In this series of articles, we’re going to dive deep into creatine supplementation. In Part 1 (this article) we’re going to delve into what creatine is and what its function is biologically. Part 2 will cover the many benefits of creatine supplementation – it does more than just increase muscle mass and performance in the gym, and Part 3 will cover supplementation guidelines. We’ll talk about how much you need and when you need it.
This is the final part of a 3-part series on weight loss and aging. Part 1 talked about why weight loss is more difficult beyond 40 – metabolism slows down 5% per decade, lean muscle is lost, the hormonal landscape within the body is completely different, and all of the bad eating habits you picked up in your 20’s and 30’s start to catch up with you.
Part 2 discussed a few simple changes to your eating habits that can help overcome weight loss barriers. This article, Part 3, is about your exercise routine.
What follows are some general guidelines about how much you should be exercising, the kind of exercise you should be doing, and the exercise intensity you should strive for.
Adaptogens are a class of herbs known for their ability to boost the body’s tolerance to stress, fatigue, and sickness.
The role adaptogens play in increasing athletic performance, however, is less well known. In this article, we’re going to examine the scientific evidence surrounding some common adaptogens and their ability to improve athletic performance.
Core means “the central or most important part of something.”
With a definition like that, you know it’s something you should be paying attention to.
Here are 7 things you absolutely need to know about core training if you want to do it right.
It has been known for a long time that eating or drinking protein immediately after exercise tips the balance in favor of getting bigger and stronger.
A new area of research is looking at the effect ingesting protein before sleep has on lean muscle gains.
This article looks at the research directly looking at the effect of pre-sleep protein on young, healthy people.
Stress is often the hidden factor, lurking in the shadows, pulling the strings from beyond the veil that is preventing you from making any real progress when it comes to your weight loss goals.
In this article, we’ll go over how stress effects weight gain/loss. And we’ll cover some helpful ways to better manage stress that have worked for me in the past.
For years manufacturers and scientists have touted NO’s ability to boost exercise performance and increase energy. These two benefits have largely been thought to be the reason for the link between NO and lean muscle gains.
Scientists are now discovering a more direct link between NO and hypertrophy (i.e. muscle growth).