Running: Ideal for Optimal Body Composition?
Do you like to run? Which burns more fat—RUNNING or SPRINTING? Fasted or "fed?" Let's discover what the SCIENCE has to say..... UNFORTUNATELY, running CAN cause MUSCLE to be used as fuel, especially if you are in a Caloric deficit and not resistance training to prevent wasting muscle; recent studies strongly imply that low-impact types of cardiovascular exercise are more friendly to preserving optimal muscle mass while in a Caloric deficit and resistance training. Furthermore, many bodybuilding coaches (mine included) have reported increased muscle loss specifically due to running and therefore recommend the stair mill, uphill walks on the treadmill, cycling, rowing,...
What Are Branched-Chain Amino Acids?
“TRUST ME, BRO. This will help you build muscle faster.” –zit faced gym-rat at your local supplement store. Do BCAA’s really work or are they a scam? What is the difference between EAA and BCAA? Let’s see what the science and the evidence has to say…. What are BCAA’s? “Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are essential nutrients. They are proteins found in food. Your muscles "burn" these amino acids for energy. The names of the specific amino acids that make up the branched-chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The term branched-chain simply refers to their chemical structure.” Leucine has...
5 Reasons Why Weight Training Beats Cardio
On "paper," cardio burns more Calories than weight training. We know this. HOWEVER, weight training will provide better results for BOTH muscle optimization AND fat loss. Why is this? 1. Muscle Protein Synthesis. Harvard studies (see sources below) show across the board that weight training increases muscle protein synthesis. Muscle mass is built in a Calorie surplus. Muscle mass is preserved in a Calorie deficit. In other words, regardless of what happens with your diet, weight training will "at-best" bring you closer to your goals, and "at-worst" minimize the damage caused by a poor diet (though we never advocate exercise...
5 Nutrients Found Exclusively in Meat
Have you been brainwashed by all of the anti-meat propaganda and marketing schemes? Are you debating whether or not to eliminate meat from your diet? If you do, you will be missing out on these VITAL nutrients: 1. Carnitine: the ultimate natural fat burner. One of the most popular fat-burning supplements, this nutrient mobilizes free fatty acids for to be utilized for fuel. Additionally, carnitine aids in muscle retention while in a caloric deficit and has been shown to aid in male fertility, promoting sexual capacity better than exogenous testosterone!(1) 2. Vitamin B12: the key to your nervous system. Without an adequate amount of...
What is a "Keto-Vore?"
A "Keto-Vore" is an unofficial term we use to maximize the meat-based properties of the CARNIVORE DIET while prioritizing the KETOGENIC DIET macronutrient ratios. The CARNIVORE DIET, as the name suggests, is a lifestyle prioritizing meat as not only the ideal food source, but the only essential food source. Contrary to its reputation, it is not an "only-eat-meat" diet to the extreme of requiring elimination of any food that is not meat (even lions and dogs eat plants from time to time), but rather a sustainable, practical diet from which our ancestors naturally thrived. The KETOGENIC DIET is a dietary lifestyle prioritizing FAT...
- fat loss
- king of carbs
- meal prep
- muscle mass
- sweet potatoes
- weight training