Anatomy of a deadlift

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

Steps to heavenly technique

Anatomy of a deadlift

Very few exercises stimulate growth like the deadlift does. As well as being one of the main exercises used as a benchmark of overall strength, the deadlift is relatively simple to execute and a big strength and mass builder! Unfortunately, it is also one of the exercises many people think they do correctly, but don’t.

The Cardio Comedown

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

The Cardio Comedown

It’s a fact. Looking good naked requires visible abs. Abs are man’s aphrodisiac, the center of your physique and one of the few muscles that chicks actually care about. That’s just the way it is. So, how do we get visible abs? One of the arguably most popular answers that come to mind is ‘cardio’ and that’s what I’m going to discuss in this article: the most effective cardio protocol for body recomposition.

The Dirt on Clean Eating by Alan Aragon

on Thursday, 17 January 2013.

The Dirt on Clean Eating by Alan Aragon
Everyone knows the difference between dirty and clean foods, so I don’t have to explain the obvious…or do I? My favorite response to questions about how to eat clean is, “Wash your food.” The biggest problem with discussing foods in these terms is that there’s no clear definition of clean or dirty. The difference might seem obvious, but a closer look shows that it’s far from clear-cut.

What type of cardio is right for me ?

on Monday, 04 February 2013.

What type of cardio is right for me ?

 

          Why is it that cardio is always the hot topic of fitness discussion and seems to be the fix all solution to burning fat? As we have all learned and we have written about in the past that cardio is not the fix all solution when it comes to body compositional changes anymore

Mental Imagery for Training

on Thursday, 14 February 2013.

by Chris and Eric Martinez

Mental Imagery for Training

“In sport, mental imagery is used primarily to help you get the best out of yourself in training and competition. The developing athletes who make the fastest progress and those who ultimately become their best make extensive use of mental imagery...

Anatomy of the shoulder press

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

Anatomy of the shoulder press

The press is another of those exercises that can be used to develop strength and musculature in a variety of muscles. Along with the bench press, the shoulder press should be part of any training programme geared towards increasing strength in the upper body.

ACL Tears

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

ACL Tears

ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which is one of the four major ligaments in the knee. Knowing this, an ACL tear is simply when this particular ligament has been torn...

Protein: how much and how often?

on Thursday, 07 February 2013.

Layne Norton, BS Biochemistry, PhD Nutritional Sciences

Protein: how much and how often?

...The question of protein quantity at a meal and frequency of protein consumption has been debated almost as often as total protein consumption.  Quite often we see the question, “what is the max level of protein that one can benefit from at a meal and how long often should I consume it?” 

Nutrient Timing Endures: Circadian Rhythm Protein Timing

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

Nutrient Timing Endures: Circadian Rhythm Protein Timing

When I started bodybuilding some 7 years ago, everyone I knew ate big breakfasts and 6 meals a day. It was also commonly accepted that carbs should be limited to the start of the day while ‘slow’ forms of energy should be consumed later in the day. Before bed, people said to take casein with some fat to prevent night time catabolism. I can’t even begin to recount how often I’ve eaten oatmeal with whey for breakfast and cottage cheese with flax seed before bed.

Booze and Brawn

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

What science says about the effect of alcohol on body composition, strength and exercise by Kelechi Opara

Booze and Brawn

Alcohol, like high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine, is one of the most misunderstood substances that many people regularly consume. Lots of people enjoy drinking and have questions about alcohol consumption and their weight management  goals. I'm often asked how much alcohol someone can get away with drinking before it starts interfering with their plans to get a six pack