Thursday, 18 August 2011

Muscle Building Tuna Recipe

One of the problems with bodybuilding and eating correctly is the boredom that can set in with eating the same old foods. In light of this you will find some great muscle building tuna recipes below that will give you a brilliant alternative to the mundane meals you currently endure.

Tuna is one of the best protein food as it is high in protein and low in pretty much everything else so there is no risk of bad fats becoming part of your meal.

Tuna Salad

1 Romaine Lettuce
1 Tin of Tuna
5 Cherry Tomatoes
Small portion of Feta Cheese (low fat variety)
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and pepper
Teaspoon of olive oil

Using a chopping board and knife, cut all your ingredients and add to a bowl. Now take a teaspoon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and add to the bowl before adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Now toss your salad and serve.

Tuna Mix

1 Tin of Tuna
1 Onion
50 grams Cottage Cheese (low fat)
Potatoe (baked)

Cut your onion into small fine pieces and put in a bowl, now add the drained tin of tuna. Take your low fat cottage cheese and add to the bowl and mix. Now you have a new and interesting tuna mix for your jacket potatoe. This is a low fat and high protein variation of the normal tuna, cheese, onion and mayo version.

Tuna Bake

1 Tin of Tuna
1 Tin of Kidney Beans
1 Carrot
Tin of naturally sweet sweetcorn
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

Cut the potatoe into medium sized cubes and add to a baking tray. Add the tined tuna, sweetcorn and kidney beans to the tray. Now cut your carrot into small chunks before adding the carrot and peas to the tray.

Put a pinch of sat and pepper into the mix and then add 200 ml of water and a tea spoon of olive oil. Use a wooden spoon to mix the food in the tray before baking in the oven at 190 degrees for about an hour.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Weightlifting and High Blood Pressure

For years people have said that exercise improves your blood circulation and also helps with blood pressure, the question has been whether weightlifting fits into this category.

If you have high blood pressure then exercise is a great way of improving this, but while many may take up walking, running or using an exercise bike, can weightlifting be seen as an alternative option?

The answer to this question is yes!

While it is known that when weightlifting you can experience a spike in blood pressure, this is usually a mix of exerting yourself in lifting heavy weights compounded by not breathing correctly during your weightlifting. It is for this reason that previously weightlifting was seen as a no no for people with high blood pressure.

The truth is that the longer term benefits of weightlifting are that resting blood pressure rates are lowered by weightlifting. this gives a great reason to start weightlifting if you have high blood pressure.

If you are reading this thinking "I have high blood pressure and want to give this a go" then there are a couple of things you need to be aware of before embarking on your new weightlifting regime:

  • Consult your Doctor and let them give you the green light to train first and foremost
  • Practise breathing exercises to ensure you never hold your breath when lifting
  • Do not lift heavy weights in a powerlifting style, lift lighter weights and more repetitions as the strain of lifting heavier weights can make your blood pressure rise
  • Do not over do it and if your body is telling you that your doing too much then take a rest or stop for the day

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Muscle Power Book

The Muscle Power Book is now available to buy at Amazon and is a jam packed book full of everything you need to know to get started and make a huge impact with your training.

The book covers training regimes, exercises, eating correctly, rep ranges and more.

If you are looking for the perfect gym companion then why not try the Muscle Power book, written by the author of this website. For only $8.99 you have the perfect book to follow in the gym and monitor your weight lifting progress.

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