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Why You Should Never Hold Your Breath During a Workout!

August 16, 2011

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Breathing is a normal everyday activity done by the body to provide your lungs with oxygen and expel waste material.  It is an involuntary process  essential to everyday life and your survival.  Proper breathing, however, is even more important during … Read More

How much protein is too much?

June 30, 2011

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We are constantly told about the importance of protein in building muscle.  Protein helps to rebuild muscle that has been broken down during weight training; when rebuilt, the muscle is much stronger and bigger than it was before. Despite the … Read More

Low Fat Chocolate Milk is the best post workout recovery drink!

June 26, 2011

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Drinking low fat chocolate milk after a vigorous workout results in increased performance, more muscle and less fat storage.  Another amazing benefit of low fat chocolate milk is that it increases your ability to use oxygen when compared to other … Read More

Tai Chi your way to stronger muscles!

June 15, 2011

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It turns out Tai chi is a great activity for post-menopausal women to take up to improve muscular strength according to a study carried out by Mylene Aubertin-Leheudre, a professor of kinanthropology at Universite du Quebec a Montreal. It seems … Read More

Apple peel might help to build muscle!

June 11, 2011

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According to researchers at the University of Iowa, eating apple peel might help to build muscle.  Ursolic acid, the chemical found in apple peel was discovered to promote muscle growth and prevent muscle atrophy. According to Christopher Adams M.D., Ph.D., … Read More

Dangers of Overtraining!

June 5, 2011

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It is best not to train for more than one hour (this excludes warm up before or cooling down time after an exercise session) to avoid the risk of accumulating lactic acid in your muscles.  After one hour the chances … Read More

Why Warming Up Before and Cooling Down After A Workout Is So Important!

May 26, 2011

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Your body is like a machine.  It needs time to warm up before any intense exercise as well as time to cool down afterwards.  If you do not, you put your body at risk of injury.   Always remember to warm … Read More

Glutamine… good or bad supplement?

May 13, 2011

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Glutamine is a non essential amino acid which means the body naturally produces it but this is a supplement you may want to take provided that you are not getting enough.  One of the benefits of glutamine is the restoration … Read More

Glycogen critical for muscle growth!

May 1, 2011

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For you to build muscle a sufficient amount of glycogen should be stored in your muscles.  Glycogen is stored energy acquired from consuming carbohydrates. No matter how much protein you consume your muscles will not grow if they do not … Read More

Build Muscle with Whole Foods!

April 24, 2011

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Whole foods are obtained directly from plants and animals as opposed to processed foods, which are stripped of their natural nutrients and have artificial ingredients added.  Whole foods are profuse with micronutrient vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals.  Processed foods have … Read More