Simply put, pyruvate is formed during the metabolism, or digestion, of sugars and starches. It’s a key compound that jump-starts the metabolic pathway known as the Krebs cycle, in which chemical and enzyme actions produce ATP and/or its direct precursors to power your workouts. In practical terms, pyruvate can be compared to the key that starts your car.
Conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, has gained force as an unsaturated fatty acid that encourages fat loss by decreasing the … continue reading
So here we have CNA and butyric acid; both are types of fats. Yet both have potential for helping along bodyfat loss and perhaps enhancing metabolic rate.
You see a lot of bodybuilders bulk up in the off-season. You may have wondered if that’s a good way … continue reading
You may remember the diet from years ago that had people eating lots of grapefruit. It all sounded like wishful … continue reading
Q: I’m looking for advice. I have stubborn belly fat—I’m 45—but am pretty tight everywhere else. I’ve competed naturally for … continue reading
So the first rule is to choose the lowest-carb libation. A good choice is wine at four grams of carb per glass.
If you change the distribution of your macronutrients to fewer carbs, you can radically change the look of your physique without cutting calories. In fact, you might be able to increase the calories that you take in while still getting leaner.
Several studies have found that athletes who severely restrict carb intake suffer a loss of training intensity. On the other hand, the body is capable of using other forms of fuel.
Now that you know your current average daily calorie intake—from the info in Part 1—you can figure out the changes you need to make. Here’s my next group of strategies for getting lean.
With several industry leaders investigating new and highly promising mechanisms of weight loss, one company was bound to make a … continue reading
Use Your Five Food Instincts to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Most people either lift weights or do cardio. The smart ones, of course, do both.
Bodybuilders can be so focused that they never ease up on either training or dieting. Well, that can lead to … continue reading
•B-vitamins may improve memory. Researchers gave mice with dementia nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, and the animals performed memory … continue reading
What the study found was that fat oxidation wasn’t suppressed in obese people who ate meals high in protein.
How long does it take for training results to show up? According to a recent study, you can expect beneficial … continue reading
Dr. Miller’s Holy Tea is an organic, all-natural great-tasting tea that gently cleanses and detoxifies the body.
The book is packed with insightful information on cholesterol, cortisol, good fats and bad fats—both are anabolic—food for sex and muscles, growth hormone and IGF-1.
Does cortisol really force fat onto your midsection, as seen in television commercials?
Venuto’s number-one principle is calorie deficit—if you burn more calories each day than you take in, you lose ugly fat. It’s not as easy as it sounds, though, primarily because of lapses in mind-set and motivation.
A recent study investigated the effect of cheonggukjang on various aspects of fat metabolism. For those of you who’ve never heard of cheonggukjang (me included), it’s a fermented soybean paste used in Korean cuisine. It contains whole as well as ground soybeans.
Science is finally catching up with the bodybuilding world. A new study verifies what muscleheads have known all along—that a … continue reading
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the more difficult aspects of bodybuilding, but it’s a necessity if you want to get … continue reading
Just 167 calories after your workout—it doesn’t take much to ensure that you get the optimal anabolic response to exercise. … continue reading