Post workout nutrition: Here’s what science says

The Norwegian School and Sport Sciences published new research this year testing the importance of post exercise carbohydrate and protein consumption. It’s always good to stay up to date with the current science behind nutrition because it is constantly changing. When it comes to exercise nutrition, you should constantly be looking for research that validates how you currently train and eat.

Lift weights? Here’s how much protein you should consume

Protein is absolutely essential in building muscle. When you start lifting weights your entire goal is to build muscle and burn fat. People don’t always understand how important and impactful the right diet will have on the results they are seeking.

Eating small meals does not increase metabolism

There has been this myth propagating throughout the internet that eating small, frequent meals throughout the day boosts your metabolism. When you don’t understand how the body works, it might make logical sense.

I want to lose weight: Where do I start?

According to the National Institute of Health, 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight or obese and 1 out of 3 is obese. This is a crazy high number that people should really take note of. With numbers this high this means that a good majority of people who read this article will have a significant amount of weight they need to lose. If you search for ways to lose weight on the internet, the amount of results is pretty staggering.

Take caffeine to boost your workouts

Taking caffeine before a workout may seem counter intuitive to some, but science says otherwise. When you hit the gym, the benefit you see at the end of the session will often times be determined by the level of effort you exert during the workout (I say often because nutrition also plays a huge factor). Spending 45 minutes in the gym doing crappy workout takes the same amount of time to do a great workout. How you fuel yourself will ultimately determine if you spent that 45 minutes wisely or should have just stayed in bed. If caffeine is something you should take before a workout, what is it going to do and how much should you take?

Does resistance training increase fat loss?

Most people are aware that resistance training provides an increase in muscle tissue and strength. This type of training also provides other benefits including weight loss, improved mobility and balance, increased bone density, and decreased risk of disease and injury. While much of this is common knowledge, how do we know that much of this is…

Can you build muscle while dieting?

People often fear that while they begin reducing the amount of calories they eat, they will lose muscle along with fat. This may be false according to science.

Fasted cardio isn’t your best friend

Bodybuilders and other fitness enthusiasts are always looking for better ways to target and burn fat.  Fasted cardio is one of those things that is constantly discussed.  The first article that comes up when you search for fasted cardio is one from bodybuilding.com.  Written by a self identified “expert”, she goes on throughout the article…