Variable resistance training (VRT) refers to resistance training with elastic bands or chains attached to a barbell, mostly in the squat, bench press, and deadlift exercises. It is referred to as VRT because the resistance changes throughout the movement, increasing … continue reading
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HMB: Stacking With Creatine For Greater Gains
HMB makes a solid addition to any athlete’s training regimen and supplement stack. For example, research has shown when HMB is combined with creatine, the ergogenic benefits, as compared with what could otherwise be achieved by either compound independently, are … continue reading
EAAs: The Amino Acids That Must Be Consumed Through Diet or Supplementation.
The nine essential amino acid are Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, and Histidine. These are considered “essential” because the body cannot manufacture them and must be obtained through the diet or supplementation.
High Protein Diets: Are They Detrimental To Bone Health?
At one point in time scientists believed that high protein diets increased calcium excretion and thus negatively affected bone health. More recent research suggests otherwise. Net stores of bone calcium are not affected by high protein diets and can actually … continue reading
Multi-Vitamins: Why Athletes May Need More Micronutrients
It has been hypothesized that athletes have an increased requirement for vitamins and minerals because of the increased energy expenditure and excess muscle damage that occurs during training or competition. A good multi-vitamin can help athletes meet this increased
MCTs: The Fat That Acts More Like A Carbohydrate
Medium chain triglycerides are shorter in length than long-chain fatty acids, such as vegetable oils. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, they bypass the digestion process that longer chain fatty acids go through and thus, provide a quick source of energy … continue reading
ClusterDextrin®: A superior carbohydrate for superior performance
ClusterDextrin® is a low glycemic, highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD), which has a high molecular weight and ultra-low osmolality. These properties of HBCD makes it highly soluble and promotes fast gastric emptying, virtually eliminating any gastric distress often associated with … continue reading
Leucine: Why it is Considered the “Main” Amino Acid
Leucine is one of the essential branched chain amino acids (BCAA). By itself it can stimulate muscle protein synthesis; the process responsible for muscle growth and recovery. This is why it is often referred to as the “main” amino acid.
The One Supplement That Can Increase Number of Reps Performed By 52%
L-Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that is converted into L-Arginine in the kidneys after supplementation. Supplementing with 6 grams of L-Citrulline daily has been shown to spike N.O. production, enhance blood flow to working muscles, delay fatigue, increase overall … continue reading
Energy Production: The 3 Systems Used by the Body to Make ATP
The three system used for energy production (ATP) in the body are the phosphagen system, glycolysis, and the oxidative system. The phosphagen system provides energy for activities lasting 0-6 seconds.G Glycolysis produces energy for activities lasting 6 seconds to 3 … continue reading