What is the right way to workout?

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    Jul 16, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    I have started working out again on a more regular basis and have always wondered the following:

    1. Is it important to eat before working out? I don't eat before and take a work out supplement (Cellucor's No Xtreme NZero). I do eat once I get home from the gym (yogurt and whole wheat toast).

    2. When I do certain exercises (ex: dips and bench brenches), I do them slowly as I assume that gives your muscles more of a burn...I see others doing these types of exercises rather quickly. Is one better than the other or are there benefits to doing them fast versus slow?

    I just want to maximize my time effectively in the gym and if I need to be doing things differently to get better/faster results, I'm all up for that! I'm not looking to "beef" up but rather get toned.

    Thanks!

    Jose
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    Jul 16, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    1. IF you're eating properly (every 2-3 hours) then you'll naturally eat before and after your workout. Adjust the amount of food before/after to get the most benefit (experiment till you get it right).

    2. Lifting quickly works your fast-twitch muscle fibers, giving you explosive power and speed. Lifting slowly works your slow-twitch muscle fibers, giving you raw strength and bulk.

    Google fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers to get a more in depth knowledge. If you still play rugby, you probably need to work both.