Carbs, Wearables and Top Fitness Trends

How Many Carbs Do You Need?

How Many Carbs
The Short Answer: It depends on your nutrient partitioning abilities. If you’re overweight carbs may tend to be stored as fat, if you’re lean and fit then you can need up to 6.6 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of bodyweight per day.

For the long answer duck over to T-Nation and read Nate Miyakes article.


Wearables and activity trackers are going to be the really big thing in 2015.

At the CES Cambridge Consultants demonstrated, Xelflex, their active motion sensors that can be integrated into clothing. Coming soon to a major sport brand near you.

Then there’s the endless stream of activity and sleep trackers coming on to the market.

The Peak Watch by Basis (owned by Intel) has a number of nice features. On the plus side; Good sleep tracking, automatically detects walking, running and biking, tracks heart rate, perspiration and skin temperature. On the minus side; no heart rate variability (great for monitoring recovery) and no data export.Peak by Basis

There is also the Reign Activity Tracker. On the plus side; looks good and has all the usual stuff including heart rate variability tracking. On the minus side; not sure it  does data export or that you can see the raw heart rate data.Reign Activity Tracker

But before I upgrade my Jawbone Up I’m waiting to see what the Apple watch can do!

Top Fitness Trends for 2015

1. Body Weight Training

2. High Intensity Interval Training

3. Certified and Experienced Fitness Professionals

4. Strength Training

5. Personal Training

Body weight training tops the list for 2015 but strength training is still hanging in there!

From the SMH

bodybuilderWeight Training is Better Than Running for the Waistline


Men over 40 over a 12 year period gain less flab if they weight trained compared to running.

The Telegraph, London via The SMH

And Another Way to Banish Belly Fat

Do you have a banana muffin with butter or a handful of almonds as your daily snack?

Both produce health benefits but the almonds are better. Full of healthy fats, protein and fibre.

Plus almonds reduce waist circumference and “belly bulge”!

From Yahoo Health

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