Now that summer has officially come to an end, many athletes are headed indoors to begin putting on weight and muscle. This time of year is known as the“bulking season.”There are many reasons why athletes choose to bulk up during fall and winter.
Whether you’re new to bulking or haven’t done it in a few years, it can be quite confusing. To help you get started, we have developed a list of our top 5 tips on how to effectively bulk during this fall and winter season.
So, what weather IS good for running?! Between the two options left, Fall and Spring, we find Fall to be just a little bit better. The weather tends to be slightly more reliable during Fall as compared to Spring (at least near us on the East coast). Fall also boasts beautiful views if you’re running in an area with plenty of trees, which really makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of running. Now that you knowthe best season for running, it’s time to make sure you have all of the necessary Fall-time running gear!
Having enough energy to push yourself during a workout is essential for progress. Often times, we are too busy during the day to eat a proper meal that will energize us for our afternoon or evening workout. It’s hard to pick the right energy-boosting snacks to eat before your workout, but we’ve come up with this list to help you decide. Here is what to eat right before a workout.
Picture this: You wake up late for your 8 A.M. class and quickly run out of your dorm without time for breakfast. You have classes back-to-back until 3 P.M. and don’t have enough time to stop for lunch on campus (plus, let’s face it, most campus dining options are pretty pricey). You go all day on an empty stomach and just wish you had some energy boosting snacks in your backpack to tide you over.
We’re sure you see it while scrolling through your Instagram feed, but thesummer music festival season is upon us. There are plenty of incredible festivals this summer including Lollapoloza (8/1-8/4),Outside Lands (8/9-8/11) and Woodstock 50 (8/16-8/18) just to name a few. Take our advice, you will enjoy the festival so much more if you plan meals and set a few goals. Here are our 6 tips on how to stay energized at a summer music festival.
Food is undoubtedly one of the pillars of good health, and ignoring not just the amount of food you eat, but the quality, can affect you both physically and mentally. Indeed, the Society of Neuroscience confirms that food has a direct effect on how the brain functions, as what you have for breakfast can affect your thoughts and performance throughout the day. Eating junk food all the time can take away from your capacity to think clearly and critically, making certain tasks just a little bit harder.
Unfortunately, winter’s not over yet, even though our friend Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. While we wait for the snow to melt and our hands to warm up, there’s no denying that we’re dreaming of sunnier days, blooming flowers, and getting back outside. We recently posted a blog about the best snacks to eat while hiking, so it’s only fair that we fill you in on the best East Coast hiking trails for spring. Grab your pack and we’ll meet you on the trail!
There are two types of people who hike: those who actually enjoy hiking and those who are doing it for the ‘gram. Whether you’ve got your trailblazing gear on hand or you’re taking it leisurely, snacks are of the utmost importance during, well, let’s face it - any kind of activity. But just any old snack won’t cut it. Hiking snacks should be protein-packed and give you the burst of energy you’ll need to make it back to civilization. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of nourishing treats to keep on hand. Grab your water bottle, slather on some sunscreen, and let’s get snacking.
Registering for a Brooklyn 5K at age 67 seems out of the blue for someone who hasn't laced their running shoes in decades. But this race was only the beginning for a new found joy of running. See Ida Keeling's remarkable story of how she keeps active at 100 years old.
Being a college student isn’t easy. Between classes, extracurriculars, and a jam-packed social schedule, it’s hard to find time for things like cleaning, laundry, nutrition, and personal hygiene. The good news is there are some products on the market designed to make a college kid’s life a little bit easier. Whether you’re a student yourself or a relative or friend of a college student looking for that perfect back-to-school gift, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of nine fun, functional, and trendy items for the college-aged crowd.
Even if you can only run for 10 minutes, it looks like are still able to reap the benefits! Research from Mayo Clinic is giving hope to all causal runners that they are still gaining protective factors against many health complications that inactivity causes! Try an Eat Your Coffee bar and see if you think it's one of the best energy bars for runners.