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.

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 muscle soreness be reduced with BCAA’s?

If you lift weights, or if you plan to lift weights, then you should familiar with the soreness experienced the day (or days) following a good workout.  Sometimes its just a moderate amount of discomfort.  Other times you may have trouble sitting on the toilet for a couple days because of the muscle soreness after…

Lifting weights burns more fat than cardio

When people talk about losing weight or burning fight they almost immediately follow that up with “I’m going to start running” or “I forgot to hit the treadmill”.  Every time I hear this it makes me cringe a little.  For individuals that don’t know much about exercise or the science of the body, I guess…

How to increase insulin sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin resistance is one of the trademarks of type 2 Diabetes. Every person with type 2 diabetes should be making an effort to increase their insulin sensitivity at all costs because it will reduce the amount of insulin the body depends on to maintain your blood sugar.
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Activate muscle growth by increasing time under tension

If you follow any bodybuilding circles you may have heard the term time under tension at one time or another. If this term is new to you then it’s very simple to understand. Time under tension (TUT) refers to the amount of time your muscles are being activated during the concentric (the act of lifting) and eccentric (the motion of releasing) motions of an exercise