Musings on Training

The fitness industry is chock full of sports nutrition supplements promising anything from instant fat-loss to a product that will guide them towards max muscle gains or faster running times, all while increasing their mobility and flexibility! Do these promises pique your interest? In a culture that craves instant gratification, of course, the promise or even just the thought that a product can deliver better results than what you are seeing now, is cause to just try it!  

We know better than that, right? Results are not found in a magic pill, results are found by putting in the hard work — consistently. Nutritional supplements, however, are a credible and expansive vehicle to help you achieve the results you want, by turning your body into a better fat- and muscle-burning machine.

At Oh!mino, we have worked tirelessly to bring the leading sports nutrition to the forefront of the fitness industry. We have formulated our innovative product knowing it is the best on the market. Fuel your workout and experience real results first-hand. With us, we are not guaranteeing promises we cannot deliver on, yet, when you are putting in the work, you will feel the difference of our patented essential amino acid performance supplement.  

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Four Reasons You May Not Be Seeing Results

Movement and fitness are personal for everyone — some do for stress-relief and mental health, while others love testing out and seeing what their bodies can accomplish.

If, in your fitness journey, you are trying to lose weight and choose healthier lifestyle habits, yet you are not getting the results you want, take a step back and take a look at your regimen. This is an extremely difficult position to be in, but the beauty of your body is, with a little coaxing, it will eventually change — you may just have to be your own guinea pig!

Look beyond crossing T’s and dotting I’s.

There are so many fitness philosophies that encompass the space, that is may just involve you taking a pause and taking inventory of what you are doing. Even though you are taking a pre-, intra-, and post-workout while committing to your exercise routine five or six days a week, there are other variables that may be impacting your weight-loss success, let's take a deeper look into those factors.

Nutrition

Nutrition is a huge component to you seeing better results in the gym — food fuels us. If you have been flirting with a calorie-restricted diet, you may not be giving your body enough of what it needs. Not eating enough can throw your body into protection mode and signal, “Hey, I’m on the verge of starvation, I’d better store, store, store!” Not eating enough can actually make you gain weight as your body’s way of what it thinks is survival.

Now, pause. Is this you? Instead, keep a clean diet with an abundance of protein and veggies with a little bit of carbs in the mix, and avoid the processed junk. Eat more of the good stuff and tell your build to build instead of store.

Another great option is to sip on amino acids throughout the day, and our patented essential amino acid supplement is a wonderful way to implement this. When you have a constant influx of amino acids it gives your body what it needs to nourish and rebuild muscle and prevent muscle wasting.

Add more variety.

Professional athletes allow for cross-training in their routines because it produces better results. If you continually do the same type of exercise, not much will change. If you run five days a week, incorporate a few weight-lifting sessions, and similarly, if you are a bodybuilder add in a little metabolic conditioning. The fact of the matter is, our bodies need variety. Just like if you were to make the same dinner for one year straight, you would eventually tire of it.   

Consider changing things up every month or so — try a new class or take up a new sport.    

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Add more intensity.

Sometimes it is all about the effort put forth in your workout that makes an impact, so, if you are working out early in the morning or late at night, your energy levels could be the factor affecting your fitness progress. So, sweat a little harder and breathe a little deeper in your next workout.

A pre-workout such as our Oh!mino Muscle Synthesis Activator with caffeine is a great way to put a little extra pep in your step!  And unlike the other pre-workouts, Oh!mino doesn’t just help you with a great workout, it has been proven to activate muscle synthesis in your body.*

Overtraining

Overtraining is a real thing and this is how plateaus and injuries develop. While a good part of training is pushing limits to drive results, rest and recovery are equally just as important. Your body needs a chance to recoup after a strenuous workout — how else are your muscles going to repair themselves and get bigger? Signs of overtraining include:

  • Fatigue
  • Bad mood
  • Overly sore

Combat overtraining with rest and recovery. Even on your rest days, you can make them “active” by walking, hiking, or any leisurely movement.

Training is an important piece to your weight loss journey and there are some, albeit illogical, reasons you may not be seeing results including not fueling your body, a lack of variety and intensity, and overtraining.

As always, you know your body better than anyone, so if you have to tweak a few things here and there, it may be exactly what your body needs for better results.

You are putting in the hard work and you know that there is no short-cut to long-term weight-loss, but sometimes out fitness routines become, well, too routine! Make things interesting and swap out some old habits to power through your plateau.  

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At Oh!mino, we are here to support you in your weight loss journey to help fuel your body along the way. Try our optimized essential amino acids to promote muscle building and muscle recovery. We offer delicious caffeinated and stimulant-free powders, and vegan capsules for those who don’t enjoy premixes...and the vegan capsules are great to take before bedtime because sleep is the ultimate recovery aid for hard workouts. 

To find out more information about the variety of nutritional supplements we carry, connect with us today!

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