Tag Archives: muscle

what makes muscles grow?

Muscles are the body’s health engines. Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass that can affect people in their 30s and beyond. The main symptoms of sarcopenia are decreased muscle mass and strength. As a result, other symptoms and … Continue reading

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the perfect protein shake for breakfast and post-workout (after intense exercise)

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A high-quality protein shake should includes the following ingredients:

– Essential Amino Acids (whey protein isolate, free-range eggs/egg-whites or hempseed protein)
– Essential Fatty Acids (flaxseed oil, Udo’s oil or fish oil)
– Essential Vitamins & Minerals; Antioxidants; and Phytonutrients (fruit and vegetables and/or a greens food blend)
– Complex Carbs and Additional Fibre (oatmeal and wheat germ) *optional

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fish oil supplementation: boost your metabolism by 400 calories a day

Type “fish oil supplementation” into the world’s largest database (www.pubmed.com), and you’ll find more than 4,158 scientific studies. The results of most of these studies are clear: fish-oil supplementation is a must for nearly everyone. Fish-oil supplements have been shown to have … Continue reading

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mastering a repetition: the 3 parts of a movement and the 3 types of strengths

When we train our muscles under resistance by performing repetitions of individual movements patterns consecutively, there is more than one type of strength we are striving to develop. There is concentric strength, isometric strength, and eccentric strength. To master the repetition, we … Continue reading

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who should and who shouldn’t perform cardio in the morning on an empty stomach?

Based on my six years of experience as a professional trainer and nutrition coach; and in the professional option of fitness & nutrition expert Dr. John Berardi, morning cardio performed on an empty stomach is incredibly effective for fat loss … Continue reading

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analyzing your posture: the soft-eye-scan, t-shirt test, and wall test

How’s your posture? Good? Bad? What does an ideal posture looks like? How would you describe it? The next time you’re in front of a full-length mirror, perform the following soft-eye scan and reference tests to identify your postural default … Continue reading

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Protein Prejudice by John Berardi

There are so many conflicting views out there regarding dietary protein intake. How much protein do we need? Do athletes need more protein than sedentary people?  Here is an article you can trust. This article will change the way you think about protein forever and for the better!

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