Protein to Build Muscles

Core Contour wants to be your partner in reaching your fitness and weight loss goals. We know from experience that the Lagree Fitness workout gives tangible results over time. You will see the results in your waistline and the line of your hips, but it takes time, effort, and dedication. You’ll want to take group fitness classes on a regular basis and take your training seriously. Transforming your body and life takes dedication and we are here to back you up in your efforts. We all know that eating right is a big part of the transformation and one key factor in this is eating enough protein. Muscle is made of protein and your body needs it to build muscle. Protein is also metabolized more slowly than simple carbohydrates so eating protein is a good way to keep coal in the furnace so you don’t get hungry and eat food that sabotages your efforts.  Here are a few of our favorite high-protein snacks.
  • Cottage Cheese. We love this snack with some tabasco sauce  to give it some zip.
  • Hard boiled eggs are a protein powerhouses.
  • High Protein Oatmeal. Protein plus fiber, what could be better!
  • Banana with peanut butter. We love the indulgent feel we get when we smear peanut butter on a banana and take a bite- and repeat!
How much protein you need is a subject of debate but most people agree that within 30 minutes after your workout is the best time to eat protein for muscle recovery.We will continue the list in our next blog.

Treadmill Vs. Lagree Method

 

Treadmill

Lagree M3 Megaformer

Cardiovascular workout Cardiovascular workout + more fat burning
Repetitive Motion Wide range of motions
Casues excess wear and tear over time Lessens repetitive stress on joints
No accomodation for injuries Limitless amount of excercises to accomodate injuries
Lower Body Work Out Total Body Stimulation + Core + Balance
Heart Rate Peaks Heart Rate consistently increases through out the workout higher + hits percentile faster + stay in the zone longer

Why Runner’s Need Lagree Fitness

Athlete or not, the Lagree Fitness Method is ideal for all who want to get strong and toned. For runners in particular, the method’s emphasis on gluteal and hamstring training combined with core conditioning and cardio, can serve as the perfect way to improve running time and prevent injury. Below is a review of a fellow Lagree studio written by runner and writer on Suzlyfe.com

 

Some important benefits Lagree has for runners and other athletes include:

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  • Flexibility and Range of Motion Improvements
    • Resistance Help to Gently Increase ROM and Flexibility
  • Freedom of Movement + Resistance = Instability which Means that You Get all the Little Guys Recruited!
  • Concentric and Eccentric Muscle Contractions Help to Build Strength Without Using Excessive Weight
  • Dynamic and Isometric Exercises also Contribute to Strength Gains!
  • High Reps Lead to Major Endurance Gains!
  • **Major Emphasis on Core and Glute Activation and Engagement**
 

Most importantly, is that the Lagree Method efficiently combines all elements of physical fitness SIMULTANEOUSLY, all without impacting the joints.

 

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Stationary Bike vs. Megaformer M3

How does the Megaformer deliver a cardiovascular workout while improving total body composition? Watch the video below to compare the cardio benefits of the popular stationary bike vs. the Megaformer M3.

Stationary Bike

M3 Megaformer
Cardiovascular workout Cardiovascular workout + increased fat burning
Repetitive Motion Wide range of motions
Casues excess wear and tear over time Lessens repetitive stress on joints
No accomodation for injuries Limitless amount of excercises to accomodate injuries
Lower Body Work Out Total Body Stimulation + Core + Balance
Heart Rate Peaks Heart Rate consistently increases through out the workout higher + hits percentile faster + stay in the zone longer

Elliptical vs. Lagree Method

If we were to sum up the Lagree Fitness method on the Megaformer, we would say that it’s the perfect fusion of strength training, cardio, and flexibility training. Below, we show you how the Megaformer M3 compares to the popular Elliptical cardio machine.    

Elliptical 

Lagree M3 Megaformer

Cardiovascular workout Cardiovascular workout + increased fat burning
Repetitive Motion Wide range of motions
Casues excess wear and tear over time Lessens repetitive stress on joints
No accomodation for injuries Limitless amount of excercises to accomodate injuries
Lower Body Work Out Total Body Stimulation + Core + Balance
Heart Rate Peaks Heart Rate consistently increases through out the workout higher + hits percentile faster + stay in the zone longer

Pilates vs. Lagree Fitness

IMGL0315aSebastien Lagree was seeing many of his clients combine his Pilates class with an additional workout on the treadmill machine. His clients felt that they were missing the element of sweat, cardio, as well as the results that accompany a high-intensity workout. This didn’t satisfy Sebastien. (more…)

Pilates vs. Lagree Fitness

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Welcome to Core Contour! If you are new to Lagree Fitness and accustomed to Pilates Reformer classes, we would like to distinguishes some differences so you know what to expect from your Core Contour class.

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Why Should You Train Your Glutes?

Glutes_Final-1 Admit it, who doesn’t love a nice butt. However there is so much more to the glutes than a hot booty. Throughout history humans have admired and adored the buttocks, even as far back and ancient Greece. The glutes are a collection of muscles that combine to extend, abduct and rotate the leg. In addition they stabilize the trunk as a connection between the upper and lower torsos, and assist in maintaining an erect posture. They are composed of the Gluteus Maximus (GM), Gluteus Medius (Gmed), and Gluteus Minimus (Gmin). It is hypothesized that during the evolution from apes to humans, the gluteal muscles were an integral part of this, by allowing a transition to an upright posture and facilitating the ability to run long distances. (more…)