In this plan, you’ll consume 25 grams of whey protein and three grams of the amino acid leucine several times per day. This will turn on a powerful metabolic system in your muscles that will promote muscle protein synthesis (i.e., mTOR pathway).
Mediterranean people have a relatively low rate of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other misfortunes that plague other countries. This has led many to conclude that the traditional Mediterranean diet is the answer to the question, "What is the best diet for weight loss?".
Here’s an overview of how to manage your macros for one of the other most important meals of the day – pre-workout.
Hollywood actors going on extreme muscle-building plans to gain muscle for action roles is nothing new. Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Chris Hemsworth and Robert DeNiro are just some of the names who have bulked up, or leaned out, to get in character and look the part on the big screen. Recently, Bradley Cooper added his name to the list when he packed on nearly 40 pounds of muscle to transform himself from everyman to Navy SEAL to play the part of Chris Kyle in American Sniper.
“I couldn’t tell you how many calories I eat in a day. I’ve found out over the years for me, what matters more, is my intensity in the gym not how strict I am with the diet. I focus more on how hard I’m going at the gym and less on what I’m eating.”
What’s the best diet, training and supplementation plan for losing fat faster than a celebrity can confess to his or her latest transgression? OK, maybe it doesn’t work as fast as a contrived tear-filled bullsh@# confession, but there are scientifically valid ways to approach this problem.
Cycling carb intake (carb-cycling) is a nutritional technique that promotes fat loss without decreasing performance. Carb-cycling refers to training when glycogen-depleted to improve fatty acid oxidation (burning fat calories for energy), and increasing mitochondria.
Packing on muscle is not just about what you do in the gym; it requires staunch attention to nutrition, as well. Both the types and quantity of nutrients that you consume will have a profound effect on your muscular gains.
An antioxidant supplement containing propionyl-carnitine, arginine, and niacin (EAC) improved the effectiveness of Viagra in 68 percent of men suffering from erection problems.
In the last few years, “detox” diets – both long-term and short-term – have become all the rage among fad dieters. In fact, they've become so popular that some people in the fitness have even started to embrace them – people who are generally in the know when it comes to proper nutrition. But are all these diets, drinks, pills and powders all they're cracked up to be?