Cyclists Know How to Nail Training and Nutrition Together

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/cyclists-know-how-to-nail-training-and-nutrition-together

It’s about eating what your body needs to perform at the highest level, and a lot of it is timing.

I’m Abigail Mickey and I’m a professional cyclist who races around the world for the UnitedHealthcare Professional team.

 

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don’t." – Elle Woods, Legally Blonde.

 

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The Jerk and Aging Elbows: How to Fix Your Lockout

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-jerk-and-aging-elbows-how-to-fix-your-lockout

It’s a shame to see a lifter pull a huge weight but not quite make the lockout. Here are some of the causes and solutions.

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In the sport of weightlifting, the key requirement of a successful lift in competition is to lift the barbell to the full extent of the arms, while under control. As such, the elbows and their associated ligaments and tendons have to be healthy if you intend to consistently get three white lights from the referees.

 

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Have a Strength Strategy for Aging Muscles

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/have-a-strength-strategy-for-aging-muscles

But you shouldn’t feel hopeless because there is a way to prevent muscle weakness from happening, and that is through exercise.

As you age, you’ll experience changes in your body from slow movement to slow memory retrieval. One of those changes will also include the deterioration of your muscles. You can experience muscle pain and muscle weakness because the mitochondria1 in your muscle cells become weaker.

 

But you shouldn’t feel hopeless because there is a way to prevent this from happening, and that is through exercise.

 

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Have a Strength Strategy for Aging Muscles

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/have-a-strength-strategy-for-aging-muscles

But you shouldn’t feel hopeless because there is a way to prevent muscle weakness from happening, and that is through exercise.

As you age, you’ll experience changes in your body from slow movement to slow memory retrieval. One of those changes will also include the deterioration of your muscles. You can experience muscle pain and muscle weakness because the mitochondria1 in your muscle cells become weaker.

 

But you shouldn’t feel hopeless because there is a way to prevent this from happening, and that is through exercise.

 

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5 Rules to Deadlift By

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-rules-to-deadlift-by

Good form, smart decision making, and confidence. It’s not a lot to ask for when you see the results.

The deadlift is a lift that divides a lot of opinions and makes a lot of people nervous. In my article on which deadlift is right for you, I talked about how to pick a deadlift variation that would be best suited to your body type and allowing your anatomy to dictate your style. And now here are five simple rules to ensure you’re deadlifting safely every workout so you can deadlift with confidence!

 

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5 Rules to Deadlift By

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-rules-to-deadlift-by

Good form, smart decision making, and confidence. It’s not a lot to ask for when you see the results.

The deadlift is a lift that divides a lot of opinions and makes a lot of people nervous. In my article on which deadlift is right for you, I talked about how to pick a deadlift variation that would be best suited to your body type and allowing your anatomy to dictate your style. And now here are five simple rules to ensure you’re deadlifting safely every workout so you can deadlift with confidence!

 

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