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 ...
If you are reading this article, then it is safe to assume that you have read
part one of this series. We are also going to assume that you followed the recommendations for supplementation, have regained momentum in your workouts, and now have your diet back under control. If this ...
Ok, so you didn't follow our article explaining how to stay fit over the holidays; as such, you have eaten one too many fruit cakes, drank way too much eggnog (with rum), and skipped the gym for a month. Amidst all of the festivities, overindulgences, and lack of training you ...
If I had to choose one supplement to have in my "bodybuilding toolbox" and nothing else, it would definitely be
protein. Let's face it, it is relatively affordable, it promotes anabolism, promotes fat-loss, it abolishes catabolism, and scientific research is finding more and more reasons to make it ...
The perennial problem for bodybuilders and other athletes is how to
gain impressive lean mass, while holding the line on body-fat. For most of us, "weight gain" is a fairly simple matter of increasing calories. But what good does that do if you wind up looking big and fat? The ...
Compared to the normal individual, athletes and weight-lifters (of all levels) have an increased need for protein. Unlike the average joe who spends gym-time looking at (or trying to find) his abs in the mirror, you are determined to
add lean tissue, get stronger and build bigger muscles. However, without ...
Dietary protein is the most important macronutrient in our diets, period.
That has been well established by scientific research. Dietary protein is essential for a wide variety of metabolic functions in our bodies, one of them being the repair and maintenance of muscle tissue. Every time we exercise, namely ...
Never before has a protein powder been such a hot topic in and around the gyms. Almost overnight,
NytroWhey Extreme has created such a stir, that many top ranked IFBB bodybuilders are already using it to refine their physiques. (Several of them have to keep that secret to themselves so ...
The Source of WPI's Ultra-Anabolic Power
Pure whey protein isolate contains the highest amounts of all the valuable micro-fractions in whey that grow more lean muscle mass faster than any other protein source. It has a higher concentration of beta-lacto-globulin, a rich source of
branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), l-isoleucine, l-leucine, ...
For many people, reducing caloric intake is a critical factor in their regimen. For most bodybuilders, however, consuming large quantities of calories on a daily basis is a key component to
significant growth. But it is essential to know the good calories from the bad, especially when your intake is ...
Speaking as someone who just spent three weeks in bed with the flu - coughing, sneezing, throat on fire, aching muscles and just plain miserable - I can tell you that missing my workouts only added insult to injury. And I thought I was doing all the right things ...
By Douglas S. Kalman MS, RD
A few years back, the respected newsman Dan Rather was mugged while walking down a street in New York City. In a weird chain of events, after the mugger obtained Dan's wallet, he looked him straight in the eye and asked, "What's the frequency ...
Regular resistance exercise leads to significant skeletal muscle
hypertrophy, which can occur through an increase in protein synthesis,
a decrease in protein degradation, or both. While stimulus (i.e.,
exercise) is important for muscle hypertrophy, nutrient availability
plays a critical factor regulating the degree of hypertrophy.
Obviously, the muscle's hormonal milieu ...
Proteins, along with carbohydrate and fat, make up the main energy-providing nutrients of the diet. Proteins are unique for many reasons - they contain nitrogen, and they provide amino acids that serve as building blocks for the formation of new proteins. But not all
dietary proteins are equal in ...
"Frankly, it's the most scientifically sound nutritional supplement formulation that I have seen in a long time."
Over the last 20 years, the nutritional supplement
industry has evolved from marketing of products with little scientific
evidence supporting the use to the development of high quality
functional products based on solid ...
Whey protein is derived from milk sources. It is high in
branched-chain amino acids, which makes protein an essential nutrient for
maintaining muscle mass. Whey protein has a high biological value, and supplies more usable grams of protein to the body for
muscle repair, as well as
enhancing the immune ...
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