights. Exercise at maximum speed for 3 sets of 20 reps.
Many girls are interested in how to keep the waist and tighten the lower abdomen. It is the transverse muscle that is responsible for the slender waist. To connect it to work, you need to do the exercises consciously and under control. To do this, do not allow the “house” effect. During the exercise, your abdomen should remain compact and contract (“pulled” by the transverse muscle) as you exhale. The above “dead beetle” exercise is perfect for the female audience.
Guys have more developed muscles of the back and upper limbs. We recommend that men use more weight and resistance. Exercises such as leg raise in a suspended position on a horizontal bar are perfect. In this position, the abdominal muscles are constantly tense and forced to cope with the weight of the legs. It will stretch and strengthen your back and arm muscles. For more effect, you can add weight to your legs.
If you want to, you can go in for sports during working hours and perform simple abdominal exercises while standing.
Plié bends wide leg stance, toes looking to the sides, knees looking and moving in the direction behind the toes. The back is straight (imagine that you will make a movement along the wall), palms on the back of the head, elbows looking from the side. Tilt to the right while maintaining axial extension (always reach up with the crown of the head). While bending over, try not to fold your right side (for this, imagine that you are going around the ball with your ribs). As you exhale, return to the starting position by contracting the left side. Do 3 sets of 15-20 reps on each side.
Twisting the body in a jump: stand up straight, arms crossed at chest level, lower back slightly rounded back. As you exhale in a jump, turn the lower part of the body (from the toes to the pelvis) to the left, and the upper part to the right (leave your gaze in the center). With each jump, change sides, accompanying the movement with an exhalation. Land on your toes and soft knees. Do 4 sets of 30 seconds each.
The abdominal muscles recover quickly, you can train them at least every day and without equipment. The main thing is desire, regularity and correct technique. A healthy and fit body is only in your hands.
27 Sep 2021
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