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How To Get Best Strength & Power Gains From The Squat

by cpoliquin on
Friday, August 29, 2014 12:58 PM
The squat is a killer exercise that gives you back significantly more than you put into it in terms of strength and body composition gains. A recent analysis in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research provides some guidelines for designing squat programs to get the most out workouts...

How Bad Are Ibuprofen & NSAIDs for Athletes Really?

by cpoliquin on
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:58 PM
Avoid pain killers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen during training because they damage the gut and hinder absorption of nutrients, delaying recovery.

Tips to Get Fat Loss Results from Sprint Interval Training

by cpoliquin on
Friday, August 15, 2014 12:12 PM
Try sprint interval training to lose fat fast and improve conditioning. Research shows that sprint interval training is the best conditioning method for fat loss, but it’s best to use a precise interval...

Favor Weight Training For Fat Loss—Do You Need Conditioning To Lose More?

by cpoliquin on
Friday, August 08, 2014 10:19 AM
Always favor weight training with a fairly large volume if your goal is fat loss. Training with short rest intervals, relatively heavy weights, and all the large muscle groups with help you produce a lot...

Five Tips For Post-Workout Nutrition: Don’t Let Your Hard Work Go to Waste

by cpoliquin on
Friday, August 01, 2014 11:56 AM
A recent review in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism provides workout nutrition tips for optimal strength and size gains. Included are strategies for both younger and older trainees to get the best protein synthesis results post-workout.

Avoid these Five Common Fat Loss Mistakes to Get Lean

by cpoliquin on
Friday, July 25, 2014 11:21 AM

Are you training hard, eating right, but aren’t losing fat like you think you should be? Many things can get in the way of losing fat even when diet and training appear to be optimal.

Is Drinking Alcohol After Training More Trouble than It’s Worth?

by cpoliquin on
Friday, July 18, 2014 1:05 PM
You may have heard that drinking beer after training can help you recover. This is a distortion of what a recent study found: That a low alcohol beer with added sodium offers a potential compromise between...

How to Improve Bone Strength with Exercise

by cpoliquin on
Friday, July 11, 2014 11:06 AM
Strength training is one of the best ways to improve bone strength to reduce fracture risk and prevent osteoporosis as you age.
Resistance training and weight bearing exercise are common prescriptions to improve bone mineral density, but evidence shows that...

How To Protect Yourself from Sneaky Trans Fats that Harm Your Health and Affect Mood

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, July 03, 2014 8:57 AM
Watch out for trans fats that food manufacturers like to sneak into foods in small quantities that don’t have to be listed on the labels.

How to Get Results With High-Intensity Training

by cpoliquin on
Friday, June 27, 2014 11:05 AM
Everyone knows that high-intensity training (HIT) is an excellent training method for losing body fat fast and improving conditioning. This tip will tell you why it works and give you protocols...
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