REP PAUSE VS. CONSTANT REPS


If you put your mind to it, you can come up with several ways to perform reps for just about any resistance training exercise. One variation is pausing between reps on certain sets, and a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine shows how the effect it can have on workload. Researchers had…

GLUTAMINE HELPS WITH RECOVERY


Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle. It’s considered conditionally essential because your body can produce an adequate supply under normal conditions. But the weight room has a way of taking normal to the extreme. A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism suggests glutamine might help with…

CASEIN SUPPRESSES TRIGLYCERIDES


Whey and casein are both milk proteins, with whey the faster digesting and casein taking a longer amount of time to be absorbed. This separates them into unique usage occasions for different aspects of workout recovery. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition suggests digestion rate isn’t the only area of differentiation between these…