BodyBuilding

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Bodybuilding: How to do progressive overloading?

What is progressive overload? Progressive overload simply refers to a gradual increase in weights. For example, one day you’ll lift 10kg on a shoulder press and once your body has adapted, the 10kg will no longer be heavy enough. Therefore, you should increase your weights to progress further. Consequently, forcing our bodies to grow and …

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Are you fat-protein efficient? How legitimate is metabolic typing?

It is becoming more apparent every day that difficult words are being used to confuse people more and more. What is a metabolic typing diet? Ignore the difficult name, because in simple terms this is a diet that is tailored to your body type. We will go into more depth about these in just a …

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The difference between Carbohydrates, fats and protein

Carbohydrates, fats and protein are the 3 macronutrients our body requires to function. For instance, all three provide energy to our body so we can perform our daily activities, exercise, and even think. There are some differences between the three: Sources The amount of energy they provide The way they are digested The way they …

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What does ‘calories-in vs calories-out’ actually mean?

If you have been researching into ‘how to lose weight’ or ‘how many calories do I need to eat’, surely you’d have come across the saying ‘calories-in vs calories-out’. But what does it actually mean? What are calories? Calories are normally referred to as calories (cal) to make it simple for people to understand but …

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Can HMB (β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate) help muscle growth? 

What is HMB? What does HMB mean? It stands for β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate and it is a chemical our body naturally produces when we begin to break down Leucine. Leucine is an amino-acid that supports muscle building. The breakdown of Leucine can have a catabolic effect (breaking down) of muscle mass.  So, can  HMB help muscle …

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The effects of a low-fat diet on testosterone

Testosterone is most commonly associated with sex drive in men but it can also affect mental health, bone health, muscle mass, fat storage and red blood cell production. The production of testosterone begins during puberty and after the age of 30, the production begins to slow down. Women’s ovaries also produce testosterone but in very low …

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