5 Reasons To Use Nitric Oxide Supplements


Nitric oxide (NO) is an important signaling molecule that acts in many tissues to regulate a diverse range of physiological and cellular processes. It’s role was first discovered by several groups who were attempting to identify the agent responsible for promoting blood vessel relaxation and regulating vascular tone. This agent was termed endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF),…

AMINO ENERGY BOOSTS YOUR PERFORMANCE


BEYOND THE BASICS 5 g of Micronized Free-Form Amino Acids Beta-Alanine 100 mg of Caffeine from Green Tea Green Tea Extract Green Coffee Extract 10 Calories Zero Fat & Sugar USE ANYTIME FOR Essential Amino Acid Delivery Nitric Oxide Production Muscle Recovery Acceleration Improved Energy and Focus

PROTEIN BLEND FOR OPTIMAL AMINOS


Whey protein digests rapidly and micellar casein takes a lot longer to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents. Both types of protein have their place in the supplementation strategies of hard-training adults, but a study presented at Experimental Biology 2012 suggests an alternative. Researchers found that a protein shake composed of 50% casein,…

FISH OIL IMPROVES MUSCLE FUNCTION


Fats get a bad rap most of the time, especially during those last few months of Spring which is beach body crunch time. But not all fat is bad. Your body actually needs essential fatty acids for a wide range of metabolic functions, and a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has potentially uncovered…

Protein – The Ultimate Muscle-Building Food


This protein-packed powerhouse has benefits beyond great taste. Muscle Gain & Weight Loss Lean beef is a complete protein source, containing all the essential amino acids necessary for building and maintaining muscle mass. A 3-oz serving of T-bone steak contains 22 grams of protein-which, if you’re looking to shed a few pounds, can help you stave off hunger…

PRACTICE PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR DEADLIFTS


One of the best mass-building exercises is the deadlift. The act of hoisting a weight off the floor and standing up with it recruits the muscles in your legs and back, which include the most powerful groups in your body. Just like with the squat, tremendous resistance can be utilized. That’s why these exercises are…

WEIGHT LOSS SLOWS METABOLISM


You might think that losing weight increases your metabolic rate, but a study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests the opposite is true. Researchers found that a decrease in metabolic rate was proportional with weight loss, which helps explain weight regain in approximately 95% of people who are initially successful at dropping some pounds. Here’s…

SHOPPING HEALTHY FOR PROTEIN


Exercise makes a big difference in how good we look and feel, but food choices also weigh very heavily into the equation. Most people will tell you they try to eat healthy, and the effort starts with the foods we take home from the grocery. Here’s a good shopping list of what to look for…

DIALED IN DIET PLAN


Summer’s almost here. So how’s that New Year’s weight loss resolution coming? If you aren’t as close to attaining your ideal physique as you’d like to be, let’s plan out a short term diet strategy to help you close the gap.

FIGHTING ALLERGIES WITH CARDIO


Exercise probably isn’t the first task that comes to mind when you’ve got the sniffles from seasonal allergies, but a study published in theInternational Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that aerobic conditioning might help reduce airway inflammation associated with allergies. It worked for lab mice! True Strength Moment: Researchers trained these mice on a treadmill before…

Expert Guide: BCAA Supplements


This Guide Teaches You: What BCAAs are, and how they impact performance and muscle building. Why leucine, isoleucine, and valine are essential and must be obtained through diet. How studies back the effectiveness of BCAAs upon improving performance. How BCAAs positively impact testosterone levels when taken pre-workout. The benefits of supplementing with BCAAs during fat…

Increase Blood Flow to Your Muscles Nitric Oxide


  What is nitric oxide? Nitric oxide (NO) is an important signaling molecule that acts in many tissues to regulate a diverse range of physiological and cellular processes. It’s role was first discovered by several groups who were attempting to identify the agent responsible for promoting blood vessel relaxation and regulating vascular tone. This agent…

The Case for Casein


This milk-based protein should be in every weight trainer’s diet! Unless you’re able to shovel enough protein packed foods down your gullet each day, you’re probably going to need some assistance maintaining optimum levels of this vital nutrient. That’s because protein provides the body with essential amino acids that serve as essential building blocks for…

Five Things You Need to Know About Oatmeal


Get the breakdown on this highly recommended pre-workout food. 1. Oatmeal comes in several varieties: Steel-cut oats are chopped oat groats and are the least processed; rolled (or old-fashioned) oats are steamed and rolled flat; instant oats are precooked and dried, and often contain added sugar. 2. Slow-digesting carbs offer long-lasting energy when eaten before workouts. Blend…

Smart Hunger Control! – Muscle Milk Light, Now Available in All Branches


Smart Hunger Control! Hungry, but don’t want to spoil your next meal? Want a convenient snack to-go, but watching your calories? Muscle Milk Light Bars deliver the same phenomenal taste as our Genuine Muscle Milk Bars, but with 43% fewer calories. Each bar is packed with 15 grams of high-quality protein, complex and simple carbohydrates…

Five Things You Should Know About Walnuts


Think you know everything about this superfood? Think again! 1) Even though there are 21 species of walnut trees, the nuts you’ll find in your grocery store are most likely Persian or common walnuts, but in America they’re often called English walnuts. Confusing matters further, the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan has the largest walnut-tree…

“Sustained Energy in Every Bite!” – Muscle Milk Now Available


“Sustained Energy in Every Bite!” Mouth-Watering Muscle Milk® Bars are loaded with 25 grams of high-quality, muscle-sustaining protein consisting of milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, milk protein concentrate, and sodium caseinate. Muscle Milk Bars are also lactose free, so there is no question you’re getting a nutritious snack when you are on the go and…

Low Sugar Promax Protein Bars – Now Available in All Branches


Only 9 grams of Sugar 11 – 14 grams of Fiber 18 grams of Muscle Building Protein No artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavors 18 Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants Certified kosher Gluten free As a workout aid Use 30-60 minutes before exercise or within 30 minutes after your workout for post-exercise recovery Meal Replacement On-the-go snack…

Promote Your Roadmap Vascularity And Get Explosive Workouts with SuperPump


In the pre-workout category, SuperPump250® is our reigning king of dramatic effects. Consider all this with the additional effects of explosive energy and acute mental focus, and you’re left with seemingly very little to consider.* Clinically Tested by an Independent Lab Support Increases in Lean Mass & Strength* Stimulates Roadmap Vascularity* Promote Explosive Energy & Acute…

Whey Protein Isolate, Is It Important,and Why?


Whey is a type of protein found in milk. It is digested and absorbed into the body very fast which has led to people suggesting its use in acute states of muscle catabolism. What Is Whey protein? Whey is a type of protein found in milk. It is digested and absorbed into the body very fast which has…

Caffeine isn’t just for waking up


Caffeine isn’t just for waking up. For recreational and elite athletes, it’s one of the most popular performance supplements. A study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior tested caffeine’s effect on 16 endurance trained athletes and recreationally active men. Because so many studies have tested caffeine during steady-state exercise, researchers designed this study around race performance….

OPTI-MEN (MEN’S MULTIPLE)


Opti-Men is a complete Nutrient Optimization System, providing the ultimate in performance supplementation. With more than 75 distinct ingredients, Opti-Men lays a solid foundation for everyday health, performance, and vitality. Five Performance Blends: Amino-Blend Contains 8 key free-form acids (including Arginine, Glutamine, and BCAAs), the building blocks of lean muscle growth and development. Viri-Blend Contains 8 exotic…

KEEP CLEAN WHEN GOING GREEN


If you’re a fan of reusable shopping totes because they’re eco-friendly and help save natural resources, keep in mind that these nylon bags need to be washed out regularly. According to a survey conducted by the Home Food Safely program, only 1 in 6 Americans put soap and water to work on the bacteria these…

HIGH CARB DAY FOR DIETERS


Summer’s fast approaching and many of us are closely watching our diet, working overtime to lose any extra fat we accumulated over the winter. Swimsuit season will soon be here, so now is the time to lean up. It’s not unusual for fit, healthy people to be more conscious of carbohydrates than any other macronutrient….

SHOULD YOU EVEN LOOK AT THE SCALE?


Pretty much anyone who’s made the effort to lose weight has a love/hate relationship with the bathroom scale. It ends up being more hate than love when the weight doesn’t come off as quickly or completely as expected. A surprising number of experts advise you to ignore the scale because what you weight doesn’t matter….

A SUPERSET FOR YOUR UPPER THIGHS


For leg development, you have plenty of options. Some exercises are better for shaping while others are best suited to size and strength. If you’re one of those people with long, thin legs who have a tough time building upper thigh mass, I have a leg day routine for you. One of the best approaches…

EXERCISES FOR BUILDING MASSIVE FOREARMS


One of the most impressive bodybuilders I ever saw in person was Sergio Oliva, winner of the Mr. Olympia contest 3 times from 1967-1969. He defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger in his last Mr. Olympia victory, and many fans felt he should have beaten Arnold on several other occasions. Sergio was impressive because of his outstanding proportions….

TURNING REVERSE EVOLUTION AROUND


It’s only been during the last 100 years or so that humans started becoming less active. According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, our hunter-gatherer predecessors were long-distance endurance athletes. The study goes on to suggest that the so-called high that many runners experience after training is one way the body motivates…

POST-WORKOUT MEAL OPTIMIZES GROWTH HORMONES


Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a natural hormone that has a growth-promoting effect on every cell in your body, particularly skeletal muscle. A study published in the journal Amino Acids examines whether your post-workout meal can influence the levels of this hormone released. Researchers had 6 college-aged men complete a high intensity training routine before drinking a…

A SNACK ANY DIETER CAN CHEAT WITH


You’re always looking for something to take the monotony out of eating the staple bodybuilder foods. Of course, that treat can’t take anything away from your dialed-in diet. Here are a couple nuggets of useful information presented by food researchers at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego on March 25th. According to Joe…

THE VALUE OF AFTER WORK EFFORT


You’ve probably heard about the association between hours of TV watching and obesity. A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine takes the dangers of remaining seated more than 8 hours a day to a frightening new level. An analysis of self-reported data from 222,000 individuals age 45 and older suggests that the risk of…