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Setting Goals for Your Workouts

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A lot of people have general goals when it comes to working out. For example, your New Year’s Resolution may be to “go to the gym more,” but what does that really mean? Without specific workout goals it is hard to remain accountable to yourself so you can achieve results. Whether you want to set a fitness goal, like running a 5K, or a diet goal, like incorporating a workout protein bar into your routine, thinking about the little steps now will allow you to see the bigger picture.

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Working Out During the Winter Season

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When the weather is cold outside the last thing you want to do is leave the house and go to the gym. Especially if it is raining or snowing outside, the thought of going for a run can be practically non-existent. So what can you do to make sure that you follow your training plan and keep your fitness level up during the winter season? In addition to stocking up on energy protein bars to ensure you get the nutrients you need to support your workout, there are a number of ways you can make the most of this time of year.

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3 High Protein Diets for the New Year

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With the New Year, it’s time to focus on your diet and exercise plan so you can be your best you. While exercising regularly is important for your overall health, it is critical to have a diet that gives you the nutrients and energy needed to help reach your goals. In addition to going on a new diet, incorporating high protein nutrition bars into your routine will ensure your body gets the vitamins it needs. So what are some of the diets rich in protein you can go on this year?

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5 Reasons to Go on a Paleo Diet

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If you have been thinking of starting a paleo diet, now is the time to put that plan into action. The paleo diet takes you back to your ancestral roots, eating only foods that were available in the Paleolithic era. This return to a simpler lifestyle has a number of benefits for your health as well as your exercise plan. Here are five reasons why you should take the next step and go paleo today.

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Keto or Paleo Diet: What’s the Difference?

Improving your health and succeeding in your workouts have a lot more to them than just exercising and staying active. It is also necessary to eat a healthy diet that gives you the vital nutrients you need to get the results you want. Two popular choices that are actually similar in their goals are the Ketogenic diet and the Paleolithic diet. However, it can be tough to know which diet will best help you reach your goals unless you research how each one affects your health. Here is a quick breakdown of paleo vs. keto so you can learn more about which foods to eat, which to avoid, and how they can bring short- and long-term success.

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How to Choose the Best Protein Bar for Your Workout

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To get the most out of your workout, your body needs vitamins and nutrients that promote muscle growth and strength. At the same time, you also need the energy to complete your workouts and increase the intensity in order to see results. Choosing the right protein bar allows you to support your workout goals by giving your body important vitamins and the energy to help you achieve results. All bars are not the same and many may not help you at all, so how do you know which to buy? Keep the following in mind on what to look for when shopping for protein bars:

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Which Is Better? Protein Shakes or Bars?

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Protein energy bars and shakes each have passionate bands of adherents in the fitness community, with aficionados of each willing to swear by their chosen supplement, but which one is really better?

Both. Protein bars and shakes each have their advantages, and which one is best for you really depends on your individual needs and fitness goals.

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Everything You Need to Know About Squats

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Check any fitness blog and between articles on the best high protein nutrition bars and secrets for the perfect workout, and you’ll probably see dozens of entries about squats. In the past few years, squats have become an incredibly popular exercise in the fitness world, thanks to their ability to engage multiple parts of the body and give them a strenuous and effective workout.

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Eight Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so skimping on it simply isn’t an option. To stay in good health and to get into optimal shape, eating a good breakfast each day is a must.

This can be difficult if you have to hit the ground running each day – getting kids to school or clocking in early at work. Luckily, there are many great options for a quick and healthy breakfast, including nutritional bars and shakes and more traditional fare.

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Last Minute Summer Travel Spots For The Most Unique Workouts Of Your Life

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Summer might be beginning to wind down, but you’ve still got plenty of time to plan yourself a vacation if you’ve been putting it off. Take that PTO and find somewhere beautiful to hang out for a week or two. But if relaxing on the beach with a G&T isn’t really your style, then check out some of these summer travel spots. You get a gorgeous destination, and you can actually spend time getting in shape and recharging your mental batteries. Because let’s be honest, you’d rather head home with some toned muscles than a hangover.

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Have you been dying to learn how to surf? Or are you already an expert and just want to find a new spot to hit the waves? Lucero Surf gives you 4 hours of private lessons a day, and you don’t even have to worry about bringing your own equipment—everything is included. We dare you to come back from your vacation not looking bronzed and toned after spending it surfing in Costa Rica.

The Appalachian Trail

You’ve probably heard one of your more outdoorsy acquaintances talking about that time after college when they hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. The entire trail is 2,190 miles long, so no, you probably don’t have time to do the whole thing unless you plan on quitting your job or haven’t taken a vacation day in years. Regardless, there are plenty of stunning hikes that you can take for a few days, and because the trail runs through 14 states and 8 national forests, you’ll be getting one-of-a-kind adventure wherever you hike.

Gauley River, West Virginia

If white water rafting is your thing, then you definitely want to check out the Gauley River. It offers a 35-mile stretch of Class V+ challenges with more than 100 rapids ranked as some of the most technically difficult in the country. But don’t worry if you aren’t an expert, you can take a ride on the more laidback Upper New River and still get a great experience.

Grand Teton National Park

This is one of the premier alpine-climbing destinations in the United States, and you’ll be able to rock climb in cool, beautiful weather, with unbelievable scenery all around you. And if you get tired of climbing, well, you are in one of our most treasured national parks. Take some time to hike and explore while you can. Rock climbing is a workout like none other, and you’ll come back feeling fit and refreshed.

So don’t waste anymore time this summer. Make some reservations, book a flight and get yourself to one of these scenic destinations for a totally unique workout. And don’t forget to bring along some of your favorite Promax bars for refueling after a tough day!