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Test Prep

Test Prep

Exploring Alternative Technologies
Of Natural Testosterone Support


The importance of testosterone in a strength training program cannot be emphasized enough.  All the way from gains in lean muscle mass to reductions in body fat to enhanced strength, testosterone plays an essential role in facilitating training adaptations for athletes. There are several ways to support testosterone levels through nutrition, sleep and certain principles of training, but what happens when these things aren’t enough? Outside of injection of testosterone directly into the muscle (a uniquely poor cho...

Supplement Picks of the Experts: Testosterone Support

Supplement Picks of the Experts: Testosterone Support
Sports Nutrition Round Table: 

Supplement Experts Select the
Unrivaled 
Leaders in Key Bodybuilding Categories



Part Four: Testosterone Support

As we reach the fourth (and last) installment in our Expert Picks series, it’s time to salute the experts themselves, who worked long and hard evaluating the top contenders in the categories of greatest importance to bodybuilders, then ranking them in order of efficacy and value.  If you’d like to see the complete results of their research, be sure and Read full article

Don't Starve The Beast!

Don't Starve The Beast!

Key Supplemental Strategies
For Maintaining Muscle Gains
During Your Cutting Phase


Ah, Memorial Day! The end of spring and the official kick-off of summer. For most people, it’s a time to take the cover off the backyard grill, pop open a beverage, and salute the troops who defend our freedoms. For workout warriors, however, Memorial Day has an added import. It’s also the day the shirt comes off.

If you’ve been applying due diligence in your workout regimen (and eating to grow) since New Year’s Day, you should be seeing the fruits of all that labor today. If you’ve been following the detailed day-to-day regimen provided by ProSource bodybuilding experts Dwayne Jackson and Noah Bryant in Read full article

Carb Up For Growth!

Carb Up For Growth!

Elevating Insulin Response to
Create the Perfect Cellular
Environment for Growth
 
 
When people think of anabolic hormones, most of the time their minds jump to the big dogs in the endocrinology world. Testosterone and growth hormone are often the hormones that get the most attention in the media. What most people don’t realize is that insulin is also classified as an anabolic hormone, as it promotes the uptake and building of larger molecules and tissues.
 
People outside the bodybuilding field sometimes associate insulin with weight gain and excess body fat accumulation. (In fact, for people who don’t engage in intense exercise, elevated insulin levels may hinder the utilization of fat as fuel at time...

Supplement Picks Of The Experts: Fat-Loss Catalysts

Supplement Picks Of The Experts: Fat-Loss Catalysts

Sports Nutrition Round Table:

Supplement Experts Select the
Unrivaled 
Leaders in Key Bodybuilding Categories



Part Three: Fat-Loss Catalysts



Is there any supplement category more volatile and subject to change than the weight-loss category? The rate at which products (and manufacturers) come and go in this field seems to accelerate with each passing year.

There’s a simple reason for that, of course. Most of these short-lived products simply don’t work. They contain outdated, discredited agents or inadequate dosages of common compounds. In fact, a lot of them are mostly caffeine. And with fat-loss products, it doesn...

Supplements For Strength

Supplements For Strength

You Won’t Get Bigger
If You Don’t Get Stronger

Every bodybuilder has fond memories of the time when they first took up the sport. Or the time when they first got really serious about it.

In the beginning, if you’re doing it right, every trip to the gym is the athletic equivalent of opening a Christmas present. Every workout brings new and compelling refinements to your physique. Your body, unaccustomed to the rigors and stresses of super-intense exercise, responds by going into hypertrophy mode. Particularly if you’re young, six or eight or ten weeks of a comprehensive workout regimen can make a real difference in how you look. You get big.

Alas, those golden days and weeks d...

Supplement Picks of the Experts: Mass Builders

Supplement Picks of the Experts: Mass Builders

Sports Nutrition Round Table: 


Supplement Experts Select the
Unrivaled 
Leaders in Key Bodybuilding Categories



Part Two: Mass Builders




Those of you who have read Part One in this series know that we’ve brought together a panel of sports nutrition experts, each a well-credentialed and respected PhD in the field of sports supplement science, to participate in a round table discussion aimed at selecting the absolute BEST product available in four key supplement categories: Read full article

Jump Start Growth With The Power of Leucine

Jump Start Growth With The Power of Leucine

New Research Spotlights Leucine’s
Many Ergogenic Benefits for Bodybuilders

Every day, researchers are learning more about the unique capacity of leucine to function as a powerful catalyst for muscle support and growth, especially immediately post exercise. Its truly indispensable role in switching on anabolism makes it a supplemental must-have for bodybuilders looking to pack on lean mass. Let's take a closer look at the emergence of a super amino.

Amino acids are the major constituents of proteins and are generally described as the building blocks necessary for muscular...

Supplement Picks of the Experts: Premium Proteins

Supplement Picks of the Experts: Premium Proteins

Sports Nutrition Round Table:

Supplement Experts Select the Unrivaled Leaders in Key Bodybuilding Categories

Part One: Premium Proteins



When you go supplement shopping, do you find yourself asking, “What’s a fairly decent bodybuilding supplement that’s mostly interchangeable with other products of its kind?”

No? You’re looking for a clearly superior product? Us, too!

And yet, the vast majority of supplements within a particular category often contain the same ingredients (often formulated by the same anonymous commercial manufacturers) in roughly the same dosages and ratios. (We're talking about well-known ...

Finding What's Right For You InDiet, Supplementation, and Exercise

Finding What's Right For You InDiet, Supplementation, and Exercise

You may have followed the same diet program as a friend, but they lost dramatically more weight, or performed the same training program and they experienced substantially better outcomes. Sure this is frustrating, but it's actually not surprising as we begin to understand the importance of individual variability in response to various lifestyle behaviors such as food intake and exercise.

It's not all bad news either.  If you didn't respond positively to a specific diet, supplement, or exercise program it just means you don't have the right genetic make-up for that particular program, but you have a blueprint more suited to something else. It's just a matter of finding the right one, which requires self-experimenting.  

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