If you ask most educated people what the primary function of dietary carbohydrate (aka carbs) is, they will tell you energy. And they would be correct; carbs provide an important source of fuel. But that's not all they do. To truly understand how ingesting carbs affects your health and well-being ...
Most people tend to live by the mantra, "you get what you pay for." This is certainly the case when it comes to protein supplements, where a little bit of "caveat emptor" (buyer beware) is essential in ensuring you get real value for your money.
There is no doubt that ...
Protein. It is easily the most important ingredient to any athlete that continually stresses their body in the pursuit of more muscle. What are the differences? What should you look for? This nutrient's popularity and the technology that has gone into its development have created a double-edged sword. Go back ...
Increase Calorie Burning Efficiency and Control
Appetite by Boosting Your Protein Intake
The balance between the amount of calories you are eating and the number of calories you are burning is a key factor which dictates your ability to lose weight, maintain optimum weight, and improve your body composition. While ...
Results of short-term acute studies have indicated that timing of protein supplementation has an important effect on the
Studies generally show that a fast digesting protein like whey is important to consume before and after training.
However slower digesting protein supplements like casein have not been studied as ...
A New Bio-Active Fat-Burning Protein
Here we go again. Another year to dream big about your ideal physique.
The question is, are you just going to dream again, only to endure
disappointment as January turns into June and nothing much has changed?
Or is 2009 going to be the year ...
It's no secret that
protein is the single most important macronutrient in the muscle-building equation. Therefore, the first and foremost product on any
bodybuilders supplement list should be an ultra
high quality protein formulation.
Even better, is a precise regimen of specialized proteins to address
the specific and varying biological ...
Pack on Pounds of Solid Muscle with These 6 Quick Mass Gain Tips You Can Use Today
Have you been trying to add
serious mass to your frame ... and failing miserably? You're not alone.
Gaining size has been a common problem for guys since the days Charles Atlas promised ...
Can't find any spare moments to train? Here's how to pack a
week's worth of workouts into Saturday and Sunday, while still having
time for rest and relaxation.
You've seen them before, the
articles touting workouts that get you out of the gym in 45 minutes,
sometimes even 30 minutes, ...
Whey contains a unique collection of bioactive components ideal for elite and recreational athletes. Literally hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted on this perfect protein for active people. One of the positive outcomes of ingesting whey protein is improved body composition. Training-induced improvements in body composition are coordinated by ...
bodybuilder or strength athlete today puts you at an extreme advantage over those who were on an equal quest for size in days gone by. Instead of relying on crude protein concoctions and severe overeating to gain mass, like they did in the old days, we now have ...
It is common knowledge to the vast majority that the time we leave our
home dictates the time we arrive at work, and the time we start heating
food dictates the time it will be cooked. However, it is not common
knowledge that the timing of nutrients entering the blood ...
Because you've picked up this year's Buyer's Guide, I already know two things about you. First, you're not some pencil-neck who goes to the gym decked out in spandex, wearing a watch that takes your heart rate as you "glisten" with moisture on a hamster wheel, all the while pretending ...
For years, researchers and bodybuilders alike have argued the relative merits of
different kinds of protein. But now, for the first time, there's mounting scientific evidence that favors one type of protein over others. This distinction is of vital importance for athletes, because when it comes to resistance exercise (such ...
Late this past summer, you may have noticed the price of your favorite
protein products increased - in some cases significantly.
Unfortunately, manufacturers and retailers of
are caught up in a worst-case scenario in which greatly elevated
production costs and decreased profit margins are wreaking havoc on the ...
Being a writer/photographer for several publications and websites, I
find myself checking into so many hotels that I mix up my room numbers
from one place to the next. As a competitive bodybuilder this not only
puts stress onto the training regime but also onto the dietary needs of
The Underappreciated Role of Proteins in Human Health
Did you know that:
The anabolic effects of resistance exercise are amplified by amino acids or protein.
Higher protein/lower carbohydrate diet favorably affects body mass and composition independent of energy intake ("metabolic advantage").
High protein intake plays a key role in weight ...
Reproduced, with permission, from Muscular Development
"Performance enhancement is not against the
spirit of sport; it is the spirit of sport. To choose to be better is
to be human. Athletes should be given this choice."
--J Savulescu et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2004;38:666-670.
Bodybuilding Supplements, Insulin, Amino ...
This is the third and final article in our
New Year's Resolution Series. Assuming that you have taken the advice from the previous two articles (
#1. Take Control, #2. Maximize Anabolism), have been training hard and eating sensibly, then you should be seeing some pretty dramatic improvements in your ...
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