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Creatine: One of The Safest Supplements Ever Studied

Aug 18 2017 0 Comments Tags: Creatine, Creatine Myths, How Does Creatine Work

Next to protein powder, creatine is one of the most studied supplements... ever. When it comes to supplements meant to enhance performance and exercise results, creatine monohydrate and creatine HCL are two of the most well-known supplements. Creatine (whether in monohydrate or hcl form), is simply a combination of three amino acids: arginine, glycine and methionine. Creatine is one of the most natural supplements you can take, and it is produced in small amounts naturally by the body. Creatine can also be found in different sources of high-protein foods, such as red meat or fish. However, to get a full efficacious dose...

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Training: Hypertrophy, Strength, Speed - The Science Behind Them

Aug 16 2017 0 Comments

Since the dawn of the barbell everyone in their brother has had advice for the new trainee. The gym can be an intimidating place and just because someone is “jacked” doesn’t mean you should listen to them. Genetics, supplements and steroids can all play a big role in some people's physiques.  And we must remember first and foremost we all respond to training in different ways due to a host of genetics and physiological reasons.  The program that works for you when you are 21 and trying to play a college sport is going to look radically different from the...

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When Should You Take BCAAs?

Aug 14 2017 0 Comments Tags: How Do BCAAs Work?, When To Take BCAAs

One of the most  popular types of supplements in the fitness industry are BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids). BCAAs can be taken in different forms such as powder or capsule and they are are staple intra-workout supplement of choice for those who are looking to for full gains and recovery in the gym. How Do BCAAs Work? BCAAs help to aid muscle repair by increasing protein synthesis by activating key enzymes after physical exercise. This adds to the protein metabolism and thus increases the amount of protein synthesis that occurs. The heightened rate of protein in the muscles helps to...

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How To Stay Motivated For The Gym

Aug 11 2017 0 Comments Tags: Gym Motivated, How To Stay Motivated

Gym Motivation: Why We Need It Many people go to the gym, some because they want to, some because they feel that they need to. What also differs is each individual's mindset. The gym can be a fearful place. A building full of judgement and perceptions of low self-esteem can compound against the right motivation. Our workout motivation can come from many places. We might want to get healthier and improve our potential lifespan, or it's very possible that all we want is to improve our appearance. Strength and overall fitness are the usual goals for many, and these are...

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The Importance of Water in Your Diet

Aug 10 2017 0 Comments Tags: Hydration, Importance of Water, Urine Colour, Water, Water and Skin Health

For some time now, health professionals have stressed the importance of integrating numerous glasses of water into your diet each day. According to these experts, drinking 8-10 glasses of water will generate benefits for your overall health. This sounds great, but you may wonder why drinking water is so essential. Well, the human body is made up of approximately 60% water, therefore, in order to maintain your health it is essential to fuel your body and provide it the hydration it needs. This percentage alone clearly indicates how important water truly is. How Much Water Should I Drink? The daily...

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