For centuries, caffeine has been the stimulant of choice among humans, and for good reason!
As you first start to exercise no matter whether you are walking, running or rowing, your muscles immediately begin to use energy to allow them to work.
Published In The Dec 2011 Issue Of The School News Roll Call And Written By Jack Nunn, Owner Of Roworx Indoor Rowing Classes, Boot Camp, And Yoga At The Long Beach Rowing Association.
Alcohol Eats Away at Muscle Mass
If increasing muscle mass and getting in better shape is one of your goals then think twice before you go out for a night of heavy drinking. Calories add up fast as 12 ounces of beer equals 150 calories, 5 ounces of wine equals 100 calories, and 1.5-ounces of distilled spirits equals 100 calories.
Over the past few years I have come across various ideas that working out in the morning is better for you than at night and/or the other way around. The answer in my opinion is whenever you can make the time to work out and whatever can fit your schedule than make sure you make that time for fitness.
Don’t be fooled into thinking crash diets are effective– save yourself and know which diets to avoid!
Spend one day with Former US National Rowing Team Member Jack Nunn And Former U.S. Men’s Olympic Rowing Coach And Olympic Bronze Medalist John Nunn to maximize your skill and speed, endurance, and technique with rowing.
Published In The January 2015 Issue Of The Long Beach School News Roll Call And Written By Jack Nunn, Owner Of Roworx Indoor Rowing Classes At The Long Beach Rowing Association
Eugene Katchalov used to live a very unhealthy lifestyle. Being a professional poker player, he used to sit around a table for more than 10 hours a day eating nothing but unhealthy processed food and drinking alcohol. Things turned around, however, when he found out that he was being considered to play the lead role in the Ukrainian version of the reality TV show The Bachelor. In order to look good on TV, he knew he had to change his lifestyle.
“I realized it wasn’t going to look too good if I was overweight on the show, and I wanted to increase my chances (of being picked),” Katchalov said. “In the end, I didn’t get selected…but at the same time, I felt so good and I saw so much progress even in just three or four weeks that I really wanted to keep going.”
Eugene’s discipline is what makes him a winner at the poker tables. He would play for 12 hours a day, studying different techniques and would only stop when he was satisfied with the results of his training. Losing weight can be difficult for some people but it wasn’t for Eugene, who used his disciplined mind to dedicate himself thoroughly to his fitness goals. Sometimes, he’d ask his fellow professional poker buddies to make prop bets in order to keep himself inspired in his pursuit in losing weight.
In order to prepare for The Bachelor, Eugene included CrossFit in his daily regimen. He regularly underwent strength and conditioning programs consisting of gymnastics, weight training, and aerobic exercises. He spent hour-long classes at gyms, with the help of his trainer Lincon Rodrigues, and did high-intensity workouts followed by a period of individual stretches.
CrossFit gyms use equipment from several exercise disciplines, including pull-up bars, jump ropes, and dumbbells. The high-intensity workout is what helped Eugene quickly get in shape in just 14 months. In that period of time, he lost 63 pounds and has since then bulked up by 13 pounds.
“Now when I’m at the poker table, I feel like I have much more concentration, much more energy, and I just feel healthier and more mentally aware,” Katchalov said.
Eugene Katchalov is a member of the prestigious Team PokerStars — a group of professional poker players owned by Canadian Gaming Company Amaya Inc. Amaya Inc. used to own, InterCasino, one of the biggest UK-based companies that serves online poker, slots, and blackjack. Eugene’s latest big win was at the European Poker Tour in May 2, 2015 where he went home with $23,452.
Published In The January 2015 Issue Of The Long Beach School News Roll Call