Want to lose fat? Then, count your calories and burn off more than you consume. This mantra has been repeated so many times throughout the past several decades that this simple mathematical equation has spun off into numerous diet programs, meal plans, calorie-counting apps and even devices you wear that estimate how many calories you are burning.
A lot of research has been done in the area of creatine supplementation. The vast majority of this research has looked at the effect of creatine on strength and muscle size or hypertrophy. This means subjects are given creatine while performing weight training.
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
Sports nutrition leader Optimum Nutrition (“ON”), the makers of the world’s most popular whey protein products, today announced the release of Gold Standard Gainer™ to help support weight gain, muscle building and recovery.
The fitness industry is filled with hundreds of different sport supplements all claiming to be the best on the market – and promising you that, if you take their supplements, you will achieve your goal of becoming stronger, faster, bigger, or leaner. But which one do YOU want to be? Do you want to be stronger? Faster? Bigger and leaner?
Research has shown that some of these supplements can play an important role in helping people lose and/or maintain weight after fat loss. These supplements generally fall within one of five categories: meal replacements, thermogenics, fat metabolizers, fat blockers and appetite suppressants. So which are worth your hard-earned money? Read on.
It is true that a “ketogenic diet” can be very effective at burning fat, dropping weight and even improving blood lipids in obese test subjects, but is it really useful for bodybuilding? Furthermore, would it be prudent to supplement your diet with liquid ketones or ketogenic, medium-chain triglycerides? To answer this, we will have to go into more detailed phy
There are three BCAAs found in the body: leucine, isoleucine and valine. Supplementation with BCAAs is widespread, mainly because of the apparent ability of BCAAs to increase muscle growth. The trouble is that all three BCAAs do not promote muscle growth equally. In fact, leucine is by far the most potent stimulator of muscle growth, while isoleucine and valine come in a very distant second and third place, respectively.
We all know how important the pump is – it’s one of the biggest factors that separates a killer workout from an average one. If you’ve been missing out, here are five supplements that can help you “blow up” for your next workout.
Balanced hormones, a strong immune system, adequate sleep and a focused brain are all key components to improving muscle size and strength and decreasing body fat. . Here are four supplements you should consider adding to your existing arsenal to help you reach those goals.