More Nutrition Questions

October 28th, 2013 by wean No comments »

Q: Is there anything I can do to have more energy in the gym? I’m often tired by the time I get there after work.

A: Yes there is! This isn’t an uncommon problem, which is why pre-workout supplements were created.  Without going into detail, these supplements are designed to help you focus and have more energy in the gym.  You can learn more about pre-workout supplements at http://www.bestpreworkoutsupplements.net

Q: If I’m stuck at work, what can I have for a healthy snack

A: I was just talking about this with a friend the other day, and the best solution we came up with was to have a stash of protein bars at your office.  You can easily eat while you work in just a few minutes and get a few hundred solid calories.  As an added bonus you get 10-20 grams of protein per bar. Again, you can learn more at http://www.bestproteinbarshq.com

Keep the questions coming!

Fitness Questions!

June 17th, 2013 by wean No comments »

Recently I’ve received a flood of fitness related questions from readers wanting to improve their results from working out, Awesome!  I’m going to do my best to clear up the 2 most common questions.

Is there a difference between the cheap and expensive protein powder?

This is a great question because supplements can be very expensive.  However, just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean that it’s a good product.  At the same time being cheap doesn’t make a product bad.  What you really want to do is look at what’s inside the protein powder and see if it has what you’re looking for.

Ideally there will be a high purity of protein (<90%) and minimal or no added sugars or carbs.  I’ve found a really easy way for you to do this, this site has a table of the different cheap protein powder  supplements that you can sort by price.  Then you can look at the overall rating to find the best rated product for the best price, kind of a shortcut.

How much creatine should I take? The label seems to recommend a lot.

This is another good question.  The thing with creatine is that you have a loading phase and a maintenance phase.  During the first few weeks you take a higher than normal creatine dosage in order to saturate your muscles with creatine.  The best creatine for you will be the one with pure creatine monohydrate so you can take the exact dosage you want.

Training on an Injury

December 5th, 2012 by wean No comments »

Q: I hurt my hip flexor during training, if I keep training am I at risk of serious injury?

A:  The reason that hip flexor injuries are so devastating are because it takes a LONG time to heal bad ones, because of how we use them.

Hip Flexor pain can cause more problems in your life than you first might think. We have all experienced the annoyance of having to hop around on a sprained ankle, but having an injured hip flexor is even worse.

Hip Flexor Pain – Consequences

The first thing you will notice when you have Hip Flexor pain is that it will hurt very often. Anytime you use your Hip Flexor you will most likely feel the pain, and you use the Hip Flexor in just about everything you do: walking, sitting, moving, climbing etc.

It can become very frustrating when everything you do activates your pain, and this can be mentally fatiguing on even the strongest people. What this means is that you need to put extra effort into staying positive when you have Hip Flexor pain. Realize that it is better to spend your energy getting better than dwelling on what you are currently feeling and eventually the Hip Flexor pain will pass.

Some supplementary Roth IRA Info

September 28th, 2012 by wean No comments »

You probably have saw the new Roth IRA Rules, if not go this post prior to continuing to read the rest of this article: rules for Roth IRA. Ever wondered if you should contribute to your Roth IRA as opposed to your own Conventional IRA account? Whilst a precise solution is very difficult to explain, there are some simple things you should be able to observe that will assist provide you with a less fuzzy outline of the situation so you can make a great monetary choice.

  • Look at your correct tax bracket first. If you’re making a large amount this tax year you’ll be in a high taxes segment, and for Roth IRA deposit you’ll have to spend a great deal in taxes. Alternatively, with the Conventional IRA you’d not need to pay as much in fees until you are much older as well as may possibly fall into a lower earnings bracket
  • Second, if you make a contribution to your Roth IRA you have to pay out state taxes too if your state requires it. In the event you stopped working somewhere without state fees you would benefit a lot more through holding more inside your Traditional accounts.

Figuring out Your Roth IRA Deposit Limit

It is really simple to become overwhelmed because of the Roth IRA Contribution Restrictions in 2012, especially when you may not use a Roth IRA to start with. Without having an IRA, it may be very difficult to be aware of all of the phrases as well as the concepts that are routinely used in the rules. Thankfully, it’s simpler than ever to begin a Roth IRA savings account today. To create an IRA you’ve two alternatives, you can open it in person at a good investment banking institution or even do it on the net. If you opt to do it on the net it’s going to be less difficult and more hassle-free later on to keep up your own accounts. When creating an ira just head to any major broker such as Scottrade or Zecco and register for an account. There will be comprehensive guides about opening a Roth IRA specifically. Be sure that you look into various broker agents so that you will get the cheapest fees each year, when you devote a small amount of effort before hand you’ll be able to save many dollars sometime soon.

 

How Do I Get Rid Of Scar Tissue?

September 7th, 2012 by wean No comments »

If you have had a bad injury in the past you probably have scar tissue in some amount or another.  Your body makes scar tissue as a defense to extreme trauma to lessen further damage.  It can produce it faster than healthy tissue so it is used as a place holder.  However, this tissue doesn’t always get fully replaced, the cure for this is using medical massage therapy.

Medical massage therapy incorporates a variety of techniques to work on the scar tissue.  It only has to be applied at the site of the scar tissue, which should be easy to identify.  Each session a small amount of the tissue will be broken down and absorbed through the blood stream to be disposed of.  Over several sessions you can reduce the scar tissue significantly or even completely eliminate it in some cases.  Just go to a massage therapist and explain the problem and they’ll know what to do.

What is the best Investment I can make?

September 6th, 2012 by wean No comments »

A tricky thing for a lot of people is to invest their money smartly when their lives are busy with other things.  Luckily, there are a few options that are good still.

Recommendation #1: Roth IRA

The best option for anyone starting out on their personal investment trail is to get a Roth IRA.   There are numerous benefits of having a Roth IRA, mainly the flexibility that comes along with it.  Most importantly is that any gains you make, you can withdraw them tax free once you reach 59.5 years of age.  The only downside is that you can usually only contribute 5-6000 dollars a year, sometimes less, depending on your Roth IRA contribution limits.  If you want to learn more about using a Roth IRA effectively for this year specifically you can check out your 2012 Roth IRA Contribution Limits

Recommendation #2: Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are the safe bet.  They won’t make you rich, but they don’t require a lot of attention and they are very low risk.  If you’re looking for a way to protect and slowly grow your money mutual funds are the best idea.  Mutual funds, as the name suggests, are a collection of funds on the stock market.  What this does is it gives you a very diverse stock portfolio, which is why it is low risk.  Even if one individual stock is really volatile, having such a wide variety of stocks protects you from high variance.

How did you make a site?

September 6th, 2012 by wean No comments »

The first question we got was how did you make this site?  In the past creating a site was really complicated, but over time it has gotten simpler.

First – Get a domain name.  You can go to any domain registrar and get one.  We recommend namecheap.

Second – Get good Hosting.  We were able to get a great deal to get our first month of hosting free.

Third – Get a good theme and install wordpress.  Instead of hiring a designer you can get a free or cheap theme that looks really good.

Fourth – Write! That’s all there is to it.

What is This Site About?

September 6th, 2012 by wean No comments »

The question for this post is in the title, like in every post to come.  This site isn’t about anything in particular, we just want to help people.  To do this we want to answer any questions you have.  If you have any that need answering just email them to questions@weanswer.ca and we will answer them.