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BCAAs: Anabolic or Just Catabolic for Your Wallet?

As Sports and Exercise Science graduate student researchers, group outings usually end in some passionate debate related to exercise or nutrition.  From “What’s the...

Leucine Increases IGF-1 in Muscle

The branched-chain amino acid L-Leucine appears to be the primary nutritional regulator of muscle protein synthesis via direct activation of the nutrient-sensitive mTORC1 signaling...

Eight Weeks of Fish Oils Reduces Muscle Damage

There are 2 classes of essential fatty acids, the omega six fatty acids (Ω-6) and omega three fatty acids (Ω-3). Increased consumption of EPA...

Japanese Knotweed: Ancient Secret and Source of Resveratrol

Since before recorded history, humans have used plants for food, medicines, shelter, clothing and dyes. Herbalism, the use of plants for medicinal purposes, has...

BCAAs: Maintain Lean Muscle Mass While on Cutting Dieting

BCAAs: (Branched-chain amino acids) supplementation has been shown to increase protein synthesis and decrease muscle protein breakdown. BCAA are a group of essential amino...

BCAA Diet – Maintain Lean Muscle Mass with BCAA Supplementation

14 Grams of BCAA’s Maintains Lean Muscle Mass while on A Cutting Dieting Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation has been shown to increase protein synthesis and decrease muscle...

Generation Iron: The Future is Now

When Vlad Yudin’s documentary Generation Iron released in theaters in September 2013, it enjoyed the biggest opening of a documentary that year in the...

Top 10 Exercise Myths… REVEALED!

#1 Cardio on an Empty Stomach is Best for Fat Loss For decades, trainers have recommended that clients do fasted cardio to enhance fat loss....

Timing Matters – Best Times to Take Whey Protein

Since the discovery and isolation of whey protein as a supplement used to develop  muscle, Gym Rats can’t seem to get enough in their supply. Everyone seems  to be scampering to get whey protein supplements. This is especially true among athletes  and bodybuilders trying to build muscle mass. Protein can be found in many common  foods, such...

Ask the Expert Q&A Charles Staley Strength and Conditioning Coach June...

Q: This might seem like a strange question, but on deadlifts, how slow/fast should I lower the bar? A: This is actually a great question,...

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Gym Mistake: Training Legs with Arms Blunts Arm Growth

Gym Mistake: Will training legs with arms hurt arm growth? Are you making a gym mistake? A few years ago, many books and magazines were recommending...

Train Like an Olympian: The Olympian Workout Body Shock Program

The Olympian Workout Body-Shock Program for Muscle and Strength Gains Most bodybuilders follow the same workout day in and day out. They have a routine...

10 Key Elements of Human Performance

Over the past thirty-plus years I have been in Private Practice (sounds better than “three decades”, doesn’t it…?) I have been seeing primarily, athletes....
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Generation Iron: The Future is Now

When Vlad Yudin’s documentary Generation Iron released in theaters in September 2013, it enjoyed the biggest opening of a documentary that year in the...
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Workout Beginners: Expecting So Much in So Little Time

Attention workout beginners: All of this does not happen after one week of training.  The actual time frame in which you can expect to...