Friday, February 28, 2014

On This Day In Strength History

Charles Vinci was born: 2-28-1933. He won gold medals at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American games. He received silver medals in the 1955 and 1958 world championships. He was the United States Senior National Champion from 1954 to 1956 and from 1958 to 1961.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Super Food: Pumpkin

Did you know pumpkin is a great post workout food? Well, a cup of pumpkin contains more potassium than a banana. Potassium helps restore electrolyte balance in the body after a hard workout. Pumpkin is also a rich source of beta-carotene that may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer including those of the lung, colon, bladder, cervical, breast, and skin. Pumpkin is a great low calorie source of fiber.

Nutrition Facts
(1 cup cooked, boiled, drained, without salt)

Calories 49
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrate 12 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Potassium 564 mg

Zinc 1 mg
Selenium .50 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Vitamin A 2650 IU
Vitamin E 3 mg


Keith Payne

Functional Strength Systems