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?
The Strongest Steroid: Trenbolone This drug has gained popularity in the fitness industry lately. This is mainly attributed to the memes surrounding this drug. The memes usually mention the fact that Trenbolone (Tren) is a very potent anabolic steroid. Does the science support this notion? First studied in 1967, Tren was being sold as a … Continue reading The Strongest Steroid: Trenbolone
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 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? 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? 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! 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!
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 water should I drink a day? Let me preface this by warning that these recommendations are for individuals who are healthy with good, heart, kidney, and liver function. With that out of the way, let us answer this common question. Current recommendations for women are that they consume at least 2.7 litres of … Continue reading How much water should I drink a day?