Category: Training

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Training in the afternoon slightly more effective than in the morning

Training in the afternoon slightly more effective than in the morning

In the short term it makes no difference whether you pump iron in the morning or afternoon. But if you can choose, then probably in the long term it's [...]
Muscle building effect of Tongkat Ali shown in animal study

Muscle building effect of Tongkat Ali shown in animal study

Extracts of the Asian bush Eurycoma longifolia, or Tongkat Ali, increase the testosterone level, according to an Italian animal study that we wrote ab [...]
Capsaicin keeps metabolic rate high during weight loss diet

Capsaicin keeps metabolic rate high during weight loss diet

You can probably speed up a weight loss diet a little by consuming a gram of chilli powder at meals. According to a human study that Dutch nutritionis [...]
Torn tendons recover faster with imaginary training

Torn tendons recover faster with imaginary training

After surgeons have repaired torn tendons in the hand and lower arm, patients require at least twelve weeks to recover. Dutch researcher Martin Stenek [...]
Heavier squat, faster sprint

Heavier squat, faster sprint

The greater the weight at which you can squat, the faster your sprint will be, write sports scientists from the American Appalachian State University [...]
Microwaves speed up muscle recovery after strength training

Microwaves speed up muscle recovery after strength training

Strength athletes who use microwaves for their muscles a day before training recover more quickly from their workout. The treatment has an anticatabol [...]
BCAAs + glutamine may raise your testosterone levels

BCAAs + glutamine may raise your testosterone levels

Strength athletes produce more testosterone, and less cortisol, if they take a handful of caps containing BCAAs plus glutamine every day, write resear [...]
L-Ornithine gives faster sprint during endurance activity

L-Ornithine gives faster sprint during endurance activity

The amino acid L-ornithine [structure below] improves stamina and reduces fatigue during periods of extended physical exercise. Japanese researchers d [...]
Why it’s worth combining IGF-1 and GH

Why it’s worth combining IGF-1 and GH

It would of course be expensive, but in theory there's a lot to be said for combining growth hormone [structure shown below] and IGF-1, writes the Dut [...]
The best carbs for your whey shake are found in honey

The best carbs for your whey shake are found in honey

It doesn't really make an awful lot of difference which easily absorbable carbohydrates strength athletes use for their protein shakes. According to a [...]
Creatine boosts protective effect of resistance training on bone mass

Creatine boosts protective effect of resistance training on bone mass

Especially women, but men too, start to lose a little bone mass each year after the age of forty. The pace at which bone breaks down increases with ag [...]
The best way to do interval training

The best way to do interval training

Even more explosive exertion, for even shorter bursts, with even shorter rests in between: according to sports scientists at Lillehammer University Co [...]
Pea protein: a fine way to build up muscle

Pea protein: a fine way to build up muscle

If you do resistance training, then protein shakes made from pea protein work just as well as shakes made from whey protein. Researchers at the French [...]
Muscle group you train first grows fastest

Muscle group you train first grows fastest

The muscle groups that you pay attention to first during your workout grow and gain relatively more strength than the other muscle groups. Sports scie [...]
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