EAA ANTI-CATABOLIC MUSCLE SUPPORT


Lots of active adults put in a couple of miles of jogging in the morning before breakfast. The idea behind fasted cardio is forcing your body to burn fat for energy in the absence of carbohydrates. But amino acids from muscle tissue are also an option. That’s why supplement savvy individuals use BCAAs to help…

BEST EXERCISES FOR BUILDING HAMS


Although none of it comes easily, some muscles aren’t that difficult to develop. As any weight room regular can tell you, calves and forearms rank among the most challenging groups. But because everyone’s built a little different, hamstrings might be a challenge for some. If that’s a weak spot, you’re sure to appreciate the findings…

QUICKER START FOR FASTER FINISH


Fast starts are important for all types of sprinting, whether the competition is on a track or in the pool. Getting out ahead early can make all the difference. According to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, competitors able to produce greater maximal force quickest have the edge. Researchers had 27…

CAFFEINE BOOSTS YOUR BENCH


There’s a good chance the world’s most popular stimulant is part of your favorite pre-workout formula, because it’s been shown to help increase exercise performance while reducing the rate of perceived exertion. Now the question becomes how much is enough? A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise attempts to answer that…

CAN CARBS FUEL MUSCLE GROWTH?


It’s a fairly well-established fact that supplementing with protein after resistance training triggers an increase in protein synthesis over and above what’s accomplished through weight training alone. What if you add carbohydrates to the mix? This question is examined in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Researchers found that, although the Branched Chain…

Optimum Nutrition Wins 7 Awards @ Olympia 2013


Optimum took home 7 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards during Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas, NV. It was the 9th consecutive year for both of Gold Standard 100% Whey’s wins. 2013 Bodybuilding.com ON Awards • Brand of the Year – Optimum Nutrition • Supplement of the Year – Gold Standard 100% Whey • Best Overall Protein Powder of the Year – Gold…