Does Working Out Reduce Varicose Veins In Legs? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 10


Protein, fish oil, varicose veins, pasta, and barefoot training

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering a question from a viewer who asked, does working out reduce varicose veins in legs?

Welcome to another #LLTV Q&A session, where I answer 5 of your questions on video, in 5 minutes.

Are you ready?

I’ll take that silence as a yes.

Lets do this.

Does Working Out Reduce Varicose Veins In Legs? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 10

Here are today’s questions:

  1. How much protein should you take a day?
  2. How much fish oil should you take a day?
  3. Do HIIT workouts like Insanity cause varicose veins?
  4. What are my thoughts on pasta?
  5. What are the physical benefits of barefoot training?

Keep reading to find out my answers to all of these questions.

Question #1:

How many grams of protein should you consume?

It really depends on many factors, including your fitness and activity level, your goals, and your body type.

What’s My Body Type?

If you’re working out at the gym or at home, I’d simply recommend you aim to consume at least one gram of protein per pound of body weight.

For example, if you weigh 175 pounds, aim to consume at least 175 grams of protein.

Remember, this is just a general recommendation.

You can find a more detailed calculation of how much protein to consume, here.

Lets move on to the next question.

Question #2:

I was wondering, how much fish oil should I take in a day? My bottle says to take one capsule per meal.

If you haven’t seen my post on the two best supplements to get lean and healthy, I shared that fish oil is one of my top two supplements that I take all year round.

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I typically take 1-2 teaspoons a fish oil per day.

Supplementing with fish oil has done wonders for my joints.

Since I go to gym and work out hard, it puts a lot of stress on my joints.

Fish oil can help reduce inflammation, and helps with faster muscle recovery, so I can properly recover before my next workout in the gym.

If you’re new to fish oil, I recommend you follow the package directions.

However, if you find you’re not feeling any difference, and you’re still feeling sore with achy joints, try to gradually increase the dosage a little bit.

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I covered more information on how much fish oil to take, here.

Question #3:

Do you know if high intensity interval training cardio styles, and high impact workouts, create varicose veins in legs? Or does working out reduce varicose veins in legs?

I’ve never heard that any type of workouts cause varicose veins in legs.

Does Working Out Reduce Varicose Veins In Legs? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 10

So what you heard is probably just a myth.

You also asked, does working out reduce varicose veins in legs, and if so,  what are the best exercises and workout styles.

Does Working Out Reduce Varicose Veins In Legs? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 10

I know headstands and handstands are a great exercise to reduce varicose veins because your legs are elevated, thus helping increase blood circulation.

However, any type of workouts that get your body moving, will help reduce varicose veins in legs.

It’s all about increasing circulation throughout your body, therefore workouts really help with that.

Pros And Cons Of HIIT Cardio

Bottom line is high intensity interval training workouts, or any other style of workouts, are not the primary cause of varicose veins in legs.

So don’t worry that.

Keep working out.

Question #4:

Next question from Melanie on Facebook: what are your thoughts about pasta? I tend to eat spaghetti and macaroni once a week with minced vegetables?

Well if you’re only consuming pasta once a week, by all means, go ahead and do it.

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If you want, you can call that your cheat meal, or whatever you want to call it.

Just don’t eat pasta every single day or even every second day.

Pasta is very high in carbohydrates, and that’s going to throw your insulin levels all over the place.

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If you’re not familiar with your insulin, insulin is a hormone in your body that is often referred to as the fat storing hormone.

Therefore you really need to control your insulin levels to maintain your weight or lose fat.

Question #5:

I have seen guys lifting barefoot or with Vibrams, Are there any physical benefits to wearing them, or is it personal preference?

I love lifting barefoot because it feels more minimalistic and primal.

In other words, walking around barefoot is more in the way our bodies were meant to be.

So when I’m doing barbell deadlifts, barbell back squats, or any kind of heavy compound movements that incorporate my legs, I often go barefoot as much as possible.

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Give it a try.

You’ll notice that you’ll get stronger feet, and you’ll hit your calves a lot harder.

Plus, you will feel a lot more tension than if you’re lifting in really soft cushioned sneakers.

So if you haven’t tried barefoot training yet, give it a try and let me know what you think.


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That’s another #LLTV Q&A session

I’m going to cut it off right there.

This was #LLTV Q&A episode 10.

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Question For You:

  • Do you struggle with varicose veins?
  • If so, what do you do to reduce varicose veins in your legs?

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