FORT MYERS, Fla. – The winter project of Team Sano reported to Twins camp on Sunday, the cumulative effort of a nutritionist and a football trainer and a yoga instructor and a batting coach and yes, the big third baseman himself, all amalgamated into the noticeably slimmer but still intimidating chassis of Miguel Sano. The long-rumored but now self-evident conditioning commitment made an immediate impression on his teammates, who streamed past Sano's locker to welcome him back. But if Twins feel like celebrating Sano's makeover — "The new Sano," the man himself declared — be forewarned: Celebrating has already complicated this comeback story line. "I feel great," Sano said more than once, but Twins manager Rocco Baldelli later revealed a caveat in that affirmation. Sano might not be able to take part fully when Baldelli conducts the team's first full-squad workout Monday, the reported fallout from a raucous celebration following his hometown winter league team's … [Read more...] about Slightly smaller Miguel Sano aiming for big gains with Twins this year
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Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Growing up, Liem Pham was bullied for being a skinny guy. Though the 19-year-old college student from California was always an athlete (a swimmer, to be specific), Pham was never quite able to build up the muscle he thought his 6-foot frame deserved. Until, that is, he discovered the weight room — and packed on more than 35 pounds of muscle. “I was always called ‘skinny’ and ‘Mr. Skeleton’ and stuff like that,” the biotech student told MensHealth.com. “I didn’t mind it at first, but it slowly wore on me.” Like many teenagers trying to impress their classmates, Pham started hitting the gym. But without knowing what to do for muscle growth, he squandered his time on workouts that weren’t quite working, performing endless rounds of calisthenics, situps, and bodyweight movements without any real routine. He knew this wasn’t enough, especially after cruising YouTube for workout … [Read more...] about He Was Teased for Being Skinny — So He Gained 35 Lbs. of Muscle
YOU'RE eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio, and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued?Perhaps it's your genes, rather than your lack of gusto on the treadmill, that holds the answer.Chances are you'll have heard someone blame their slow metabolism for their weight-loss struggles at some point. The general idea is that if you've been blessed with an overactive or fast one, you can eat more, work out less, and still maintain a svelte figure.But what exactly is the mythical 'M' word, how does it work, and can it really be the reason why some people find it harder to lose weight than others? We asked some experts to weigh in...:: The metabolism in a nutshellYour metabolism isn't a single organ. It's actually an umbrella term that's used to describe lots of different metabolic … [Read more...] about Is your slow metabolism actually the reason you struggle to lose weight?
Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/could-your-slow-metabolism-be-the-real-reason-why-you-cant-shift-that-weight-gain-37445429.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37445423.ece/cec3f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-23_lif_45118320_I2.JPG Email You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? Perhaps … [Read more...] about Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain?
Jay T. Maryniak has gotten used to the stares. They come whenever he does what looks like a plea for Instagram attention, grabbing a loaded barbell, lying on the floor, then standing and hoisting the barbell overhead with one arm. “It doesn’t bug me,” he says.That’s because Maryniak, a certified trainer (NASM-CPT, CES), knows what he’s doing. He’s venturing into the world of unilateral training. Unilateral exercises engage primarily one side of your body to move resistance. That’s a changeup from classics such as pushups, deadlifts, and military presses. Those moves make you use your body symmetrically, muscles on both the left and right sides holding similar responsibilities. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Unilateral-training concepts have been around since the late 1800s. Circus strongmen like Eugen Sandow performed the bent press, which had you lift a heavy weight to your right shoulder, bend to the left, and straighten your … [Read more...] about This Unilateral Workout Will Give You Full-Body Gains