Recently I was talking with my five children about their workouts and the need to have both an aerobic and resistance (bands, weights or gravity) components to their fitness programs. They all compete in sports and a few would be called “gym rats.” They already know that exercise is vital for everyone but especially for athletes who want to compete. So the conversation started with bored glances in my direction. This was just dad telling them something they already knew.
So I changed course and tried a new approach to interest them. “How would you like to gain more muscle and strength without having to work out harder or longer,” I asked them. “In fact,” I said,”90% of your competitors don’t know about this and you can gain an edge on them every time you workout.” I went on to explain the importance of supplementing their diet with a good protein source immediately following their workouts. My daughter took the bait and asked me to tell her more. (Continue Reading…)