If you are a bodybuilding fan, you must have heard about Dallas McCarver. The bodybuilding industry suffered a shock last year when Dallas, at 26-years-old met with sudden death. Of course, he was looked up to as a prodigy and hailed as the next.
While the majority of people find it difficult to motivate themselves to hit the gym daily, there are a few like me who would never miss a workout session, no matter what it takes. So, does that mean that you can even workout on the days you aren't feeling well?
Thanks to science, we know that more calories consumed than burned definitely leads to fat gain. But what's underplayed a lot of times by a lot of coaches is the role of stress management and how stress wreaks havoc on our hormonal system.
In today's day and age, it's really difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are not a fitness enthusiast. For a fitness enthusiast, his fitness is always his priority so he plans everything accordingly.
CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is another trendy 'fat burning'
supplement that sells like hot cakes nowadays. I have even seen bodybuilders and
health coaches recommending this supplement to people for a quick fix.
With all the talk about what to exclude from your diet, there is hardly any discussion on what to 'include' in your diet. There are so many food sources out there that have tremendous nutrition value and should make it to your daily food intake.
Most weight loss cases are driven by desperation to burn off the kilos as fast as possible. While it's good to start taking control of your life, but the thing is that you can't lose all the weight you gained over the years
“Can you consume too much protein? Is too much protein converted into fat? Will it help me build more muscle?” I usually face all these questions on a regular basis as a health coach.
Protein supplements are the top selling supplements world over. Even in India, every fitness enthusiast who hits the gym consumes some form of protein supplements, to meet the protein needs.
If you want an edge in your lifting capacity and you are a natural athlete, Creatine is your savior. In the same way, if you want your muscles to have a fuller look, creatine is the supplement that will help you.
With more and more people turning into vegetarians and then into vegans these days, it is important to understand what kind of deficiencies you may encounter when you choose to follow a trend.Turning vegan is a separate issue in itself. To cut things short- veganism adds a ton of deficiencies to your diet.
Despite of being one of the most researched supplements on Earth, creatine is considered to be a rather notorious supplement by many. The reason for that is either its misuse or misinformation about it. The truth is that creatine is completely safe to use and is one of the most widely used supplements
No matter how much you try to control it, it does get difficult to control sugar cravings. The situation is even worse if you are a foodie who loves sweets. Not only does sugar jeopardizes the weight loss process, it is also detrimental to your health in various other aspects.
The pain of not putting on weight is real. While the majority of the population is busy losing pounds, ectomorphs are doing everything to put some kilos on. When nothing seems to work for them, they turn to weight gainers or mass gainers.
Not a lot of people know that it's not just the fat that's under the skin, which contributes to your total fat. There's a type of fat present inside your abdominal cavity called visceral fat. Visceral fat is more dangerous than the fat that's visible to you in the form of chubby skin.
‘Fat converts into muscle', is one of the most commonly used taglines by supplement manufacturers. Some bro science experts make this claim to lure in clients as well. They tell poor skinny guys to gain fat first and misinform them that this fat will be converted into muscle later on.
There's always hysteria when it comes to supplementing creatine. It's hard to understand why because creatine is the most extensively researched supplement on the planet. At least a thousand studies have been conducted on its safety and effectiveness, if not more.
Yes, it's a fact that caffeine helps in alertness, increasing physical performance and metabolism; to an extent. However, like any other substance, even caffeine has certain side effects if consumed in excess. What's worse is that we don't really care about the amount of caffeine that we consume during the day.
A lot of dudes know about essential amino acids but do you know about essential fatty acids? Not just the gym enthusiasts but every healthy individual is opting to supplement with essential fatty acids.
Thanks to chubby nutritionists, there's more misinformation in the fitness industry than there are exercises. There are so many myths relating to nutrition that the list just never seems to end.
While some of us find it difficult to push ourselves to the gym every morning, there are fitness buffs who hit the gym seven days a week. They train more frequently and end up being ‘over-trained'.
A lot of people who follow a keto diet have demonized carbohydrates so much that folks literally fear touching them. Low carb diets, extreme low carb diets, zero carb diets, keto diet, all these have cornered carbohydrates.
You have seen ‘Rocky’, we all have. If you haven’t, stop reading this and go watch it. Just kidding! Well, if you have seen the movie, you must remember the scene where Stallone cracks open a bunch of eggs and gulps them down.
There has been a surge of vitamin loaded drinks in the market recently. While doctors tell you that you have certain vitamin deficiencies, they certainly don’t ask you buy ‘vitamin water’.
Creatine is the most researched natural supplement. It is common amongst bodybuilders and sportsmen alike. Since the cost per serving is also affordable, even beginners can use it.
Coffee (caffeine) is the second most consumed beverage after water. The soft drinks thatyou enjoy in the summers also have caffeine in it. While the kick that a cup of coffee offers is unpaparallel for coffee lovers
A lot of us keep a piece of a protein bar two in our gym bags for the sake of convenience. They do come in handy when you are out and don’t have a decent protein source.
So you have been fasting on and off and now your body feels weak and famished. Or, you have been on an all-liquid diet since 3 days making you crave for food. All this is happening while you make immense.
Myths have always been a part of the fitness industry. Poor beginners are the first to fall prey to these myths and desi trainers are to be blamed. Self education and application of what you have learned.
Looking at your pants becoming a little snugger, day by day, will give you enough motivation to hit the gym daily, but once those results become sluggish or come to a halt, it becomes difficult
L-carnitine has an image of a proven fat burner among fitness enthusiasts. Its low cost per serving and convenient dosage makes it a big hit for people who want to burn fat quickly. But is it really worth it?
To lose weight, the first thing that you need to do is to create a calorie deficit so that your body can use stored fat as energy reserves. This calorie deficit diet works best when you start burning some extra calories
Supplement companies have been selling Tribulus as a big revolutionary formula to supposedly ‘boost’ testosterone. Average gym bro often blames someone’s inability to grow on lowered testosterone levels.
BMR is short for Basal Metabolic Rate. It is the measure of minimum amount of energy that our body needs even when it is at total rest for functions such as- maintaining basic cell function and normal body temperature.
Have you seen people running to grab their shakers immediately after they have finished the last rep of their workout? I am sure you have. That’s not unusual at all. Some are even scared that they have forgotten the protein shake
BCAA is short for Branched Chain Amino Acid and it has become one of the most commonly used supplements in recent time. Every fitness enthusiast can be seen sipping a BCAA concoction in between sets of strength training.
Eggs have been a favorite choice for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts to meet their daily protein requirements. But, it is wrong to think that eggs provide a quality meal, only for people who work out.
While many people are caught up in the world of wanting to lose weight, there’s a smaller group of people who are trying to gain weight. For some, it’s the desire to add muscle mass to their frame.
Most weight loss cases are driven by desperation to burn off the kilos as fast as possible. While it's good to start taking control of your life, but the thing is that you can't lose all the weight.
Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous benefits to both expectant mothers and their Fetuses.
For the mothers, exercise improves fitness, prevents urinary incontinence and back pain, and lessens
swelling and constipation.
CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is another ‘so called’ Fat
burning supplement that sells like hot cakes in the supplement shops. I have even seen bodybuilders and health coaches recommending this
supplement to people for quick fat loss.
Many diets rely on the theory of fasting as the core of the process. This includes avoiding foods during certain times, skipping meals, restricting your diet to certain foods or consuming no solid foods.
The fitness supplement industry just doesn't rest. There is always something new being launched, stuff that promises miraculous weight loss solutions and more. The latest is something called 'yohimbe'.
First, Let’s understand what exactly is whey protein ? Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production.