From a basic fundamental standpoint, when you force a muscle to contract against a heavy load, the fibers that make up the skeletal muscle undergo stress and tear— and the primary response is to, in turn, signal protein synthesis. On a slightly deeper level, this activation is controlled by a series of phosphorylation (turning on) of a protein called mechanistic target of rapamycin complex … better known as mTORC.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low ‘test levels’ - therapy can be prescribed in the way of patches, gels, injections, and pellets and some pills over the counter.
Over the last decade, researchers have elucidated the fact that in order to speed up one’s metabolic rate, you must eat, not diet. Researchers have also discovered how certain individual foods and combinations can increase your fat-burning potential. One individual macronutrient, namely protein, has been found to substantially raise the metabolic rate and promote fat loss.
Consumer Reports recently surveyed 15 Supplement Ingredients to Avoid. Possible risks include liver damage, heart attack and even cancer! Not only that, if you’re taking prescription medicine, it could interact in a dangerous way that may even lead to death! Of these supplements, one of the most popular is green tea extract.
According to a position paper by the International Society of Sports Nutrition, there is a plethora of evidence that shows that the acute consumption of caffeine can help both strength-power and endurance activities. And for you science geeks, the proof is in the hundreds of studies published on caffeine. However, there’s no need to review all of these studies. Here are seven reasons
The most recent study shows nutritional ketone salts can increase fat oxidation, but also impair high-intensity exercise performance. The study, conducted at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, suggests that sports nutrition supplements that contain high doses of ketones can hurt athletic performance gravely.
If you’re not into lifting heavy weights, forget about building muscle. You need to push heavy weights to promote the adaptive responses in your muscle. The more intense the training, the more response you get.
Most of us know that Omega-3 Fatty Acids are of very strong benefit to our hearts and circulatory system, but many of us lack the understanding of just how much these fatty fish supplements can improve the quality of your life, and in this case, the quality of your physique.
Taking some fish oil may help you achieve a six-pack faster, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity. In the study, participants were given either sunflower oil or DHA-rich fish oil. Research subjects were divided into exercisers and non-exercisers. The exercise group was instructed to exercise at 75 percent of their maximum heart rate for 45 minutes, three times a week.
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