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7 Protein-Rich Breakfasts

breakfast burrito

Are you starting your day with sufficient protein? Probably not. Most people consume too much sugar and carbohydrates with their quick bagel or breakfast cereal. Yet researchers have found that those who eat a high-protein breakfast consume up to 26% less calories throughout the day and feel more satisfied, alert, and energetic.

If you are searching for some ideas for healthy, tasty breakfasts, look no further. You can have a quick, convenient start to your busy day while getting the fuel you need to be your best. Here are seven ways to pack more protein into your breakfast.

Granola

It sounds too good to be true, but that quick bowl of granola could be just what you’re looking for. But not all granolas are created equally. Make sure yours packs plenty of protein and little sugar. Feel free to sprinkle more sunflower seeds or chopped Promax bars on top for an extra boost.

Egg burrito

Scramble an egg with some shredded cheese and leftover lean meat from last night’s dinner. Add a spoon of salsa or hot sauce for a quick egg burrito in less than five minutes.

Nut butter sandwich

Make an adult version of the PB&J with almond, cashew, or even peanut butter on toast. Spread with gourmet jelly or even a drizzle of chocolate sauce for a tasty treat with your morning coffee.

Yogurt Parfait

In a bowl or parfait glass, layer Greek or regular yogurt with granola, nuts, or chopped Promax bars. Spoon in some fruit jam or sliced fresh berries or bananas. Make it extra special with a drizzle of honey.

Smoothie

Make your own delicious, protein-packed breakfast shake to go in just minutes. In a blender, toss a few ice cubes, then fresh or frozen fruit and a banana. For protein, add a scoop of protein powder, chopped Promax bar, or small container of yogurt. Blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness and add honey if needed.

Cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is packed with 25 grams of protein in only one cup. Enjoy a quick serving of cottage cheese with fresh or even canned fruit on top, or spread over toast.

Protein bar

For quick protein on the go, you just can’t beat a protein bar. Promax bars come in a variety of flavors. To find the bar that is just right for your busy mornings, including our popular Greek Yogurt Honey Nut, use our Promax Product selector today.

For more information nutrition tips, be sure to come back to the Promax Nutrition blog each week .

Posted in Nutrition, Protein | Tagged | August 10, 2015

Food Pyramid Dethroned by MyPlate

Nutrition

Generations of American men and women grew up using the food pyramid to help guide their nutritional choices. Times change and so does our knowledge about nutrition and the best ways to encourage healthy eating. As a result, now there’s a simpler way to make healthy meal choices about fruits, vegetables, protein bars, soft drinks, and much more.

MyPlate is a new icon used to help encourage people to make healthier choices about what they eat at meal time. Available at ChooseMyPlate.com, this icon provides a simple, easy-to-understand method for ensuring Americans get a balanced diet. By using this simple icon, men and women get a quick guide to what they should be eating and what they should scale back on consuming.

The MyPlate icon divides a dish into four sections, with each section representing grains, vegetables, protein and fruits. The sections are sized proportionally to the suggested amount of each food group. Information on either side of the plate suggests foods and portion sizes from these groups. In addition to the plate, an illustration of a drinking glass also suggests what and how much to drink.

The icon has been tweaked a bit since being introduced in 2011, but it provides a more streamlined and accessible means than the food pyramid (introduced in 1992) of making food selections. The MyPlate icon also provides updated information about nutrition.

The old food pyramid advised 6-11 servings of grains, two to three servings of dairy, and two to three servings of meat per day. Modern nutritional research has found that a more vegetable-dependent diet is a healthier choice.

In terms of nutritional advice, the MyPlate icon advises eating more vegetables, making them the base of the American diet. Protein remains important, but Americans are urged to reduce consumption of red meat. MyPlate also encourages sensible amounts of milk, but advises against drinking large amounts.

Obesity is a major public health problem in America, as inactivity and unhealthy eating habits have caused obesity rates to skyrocket. According to the American Heart Association, more than 154 million Americans are obese. The next generation is well on its way to having similar struggles with obesity, as health officials estimate that more than 30 percent of children are obese. Habits contributing to obesity are tough to break, so getting children to eat healthfully early in life will help them avoid becoming obese as adults.

Obesity causes many serious and expensive health problems, so fighting obesity is an important public health priority. By providing a more accessible guide to meal choices, public health experts hope that Americans will make healthier, better informed choices regarding meals. Reducing obesity rates will help reduce rates of other serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, among others.

Promax gives people who want better bodies the natural protein, vitamins, and minerals they need in delicious, gluten-free, vegetarian snack bars.  To learn more about Promax products, visit our product page or our blog.

Posted in Carbs, Nutrition, Protein | Tagged , , | August 8, 2015

6 Protein-Rich Lunch Ideas

protein rich lunch

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s lunch that keeps you going. It’s tempting to gorge on the bread basket or to grab a couple slices of cheese pizza, but by skimping on the protein, you could be setting yourself up for the afternoon slump. With a high-protein lunch, energy will stay higher through the mid-afternoon, giving you the mental, emotional, and physical edge you need to carry through.

So, how does a busy professional get the max protein benefits in a busy work day? Try these lunch ideas to get the energy and nutrition you need.

Add meat to that salad.

Next time you order the fresh garden salad, add grilled steak or chicken to it. Or go vegetarian with sliced egg. Either way, you’ll get valuable protein in addition to those healthy fruits and veggies.

Build a better burrito bowl.

Save leftover meat and rice in your fridge for a great, quick burrito bowl to go. In a plastic container, layer rice, drained canned beans, and sliced leftover chicken, beef, or pork. Top with salsa, leftover veggies, and shredded cheese. Now you’ll just need to microwave the bowl for a minute or so, and lunch is served!

Simmer some tortilla-free soup.

Nothing is easier than tortilla soup, and without the tortillas, it’s still yummy and satisfying. In a slow cooker, layer boneless chicken breasts and chopped onion. Pour a can of chopped tomatoes and a drained can of chopped chili peppers over the top. Sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. Pour water or chicken stock to cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Freeze or refrigerate in individual containers for your own homemade soup to go!

Pick the protein pizza.

If the staff is going for pizza, you can still make smart choices. Order a white pizza with extra meat, especially grilled chicken or anchovies. And go crazy with the vegetables; you’ll get more nutrients the more goodies you pile on.

Make it a meaty sandwich.

Sometimes a homemade hoagie or quick run to the sandwich shop is just the thing. Focus, again, on the meat, and pile on extra slices of your favorite lean choices. Rather than American cheese, choose fresh mozzarella or even goat cheese for added protein and a richer taste. To limit your carbohydrates – and the accompanying drop in blood sugar a few hours later – wrap the sandwich in a gluten-free tortilla or lettuce rather than eating a foot-long roll.

Grab a Promax Bar.

When your day is too busy for a sit down meal, you can still get the protein you need by grabbing a protein-rich Promax bar for lunch. That protein will fill you right up, and all the delicious flavors available will ensure that you’re always satisfied, no matter what you’re craving.

Lunch is your big chance to load up on the protein you need to finish the work day strong. By making wise choices, you will feel satisfied longer and stay alert and energetic through the rest of your day.

For more information nutrition tips, be sure to come back to the Promax Nutrition blog each week .

 

Posted in Lunch, Nutrition, Protein | August 7, 2015

Dream Bar Becomes Reality

Promax Pro Series Bar

In 1996 I was a young trainer in New York City. I lived on the Upper West Side and would pass by a Vitamin Shoppe everyday on my way to and from the fancy fitness center where I trained by clients.

At that time, protein bars were a brand new concept. Can you imagine? It’s so weird to look back now; I’ll never forget the first time a client showed me this new bar that she found that had protein in it. “It’s like a delicious candy bar with protein, and it’s good for you!”

I was enthralled. That night on my way home from work I stopped in to my Vitamin Shoppe to check out the most exciting thing to happen in the fitness industry since Rollerblades. The store clerk had to lead me to the section of protein bars. As I recall there were maybe three brands at the time.  “Nutty Butter Crisp” screamed: “Holly! Holly! I was made just for you! And thus began my love of Promax bars.

As the years rolled on, the bars rolled out. It seemed as though every time I turned around a new bar was appearing. Omg, this was beyond exciting. It was like, 42 different kinds of candy bars with protein! I tried them all. I have always considered myself a guinea pig for my clients and like to test out every diet, every workout, and every new food item on myself to determine if it’s worthy of using with my esteemed clients.

The low carb trend continued and more and more bars were being formulated to match consumer’s dietary preferences. In theory this approach was great. It allowed people a high protein snack that wasn’t overloaded with unnecessary sugar. Very quickly I discovered a problem. Low carb bars are great for times in between meals, as meal replacements, or anytime away from a workout. Around workouts, these bars were disaster.

The human body runs on fuel. That fuel is mixture of carbohydrates (glucose) and fats. The percentage of each changes throughout the day for a variety of reasons. The biggest shift occurs during and around workouts when your muscles need carbohydrates to function. In fact, this is a critical time when your body really needs carbohydrates and protein.

A few years ago I was utterly confused why a nutrition company hadn’t released a bar truly designed for activity. This “dream bar” that I had conjured up in my head would have a close ratio of easily digested, non-soy protein, and some kind of simple sugar. See, workouts are the one time during the day when “sugar” is actually very beneficial. This bar would also have very little fat, and nearly no fiber. Both of these slow digestion, therefore causing digestive upset. The bar would have a limited number of ingredients without gluten, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives. Oh, it has to taste delicious. It needed to remind me of a candy bar with protein.

Long story, longer, the stars aligned last year and I teamed up with Promax Nutrition to create this dream bar. And let me tell you, a dream bar, it is.

I am so beyond excited to tell you that Promax Nutrition is launching  the perfect bar for use around workouts on August 19th! I will go as far as to say that the new Pro Series bar from Promax is the absolute perfect fuel around workouts. Yes, even better than real food.

I know a good thing when I see it. When I do, I specifically step back and say: “This product is great. But don’t listen to me; Try it out for yourself and see.”

Once again I am enthralled. I am so happy to introduce you to the new Promax Pro Series bar.

Posted in Carbs, Fitness, Nutrition, Protein | August 6, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Express Oats – #MAXMunchies

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Recipe: serves 1

  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder mixed in 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup oatbran or 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini (optional)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop PE Science pb cup protein powder

Topping:

Recipe:

  1. In a large bowl add the oats, zucchini and espresso water.
  2. Mix and microwave 2:30 minutes.
  3. Then thoroughly stir in cocoa, stevia, extract, and egg whites.
  4. Microwave another 3:30 minutes, stirring once half way through.
  5. Stir in protein powder and top with nut butter, banana and Promax bar!!

Macros without: 45 carbs, 14fat, 33 protein.

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*Courtesy of Instagram User @cleaneats_kenzie

Posted in MAXMunchies, Nutrition, Protein | August 4, 2015

Different Types of Vitamins and Their Functions

vitamin bottles

Eating the right foods keeps our bodies working properly, thanks to a mix of essential vitamins and nutrients. Found in many foods, from fresh fruits and vegetables to healthy energy bars, vitamins can either be water-soluble or fat-soluble. It is essential to have a good balance of the right vitamins in your system, as doing so contributes to your energy level and ability to fight off disease.

However, it can be difficult to know which vitamins are best to take. Since people have a variety of different careers that affect their daily routines and fitness levels, there is not one cure-all vitamin to take to remain healthy. Those that work in an office every day have needs that are different from firefighters, who have different needs than athletes.

It is important to consult with your physician before adding any vitamins or supplements to your diet because having too much of a vitamin can have a negative effect on your health. Your doctor will also be able to determine if you have any vitamin deficiencies so that you can build a vitamin regimen that meets your specific needs.

There are a number of types of vitamins though that you should consider adding to your daily regimen. These support everything from heart health to memory and are easy to obtain. Here is a list of some of the most common vitamins and the benefits they have:

Vitamin A
What It Does: Vitamin A promotes healthy vision and skin, and it also supports bone and tooth growth. In addition, vitamin A helps your immune system and is important in the reproductive process. Finally, vitamin A enables your heart, kidneys, lungs, and other organs to work properly.

Why You Need It: Although vitamin A deficiency is rare in North America, it is still important to have enough of it in your diet. There are certain groups of people that are at risk of having low vitamin A levels, including premature infants and people with cystic fibrosis. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to an eye condition called xerophthalmia, which can lead to blindness.

Best Foods for Vitamin A: Vitamin A can be found in both plant and animal sources. Some good foods to eat to get vitamin A are milk, cheese, and butter. Sources that are lower in fat are carrots, pumpkins, and apricots.

Vitamin B12
What It Does: Vitamin B12 promotes healthy nerve function and also helps your body make new cells. It can also help you lower your risk of heart disease because it breaks down fatty and amino acids.

Why You Need It: Those that are deficient in vitamin B12 can suffer from fatigue, anemia, loss of appetite, and constipation. Not having enough B12 in your system can also lead to neurological consequences, such as dementia and depression.

Best Foods for Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is among the types of vitamins that occurs naturally in foods and is also available as a supplement. Some foods that are rich in B12 are meats and dairy, including poultry, fish, cheese, liver, and yogurt.

Vitamin C
What It Does: Vitamin C is important for preventing infections and promoting a healthy immune system. It also helps the body absorb iron, which is a critical component in the process of carrying oxygen through your blood cells.

Why You Need It: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps protect your cells from free radicals in the body. It is also needed to create collagen, which allows your wounds to heal. People who get little to no vitamin C may develop scurvy, which can also bring about depression and anemia, although it is rare.

Best Foods for Vitamin C: Citrus is a main source of vitamin C, although it is also found in vegetables. Some good foods to eat to get the vitamin C you need include broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, and oranges.

Vitamin D
What It Does: Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium in the body, which is important for bone health and development as you grow. It also helps reduce inflammation and benefits your immune system.

Why You Need It: Vitamin D can be absorbed naturally through sunlight. However, many people work long hours indoors and lack proper vitamin D levels. Deficiency can lead to brittle bones and osteoporosis.

Best Foods for Vitamin D: Dairy is an excellent source of vitamin D, which is not present in very many foods. In addition to being able to get vitamin D as a supplement, it can be found in milk, cheese, and fatty fish.

Vitamin E
What It Does: Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from damage and may also help in the fight against cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also important to the immune system, fighting off bacteria and preventing infections.

Why You Need It: Vitamin E does a lot to keep your body healthy, including promoting healthy blood flow to keep it from clotting. Being deficient in vitamin E can lead to nerve and muscle damage, as well as vision problems and overall weakness.

Best Foods for Vitamin E: Vitamin E is found in a number of healthy fats, including avocados, vegetable oil, egg yolks, nuts, and whole grains.

Vitamin K
What It Does: Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and promotes bone health. Scientists are studying its effect on reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and osteoporosis.

Why You Need It: If you are taking a blood thinner for heart health, it is critical to get the right amount of vitamin K in your system each day. Without enough in your body, you may experience bruising and bleeding problems.

Best Foods for Vitamin K: Vitamin K is best found in leafy greens, such as collards, kale, spinach, turnip greens, cabbage, and broccoli.

Biotin
What It Does: Biotin is crucial to maintaining overall health because it increases absorption of protein, carbohydrates, and fat from food. It keeps your bones strong and your hair healthy and growing.

Why You Need It: Without biotin, your body is unable to naturally process and break down the foods you eat. While biotin deficiency is very rare, it can occur in athletes who consume raw egg whites over a long period of time. Deficiency can cause depression, nausea, loss of hair, and scaly dermatitis.

Best Foods for Biotin: Biotin is produced naturally in your intestinal tract, but can also be found in egg yolks, soybeans, whole grains, and organ meats.

Folic Acid
What It Does: Folic acid is responsible for making DNA and new red blood cells. It works to prevent anemia as well.

Why You Need It: Not having enough folic acid in your diet can cause anemia, which can deprive your body tissue of vital oxygen. Pregnant women with a deficiency may see birth defects in their children.

Best Foods for Folic Acid: Though folic acid is now added to most refined grains and foods like healthy protein bars, it is naturally occurring in legumes, liver, seeds, and greens like broccoli, spinach, romaine, peas, and okra.

Incorporating these important types of vitamins into your diet will help you stay healthy and increase your performance while exercising. For a workout bar that packs essential vitamins and none of the unnecessary stuff like artificial sweeteners, shop bars from Promax. We offer great tasting, high-protein energy bars for active people striving to achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle. For more information, feel free to visit our product page.

Posted in Energy, Gluten-Free, Healthy Eating, Nutrition | August 3, 2015

Raising the bar: letting you know which bar to eat and when

Promax Protein Bars

It’s that time of the week again. You’re going grocery shopping and you’re making your list. When it comes to writing down what you’ll need to fuel your workouts, you know you’ll need a protein bar but you’re not sure what kind to choose based on the new type of workout you’ve picked.

In the past, we’ve gone over the right and wrong ways to use our protein bars, but now we want to talk about that a little more in depth and talk about the best workouts to pair your bar with. You wouldn’t wear a hiking shoe on a long run, and similarly, you should pair your bar with your workout accordingly. Here’s when to use each bar:

THE ORIGINAL

Features: 20 g of protein and a 2-to-1 carb to protein ratio.

Ah yes, our Original. When you see this bar, it’s important to think about its most important deliverables: energy and recovery. And that’s exactly when to use it.

It’s the morning and you’re on your way to the gym but realized this morning that you were out of your go-to breakfast food (eggs, say, or maybe you were missing the milk for your cereal). You don’t want to go into a workout without something fueling your body. This is when it’s great to grab an Original bar on the way out the door.

Or maybe, you made it to the gym in time for your late afternoon spin class and your favorite instructor is riding today. Score. Except for the fact that you have to get back to the office after and won’t be able to grab dinner until after your evening meeting and you need something to keep your body moving after you dismount the bike. On your way back to the office, grab an Original bar.

Whenever you need a boost of energy before a workout, or some nutrition to aid in recovery after, grab an Original bar.

THE LOWER SUGAR BAR

Features: 18 g of protein, a high amount of fiber, and less than 10 g of sugar.

Ever feel like your energy is lagging and you really need to boost your blood sugar? Even though it says “lower sugar,” this is the perfect bar to use to keep your blood sugar in check between meals.

Let’s say you had a good hearty breakfast this morning. But since then you’ve been running yourself ragged to get from one meeting to another. You’re looking forward to your post-workout running group meet up but you don’t even know if you’ll be able to survive a sit-down afternoon meeting at this point—you’re fading fast. Use an LS bar to keep yourself going until you can refuel with something more substantial.

Use it as an in-between meals snack. And if you are about to work out, feel free to use half before the workout, and finish the other half when you’re done your sweat sesh.

THE PRO SERIES

Features: 28 g of protein, whey protein as the primary protein source, and a 1-to-1 carb to protein ratio

This bar is for the serious athlete and to fit the schedule of a go-getter with that much determination, this bar was made to be used as fuel for the hardest-working pros.

Say you’re about to go for a training run. You’re preparing for a marathon and today is the day you have to run 16 miles, your longest run yet. You’ve woken up early, stretched and warmed up, and are checking things off your list. Since you’ll be active for over an hour and a half, you want to be sure to refuel during your workout. But you need something to take with you in your running pack that’s light and won’t be messy. Looking through your pantry, you can choose to pack a Pro Series bar.

You can choose to use it as a pre or post-workout bar for energy boost or recovery (like the Original bar). If you’re clocking 75 + minutes in your workout, this is the best bar to use and unlike our other bars, this one packs enough punch to be used as a meal replacement.

Now that you know how to use each bar, choose wisely. Luckily for you, we have so many flavors that we don’t expect you to ever get bored. Give each one a chance. We like to switch up bars with each new workout we try. What’s your current favorite? Feel free to tell us which bar is your favorite to pair with which workout!

Posted in Carbs, Fitness, Nutrition, Protein | July 30, 2015

How to Fuel: What to Eat and When Along the Course

Lake Tahoe

Primal Quest is anything but an easy feat. Along with the gear and mental toughness you’ll need to complete your adventure, you’re also going to have to make sure that you take care of your body along the way in the race. This doesn’t just mean wearing sunscreen and the appropriate attire for protecting against the elements but it also of course means making sure you’re nurturing your body with the nutrients it needs. That means protein and carbohydrates and also making sure you get in the proper hydration.

When Should I Eat Along the Course?

The answer to this really depends on what part of the race you’re on, but you can pretty much be sure that you need to constantly be thinking about refueling yourself. Sure, it’s going to be tough to do this—you’re often going to be so focused on getting through the next point in the course that nutrition may not be your top priority. But it should be.

Breakfast – All Day

As each adventure race morning arrives, a good type of protein to pull out of your pack in the would be the Promax Original Bar which has enough protein (20g) and carbs to fuel your day. And it also comes in great breakfast flavors like Greek Honey Yogurt and Lemon Bar which are always a great, light way to start the day.

Snacks

You’re going to be on the go non-stop for the entire expedition. That’s why we call it a quest and not a vacation. So what’s a good on-the-go item to use to pack in the nutrition you need? Promax has some great bars that will act as the perfect snack to keep your energy up. To do this, you’ll need the type of nutrients found in Promax Original bars or Promax Pro Series.

Promax bars are great to use for refueling during times of activity. They have easy to digest protein paired with fast assimilating carbohydrates. This will keep your muscles and liver fueled so that your brain can help you on the course. Promax Pro Series bars include a different protein matrix, paired with different carbohydrates. This means that these are particularly good for recovery. When you have some down time, the Pro Series bar will give you more protein in a form that is easily digested. Pro Series bars are particularly clean and are perfect for sensitive digestive systems.

When You Don’t Know What Time Dinner Is

Along the way on the quest you’re going to come across things like water paddling, mountain biking, rappelling, and more. Needless to say, you won’t be on your regular eating schedule like you would be living at home. Promax bars can be used as a meal replacement if you don’t have the option of fitting in a real meal. Promax PRO SERIES bars are especially good for meal replacement as they are packed with 28 grams of protein and easily assimilated carbohydrates.

What Are You Packing?

Every Primal Quest participant is going to need a special amount of gear and equipment. When you’re checking off you’re list, don’t forget to think about your nutrition needs throughout the quest, as well as your hydration needs.

Any other questions about how to prep for Primal Quest? Feel free to get in touch on Promax’s Twitter or Facebook for more advice!

Posted in Carbs, Nutrition, Primal Quest, Protein | July 29, 2015

Chunky Monkey Trail Mix – #MAXMunchies

 trail mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 Nutty Butter Crisp Promax bar chopped
  • 1 serving of each (28g)
  • Peanuts
  • banana chips
  • pretzels
  • 1 T dark chocolate chips (14g)

Mix it all together and enjoy!!!

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*Courtesy of DOer Kim Hoeltje

Posted in MAXMunchies, Nutrition, Protein | July 28, 2015

5 Apps You Can Use to Improve Your Performance

Fitness App in Smart Watch

We love a good ol’ fashioned workout. Your sneakers hitting the pavement or you hitting the weights in the mudroom. It’s not a bad way to train. That said though, we have so many technological devices and applications we can use now to track our performance and motivate us to push harder. We’ve taken the time to compile a list of smartphone apps for you that you can take on-the-go, right alongside your sneakers, sweat band, and Promax bar. (The best thing about all of these apps? They’re free.)

MyFitnessPal

Counting calories can be overwhelming and difficult to keep track of. MyFitnessPal makes it easy for you. When you create an account, you set a goal weight while noting your current weight, height, age, and gender. Based on this information and how much weight you desire to lose a week, the app sets a caloric goal for your day. You can log not only what you consume but also how much exercise you do, which type, and the estimated calories you’ve burned. If you’re interested in seeing how you burn off what you put in, then this may be a fun app for you. What’s great is that it learns and remembers what items you like, making it easy to count the calories in your favorite foods.

StrongLifts 5×5

This one is great for weight-lifting aficionados. It motivates you to complete a 45 minute weight-lifting workout, three times a week. With 5 sets of 5 reps, it helps you know how much of a break to take between each set and when it may be time to add more weight. You can use it’s tracking to follow your progress. This app is a free way to motivate yourself to pick up the weights consecutively each week.

WOD Deck of Cards

A Workout of the Day is a big trend at Crossfit gyms across the country, but you don’t have to belong to one to get the same great workout. If you use the WOD Deck of Cards workout, you’re sure to get an entertaining, challenging, and new workout each training session—which is great, because we all know how boring some routines can get after a while. You choose 4 different exercises each time—one exercise for each suit. Then the cards are drawn and you have to complete that exercise. For example, if hearts represents burpees and you draw the 7 of hearts, you do 7 burpees. The great thing about this app is that it keeps track of how long it takes you to complete a deck each workout, so you can see how far you’ve come.

Argus

This app is great for the athlete who is data-crazy. You can track all your activity in and outside the gym and then take a closer look at your habits by analyzing the trends in your life, and adapting to improve your lifestyle. What’s better, is that you can find friends in your community that have similar habits. Need a workout buddy? Argus can help you find someone to train with. In fact, Argus is connected to other apps that help you track sleep, your glucose level, and your heart rate, too.

HealthyOut

One of the greatest challenges of athletes is when we’re out of the gym and out with friends. And let’s be honest, not all the people in our social circle understand our training commitments and the nutrition requirements we must meet. HealthyOut helps us to make good choices when we’re eating out. It tells the best options at restaurants and allows you to feel a little less overwhelmed about your choices.

What Now?

Now you have 5 more tools to help mix up your training sessions, track your progress, and motivate you to maintain healthy habits. Get to it! To read more fitness and nutrition related articles, check out our blog every week!

Posted in Apps, Fitness |

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