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July 16, 2018
Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world.  Many people consume caffeine daily in the form of coffee, tea, energy drinks, and pre-workout.  Caffeine is used because it has been shown to increase power, strength, time to exhaustion, and increase pain tolerance.  In fact, caffeine is so effective it has been shown to...
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BCAA
Absolutely not! Everyone should know that amino acids are broken down into 4 different categories: Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) – also (EAA’s) Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) Non-Essential Amino Acids (NEAA’s) Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CEAA’s) Let’s review each category separately It is highly probable that you have heard of Branched Chain Amino Acids (aka BCAA)...
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blood flow restriction
As of right now we don’t really know.  So far all we have are theories of how BFR causes muscle growth.  One theory is the accumulation of metabolic stress.  Metabolic stress is the increase by-products from muscle contraction.  Typically, a training protocol using at least 12 reps will cause an increase in metabolic stress.  Pair...
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Blood flow restriction training (BFR) is a type of training protocol that can help increase muscle mass.  To perform BFR you must use a tourniquet or band to restrict blood flow during the exercise.  There are a few important things to consider.  First, BFR has been shown to work best when used on an isolation...
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This answer depends on your goals; whether you are training for muscle gain or fat loss. Gaining Muscle If you are trying to gain muscle and strength, then I would consume carbs intra-workout. This is because if you are training hard and lifting heavy you need lots of fuel to get through your workout. I would...
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The answer is yes, because single joint exercises can help prevent injury and maximize performance.  First let’s talk about how incorporating a single joint exercise into your training can prevent injuries. In general, there are two different classifications of exercise: single joint and multi-joint.  A single joint exercise is an exercise that targets only one muscle...
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Protein Shake
The answer is no.  This is because daily overall protein intake is much more important for muscle growth and recovery.  If the individual is eating their required amount of protein per day a shake before bed is not needed.  However, some people may find it difficult to consume enough protein throughout the day.  If this...
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Protein Drink Endurance
Most endurance athletes and trainees consume carbohydrates before endurance training.  But what happens if I consume a protein shake before my 10-mile run?  Well, some research has investigated this and found protein before an endurance event may decrease muscle soreness and help the body absorb more carbohydrates before a race.  Specifically, if you consume less...
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Protein Types
The answer is no.  The 2 most popular choices we have for protein are animal and plant.  Some common examples of animal protein are: fish, chicken, eggs, pork, and beef.  Usually animal sources of protein are considered high quality sources of protein because they contain all 9 essential amino acids.  This is important because essential...
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Night Eating
If you ask most people, they will say that eating after 8pm is a bad idea. This is because they believe most of these calories will be stored as body fat. But is this true? The answer is it depends. Most of the evidence demonstrating that eating later in the day equates to more body...
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