Magnesium - The Most Beneficial Mineral?
There are multiple types of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function healthily. Vitamins and minerals are referred to as “micronutrients” and each of them has a different function inside of the body. Some micronutrients for example act as coenzymes, meaning that they help carry chemicals between enzymes, while others just serve as catalysts for certain chemical reactions. Magnesium is one of the most important micronutrients for the body, as it helps catalyze a variety of processes in the body. As a matter of fact, more than 300 biochemical reactions require magnesium! For this reason, it is important to derive sufficient magnesium from your food and supplements.
November 23, 2021
Superfoods & Their Effect On Health
For many people, the term “superfoods” sounds like just another marketing gimmick to make you believe in an easy solution to a certain problem. In reality however, superfoods are products that are proven to have a certain net benefit for human health, meaning they are actually functional and beneficial. With this article, we’ll provide you with the basic information you need to know about superfoods, as well as a list of our favorites!
November 16, 2021
The Two Types Of Muscle Growth
Becoming bigger, stronger and better-looking is one of the primary goals of many individuals that decide to take on weight training. And while training may seem pretty straightforward, there are actually many different types of adaptations that can occur. All the functional ones however, are dependent on the adaptations that happen in the muscles! So let’s have a look at the two types of muscle growth and help you find out which style of training would therefore be suitable for your goals. But First…
November 9, 2021
Caffeine & Training Performance
In a world broadly influenced by fitness and nutrition, the search for ingredients that improve performance is something that will never stop. But even though many new companies can try and sell you on new, promising products, there are a handful of substances that have been proven to work time and again. When it comes to improving athletic performance, caffeine has been one of the most used ingredients.
November 2, 2021
Should You Train To Failure?
If you’ve watched the movie “Pumping Iron” you have probably seen the hardcore, peak intensity training that bodybuilders in the Golden Era went through. Some of those bodybuilders, like Serge Nubret, swore by the effectiveness of training to failure… On EVERY SET! And well, the truth is that for most of us, reaching failure on every working set will lead to burnout quite quickly. This is why it is important to understand this concept and learn how to integrate it in your training regimen properly. So let’s dive straight into this and discuss training to failure, shall we?
October 26, 2021
How Important Are Micronutrients?
In the modern-day world, we are constantly blasted with often contradicting information about nutrition. Some people swear by the importance of protein and animal products, while others tell us it’s all about the caloric balance. Now, because fat, protein and carbohydrates are taking the majority of the attention, one thing remains quite ignored… That is namely, the importance of micronutrients, which is the topic of discussion for today! So without further ado, let us go in depth on micronutrients and discuss what they are, what they do in the body and what the best sources are!
October 19, 2021
How To Train Smart | PT 2 - Understanding Your Goals & Setting The Plan
If you have no formal education on fitness and nutrition, odds are that you are just testing around to see what works for you. However, if you have a goal in mind, there are specific actions to be taken towards that goal, because, well, training results are predictable! So let’s have a look at how you can define your goal with training and more importantly, what things you need to do to set the plan right.
October 12, 2021
How To Train Smart (Part 1)
“Hey bro, I found this sick Dwayne Johnson workout on the internet and I’m about to try it out today, I’m so pumped!” If you’ve heard this in the gym, odds are you’ve stumbled upon someone who does not really know what to do with their training plan and is, well, experimenting. Which is not bad, really! However, much like anything, training is precise mathematics and you need to understand each variable and factor affecting the end result and create your plan based on that. And so, if you are over those celebrity workouts and are ready to get in the best shape of your life, keep reading!
October 5, 2021
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