REASONS TO NOT SKIP MEALS


When you notice you’re putting on a little unwanted weight, the impulse is to cut back on calories. For some, this might mean skipping a meal or fasting for a certain amount of time. A study on lab mice published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistrysuggests that might not be the best approach. Some mice…

20 Years of Excellence


For two decades, MuscleTech has delivered industry defining product innovations that have helped athletes achieve their goals. The commitment to science is unprecedented and the quest to bring forward new innovation has only just begun. We take this landmark milestone to step back and reflect upon the millions who have trusted the brand to reach…

DON’T TEXT ON THE TREADMILL


It’s obvious why you shouldn’t text while driving a vehicle. The distraction could lead to an accident. New research from Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services suggests texting or talking on the phone while running the treadmill can limit potential fitness gains by reducing the intensity of exercise. Researchers had 44 students…

10 Superfoods for Athletes


Legumes Sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s meat,” legumes are an excellent source of soluble fiber, which can help keep blood sugar and energy levels stable. As far as plant foods go, most legumes are relatively high in protein and are a good source of slowly assimilating complex carbohydrates. This is great for providing…

BREATHING & RANGE OF MOTION


When you’re stretching out before training or competition, you probably aren’t thinking too much about breathing patterns. But a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests breathing might have an impact on muscle activity and joint range of motion. Eighteen recreationally active men and women in their early 20s followed a…

GROW MUSCLES IN YOUR SLEEP


We don’t have to tell you that building a muscular physique isn’t easy. It takes many trips to the weight room and meticulous attention to your diet. Then there’s the dilemma of which protein to use and when. A study published in The Journal of Nutritionillustrates the importance of nighttime protein. Forty-four males in their…