Hobart Swan

Background

Prior to joining Jyoto.info as a senior content editor, Hobart Swan produced health content for CBS Radio. He was also a health-content specialist at Healthwise, the nation’s largest patient-centered healthcare-information publisher.

Articles

  • 3 Work That Are Insanely Effective At Building Hams And Glutes

    Nothing makes your butt muscles shrink faster than sitting in a chair all day. If you want a backside that will power you in the gym and everywhere else, here's where to start!

  • Meg Squats' Quick Back Workout

    Don't have all morning or afternoon, but want to give some TLC to your back? Meg Squats has a short workout for you that'll give you a chance to fire up your lats and middle back muscles.

  • Abel Albonetti's Workout for Back Annihilation

    This 10-exercise workout targets every muscle in your back. But it's not for the faint of heart. See if you have what it takes. This one's gonna hurt.

  • Are Some Pre-Work Better For Women?

    Many pre-workout servings are calculated with large, muscular men in mind. Some supp makers create special formulas just for women but, in general, women would be well-served to start with less than a full serving of pre-workout and see how it feels.

  • Should I Buy Or Make My Pre-Workout Supplement?

    Unless you stick to some very basic formulas, your odds of creating an effective pre-workout—and doing it for less than what you’d pay over the counter—are not great. But there’s no law against it.

  • Can't I Just Have Coffee Or An Energy Drink Before A Workout?

    These will definitely give you a buzz, but there's more to a good workout than feeling the rush. Most good pre-workouts contain other ingredients that prepare your body to work hard and add new muscle.

  • Do Pre-Workout Supplements Work?

    Yes, but supplements are just one piece of the puzzle. You also need good nutrition, sleep, proper training, and a goal to shoot for. Get those all lined up and pre-workout can help you get there.

  • When Should I Take A Pre-Workout?

    It takes some time for the ingredients in your pre to get to your muscles. By taking the supplement 30-60 minutes before you hit the gym (not as you're pulling into the parking lot), you'll be good to go.

  • What If I'm Sensitive To Stimulants?

    Supplement makers understand that not everyone likes caffeine or other popular stimulants, and work hard to find alternatives to get people energized before their workout.

  • Can I Take Other Supplements If I Take Pre-Work?

    Yes, indeed. Just make sure the ingredients in your pre-workout—especially stimulants—don't show up in large doses in the other supps you take.

  • Are Pre-Work Safe?

    If you plan on taking a pre-workout, or any other supplement, you need to become a label-reader. Look for brands that have been tested by reputable third-party inspectors.

  • What Ingredients Are In High-Quality Pre-Work?

    Caffeine is the main active ingredient in most pre-workouts. Some may contain other ingredients that increase blood flow, increase endurance, or help stimulate muscle tissue.

  • The Complete Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements

    Pre-workout supps are typically designed to put a little kick in your step so you can make the most of your next trip to the gym. Find out what ingredients are in most pre-workouts, why they're in there, and how this popular supplement category helps you reach your fitness goals.

  • Who Should Or Shouldn't Take A Pre-Workout?

    The people who benefit the most from a pre-workout exercise with intensity. If you lift light weights and do a little cardio, you probably won't feel the effects.

  • How Can I Prevent Feeling Jittery After I Take A Pre-Workout?

    Caffeine is known for making people jittery, so try other kinds of pre-workouts. Having a small meal with your pre-workout can help, too.

  • What Is A Pre-Workout Supplement?

    When taken prior to an exercise session, the ingredients in pre-workouts will increase your energy, focus, pain tolerance, or force production by the time you hit the gym.

  • Abel Albonetti's Five-Alarm Hamstring Workout

    Everybody wants strong legs, but sometimes the hamstrings get lost amid the quad and glute exercises. With this workout, your hammies will be able to hold their own, and then some.

  • Are Protein Bars Good For You?

    Good protein bars are good for you; bad ones aren't. Buyer beware!

  • What Are The Benefits Of Dietary Protein?

    "Dietary protein" just means the protein you get from eating whole foods like beef, fish, soy, legumes, and nuts. Find out why getting most of your protein from food is a smart way to go.

  • Is Protein Powder Safe During Or After Pregnancy?

    For most people, protein powder has numerous benefits when it comes to bringing a child into the world.