Bodybuilders often use a variety of supplements and subject their bodies to greater strain than the average person – causing changes in heart wall thickness and ventricle elasticity.
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Growth hormone has been tested on burn patients, and it has been shown to promote healing even in severe burn cases. Growth hormone can help promote physical fitness and quality of life.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Nandrolone decanoate has a chemical structure similar to testosterone, but has been shown to build muscle better than the 2 most commonly prescribed testosterone therapy injectables.
The post Should Nandrolone be Used Instead of Testosterone? appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 28 August 2017
Researchers have discovered alcohol inhibits anabolic signaling, preventing the body from efficiently building muscle. Alcohol has a negative effect on muscle protein synthesis.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Growth-promoting therapy could be the future of professional athletics or Olympic competitions, but there are many concerns and ethical questions to face before we cross that bridge.
Saturday, 26 August 2017
A number of hospital cases involving liver damage have been linked to supplement usage. Common supplements include green tea extract, garcinia cambogia, CLA, steroids, and vitamin A.
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Friday, 25 August 2017
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have determined that long-term multivitamin usage can promote good overall health.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Taurine, according to a Brazilian study, does not improve high-intensity running performance. It is featured in energy drinks and supplements, but it may not be as great as we thought.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Garcinia mangostana, or purple mangosteen, has been shown to have no effect on biochemical markers of fatigue. However, it is possible it could help keep you in a positive state of mind.
The post Purple Mangosteen Keeps You Happy, but Fails to Prevent Fatigue appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 21 August 2017
Whey protein has become very popular over the past several years, but bodybuilders and other athletes should know the differences between high quality and low-quality protein sources.
The post High Quality Whey Means High Quality Sports Nutrition appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 20 August 2017
The recommended daily allowance for protein is likely too low, according to recent studies. More protein helps with many issues, from building muscle to improving your quality of life.
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Muscle loss occurs naturally as we age, but the degree to which it affects us depends on the choices we make. High protein intake prompts muscle protein synthesis and muscle preservation.
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Friday, 18 August 2017
Cherry juice might be seriously beneficial for cellular health. It can reduce systolic blood pressure within hours, promote recovery, prevent muscle damage, and provide nutrients.
Thursday, 17 August 2017
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.
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.
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