Blood vessel stiffening is an issue that we all face with age. However, there are ways we can help ourselves fight back against this. Research shows vitamin D aids blood vessel health.
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
The recommended daily allowance for protein is currently 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day. New research suggests this should increase to 1.5 to 2.2 grams per kilogram a day.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Most of us have known for a while that too much sun exposure is not good for you. Sun exposure does have some benefits, so it’s more of a matter of drawing the line on too much of a good thing.
Monday, 14 August 2017
Blood vessels typically stiffen as we age, especially in middle-aged men and women. Lifting heavy weights can cause systolic blood pressure to rise, which can lead to serious injuries.
Sunday, 13 August 2017
For years, people have said that proper hydration requires a strict 8 glasses, 8 ounces each, of water every day. However, many do not need to follow the 8-times-8 rule every single day.
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Should you be more concerned about dieting or exercising for long-term weight control? Experts say that exercise is king when it comes to managing your weight, even if it makes you hungry.
Friday, 11 August 2017
Even though contestants on “The Biggest Loser” have lost more than 130 pounds on average, many have regained around 90 pounds after six years. Their resting metabolic rates remain low.
The post “Biggest Loser” Contestants Retain Low Resting Metabolism appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Typically, diets which are low in calories end up increasing a person’s appetite. The ketones produced with the ketogenic diet help suppress hunger, but it may also be hard on the liver.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Bitter melon extract is high in conjugated linoleic acid, which is known to fight fat with an impressive arsenal of cell shrinkage and metabolism boosting. But is it actually safe to use?
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Most people who lose a large amount of weight sadly end up gaining most of it back – if not more – after a year. Despite this, it is possible to lose weight and keep it off. But what’s the secret?
Monday, 7 August 2017
An hour of cold exposure every day for six weeks caused small increases in brown fat levels and calorie burning ability in Swedes. People in cold climates also have more brown fat activity.
Sunday, 6 August 2017
Training to failure is a tried and true method for many athletes, especially in the offseason. But does load make any difference? Research suggests that no, it works regardless of load.
Saturday, 5 August 2017
150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise is recommended every week (or 75 minutes of intense exercise) for most people. But what if you could stay healthy with just 3 minutes a week?
Friday, 4 August 2017
The hex bar has been put to the test against the straight bar, and the results are in: The straight bar doesn’t hold a candle to the safety and power output you can experience with the hex bar.
The post Hexagonal Barbell Deadlifts Superior for Non-Competition Powerlifting appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Longer rest intervals help to maximize gains (three minutes instead of one minute) while performing the bench press and other lifts by optimizing levels of total and free testosterone.
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Breakdown training is essentially an extended version of failure training, but it doesn’t appear to give any additional benefits. But, if it makes you feel good, it’s still okay to do it.
The post Breakdown and Failure Training are Equally Effective appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Weight training isn’t really a big calorie burner, but training with multiple sets will burn more calories than singles. It will also increase your carb usage and get your heart rate up.
The post Do You Burn More Calories with Single or Multiple Sets? appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 31 July 2017
Having a thick neck circumference has been linked to an escalated risk for cardiovascular disease and premature death. The risk of heart attack can even increase by 25% with a large neck.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Synthetic thyroid hormone replacement therapy is one of the most prescribed drugs in the world. However, it seems as though people are still having problems despite receiving therapy.
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Researchers have discovered that eating up to five servings of fish per week can make significant beneficial changes to your blood pressure. Fish is without a doubt a heart-healthy food.
Friday, 28 July 2017
It may come as little surprise to those who have left the grocery store and fallen ill shortly after, but shopping carts are laden with more germs than most other objects you encounter.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Exercise isn’t just good for your body. According to a 30-year-long study, exercise can help your brain, too. Even moderate activity can help older adults stay sharp and ward off disease.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
People with metabolic syndrome can use weight training to make small but important changes in their resting blood pressure. Weight training should be a part of a full exercise regimen.
Monday, 24 July 2017
Although taking selenium won’t stop you from getting prostate cancer, it helps you stay alive if you are unfortunate enough to develop the disease. Ask a doctor before supplementing.
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Masters athletes have different nutritional needs than younger athletes. It takes them longer to recover from exercise and injury, and they have greater amino requirements for training.
The post Masters Athletes Can Recover Faster with Protein and Leucine appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Beetroot may not make you feel energetic, but due to the nitrates present, it helps prevent muscular fatigue during exercise and therefore improves your overall training performance.
Friday, 21 July 2017
During a Scandinavian study, trained cyclists exercised to exhaustion, drank either a placebo shake or a mixed drink of protein and carbs, then later repeated the routine. Carbs won.
The post Carbs Plus Protein after Exhaustive Exercise Equals Performance Boost appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 20 July 2017
DHA, widely sold as fish oil supplements, has been hailed as an important supplement in the fight against heart disease. Spanish researchers now say it can help reduce inflammation.
The post Reduce Inflammation from Intense Training with DHA appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, avocados, canola oil, and nuts, seem to hold the key to help activate the genes responsible for fat regulation and the breakdown of bodily fats.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Chocolate lovers, rejoice. Dark chocolate contains a large amount of flavonoids which increase nitric oxide, a chemical which helps to control blood flow and can improve endurance.
The post Yes, a Little Dark Chocolate Might be Good for You appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Soy is one of those products that people love, hate, or sometimes even love to hate. While it can be a cheap, benign source of vegetable protein, you should be aware of how it can affect you.
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Brown fat, or BAT, is a heat-generating adipose tissue that immediately converts food energy into warmth. We need it to adapt to the cold, but can it help fight obesity? Research says yes.
Friday, 14 July 2017
Low-carb diets are extremely popular and people seem to take to them without question these days. But what are the real long-term results? According to researchers, it doesn’t look good.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The Mediterranean diet is full of fish, lean meats, olive oil, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Strictly adhering to this may keep your belly fat down and help you live longer.
The post Do Mediterranean Diet Eaters Tend to Have Less Belly Fat? appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Similar to BMI, maximum waist circumference recommendations for men and women are often used as a predictor of poor health. Recently, they’ve been getting some attention.
The post The Maximum Waist Recommendations are Getting a Makeover appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
At least 20 consumer complaints have been lodged which link green tea extract to liver damage. Animal and human studies have linked this popular fat loss supplement to liver toxicity.
Monday, 10 July 2017
In only four weeks, you can trigger considerable changes in body composition by pairing a calorie-restricted, high protein diet with high-intensity weight training and intervals.
The post Rapid Fat Loss by Pairing Intense Training with High Protein appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 9 July 2017
By 2025, the projected obesity rate amongst adults around the world will reach 20 percent. Right now, in the US alone, the obesity rate is almost 36 percent. The world needs to go on a diet.
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Simulated high altitude exposure, experienced for 15 minutes at a time, has enhanced fat metabolism and bolstered endurance in mice. More research is needed for true effectiveness.
The post Can Altitude Changes Improve Fat Metabolism and Endurance? appeared first on XP Labs.
Friday, 7 July 2017
Although cold water immersion helps with muscle soreness and recovery, it might not be the best choice for athletes who are looking to make gains. It can interfere with hypertrophy.
The post …But Hold Off on Regular Cold Dips for Better Gains appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Post-training soreness is a difficult problem for many athletes, but there might be a natural method of soothing your muscles after an intense workout: Immerse yourself in cold water.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Training both strength and endurance at the same time did not hinder muscle protein synthesis in untrained, beginner athletes. More research is needed for experienced athletes.
The post Beginners Can Safely Train for Strength and Endurance appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Training to failure can result in a variety of physical deficiencies up to 48 hours after completing the workout. If you are expected to perform, leave failure training off the program.
Monday, 3 July 2017
Performing squats slowly, three seconds down, three seconds up, with high tension is popular with some bodybuilders. It increases strength and size, but won’t increase power output.
The post Squats with Moderate Weight and Slow Speed Don’t Add Power appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
Although not very practical in the long run, you can trigger large amounts of weight loss by alternating high-intensity interval training and dieting in a sequential exercise program.
The post Trigger Greater Weight Loss with Sequential Diet and Exercise appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 1 July 2017
A recent study shows athletes can increase activation of triceps and pecs by focusing on them during the bench press, but training like this should most likely be for bodybuilders only.
The post Should You be Concentrating on Working Specific Muscles? appeared first on XP Labs.
Friday, 30 June 2017
Internal blood clots can be life-threatening, but there are several anti-clotting medications on the market to deal with them. Unfortunately, they have unpleasant side-effects.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Melatonin is not just for sleep any more. By altering the microbes in your gut to provide a more pleasant digestive biome, melatonin can actually stave off obesity and promote fat loss.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Citrulline is a popular amino acid which is frequently supplemented because it helps to increase nitric oxide levels. Take this important amino with exercise to maximize its benefits.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Since the 1970s, approximately 6 percent of high school students try steroids. Many continue to use them in adulthood. Either way, it causes heart troubles, but more research is needed.
The post Lifelong Heart Trouble Triggered by Youth Steroid Usage? appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Older men receiving testosterone therapy supplements have shown increases in non-calcified plaque volume in their coronary arteries. There have been no increases in heart attacks.
The post More Arterial Plaque Seen in Testosterone Therapy Patients appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Anabolic steroid usage can lead to blood pressure problems, which in turn can lead to stiffening of the blood vessels in the abdomen. Increased strength also puts a burden on the heart.
The post Anabolic Steroids Cause Hypertension and Blood Vessel Stiffness appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Low testosterone causes many problems for some men, from depression to obesity, cardiovascular issues, and insulin resistance. It has now also been linked to prostate inflammation.
Friday, 23 June 2017
Worldwide, blood pressure rates are rising. Nearly 1 billion people have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is an entirely preventable and treatable silent killer.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
The process of learning/re-learning new skills is called neuroplasticity. Researchers theorize that music may help bolster the brain’s ability to build new connections for learning.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Those with male pattern baldness and untreated high blood pressure have a higher risk for heart attack. Untreated high blood pressure kills approximately 120,000 people every year.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
If you watch TV, you’ve seen ads targeting men worried about “low T” and aging. But do you need supplements to fix or prevent low testosterone problems, even as you get older? Find out here.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Time spent in organized, planned training sessions is excellent and very important for your health, but don’t let yourself become sedentary in-between. Keep yourself moving all day.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
While increasing your dairy intake doesn’t have an impact on weight loss, those who eat dairy tend to be leaner than those who don’t. Dairy keeps you satisfied and provides many nutrients.
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Cruciferous vegetables are sometimes avoided because they can cay se gas, but it may be time to start eating them. They may promote fat loss, prevent heart disease and fight off cancer.
Friday, 16 June 2017
IGF-1, a highly anabolic hormone, is important for maximizing your training goals. Consuming high amounts of protein stimulates your body to produce and release more IGF-1 for gains.
The post IGF-1 Production Increases with High Protein Intake appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Oral phosphatidic acid, with or without whey, has been shown to increase the activity of a metabolic pathway necessary for muscle protein synthesis. It may be an effective supplement.
The post Muscle Protein Synthesis Aided by Oral Phosphatidic Acid appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
First, people were surprised to hear that Subway uses turkey-based meats for many of their cold cuts. Now, there is controversy over soy-based chicken meat, which has been DNA tested.
The post Turkey Ham and Soy Chicken: Do You Know Your Subway? appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Adding 12 to 15 percent protein to a low-calorie weight-loss diet, even with the majority inclusion of animal protein, provides equal fat loss benefits while promoting heart health.
The post Low-Calorie, High-Protein Weight Loss Strategy Better for Your Heart appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 12 June 2017
Cold exposure might just be a natural, effective way to boost thermogenesis and reduce body fat. Researchers studied cold exposure on male adults for a month and monitored weight loss.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Saturday, 10 June 2017
The ketogenic diet is popular for weight loss, but studies have shown that athletes may not want to use it for weight loss. The keto diet lowered fitness levels and decreased lean body mass.
Friday, 9 June 2017
Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to trigger small decreases in bodyweight. It’s believed that it works by aiding cell mitochondria, promoting your longevity and metabolic health.
The post Anti-Aging Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements May Bolster Energy appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Chronic stress has been linked to elevated cortisol and insulin levels, increased blood pressure, and high amounts of abdominal fat. Some people gain more abdominal fat during stress.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Alcohol is fat’s best friend: It has been shown to prevent fat cells from releasing fat for fuel. It also has a high calorie count and, despite this, it has a tendency to increase hunger.
Monday, 5 June 2017
Everyone knows a night without sleep makes for a rough day, but when you’re an athlete, it can spell seriously bad news for your body. Even a single night of poor sleep impairs recovery.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Training one side of your body at a time is less popular, but it might be better for your cardiovascular system. Training on both sides at once is slightly more challenging for your heart.
The post Unilateral Training Puts Less Stress on Your Heart appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Friday, 2 June 2017
Poor squatting technique can put abnormal stress on your back, ankles, knees, and hips. Not only can this cause injury, but it will slow your progress. Learn about the differences here.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Caffeine is a great motivator which raises energy levels and keeps athletes in good spirits. Researchers have discovered it can also help reduce soreness and decrease recovery time.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Many people partake in marijuana because they feel it is a better alternative to alcohol, but is it really safer or healthier for you? As with anything, there are many benefits and risks.
Monday, 29 May 2017
A sauna might sound like a relaxing diversion from stress and problems, but in reality, it might just be the best way to keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay. Do saunas help with mental health?
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Diets high in red meats and processed meats have been linked to a variety of health problems, from diabetes to coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and some types of cancers.
The post Bad News for Diets High in Red Meat and Processed Meats appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Alcohol has been linked to endothelial, or arterial lining, damage. If you drink, even moderately, you should make sure you take measures to protect your circulatory system’s health.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Capsaicin is the “heat” in chili peppers. The more capsaicin, the hotter it is. Apparently, capsaicin is also heart-healthy. People who eat more peppers have healthier blood vessels.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Caffeine was, for a while, blamed for many health problems. Now it is being hailed as a helpful chemical. Caffeine targets inflammation and fights low-grade inflammation effectively.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Many weight-loss and performance enhancement supplements can damage your liver, especially if you do not take them responsibly. Always be completely aware of everything you are taking.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Creatine monohydrate is generally considered very safe, but no definite guidelines have been created regarding its use amongst teenagers – despite its popularity with highschoolers.
Monday, 22 May 2017
Oral adenosine triphosphate supplements enhance blood flow during intense, prolonged contractions, but are the supplements worth it? Creatine monohydrate may be more efficient.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Vitamin D has been shown to help insulin-like growth factor 1, important for the development of muscles, move throughout the body. Vitamin D and exercise will help to get you easy gains.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
People with poor kidney function unfortunately need dialysis sometimes, which depletes kidney creatine and therefore further damages kidney function. Creatine monohydrate can help.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Tea or coffee? The debate has been going on for centuries. However, only tea contains L-theanine, which is a “caffeine neutralizer” of sorts. Coffee keeps you much more mentally alert.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
High protein/fat diets which shun carbohydrates or restrict carbs to a very low percentage of intake cause a reduced level of performance, fatigue resistance and overall efficiency.
The post Decreased Output Seen in High Fat, High Protein Diets appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Ever reach for bread or sweets when you’re dealing with something difficult? It might be because carbs really do help you get through the worst. Carbs protect the body against stressors.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Some men struggle with sperm quality and volume as they age, partly due to low testosterone. Fish oil DHA could help improve sperm quality and raise the chances of having healthy babies.
Monday, 15 May 2017
Years ago, fat was the enemy. Now, sugar is the enemy. Sugar replaced fat in low-fat items to improve taste. Are we just going in circles or is there support from real scientific evidence?
The post Is There Scientific Evidence to Back Sugar Claims? appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Iron is a popular supplement which is often considered a necessary choice. Many people reach for it when they start feeling fatigued. But, too much iron has some dangerous side effects.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Fatty liver disease is a serious ailment which has a surprising number of causes. Coffee may be a simple and easily available way to help protect against this life-threatening ailment.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Dopamine is very important for our mood as well as many of our natural responses to stressors. As it turns out, our brown fat also reacts to dopamine, and that’s a good thing for weight loss.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
L-carnitine is popular with bodybuilders and endurance athletes. However, could it have uses outside of the athletic industry? Critics argue that the benefits are too minimal to bother.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Dairy products have received a lot of love and hate over the years. A meta-analysis found that responsibly incorporating dairy into your diet can help you lose weight or gain lean mass.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Previously, Canadian studies recommended high protein intake after training. Now we know protein and carbs can also provide similar benefits in caloric reduction 60 minutes later.
The post Eat Less at Meals by Having Whey Immediately After Training appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 8 May 2017
We now know that brown fat and thyroid hormones work together to help your body maintain and control excess fat stores. This is an important step toward eliminating metabolic syndrome.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Thanks to the chemical oleuropein, raw olives just might hold the key to weight control. More research is needed, but a supplement may be on the market soon to help your brown fat fight back.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Physical, sexual, and metabolic performance all rely on capillary function. Weight training can improve capillary density for greater circulatory health and a long, fulfilling life.
Friday, 5 May 2017
Thursday, 4 May 2017
High-intensity with low-volume has proven to be a good combination for novice subjects during a British study. Strength gains were greater when moving slowly while using high tension.
The post Better Strength Building with High Tension and Slow Lifts appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Strength training and aerobics are both important, but experts have disagreed for a long time on how to combine them. Is there a best way to do it? For just about everyone, the answer is… no.
The post Is There a Best Way to Combine Strength Training and Aerobics? appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Your body is full of signaling chemicals and hormones which help your muscles increase in size and power when you train. However, you may have a training “prime time” for these hormones.
The post Muscle Growth Rate Affected by Body’s Natural Rhythms appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 1 May 2017
You can rest up to six minutes between sets if you need to, depending on how much weight and the type of workout you are doing. Proper rest helps gain muscle, strength, endurance, and power.
Sunday, 30 April 2017
A literature review from the UK has concluded what we all know deep down: To lose weight and keep it off, you have to exercise a lot and watch your calories. Plus, your needs change regularly.
Friday, 28 April 2017
Environmental chemicals found in certain plastics or manufacturing byproducts which interfere with metabolism and weight management may be condemning people to lifelong obesity.
The post Environmental Chemicals Could be Linked to Obesity appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Since diabetes is a disease which affects blood sugar regulation, it makes sense to think that a diet low in carbs would help. However, experts disagree on which diet is best for diabetics.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Long-term total carb restriction is not an option, especially athletes. Since carbs are the most important fuel for exercise, if you continually deny your body carbs, it will break down.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Managing disabilities and taking on a new meal or exercise plan can be challenging. Unfortunately, epileptics on the oft-recommended ketogenic diet may be in a dangerous situation.
The post Epilepsy and Ketogenic Diets May be a Dangerous Combination appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Vegetarians and meat-eaters experience very similar health benefits, believe it or not. They perform comparably well in the gym and on the field, and can both enjoy heart-healthy meals.
Monday, 20 March 2017
Vitamin D is an essential part of your diet. It helps with bone health, aerobic capacity, muscle strength, and muscle mass. It’s really easy to get enough, and it’s recommended for everyone.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Processed foods and drinks often contain added sugars. Many of these products can be found in stores which claim to sell healthy or all-natural goods. New guidelines may help you avoid them.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Salt is a necessary part of our diet, but most people consume far too much every single day. The FDA is pushing to reduce the amount of sodium in foods to help people lower their salt intake.
The post FDA Pushing to Change Average Consumption of Dietary Salt appeared first on XP Labs.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Your arteries stiffen as you get older. It’s an unfortunate side effect of aging. Exercise and preventative cardiovascular care can help keep them in a youthful, healthy state, however.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
High-intensity interval training has proven itself to be a fantastic way to work out. It provides true, measurable results in a short amount of time and is appropriate for almost anyone.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
American men live an average of 5 years less than American women. There are a number of preventable and treatable conditions which can assist in lengthening an otherwise healthy man’s life.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Many common and popular sunscreen brands have been selling SPF 50 sunscreens – but the real SPF ratings clock in at less than 8! Research your sunscreen and protect your skin from melanoma.
Monday, 13 March 2017
Animal studies have shown we can overcome addiction with aerobic exercise. Scientists have observed a reduction in the self-administration of cocaine following routine exercise.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Green tea extract is a popular supplement for weight loss. However, recent studies have shown that it may be harmful for your liver. The chemical epigallocatechin-3 may be the reason why.
The post Your Liver and the Epigallocatechin-3 in Green Tea appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 11 March 2017
Periodic fasting is maybe not what you would think of when it comes to treating disease, but researchers have discovered a link between extreme caloric intake and increasing your lifespan.
The post Some Disease Treatments May be Eased with Periodic Fasting appeared first on XP Labs.
Friday, 10 March 2017
The Mediterranean diet is popular for its health benefits as well as its deliciousness. But does it contain too much fat? According to researchers, the fat content is perfectly healthy.
The post Nuts and Oil in Mediterranean Diet Do Not Promote Weight Gain appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
What happens if you eat very few calories, but also burn very few calories at the same time? Can you still lose weight? Will you be able to maintain your size? Not according to researchers.
The post Eating Little and Exercising Little Means a Big Belly appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
The composition of the Paleolithic diet is good for losing weight, possibly due to the fact that it uses no processed foods and promotes a low-sodium, nutrient-rich diet with fresh foods.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Obesity rates in America are seriously out of control, with the average American knowing at least one or more obese person. The CDC is trying to increase public acceptance of health programs.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Many aids are popular for performance and superficially easing exercise woes, but are they worth it? Simple tools such as liquid chalk may be the only ones that don’t have huge down-sides.
The post Are Your Training Aids Just a Performance Trade-Off? appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Don’t have time for two and a half hours of exercise each and every week? The good news is, with proper intensity, a small amount of exercise can promote good health and better body composition.
The post Low-Volume Interval Training Equal to Traditional Aerobic Results appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 4 March 2017
Chains and bands are useful tools, but using them during deadlifting alters the biomechanics and force output during the lift. The result is a reduction in training for your gluteus maximus.
Friday, 3 March 2017
Researchers have discovered that resistance training and aerobics can not only guard against cellular death during a heart attack, but help prevent inflammation after one has occurred.
The post Heart Attacks Not the End: Use Resistance Exercise appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Part of the gluteal muscle group, the gluteus medius is responsible for stabilizing your body during quick movements. Learn how to develop it for increased agility and injury protection.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
You need your core to train to your fullest potential! This includes your abdominal and back muscles, which can be developed with squats. Build your core and experience powerful workouts.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Protein has the tendency to interact with your hormones. Find out the right amount of protein that can trigger your hormones! This leads to effective gains!
The post Protein May Not Alter Anabolic Hormones After Training appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 27 February 2017
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Did you know that salmon is great if you are health conscious? If you value your heart, then this fish will even give your heart health a boost. Take a look:
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
HIIT is a popular trend especially in training disciplines like CrossFit. A new review from a school in the UK tells us about its good effects for the body.
The post Heart Health and Blood Sugar Control Bolstered by HIIT appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Take a look at the bright side of things. Go ahead and eat butter or ice cream. Health experts are wondering about fat and its healthy and awesome benefits.
The post Yes, You Can Be Healthy and Eat Butter or Ice Cream! appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
If you belong to the fraction of men with enlarged prostates, don’t worry. There’s now a promising procedure to help you deal with this.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
We never thought we’d say this but choose your antibacterial soap wisely. There are some that contain ingredients banned by the Food and Drug Administration.
Monday, 20 February 2017
We are all familiar with the great benefits of working out. When you stop though, it’s definitely going to take a toll on your brain blood flow.
The post Masters Athletes Experience Reduced Brain Blood Flow with Deconditioning appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
Nicotinamide Riboside was expected to be the next star for performance enhancement. Let’s find out what happened to the experiment of the Greek researchers:
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Did you know that every 39 seconds, a life gets taken away because of cardiovascular problems? This is all because of different factors.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Monday, 13 February 2017
Are herbal supplements really good for you and your liver? Many people consider this as alternative therapy but it’s a question whether or not these are safe.