Whether you’re trying to avoid a heart attack or a stint of diarrhea you might want to heed the words of Dave and Brian about how you shouldn’t play around with your heart health.
“How do I make my own muscle-building diet?” is a complex question, and this article will take you through a complete step-by-step process. By the end, you’ll have a muscle-building nutrition program ready to go.
No aspect of physical culture is more rife with myth, misunderstanding, falsehoods, and fantasy than is the field of nutrition. There is a very good reason that there exists so much confusion to this day when it comes down to what to eat: money.
Even if you’re doing all the right things, sometimes the fat won’t come off. One possible explanation for this could be insulin resistance. If you are insulin-resistant, it might help to try some supplements. These are four I’ve used with success.
In the final part of the #BAMF Wrestler series, Steve “Kono” Konopka and I answer questions about post-match recovery, supplement suggestions, and refueling. Sleep, cryotherapy, contrast showers, foam rolling, vitamin C, beetroot powder, and protein powder are just a few things we suggest.
“If you snooze, you lose,” as the old adage goes — though it never tells us what we lose from that snooze. But it turns out if we don’t snooze, we lose a lot of health benefits. Seven to eight hours of sleep is best for the average person, but the quality counts, too.
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.
This article relies both on a bird’s eye-view of the scientific discipline itself, with some history to make sense of the information, and on the input of people who actually use this knowledge on a day-to-day basis.
Play your cards wisely. Once you use them, you can’t get them back.
Highly caffeinated pre-workout supplements are robbing people of their strength potential. You read that right.
You have questions, team elitefts has answers. Today’s topic: intra-workout supplementation.
Mike Mastell has helped me with my nutrition which varies by training days, off days, and event days. Here’s a detailed breakdown.
You’ve likely heard of this plant extract gaining traction in the supplement industry, but is there any science behind the hype?
Let’s discuss protein powders, fat burners and pre-workouts, and what specific things you should look out for.
When your progress slows and your body breaks down beyond repair, it’s time to reexamine your recovery and restoration protocol. Is it doing what it should?
Now that you’ve committed to this tiring, sometimes painful process, there are several things to remember to make this experience achievable.
Learn everything you need to know about business from Donald Trump, Tony Soprano, and David Allen.
Aging is inevitable. What are some ways to manage its unforgiving cycle?
Many of these stimulants and supplements claim to enhance performance during training to deliver more mental focus, energy, endurance, strength, and fat loss.
In Part 1 of this series, Scott focuses on the conflicting results of both acute experiments and training studies in regards to peri—workout RS.
Have you thought about what those stimulants you are ingesting really do?
Some nutrition and training gems from Justin that you may have forgotten.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any shortcuts and there isn’t any easy way.
It is important for a consumer to understand and be vigilant with current research when considering any supplement.
Fads and trends ebb and flow, but there are a few things that will always remain constant.
Each athlete is different, but there are several aspects that most competitive bodybuilders agree upon when it comes to diet and training practices.
I don’t try to spread it out, most supplements/vitamins are taken with my first meal of the day or my last meal of the day.
It’s something to be concerned with if you’re a competitive athlete because folks are obviously getting busted.
Holistic health. Why isn’t this realm of information mentioned on here among powerlifters and bodybuilders?
One of the longest standing controversies in the world of health, fitness, and athletic performance is whether or not one should take creatine.
This translates into being able to gain strength and lean mass more easily and perform at your highest levels.
I’ve been asked several times to document how I dieted down for this last (and hopefully last) transformation.
Extensive research has been done on soy and whey protein supplementation in conjunction with resistance training
Green tea has a host of powerful effects that make it very helpful for dieting.
There are many articles about gaining (quality) weight and its importance in performance in strength-related competitions.
I have a tough time bouncing back after making weight for MMA fights and powerlifting events. I have to work hard to get my weight down, but then I feel depleted by the time I need to compete. What is the best way to drop 5 lbs leading up to a weigh in?
I’ve been using the Dietary Fat Loading plan since the article was posted about a month ago, and I’ve seen a 10-lb drop in body fat based on a caliper test.
Do we need BCAA supplementation? The debate rages on. The following is an excerpt from Knowledge and Nonsense: The science of nutrition and exercise by Jamie Hale.
When I read that l-carnitine l-tartrate (LCLT) could help me burn fat, recover from exercise, favorably affect my hormone levels, and deliver more oxygen to my muscles, I was intrigued.
Do you want to sound smart at the water cooler in your office? Well, let me save you the 500-page read of the famous book, “Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill.”
We’re always on the lookout for the next ergogenic supplement, but only every so often does one catch our eye.