Do You Have Hyponatremia?

Do You Have Hyponatremia? Hyponatremia is a sodium deficiency typically caused by over hydration or excessive sweating and rehydration without electrolyte replenishment. It may also be caused by illnesses and medications (which I am not addressing in this post).   Why should you replenish electrolytes when […]

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Why Can’t I Loose Weight? part 2

In “Why Can’t I Loose Weight? part 1” I discussed the 4 big questions that should be addressed if you are struggling to loose weight, focussing on the first 2. 1. Are you exercising enough or doing the proper types of exercise and intensity? 2. […]

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Training for Athletic Performance

Training an athlete for performance can seem like a simple task to the layman gym rat. Go work out and you get better, right? But in reality it doesn’t really work that way. Well, it may for a little while, but after that someone that […]

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Is Fish Oil a Waste of Money?

A recent surge of studies has shown that fish oil supplements are not as useful as previously thought for preventing heart disease. So what’s the deal? Good or a waste of money? Well, that depends on what you are using it for. The effects of […]

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Nutritional Strategies for Gaining Muscle: Part 1- Protein

Nutritional Strategies for Gaining Muscle: Part 1- Protein The three most important factors determining muscle growth are genetics, workout volume/intensity, and nutrition. Supplements probably have the least impact in the long run. When you follow all of the correct guidelines, even the hardest gainers can […]

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The Whole Protein Powder Story

So what is the whole protein powder story? In short, eat a piece of chicken and take some branched chain amino acids. The Full story: Afters years of reading research about protein intake and muscle strength and hypertrophy I finally noticed something. They always test […]

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Don’t eat too much protein in one sitting: Myth or fact?

Overview Any one that has hung out in the gym for more than 5 minutes has probably heard that you can only absorb about 25 grams of protein in one meal. So is it true? I learned this in college, and have taken it as […]

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Minerals for hormone production

Are you getting all of the right minerals? Zinc and magnesium are two very important minerals for hormone production. As it turns out, most of those foods that we consider aphrodisiacs are actually high in one or both of these minerals. Oysters for example, are […]

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Are you taking OTC supplements?

Beware of your average over the counter sports supplement. Most are very sketchy. For instance, your average protein powder has less than half of the stated protein content. The rest of the powder comes from a variety of fillers used (intentionally) to offset the deficit. […]

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Don’t forget the good fats!

Don’t forget the good fats! Omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory fats and they are part of the basic building blocks for every cell. For these reasons they are helpful whether you goal is fitness, leaning down or putting on muscle. Together they will […]

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