How Much Protein Should I Consume?

Protein - Trainer MarceloMany athletes and exercisers are increasing their protein intake to help them both lose weight and build more muscle, but is that the right way to go? It makes sense that, since muscles are made of protein, eating more protein will help you build more muscle.

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Muscle Soreness and Treatment

Trainer MarceloIf you are a beginner to exercise, it is normal to get muscle soreness after working out. This soreness is called DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), but do not be alarmed, this soreness or discomfort will go away in 48 hours.

This discomfort occurs for different reasons. One reason could be because you never exercise, your muscles were sleeping and untrained. Continue Reading

What Are Good & Bad Carbs?

Nutrition - Trainer Marcelo

To burn the most at every workout you must prepare your body with good nutrients. Carbohydrates are preferred by the body as the main source of energy. There are two types of carbs, simple and complex.

Simple (bad): this type of carbohydrate has the tendency to increase your energy level for a short period of time and is usually high in empty calories (contains high amounts of sugar and little to no nutrients).

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Muscle Building Diet

Musclebuildingdiet-320x200Sick of trying to figure out exactly how to eat for optimal health AND physical performance?

By following these principles, you can expect to achieve…

  • Faster and easier fat loss
  • Lean muscle gains with less added body fat

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Adopting a Low Carb Diet

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Diets have appeared in many different forms, especially fad diets. Among the problems with these fad diets is that they leaving you feeling very hungry, can be unhealthy, and only work for a short period of time. Research has indicated that the most effective diets are those that can be adhered to over long periods of time. Continue Reading

Alcohol & Weight Loss

Trainer MarceloWhen trying to lose weight, it is highly recommended that you minimize the alcohol consumption. The reason is based in the fact that alcohol has a high concentration of unhealthy sugars and empty calories, as well as the knowledge that alcohol generally compromises your habits, which might make you eat the wrong foods if they are available. Continue Reading

A Simple Plan for Weight Loss

Marcelo VazquezThe math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Want to lose a pound a week? Then you need to consume 3500 calories less per week than you use. That’s about 500 calories a day. By cutting out 500 calories a day from your normal daily diet, while keeping your activity level the same, you can lose approximately one pound a week. Continue Reading

Healthy Snack “Pre-Workout #2” [Video]

Nutrition with Trainer MarceloIn this episode I will share one of my favorite pre-workout snacks. This snack will give you the energy you need to burn more calories per workout and lift more weights. It takes only a couple of minutes to make; it’s very nutritious and affordable.

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Top 3 Obstacle Courses in Atlanta Georgia [Video]

Ninja Warrior Trainer MarceloSince my tryout for the TV show American Ninja Warrior (ANW) on NBC, many people have asked me where to train for this type of event and how to apply. There are many places that have built obstacle courses similar to those seen on the show or seen on Spartan Races. Here I will share with you my top 3 places. Continue Reading