Amino acids have long been touted by the fitness and bodybuilding communities for their muscle building benefits. From ultra-bulk protein powders to lean mass-promoting snack bars, there’s no shortage of products available for those seeking a muscle boost. However, protein’s popularity has also meant that less attention has been paid to researching its potentially negative… Continue reading Love Your Protein Shake? Science Says Protein Variety is Better for Your Health
Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies
Diabetes mellitus is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. A research group led by Professor Wataru Ogawa at the Kobe Univ. Graduate School of Medicine revealed that elevation of blood sugar levels leads to muscle atrophy and that two proteins, WWP1 and KLF15, play key roles in this phenomenon. These… Continue reading Diabetes and Muscle Loss – How it Happens: Study
Can you gain muscle by lifting lighter weights for lots of repetitions? Yes, you can. Will you get as strong as you might by lifting heavier weights? No. Of course, strength and conditioning coaches, power lifters, athletes, strength enthusiasts and just about anyone who can think already knew that. Even the pretty people in the… Continue reading Podcast: Why Your Brain Wants You To Train Heavy!
For a long time, women thought weight training was for men or athletes or “someone else.” Not anymore. We’ve learned that strength training has so many benefits for women that we simply can’t pretend it ISN’T for them! Join me as I explore 7 common questions I’ve gotten over the last 2+ decades from… Continue reading Podcast: 7 Questions Women Ask About Strength Training
Protein. With fat, carbohydrate and water, a macronutrient you (quite literally) can’t live without. But the question I get a lot (really a lot!) is “how much?” It’s an important question that has had a lot of confusion built around it, mostly by the weight loss/muscle gain scammers in the fitness industry. Whether you are… Continue reading A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake
Hands down, creatine is the king of supplements for those interested in bodybuilding or physique development. It’s high on the list for those who want to improve strength and power, as well as those whose interests lie in the sports performance realm. Why? The simplest answer is because it actually works. No supplement on the… Continue reading The Real Scoop on Creatine