Because of all the information on the Internet and in magazines to tell you how to get bigger and stronger, I’ve decided to share with you how to stay small and weak — that is what I see so many lifters do.
Some believe that fructose only replenishes liver glycogen and is unable to replenish muscle glycogen. Others believe that fructose is used first to replenish liver glycogen and then will replenish muscle glycogen. All we care about, for carb-loading use, are the visual results.
For several months, I’ve been doing Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program. In it, Jim talks about doing exercises for assistance that build muscle mass. He advocates doing several reps of dips and pull-ups every week. At one point, I believe he states we should do 50 dips a week weighted or 100 dips a week with just body weight. If memory serves, he advocates doing something similar with chin-ups or pull-ups.
As MMA fighters, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our game. We sharpen our skills, improve our conditioning, and increase our strength, all with the goal of being better warriors. However, many of us fail to take advantage of a very important key to success in the ring (or cage)—optimal nutrition.
Through the haze of misinformation clouding the supplement industry, strength athletes are often left wondering if anything will actually help them. Recently, a little known supplement has emerged that can do just that.
Football season has just ended and you’ve quickly realized that you’re only half the man you were in August. Losing 10–20 lbs during the football season is typical for most high school and small college athletes. But you’re not typical.
Justin is the owner of Troponin Nutrition. Justin’s writing has been featured in numerous publications, including Muscular Development and Ironman, and he’s successfully helped hundreds of athletes with their diet and nutritional programming.
Recently, I've seen the merits of drinking large amounts of water and it's effects on fat loss mentioned in many places. In one day, I saw it mentioned in Craig Ballantyne's blog, Lyle McDonald's bodyrecomposition.com forum, and in two newspaper articles.
One of the latest health crazes is oil. Many people take krill oil and coconut oil to promote healthy joints and fish oil to promote a healthy heart. But how effective are these oils and do they really promote healthy joints and a healthy heart?
A variety of methods are used to test protein quality. Different methods yield different ratings for the tested source. In other words, a particular food or supplement may score very high with one test but score lower on other tests.
I can’t tell you how many people have come into my office and told me that they absolutely can’t gain weight no matter what they do. They go on to tell me that they have tried everything imaginable and now they have just accepted the “fact” that they will be skinny little estrogen-filled boys for the rest of their lives.
No two people are alike. Enter “metabolic typing,” or what I like to call common sense. In the 1930s, by visiting different parts of the world, Weston Price discovered that there was a link between modern eating habits and the degree of chronic degenerative illness.