Achieve Your Best Ever Physique in 2012


We’re going to help you plan out your number one resolution this New Year’s – Get shredded! Yeah, sure tons of people say they’re going to do it, but only few actually achieve it. We’re about to break down the most common pitfalls and, more specifically what you need to do to avoid them so you can achieve your best ever physique in 2012.

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FIGHTING BACK AGAINST FAT


Eating a high-fat meal decreases artery dilation between 2 and 6 hours later. Researchers wanted to know if hitting the gym about 2 hours after a high-fat meal could alter these results. Their findings, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, show that you can turn some poor food choices around to some extent.

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ARE TASTES BUDS FAT-SENSITIVE?


Are Tastes Buds Fat-Sensitive?The tongue can sense 5 distinct types of tastes: Bitter, sour, salty, sweet and umami, which is described as savory, but not necessarily fat. Now a study published in the Journal of Lipid Research pinpoints a human receptor that is believed to help humans taste fat. It’s a gene known as CD36, and people who have a certain variant are more sensitive to fat than others – as much as 8 times more sensitive. In addition, scientists found the more fat you consume the less fat sensitive you become. So, to achieve the same level of satisfaction, you have to consume increasing amounts of fat.

True Strength Moment: Although this research might explain why some people favor fatty foods more than others, active adults who are committed to maintaining a lean, fit physique have been known to resist all kinds of temptations, from a sweet tooth to fast food. It’s all a matter of setting priorities.

Vitamin C For Fighting Fatigue



Vitamin C For Fighting Fatigue?
According to the Nutrition Journal, consuming caffeine isn’t the only way to stay alert and energized at the office. To test the fatigue fighting effects of vitamin C, researchers had 141 healthy volunteers, aged 20 to 49, supplement with 10 grams of vitamin C which was delivered intravenously. Compared to a control group, the vitamin helped reduce fatigue and the effect lasted for an entire day.

Whole Grains Fight Visceral Fat


Visceral fat surrounds your internal organs and has the potential to be a bigger long-term health issue than the subcutaneous fat found under your skin. What can you do about reducing this unseen fat? A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests switching to whole grains. Researchers found that people who consumed several servings of whole grains each day while limiting refined grain consumption to less than one serving experienced a 10% reduction in visceral fat. Continue reading Whole Grains Fight Visceral Fat

Adding Resistance to Cardio Day


Adding Resistance To Cardio DayA weighted vest can add an entirely new dimension to your cardio day, and a study recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research offers some tips on how to get the most out of this simple device. Scientists has 8 male subjects wear the vest during waking hours (except while exercising) 3 days a week for 3 weeks. Compared to a control group, the program helped them run just a little faster with slightly improved agility. Because the results were so minor, researchers recommended using a weighted vest equal to between 5% and 10% of your body weight during half of your training activities for 3 to 4 weeks.

True Strength Moment: The use recommendation for this study makes weighted vests sound like a tailor made complement to team sports pre-season conditioning efforts. The added weight might be very well-suited to skills drills, plyometrics and calisthenics, but a weighted vest would only get in your way during resistance training.

THE COST OF QUALITY


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As an active adult who understands the value of whey protein for exercise recovery, we’re sure you’ve noticed price increases over the last few years. Like the fluctuations you’ve seen in gasoline’s cost per gallon, and what’s currently happening with eggs and sugar at the grocery store, whey protein is a commodity. Its price is determined by the available supply of raw materials and consumer demand for the finished product. There are many factors involved, and ON wants to make you aware of the economic forces influencing the cost of your favorite whey protein.
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The Ultimate Bulking Guide


Just to summarize. To build mass effectively we must:

1. Consume an excess of total calories.
2. Increase Anabolic hormones and decrease catabolic hormones.
3. Increase Protein and nutrient turnover.
4. Work on increasing the number of motor units recruited within muscle tissue.
5. Volumize the cells within muscle tissue.

We will put these in a logical order for you to work through and get your Bulking Guide clear out

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF FIBER


Dietary fiber has been shown to support satiety and weight loss efforts. Now a new study published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health suggests that consuming high-fiber foods throughout the day can help support overall health and well-being. Researchers speculate that dietary fiber may play a role in reducing cholesterol, attenuating blood glucose, promoting calcium bioavailability and supporting both digestive and immune system health.

True Strength Moment: Fiber is found in fruits and vegetables including nuts, beans and whole grains. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Most Americans fall far short of the recommended 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day. If you’re included in this group, gradually increase your intake over time and make an effort to spread fiber consumption out over several meals.

The Best Time For Training


Incredible news for bodybuilders and hardcore athletes! Recent research suggests that training in the evening may be more effective when it comes to building muscle, increasing strength and reducing body fat when compared to morning sessions. This theory is based on the basic physiology of how your body is regulated and functions throughout the day. During the course of a regular day, your body transitions between periods of positive nitrogen balance and negative nitrogen balance where it’s either building up muscle, breaking it down or somewhere in between. To add to this, your metabolic rate also changes throughout the day, which can impact things such as protein metabolism, caloric expenditure, muscle cell recovery and glycogen replenishment after a workout. Several third-party researchers believe that the evening may be prime time to take advantage of these key physiological factors if you want to get the most out of your training.

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Platinum Muscle Construction – ON’s HydroBuilder


What gets done in the weight room doesn’t build lean mass. It’s the completeness of your routine that counts. Start recovering and rebuilding strength, power and size with ON’s advanced all-in-one muscle builder. Platinum Hydrobuilder is built on a foundation of staged-delivery proteins – from fast Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates & Hydrolyzed Egg Albumen to slower Micellar Casein. It’s enhanced with CreaPep nutrient delivery peptides, BetaPower Natural Betaine and Micronized Creapure Creatine. There’s over 13.5 grams of Essential Amino Acids, but only 180 calories per serving. For the ultimate comprehensive muscle constructor, build with the best: Platinum Hydrobuilder by ON.

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TIPS FOR LASTING WEIGHT LOSS


A resolution to lose weight is fairly common right after the new year begins. Unfortunately, only about 20% of dieters are successful in keeping lost weight off for a year or longer. Dr. Jessica Bartfield of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital offers these tips for long-term success. They were originally published online at Healthday.com

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Supplement Stacking Guide For Optimal Muscle Growth


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Mapping out exactly what you need to do and defining your goals in this game is a critical step towards success. This practice is integral to progress in bodybuilding and in life. It is also a must when it comes to dictating what supplements are right for you and your very specific needs. Want to get ridiculously jacked? Want to get shredded to the bone? Looking to hold onto maximal lean mass while dumping bodyfat? Prepping for a bodybuilding contest or powerlifting meet? Knowing what it is you want out of your specific protocol at any given time will go a long way toward dictating the components of your personal Animal stack core.

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Cardio For Fat Loss: High Intensity Interval Training Cardio Vs Low Intensity Steady State Cardio


As we have all learned and I have written about in the past that cardio is not the fix all solution when it comes to body compositional changes anymore. New times have rolled in and we have tons of research studies proving that weight lifting is far more superior for fat loss and body compositional changes. But, even though we have these new findings, people still don’t get it and people still want to sit on the bikes reading magazines about Kim Kardashian’s divorce for hours and hours.

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Fitness and Nutritional Calculators – With The Compliments of MuscleTech


 Protein Calculator

Protein is essential to your progress in the gym and vital to your muscle recovery. The macronutrient helps build and maintain…

 Activity Calculator

Activity Calculator

To be successful at any musclebuilding plan that includes increased muscle growth and strength, you must…

 BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of many screening tools that can be used to assess an individual’s…

Water Calculator

Use the water calculator below to determine your suggested daily water intake based on your weight and activity level. Read More >

Calorie Calculator

Use the Calorie Calculator to help determine recommended caloric intake. Read More >

BMR Calculator

Use the BMR Calculator to assess your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Read More >

Perfect Meal Timing For Optimal Growth


Many of you are consistent with your muscle building practices. Your training is on point, your supplement program is sound and you eat all of the right foods including good amounts of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. But what if you could be better? What if you could tweak your diet to make even more significant gains?

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Protein: The Basics, How to Use it for Optimal Results


Protein is one of the three major, or macro, nutrients. Unlike carbohydrates and fats (the other two types of macronutrents), proteins are comprised of nitrogen-containing groups called amino acids. There are about 20 different types of amino acids commonly found in foods. All of them are important for building and maintaining muscle, but 8 are vital. These are what’s known as the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs). Contrary to what most athletes believe, there is no actual requirement for protein; the body simply has a requirement for the eight essentials.

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Building Massive Biceps


When it comes down to it you want to focus on the mind-muscle connection. You should really feel each rep and feel the muscle working. If you don’t feel an exercise in your bicep, then you are probably doing it wrong or are using a weight that you can’t handle and are using more than just your biceps.
Most of all have fun with your workouts. If you aren’t having fun, then what’s the point?

This post will definately make you enjoy training your biceps, building a massive muscle!

 

 

 

 

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Optimal Muscle Growth Using The Right Supplements


You squat, you bench, you curl your way to a better body each and every day you set foot in the gym. Your goals are set, you drive up more weight for more reps. You are a disciplinedhard worker who accepts nothing less than the best from your workouts and nutrition strategies. Sets and reps are counted and documented as well as grams of protein and carbs. Unfortunately you sometimes find that your gains have slowed or stopped or perhaps even regressed! You need that extra boost. You need a good supplement strategy to get you on the road to gains once again. But how much and when do you take them?

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IMPORTANCE OF BALANCING NUTRIENTS


Ideally, we’re all supposed to adhere to a healthy balanced diet. But many people cut back on carbohydrates and fat when they’re dieting. A study published in the journal PLoS ONE suggests a different eating strategy. Researchers found that when protein intake was decreased by as little as 5%, subjects made up the difference by consuming an additional 260 calories of carbohydrates. The same thing can happen when you cut carbs and fat out of your diet.

True Strength Moment: Experts recommend that you focus more on the quality of your food than the macronutrient type or amount of calories. Go with a balance of complex carbohydrates from oatmeal, brown rice and a colorful selection of vegetables, lean proteins from chicken and turkey, and healthy fats from almonds, olive oil and cold water fish. These nutrient-dense choices will have you fueled up for a day’s worth of activity. You’re also likely to feel more satisfied after eating.