Saturday, 24 May 2014

Does Whey Protein Work?

I've always wondered the effects Whey Protein had on the body, and after some research I found some interesting information. Let me know what you think!

Whey Protein is a health supplement with large amounts high-quality protein. This being said, most health organizations say that although Whey has lots or protein it'd be better if given the chance to get your protein from food. Good sources of protein/amino acids can be found in foods such as Meat, chicken, fish, legumes, tofu, eggs, nuts, seeds, and milk. A good idea would be to use both to reach your macronutrient requirements more easily.

Past studies have proved that taking whey protein supplements before or after a workout can improve muscle strength, lean-muscle growth, and immunity. Along with those benefits, protein supplements reduce muscle soreness and joint problems which are definitely common amongst people who workout or who are physically active.

Out of other protein supplements, whey protein has shown to increase more muscle mass opposed to supplements like soy protein or carbohydrate supplements.

The amino acids in Whey protein can also have shown to help with fighting diseases such as HIV, Liver Disease, Diabetes, along with many types of cancer. The reason Whey helps with these is because Whey protein is very high in an amino acid called cysteine. Cysteine is an amino acid which can be broken down into a powerful antioxidant called glutathione which is what helps fight these diseases.

So overall, it's safe to say that Whey Protein not only works but also help you in more ways than to just build muscle. Needless to say, you still shouldn't cut out protein from food but a combination of both could definitely be beneficial.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

New Fitness Technology, Would you wear it?

LG Lifeband Touch

The arrival of LG's newest fitness products will arrive towards the end of may.

The products LG will be releasing will be the "Lifeband Touch" (as shown in the image to the left) as well as the "Heart Rate" earphones. The date set for these products is May 18th of this year.

These products will be compatible with your iOS or Android smartphone. The products will connect wirelessly and will be compatible with various apps such as LG's Fitness app, Myfitnesspal, Runkeeper, and MapMyFitness.

The "Lifeband Touch" seems more appealing to me just off of first look. The light-weight bracelet has a 0.9 inch full OLED display to show you your various fitness data as you do your run/workout and all you have to do is turn your arm to turn on the display. Pretty fancy I must say. Leave a comment and let me know what you think, curious to hear what other people think about this product.

The gadget has a triple-access-accelerometer or in plain english means it shows you how fast you're running and how far you've ran. The gadget also has a built in altimeter which tells you the air pressure and how high you've climbed.

The gadget also allows you to answer your phone's calls, check incoming text message, and control your music without getting int he way of your workout. Also, the bracelet's built in battery is supposed to last through 5 workouts before needing a charge. 

The device will run for about $150.00, would you buy it? Personally, I don't see how this is any different from taking my phone on a run with me. I feel like this is LG's way of trying to hop on the fitness trend. It does look cool though!

LG Heart Rate Earphones:

Now, I definitely wouldn't use these. The $180.00 earphones are designed to provide you with your heart rate data by measuring the blood flow in your ears.

I'm not sure how many people regularly check their heart rate while working out but this seems a tad ridiculous and definitely too expensive for a set of headphones.

Would you buy this? Comment and let me know what you think, or if you have more information on these products. As of right now I'll stick with my phone or Ipod and some regular cheap headphones.

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Monday, 12 May 2014

My Calisthenics fitness highlight (Video)

This is my personal calisthenics fitness highlight

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

My fitness page and what to expect

My name is Cody Foster and I'm a 21 year old fitness enthusiast. This blog will be about my fitness in which I will be posting all things fitness related I find interesting such as; my own workout plans, my personal fitness videos and photographs, fitness related articles, reviews on different products (Mostly from, and anything fitness related in my life.

I've been working out now for about 4-5 years now in which I practice both traditional weightlifting and lots of bodyweight exercises otherwise known as Calisthenics. I'm also into various martials arts such as Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA; many of my workouts will incorporate martial arts.

My video

I've most recently been working on a highlight video or training motivational video of various exercises to help inspire others, all of the clips are clips of me. Feel free to check it out down below.

If you're interested in videos like this feel free to subscribe to me on Youtube at CodyFosterFitness. I will be posting all of my fitness videos on both my blog and my Youtube.

It would also be great if you could take the time to comment on my blog or subscribe to it if you like it that is. I'm open to various requests and if you have any questions at all feel free to comment and I'll get back to you.

Social Media

I also have various social media accounts. You can check me out on Tumblr by clicking here, or you can follow my twitter by clicking here, Instagram by clicking here, and finally pinterest by clicking here.