GREEN COFFEE PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS


Green coffee comes from unroasted coffee beans, and is typically included in sports nutrition products as an extract. According to researchers from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, supplementing a healthy low-fat diet with green coffee extract and regular exercise can help promote fat loss. Sixteen overweight subjects aged 22 to 26 stuck to a…

Any Drawback to Exercise?


Physical effort affects different people in different ways. Some might be able to increase muscle size and strength faster and more easily than others, just as it’s easier for certain people to lose weight through exercise. That’s just part of your genetic makeup. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looks at…

AminoX The New Effervescent Instantized Amino Acids


Over the years, BSN® has supplied the supplement world with a host of novel muscle-building products. In our undying quest to bring exciting and innovative products to the marketplace, we have developed the newest supplement breakthrough with BSN®’s highly-anticipated entry into the amino acid market: AMINOx™ – the first Effervescent Instantized Amino Acid Endurance and…

ENDURANCE EXERCISE RECOVERY


The amino acids in protein help rebuild muscle after the breakdown that occurs during resistance training. But what about endurance exercise? A study published in the journalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise compared the recovery supporting potential of chocolate milk to a carbohydrate beverage. After running for 45 minutes at 65% of capacity, male subjects…

Lipo 6 Black – Burn The fat Before Summer!


Over the past few years there have been many fat loss products that have come and gone, all claiming to be EXTREME. Now with the category saturated with so called extreme formulas, Nutrex takes fat burning to another level. Beyond extreme, beyond maximum strength, way beyond any fat-burning experience you have ever had, we bring…

EATING REGULARLY FOR HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT


When dieting, some people still think it’s helpful to skip meals, starving themselves with an eye towards a lower overall caloric intake. However, fitness veterans and nutrition-savvy individuals generally tend to take the approach of eating as often as possible, usually every two to three hours. And while this may seem a strategy geared towards…

Essential Amino Acids Including BCAAs – All in ON’s Amino Energy


Everybody wants a lean, muscular physique. Like anything worth having, wanting it isn’t enough. You have to commit to a rigorous diet and training program that will tax your strength mentally as well as physically. To help you satisfy both of these demands, ON’s Essential Amino Energy combines a powerful ratio of rapidly absorbed free-form amino acids…

LEUCINE & CITRULLINE BUILD MUSCLE


Yesterday’s post described how different resistance training protocols affect protein synthesis, the mechanism behind muscle size and strength gains. Today’s research on the mass building qualities of leucine and citrulline was published in the journal Amino Acids. Leucine is one of the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and citrulline is an amino acid typically associated with muscle…

HOW TO KEEP YOUR DIET REAL


As summer approaches and the warm weather threatens to expose the gaps between resolutions and reality, a study published in The Journal of Nutrition offers a very straightforward tip for losing more body fat. Simply make the switch to whole grain wheat bread. Researchers put 79 overweight subjects on an energy restricted diet of 1250 calories per…

WHAT DRIVES PROTEIN SYNTHESIS?


According to research published in The Journal of Physiology, there are two ways to increase muscle protein synthesis, the process that plays such a huge role in muscle size and strength gains. The first is to simply consume protein. But nutrient increases in protein synthesis only last about an hour and a half even if amino…

Syntha-6 Lean Muscle! An Ultra-Premium Sustained Release Protein Powder


BSN® broke through the whey protein flavor barrier once and for all with the introduction of the ridiculously delicious SYNTHA-6™, the ultra-premium protein powder. A multi-functional supplement that is useful pre-workout, post-workout or at any time throughout the day, SYNTHA-6™ is designed to help support:* Muscle Growth and Enhancement* Muscle Protein Synthesis* Recovery* Weight Management*…

ENDURANCE EXERCISE RECOVERY


The amino acids in protein help rebuild muscle after the breakdown that occurs during resistance training. But what about endurance exercise? A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise compared the recovery supporting potential of chocolate milk to a carbohydrate beverage. After running for 45 minutes at 65% of capacity, male subjects…

EATING CARBS FOR DINNER


A lot of bodybuilders like to get their carbs in during the early part of the day. The thinking is that activity after breakfast will burn them up, but a high-carb dinner might contribute to body fat buildup. A study published in the journal Obesity turns this carb-timing myth upside down. Researchers put 78 obese subjects on…

OMEGA-3S FOR APPETITE CONTROL


The weight set point is the poundage your body is preconditioned to try and maintain. At some point, most diets trigger your metabolism’s pre-programmed weight sparing mechanisms which are designed to preserve energy during times of famine. After the mechanism is tripped, the complexity and overlapping controls make it difficult to keep losing weight. A…

Leucine: Build Muscle With This Anabolic Amino Acid


In a recent study, subjects did resistance training for 45 minutes. After, one group of them supplemented with carbohydrates, another group with carbohydrates and protein, and the last group supplemented with carbs, protein and leucine. Researchers found that the carbohydrate/protein/leucine supplement group reduced muscle protein breakdown and increased muscle protein synthesis to a greater degree than the carbohydrate/protein…

Check out the top supplements for getting in fight-shape: MMA Supplements


When you’re choosing the right supplements, you want something that will give you an edge. Something that will take your performance to another realm of intensity. MMA training includes grappling, boxing, jiu jitsu, strength work, and conditioning. You name it, they do it. Check out the top supplements for getting in fight-shape, whether you need…

HydroWhey – Advanced Hydrolyzed Whey Protein


Platinum Hydrowhey was recognized by thousands of Bodybuilding.com customers as 2010’s New Supplement of the Year. What else would you expect from Optimum Nutrition’s, fastest, purest and most advanced protein technology?

ENRAGED OVER TRANS FATTY ACIDS


There are the so-called ‘good’ monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in olive oil, flax, nuts and cold water fish. You also have the ‘bad’ unsaturated fats lurking in red meat. Trans fats are typically present at high levels in margarine, shortening and prepared foods. These are the fats a study published in the journal PLoS ONE blames…

20 Tips For Torching Fat: Use These Rules Of Thumb To Help You Get Lean


 1. Be Multi-Ogranic Sure, it’s pricier, but organic beef and dairy are worth the extra bucks. U.K. research shows that organic milk has about 70% more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, and a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science found that grass-fed cows produced milk containing 500% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)…

Whey’s Ability to Fight Hunger


Drinking whey protein as a between meal snack is a smart way to enhance not only muscle growth but also fat loss. U.K. researchers found that when subjects consumed a whey protein shake 90 minutes before eating a buffet-style meal, they ate significantly less food than when they consumed a casein protein shake beforehand. Scientists…

Get Extremely Defined With Animal Cut’s Advanced Formula


Designed specifically with the needs of advanced bodybuilders in mind, Cuts was formulated to produce dramatic changes in an athlete’s physique in a brief period of time. To get ripped, shredded, peeled… That was what the Cuts user demanded and that is precisely what they got. That was then and this is now, and though…

Super Charged LEUKIC® Pro Series™


There is no doubt that amino acids are an important supplement for any athlete to include in their training program; that’s because amino acids are the building blocks of muscle. One specific amino acid that’s well known is the amino acid L-Leucine. Knowing this, Team MuscleTech® has formulated a powerful formula based on the amino acid…

AMINO CHEWABLES from ON


A little amino acid support throughout the day can go a long way toward achieving sizable goals – especially when there’s only 10 calories involved. Amino Chewables are packed with micronized free-form amino acids including the BCAAs that are absorbed directly into muscle tissue. Because these candy-tasting sugar free treats fit easily in a pocket…

TREADMILL VS. KETTLEBELL WORKOUT


How do the metabolic demands of kettlebell swings compare to treadmill running? A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research compared these popular exercises using men and women in their early 20s. Subjects performed a 10 minute kettlebell routine comprising sets of 35 swings followed by 25 seconds of rest. Men used 16 kg…

Accelerate Protein Synthesis & Muscle Force Recovery with Gaspari’s SizeON


Gaspari took Sports Nutrition to the highest level with SizeOn, the original intra-workout creatine drink. There wasn’t any doubt it represented a serious innovative leap forward in the creatine category. SizeOn clearly demonstrated in a clinical setting that it destroyed its competition and quickly became known as the King of Creatines.

Gaspari Nutrition’s Real Mass® – The Complete Weight Gainer


For those athletes desperately trying to put on quality mass, the question will undoubtedly arise, “Am I consuming enough calories?” If you are having trouble packing on quality mass despite a rigorous workout schedule, then more than likely the major consideration will be whether or not more calories are needed in your diet. For this…

Leucine: Build Muscle With This Anabolic Amino Acid


Look around the gym and you’ll see as many different body types as there are dumbbells. There are giants roaming the weight room, skinny guys on the treadmill, and maybe even some ripped sprinters hustling hard. One reason for these different body types? Different training methods. Different forms of exercise have different training effects, and…

WHY YOU RUN FASTER OUTDOORS


It’s a fact that, compared to their performance on the typical indoor 200 meter track, runners competing in the 200 meter event tend to put up quicker times on outdoor 400 meter tracks. A study published in theJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research looks into the mechanisms at work in this seconds-shaving phenomenon. Scientists analyzed split…

THE NUTRITIONAL DEMANDS OF BODYBUILDING


  Building a bigger, better physique requires a demanding combination of hard work and quality calories. Your meals and workouts should be planned in advance so that you aren’t spending more than an hour lifting weights in the gym. After about 60 minutes, your glycogen reserves are going to be depleted and you could end…

Train At Night For More Muscle, Strength, and Less Fat


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…

NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS IN STRATEGIES FOR MAKING WEIGHT


There are many sports that dictate competition is performed within upper and lower boundaries of weight, the major principle for this being to match opponents of similar size, strength, and capability and produce the fairest contest.  Examples of such sports include boxing, rowing, wrestling and horse racing (in this case jockeys weight is used as…

VITAMIN D INHIBITS INFLAMMATION


You may have heard that vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium. A study published in The Journal of Immunology suggests that it also plays a role in managing inflammation. That’s good to know, since inflammation has the potential to impede recovery from exercise. True Strength Moment: Our body needs considerable amounts of the macronutrients protein,…

OMEGA-3S MIGHT PROTECT MEMORY


The omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are considered ‘essential’ because they can’t be produced by your body. They must be taken in through diet. A study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that a diet lacking omega-3s might lead to faster brain aging, potentially…

GREEN TEA’S FAT BURNING SUPPORT


Green tea contains caffeine which provides thermogenic support for weight loss goals. It’s also a rich source of catechins like EGCG. A study published in the Journal of Functional Foods suggests that catechin-enriched green tea might help reduce body fat levels over and above regular green tea. When 118 obese subjects supplemented their diets with catechin-enriched green…

TEAMING UP FOR WEIGHT LOSS


Want to improve your odds for successful weight loss? A study published in the journal Obesity suggests teamwork can have a very positive impact. Analyzing the results of a 12-week statewide weight loss competition called 2009 Shape Up Rhode Island where 3,330 overweight participants formed 987 teams of 5 to 11 members, researchers found that individuals who…