Exercise To Replace Drugs: More Doctors Are Prescribing Exercise Instead Of Medication

Exercise To Replace Drugs: More Doctors Are Prescribing Exercise Instead Of Medication

Prescribing physical activity in the right “dosage” is an extremely effective prescription for the prevention, treatment and management of more than 40 of the most common chronic health conditions encountered in clinical practice. Exercise is medicine is an initiative that encourages healthcare providers, regardless of their specialty, to take the pledge to assess and record…

Enhance Your Results With Concurrent Training Through Nutrient Timing

Enhance Your Results With Concurrent Training Through Nutrient Timing

Skeletal muscle adapts to the specific training imposed on the muscle. Therefore the mode, volume and intensity of exercise dictate the adaptions that occur in our muscles.  For example, different muscle adaptations occur whether one conducts endurance or resistance exercise on a regular basis. Some individuals focus on either one or the other (resistance vs…

Creatine And Resistance Training Enhances Muscle Size And Strength By Depressing Myostatin

Creatine And Resistance Training Enhances Muscle Size And Strength By Depressing Myostatin

Creatine monohydrate is a popular dietary supplement used by athletes to enhance muscle mass and strength and improve sport performance. There are many studies demonstrating an improvement in muscle strength, body composition and an ergogenic (improved performance) effect in exercise from creatine supplementation.  Creatine in conjunction with resistance exercise enhances muscle size and strength through…

Are Eccentric Muscle Contractions Beneficial?

Are Eccentric Muscle Contractions Beneficial?

FIRE & Protein…perfect duo! FIRE (Focused Intense Resistance Exercise) is a research-proven form of exercise that will really help you achieve the bodyshape you desire. It’s clear from research that protein supplementation enhances muscle protein synthesis [1]. In fact, it’s well established that whey protein supplementation immediately post-FIRE enhances muscle protein synthesis [2]. Two types…

Alcohol And Hormonal Alterations Related To Muscle Growth

Alcohol And Hormonal Alterations Related To Muscle Growth

Hormones are chemical messengers that coordinate many functions within the body. Hormones control four major areas of body function: production, use, and storage of energy; reproduction; maintenance of the internal environment; and growth and development (1). For optimal hormonal function, the amount and timing of release must be finely coordinated, and a target tissues must…

Can Resistance Exercise Enhance HDL Cholesterol Irrespective Of Body Weight Status?

Can Resistance Exercise Enhance HDL Cholesterol Irrespective Of Body Weight Status?

The assessment of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as a marker and mediator of coronary heart disease (CHD) is very well established. High levels of HDL-C appear to be protective against CHD and it’s recommended to enhance your HDL-C to help reduce CHD risk (1). There is also a lot of debate regarding the relative roles…