Week's Best in BS-Free Fitness - Vol. 42

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💥4 FAKE HEALTH FOODS💥 - 🦄I'm not a fan of calling foods "healthy" or "unhealthy" because, truth is, whatever constitutes "healthy" is dependent on your lifestyle as a whole - not just a single food you eat at one point in time. Too much or too little or anything (water included) isn't good for you. And just like no one ever got fat from eating a doughnut, no one ever got skinny from eating one salad. "Healthy" is your lifestyle as a whole - not one food in isolation. - 🏓That said, there are some foods marketed as "health foods" that are misleading, to say the least. Not because these foods can't be eaten as part of a healthy diet - then can! - but because they aren't as "healthy" as the marketers want you to believe. - ☕️Dried fruit, for example, is wicked high calorie relative to whole fruit and stacked with sugar. Again, not that these are inherently bad for you. But they aren't the best things to center your diet around. - 🎳Same goes for fruit juices, granola, and kale chips. They use something called the "health halo" to make you *think* they're healthy when, in reality, they're calorie dense foods that tend to make you hungrier and crave more rather than fill you up. - 🐣One more time, I'm not saying these foods are bad for you or you can't eat them. I am saying, though, they aren't as "healthy" as some would have you believe. And they probably shouldn't make up a major portion of your diet. - #diet #dieting #dietfood #dietplan #dietmotivation #flexibledieting #dietary #dietitian #nutrient #nutrition #nutritioncoach #nutritionable #nutritionist #healthybreakfast #healthysnacks #healthysnack #healthyfood #healthfood #healthfoods #fatlossfood #fatlosstips #alwaysoptimal #syattfitness

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Hormonal differences in men and women, specifically testosterone and estrogen, are why men are *generally* larger, more muscular and stronger than women. [1, 7] Resting testosterone levels of men have been shown to be ~10x higher than women. [2] Testosterone being an anabolic hormone [3], men typically begin with larger amounts of muscle, and can build muscle at a faster rate. Larger amounts of muscle translate into to greater strength potential, [4] which directly affect performance. [5, 6] A woman can certainly be stronger than man. A female athlete builds or naturally carries more muscle than a male athlete (i.e. a female weightlifter vs. male long distance runner) she could certain be stronger than the male athlete. The potential strength output of muscle tissue is similar in both men and women. This has been shown in studies that looked at relative strength (strength to cross sectional area of muscle tissue) in male and females, and found similar results. [8] References: 1. NSCA Essentials of Personal Training pg. 81 2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7273323_Is_Testosterone_Influencing_Explosive_Performance 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20959702 4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11990746 5. http://journals.lww.com/nsca- jscr/Citation/2014/06000/Relationship_of_Pectoralis_Major_Muscle_Size_With.33.aspx 6. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49668441_Developing_maximal_neuromuscular_power_Part_1_-_Biological_basis_of_maximal_power_production 7. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00235103 8. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140138708969760

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