The Best Protein Sources (updated July 2019)

What’s the Hype About Protein? In short, protein helps build muscles. Muscle fibers are made of protein, so incorporating more protein into the diet is essential. Typically, the amount of protein needed ranges from 0.8 – 1.2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight. Obviously, men need more and women need less. However, the amount needed is … Read more The Best Protein Sources (updated July 2019)

Squatting in Action: High Bar vs. Low Bar (updated July 2019)

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If you’ve ever heard a powerlifter speak, they will undoubtedly talk about their low bar squat. Conversely, if you’ve ever heard a weightlifter or a commoner in the gym talk about their squat, they’ll probably mention about how their traps are red and sore from the bar. While there isn’t a slew of differences between … Read more Squatting in Action: High Bar vs. Low Bar (updated July 2019)

The Mechanics of Deadlifting (updated July 2019)

Mechanics of Deadlifting

What is a Deadlift? The Exercise Overview A deadlift is a compound power exercise, most commonly used by powerlifters. It engages more muscles during one movement than any other compound lift. This makes it ideal for not only strengthening those muscles, but also is more efficient for those who lift with a time constraint. Deadlifts are … Read more The Mechanics of Deadlifting (updated July 2019)

Fasted Cardio (updated July 2019)

What is Fasted Cardio? More than likely, you’ve heard of someone performing fasted cardio. Simply put, fasted cardio is performing cardiovascular exercise without eating first. Studies show that this type of morning cardio burns up to 20% more fat than performing cardio after eating. Because of this, fasted cardio is considered the king of cardiovascular exercises. … Read more Fasted Cardio (updated July 2019)

ZMA Review 2018 -Benefits & Side Effects (Updated July 2019)

How and Why of ZMA

What is ZMA? ZMA is a supplement composed of zinc, magnesium, and aspartate. It also contains some amounts of Vitamin B6. When taken in the correct dosages, ZMA is mainly used as a sleep aid. In addition, it has also been linked to increasing zinc and magnesium levels in deficient peoples. However, the product is mainly … Read more ZMA Review 2018 -Benefits & Side Effects (Updated July 2019)