Blood Tests on a steroid Cycle.

Blood Test Protocol on Cycle. Blood work is essential if your intention is to utilise steroids safely. I split blood tests into two separate groups, those who are doing a normal cycle with a PCT and those who are blasting and cruising. Normal Cycle + PCT: Pre-cycle bloods will give you a hormonal baseline (necessary … Continue reading Blood Tests on a steroid Cycle.

Artificial Sweeteners and your Mental Health

Artificial Sweeteners and your Mental Health In the previous article we had just learnt that coffee might be protective of one’s mental health. What was interesting to researchers, however, is how the positive effect was negated when artificial sweeteners were added to the coffee. In a large study conducted over a decade, it was found … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners and your Mental Health

Does Coffee affect for your mental health?

Does Coffee affect for your mental health? Have you ever wondered if coffee has an impact on your mental well-being, whether it be negative or positive? Science seems to suggest that coffee might have a positive impact on one’s mental health. I must stress the word ‘might’ as these studies are mostly correlative and we … Continue reading Does Coffee affect for your mental health?

Is Vinegar Healthy?

Is Vinegar Healthy? Everyone has heard about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, but do those benefits extend to other Vinegars? In this article we will discuss the health benefits of a condiment that is surprisingly good for you, unlike most condiments, Vinegar. Vinegar is an anti-glycaemic agent. This means it decreases your blood … Continue reading Is Vinegar Healthy?

Does Alcohol cause weight gain?

Does Alcohol cause weight gain? When someone starts a diet, it appears that not only is sugar cut out but alcohol is also, generally, cut out also. The reason for this is that individuals will state it inhibits weight loss. Is there science behind these claims or is it a myth? For those who regularly … Continue reading Does Alcohol cause weight gain?

Cheque Drops (Mibolerone)

Cheque Drops (Mibolerone) Known to many but used by a few, what is it about this oral 19-nor derivative that gave it so much hype back in the day? First developed in 1963 strictly for veterinary purposes, Cheque Drops were used to disrupt the normal menstrual cycle in female dogs to prevent them from going … Continue reading Cheque Drops (Mibolerone)

Asthma drugs for fat loss – Albuterol/Salbutamol

Asthma drugs for fat loss – Albuterol/Salbutamol Yes, you read that correctly. Drugs commonly inhaled by asthmatics are also used in weight loss. To those more familiar with the underworld of bodybuilding you might think this is an article about the almighty ‘Clen’ (Clenbuterol) but that will be expanded upon in a different article. This … Continue reading Asthma drugs for fat loss – Albuterol/Salbutamol

Everything you need to know about Anadrol

Everything you need to know about Anadrol. Multiple people claim that Anadrol (Also known as oxymetholone, Anapolon or Anaps) is one of the strongest oral anabolic steroids on the black market. It is said to be a mixture of Dianabol and Superdrol giving the individual both strength and muscle size. Let us see what the … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Anadrol

Is Creatine Vegan?

Is Creatine Vegan? For those vegans looking to gain an edge in sport and fitness, you may have come across the popular legal supplement, Creatine. Creatine is only obtained from meat. This leads a vegan, naturally, to question whether or not this supplement is in fact vegan. The answer to this question is simple, most … Continue reading Is Creatine Vegan?

Water can make you stronger!

Water can make you stronger! The title may seem a bit odd since water does not contain any specific muscle building nutrients, but more and more studies are being published highlighting the importance of hydration is strength performance. Let us see what the science says. Research shows that a body weight loss of just 2% … Continue reading Water can make you stronger!

How often should you lift weights for muscle growth?

How often should you lift weights for muscle growth? Most anaerobic training programs suggest 3 times per week is adequate. Is this a scientific estimate? What does the science say? Training frequency will be used here as a term for the number of training sessions per week. When looking through the literature around training frequency, … Continue reading How often should you lift weights for muscle growth?

How to warmup before training

How to warmup before training Warming up before performing physical activity has been drilled into out minds since we started physical education. We would do a slow jog around the field and then perform static stretching afterwards. Was this the correct way to warmup? How should you warmup? Although it is considered essential to many … Continue reading How to warmup before training

Are you training hard enough?

Are you training hard enough? It is one thing to go to the gym and it is another thing to push yourself in the gym. Anecdotally from what I have seen in the gym, most individuals do not push themselves hard enough or are trying too hard. How to you make sure you are training … Continue reading Are you training hard enough?

How many Sets and Reps should I do to gain muscle?

How many Sets and Reps should I do to gain muscle? One of the more confusing aspects of weight training comes in the layout of a training program (i.e., the sets, reps/repetitions, and exercise choice). To more seasoned individuals this might not be an issue, but for those who are new or are looking to … Continue reading How many Sets and Reps should I do to gain muscle?

How to increase testosterone levels with weight training!

How to increase testosterone levels with weight training! Testosterone plays a role in supporting protein synthesis and in preventing breakdown by catabolic hormones. There have been multiple studies on resistance (weight) training and its influence on testosterone in men. Results of these studies demonstrate a short rise in total testosterone levels. Studies in women have … Continue reading How to increase testosterone levels with weight training!

Green Tea for Fat loss

Green Tea for Fat loss As I have alluded to in my previous article on green tea, besides the enormous range of health benefits, green tea has a lot of research on its ability to aid in fat loss. Let us delve into the research and come to our own conclusions. Green tea is the … Continue reading Green Tea for Fat loss

Overtraining – Immune System Suppression

Overtraining – Immune System Suppression During this pandemic one of the most researched topics must be how one can improve their immune system to prevent themselves from attracting any unwanted pathogen. Whilst it is known that exercise and training are great for the immune system, it is not commonly known that overtraining can impact the … Continue reading Overtraining – Immune System Suppression

Overtraining – What is Periodization and How to use it

Overtraining – What is Periodization and How to use it Overtraining is common amongst individuals new to a certain type of sport/exercise regime. New individuals become very motivated in the beginning and, perhaps, become too diligent. How do you prevent yourself from overtraining? The key is training periodization. Periodization is essentially a concept one uses … Continue reading Overtraining – What is Periodization and How to use it

How much should you exercise per week?

How much should you exercise per week? Whenever it comes to something that requires effort, everyone wants to know how much of it is enough to confer positive effects. I will lay out the results from various studies investigating different durations of exercise a week and it is up to you to decide which duration … Continue reading How much should you exercise per week?

Improve your memory with exercise!

Improve your memory with exercise! “A life without memories is not much of a life.” It is well known that as you age your memory is going to go with it, at least to some extent. Some accept it and others try their best to stave it off. If you are like the others, then … Continue reading Improve your memory with exercise!