STOP STRETCHING

STOP STRETCHING

For decades stretching has been promoted for decades by team sport coaches, physical therapists and personal trainers as a way to prevent injury, decrease muscle soreness, increase performance, strength and muscle gains. It’s not. Table of Contents Stretching Myths Does stretching lengthen the muscles? Does stretching increase flexibility/joint range of motion (ROM)? Does stretching prevent…

GUT HEALTH

GUT HEALTH

Gut health is usually completely neglected and overlooked in the bodybuilding and athletic community. We’ve been literally brainwashed to think that we can eat copious amounts of food, from whatever sources we want, as long as our calories and macros are in-check, typically within the usual bodybuilding parameters, and that feeling bloated, constipated or having…

GLUTEN

GLUTEN

Malnutrition is the root cause of all disease. In today’s day and age people tend to care more about how they look and more often than not, disregarding their gut health. After all, eating refined foods on a daily basis is the norm and it doesn’t really matter since it’s all about calories in versus…

LEPTIN

LEPTIN

An often neglected yet extremely important hormone for successful dieting is leptin. Learning how it impacts the human metabolism is crucial in order to understand its importance and how to successfully manipulate it to your benefit. Table of Contents What Is Leptin The Discovery Of Leptin Leptin Levels In Humans What Does Leptin Do? Other…

DIETARY FATS

DIETARY FATS

While people tend to throw around the term dietary fat somewhat loosely, the fact is that not all of the dietary fat that we consume on a daily basis is the same.  Table of Contents Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acids Triacylglycerols (Triglycerides) Sterols & Steroids Phospholipids Glycolipids Fat Digestion Fat Absorption Fat Transport, Storage &…

PROTEIN

PROTEIN

The importance of protein in nutrition and health cannot be overemphasized. It is quite appropriate that the Greek word chosen as a name for this nutrient is πρώτειος (proteios), meaning “primary” or “in the lead”, or “standing in front”. Proteins are found throughout the body, with over 40% of body protein found in skeletal muscle, over…

CARBOHYDRATES

CARBOHYDRATES

This is going to be a pretty long article, but it’s worth reading if you want to learn everything you need to know about carbohydrates, how body biochemistry works in order to digest and absorb them, how they impact fat loss, their effect on fat gain, their impact on insulin and blood sugar levels, as…