Take Beta-Alanine With Meals Most people have caught the beta-alanine wave and those who haven’t are jumping on board to ride out the wake. This amino acid has been shown to increase strength and more notably endurance during high repetition or long exercise intervals. It will not create bulging veins and 1 rep PRs, but […]
Spirulina is a bule-green algae that has been named the new trendy superfood. This is not surprising as it seems like those pop up every week. But this stuff could be the real deal. See my Spirulina 101 article for more. In this article, however, I will address it’s rumored muscle building effect based on a Sao Paulo State University study in Brazil. Lets get one thing straight, this stuff smells like…..well…..dirty….well….I don’t want to offend any women in the audience. Let’s just say, it smells like shit.
Wondering what the best supplements for recovery are? These supplements apply to every type of athlete, CrossFitter, and otherwise. This little article should leave you well informed and ready to improve your recovery game in a big way. BCAA’s Branch Chain Amino Acids are an ESSENTIAL form of supplementation for recovery. L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine […]
CrossFit is spreading the world like wildfire, but with the popularity and appeal to such a great audience, no one wants to put the fire out. Crossfit is arguably the best thing to happen to the fitness industry. To many, this is no surprise. CrossFit has adopted a plethora of styles, each pushing the body […]
interested in the study that nutritionists at the Korean Chonbuk National University published in 2001 in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. Researchers examined the effects of experimental sports drinks containing high quantities of both caffeine and L-carnitine on rugby players. Each of the five test subjects had five years on training experience […]
Branch Chain Amino Acids or BCAA’s are the ‘Building Blocks’ of the body. Bcaa’s make up 35% of your muscle, acting as a nitrogen carrier which aid in combining smaller amino acids into structures, which form muscle growth. They also allow the body to convert amino acids into energy during high repetition exercise much more […]
CrossFit is sweeping the planet and let me add my voice of affirmation (to the dismay of many of my peers) that I think it’s one of the best things to happen to the fitness industry in a long, long time. CrossFit is the real deal when it comes to the sport of fitness and helping Joe Six-Pack and Soccer Moms all over the place discover what is really possible in/with their bodies and sometimes even more importantly the tremendous bounds of “strength” their minds are capable of.
Colustrum has been claimed to have sports performance enhancing benefits, but it is not used very often any more. Perhaps this is due to more effective supplements now being available, or perhaps it is because colustrum never really did much at all. A study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looked at […]
Do we need BCAA supplementation? The debate rages on. The following is an excerpt from Jamie Hale’s new book Knowledge and Nonsense: the science of nutrition and exercise. J. Hale: Many contest preparation specialists promote the use of mega doses of BCAAs even when the person is in a positive calorie balance and eating a […]
Creatine (Cr) is the most popular nutritional supplement on the market, with yearly sales over $400 million1. The reason for its popularity is simple: it works! As you probably have read for the hundredth time…Cr is formed by combining the amino acids glycine, arginine, and methionine and is produced in physiologic amounts by the liver, […]