How helpful are BCAA/HMB/Creatine supplements for preserving muscle mass if you are running a caloric deficit?
BCAAs (particularly L-Leucine supplemented with Vitamin B6) and HMB become more efficacious (i.e. useful, practical and important) as anti-catabolic agents when in a situation of calorie deficit, a conclusion that has been supported in a number of relatively solid scientific investigations. My own opinion during 40 years of experience as a trainer and gym owner, as well as a competitive bodybuilder, also supports this claim. The further addition of creatine, especially in conjunction with a good resistance training scheme and not-too-much-cardiovascular and endurance training, will guard against the inevitable and real threat… Read More
Everyone keeps talking about either strength training or cardio for fat loss. What role does muscular endurance training (lighter weights, higher reps) have in fat loss mechanisms?
The answer has to do with mitochondria.
That depends on what kind of weight gain that you’re after.
So, now that you’ve decided to GO KETO, how do you establish that you are KETO?
It’s totally dependant on your genetics.
If Humans Have Been Drinking Milk For Ages, Why Does It Seem That Recently There Has Been A General Rise In Allergic Reactions To It?
The basic issue here is of completely genetic origin, not some menacing technological frankensteination of an earlier, supposedly more innocent, beautiful and pristine food product.
Although it’s fashionable and convenient to label exercises into a groups like isolation and compound, it’s probably a little misleading.
Gym R(x): Self Sufficiency or How to Deal with Things Like Tendonitis & Other Minor Chronic Inflammatory Ailments.
The trick is to figure out what works in the real world and what is essentially just snake oil.
20kg. of muscle?! Who knows? That much muscle mass would be difficult to gain on any kind of diet, vegan, carnivore, steroid or otherwise.