February 17th, 2017

Where To Sample On 2/18 To 2/21

On Saturday, Siliana Chanel will be sampling ON’s uncompromising quality at Vitamin Shoppe, 13376 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA starting at 11 AM, and Jen Turnbull will be at the Grand Opening of Transform CrossFit, 1290 NW Mall St. in Issaquah, WA. Also on Saturday, Jessica Vasquez will be sampling at Nutrition Depot, 2233 Northpark Dr. in Kingwood, TX from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Michael Del Zoppo will be at Shannon Connors Fitness, 5801 Transit Rd. in Depew, NY from 9 AM until 11 PM. Then on Tuesday, Michael Rigoni will be sampling at Forge Fitness, 141 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake, IL from 5 PM to 9PM. See you out there!

Bodybuilders and other athletes engaged in regular strength training often kick-start post-workout recovery with a whey protein shake. Protein can help all types of athletes make the most of muscle recovery, and a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physiology offers endurance athletes suggestions for intra- and post-workout carbohydrates.
If you exercise for 90 minutes or longer, researchers suggest 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates every hour while training. They theorize that since exercise is a form of stress, maintaining stable blood sugar levels might reduce the body’s stress response. Consuming carbs after intense or prolonged exercise might also help support immune function.

February 15th, 2017

How Exercise Can Impact Hunger

There’s an old saying that you work up an appetite. This would lead people to believe physical effort can make them hungry. A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests the opposite might be closer to the truth, at least when it comes to aerobic exercise.
Researchers pulled data from 17 studies to come up with 192 young male subjects. After performing moderate to intense exercise, equivalent to about 69% of capacity, hunger ratings were recorded for a couple hours after training. Turns out that hunger was suppressed along with the hunger hormone ghrelin, but this didn’t have an influence on how man calories they consumed.