β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid (HMB) is a metabolite from leucine and is considered to be a very promising anabolic agent. Leucine is first converted in the body to α-ketoisocaproic acid and then to HMB. As seen in pigs, about 5% of leucine is converted to HMB, and the HMB concentrations increase significantly with the consumption of leucine. … Continue reading HMB: steroid like results?
Does performing an exercise more frequently result in better strength gains? Results of a meta-analysis showed a signiﬁcant effect of resistance training (RT) frequency on muscular strength gains. Effect sizes increased in magnitude from 0.74, 0.82, 0.93, and 1.08 for training 1, 2, 3, and 4 times per week, respectively (1). However, they found that with volume-equated studies, … Continue reading Is higher frequency key for faster strength gains?
Everyone is so focused on getting stronger these days, but did you know it could hurt your hypertrophy in the long run? Let me explain what I mean... This study (1) compared two groups of men who did the same training program. Both groups did the same exercises, as well as the same upper body intensity … Continue reading Why heavy squats are shown to slow your muscle gains
Carbohydrates are one of the macro-nutrients which are very beneficial for overall health & testosterone. However when we say "carbs", it's from a natural complex source, such as fruit, vegetables, organic raw dairy and raw honey. The good thing about natural high complex carbohydrates is that it contains minerals and vitamins that your body … Continue reading Carbs – what is best for healthy living and optimal testosterone
One anabolic vegetable I surely don't mind eating is spinach... It's high in: vitamin A (59% of DV) vitamin K (460% of DV) magnesium (20% of DV) (increases testosterone and IFG-1, growth factor) folate (49% of DV) (increases feeling of well-being by elevating serotonin levels) iron (21% of DV) (increases red blood cell production and transports … Continue reading Spinach the natural steroid vegetable
Beetroot is a very healthy carbohydrate. It's low in calories, but packed with health benefits. It's also about half the calories of that of potatoes... Beets have been shown to: lower high blood pressure, due to the vasodilation (1) nullify the effect of garlic breath lower homocystien levels, as it's a potent methyl … Continue reading Beets and Testosterone