Archives for: Body Composition

The Truth About Supplements

Tough Truths of Supplementation by Sol Orwell Examine.com Sometimes things are only amazing because they are new Usually, the first time a supplement is going to be used in a human trial the conditions of the trial are manipulated a bit to get a positive result. Now, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and it…Read More

Video: How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor

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Using a heart rate monitor is one of the most effective ways to get more out of your training, but too many people don’t really know how to use one properly. In this episode, you’ll see just how easy it is to use a heart rate monitor and we’ll show you step by step how…Watch Video

Sports Nutrition Roundtable

Sports nutrition is essential to all areas of performance, so this week we brought in special guests Kiefer, James Fitzgerald and Mark McLaughlin to give their thoughts on how athletes should be eating. If you want to get stronger, more explosive and improve your conditioning, you have to pay attention to your diet. Check out…Watch Video

Bigger Smaller Bigger with John Berardi

If you’ve ever wondered how some guys in MMA can drop a ton of weight before a fight in a short period of time, Dr. John Berardi’s new online book “Bigger Smaller Bigger” profiles exactly how it can be done. The best part…it’s completely free! I have to say I greatly respect the amount of…Read More

How to Lose Weight the Right Way

Stepping on a scale to make weight has been a part of combat sports almost as long as they’ve been around. In 2000, the United Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were put into effect and the modern era of nine weight classes was born. Since then, every competitive fighter has had to make the choice of which weight class to fight in.…Read More

Intermittent Fasting – FREE Review by Dr. John Berardi

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In the last year or two, there has been a growing interest in the topic of using Intermittent Fasting as part of nutritional strategies to drop fat. Personally, I’ve never tried it but I’ve read quite a bit about it and it seems like there’s a lot of people out there who have used this strategy successfully. When Dr. John Berardi sent me over his latest work, a FREE online book about his experiences using Intermittent Fasting, I immediately wanted to pass it along to everyone on the site. It’s a FANTASTIC read for anyone interested in learning more on the ins and outs of this unique nutritional strategy.…Read More

Research Review: Can Fish Oil Help Build Muscle?

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Omega-3 PUFAs Augment the Muscle Protein Anabolic Response to Hyperinsulinaemia-Hyperaminoacidaemia

Long-chain n-3 fatty acids, more commonly referred to as Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, are unsaturated fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body; intake of these “essential fatty acids” is vital for normal metabolism. In the last 20 years, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats (or PUFAs, for short) have been the subject of an abundance of research, mostly touting their many potential pathways for improving health.…Read More

50 Best Muscle & Strength Tips – FREE Download

Sean Hyson (see my interview with him here) put together this free ebook covering 50 tips for building muscle and strength that he’s picked up over the last few years as the Group Training Director for Muscle & Fitness and Men’s Fitness. In his position with the magazines, Sean has the rare opportunity to talk…Read More

Intensity Of Training

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Intensity, intensity, intensity…the higher the better! Higher intensity means faster results! If you’ve been paying attention to the world of performance training in recent years, it’s a safe bet that you’ve seen this mantra repeated ad nauseam in countless articles, discussion forums, books, etc. It’s actually becoming difficult these days to find a training related article that doesn’t involve some discussion of the purported benefits of high intensity training.…Read More