All Jazzed up. Caffeine and Athletic Performance

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By Carla Schuit -Registered Dietitian

75% of Americans start their day with a cup-o -caffeine. Whether it be coffee, tea or another source. We live hectic lives and need to be awake and alert through out the day. Many people don’t stop at their morning cup but continue to drink a variety of caffeinated beverages throughout the day. Food and beverages with added caffeine are becoming more and more popular on store shelves from energy drinks to caffeinated gums. So what are the safe levels? How does it effect our daily function and more importantly our athletic performance?  Continue reading…

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Time to Eat: Fueling up for performance

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Carla Schuit – Registered Dietitian

Timing is everything. This certainly applies to your nutritional needs and their effect on your athletic performance. You want to have the nutrients available that your body needs to perform its best. Eat like a prince in the morning and a pauper in the evening. I heard this general rule of thumb a lot as a kid. This means that you eat the majority of your calories and nutrients when you need them and are most active; in the morning and in turn, in the evening when you are winding down for the day and do not need as much energy to rest you will lighten the calorie load.  Continue reading…

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October 2014 Workout Challenge of the Month

Perform the following workout in 20 minutes as many rounds as you can.

DB clean and Press – 10 per side

Mountain Climbers – 20 (10 per side)

Pushups – 20

Inverted TRX Rows – 20

 

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30 Day Halloween Challenge!

 

The Halloween Fitness Hustle Challenge 2014

To sign up email: bwaltzek@forwardfit.com or call 630-660-7783

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September 2014 Workout Challenge of the Month

Perform as many rounds as you can in 25 minutes

5 Pullups
10 Box Jumps
15 KB Swings
20 Rope Slams

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5 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid!

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By Shannon Flanagan – CPT

We live in a time of quick fixes. People will eat anything that says fat free or sugar free, however, just because it says “healthy choice”, doesn’t mean it is. Here are some top ingredients to stay away from because they cause more harm than good to your body.

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What is in your Cup?!

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By Carla Schuit -Registered Dietitian

What is hiding in your cup? Is it helping or hurting your diet and fitness goals? One of the craftiest places those calories hide is in the things we drink. We spend a great deal of time carefully choosing the foods we eat but rarely do we consider our beverages and their contribution to our calorie intake. I am not talking proteins shakes and smoothies. I mean that soda at lunch and sweetened tea or coffee drink in the morning. It is hard to fathom that all that hard work you put in at the gym can be sabotaged by your beverage choice.

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30 Day Training Experience

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August 2014 Workout Challenge of the Month

Perform the following for as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes

10- DB Squat, Thrust and Press

10- Pullup

10- Hanging Knee Raises

10- 2-Hand KB Swings

 

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