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…

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…

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…

Are Protein Requirements Different For Aging Athletes Compared To Younger Athletes?

Are Protein Requirements Different For Aging Athletes Compared To Younger Athletes?

We are all well aware of the importance of protein intake as a means to help repair, regenerate and build muscle tissue, as protein provides the essential building blocks for the remodeling of muscle and body proteins. Evidence has clearly established that daily protein requirements for any type of athlete are elevated above the current…

Obesity And Risk For Covid-19: What You Need To Know

Obesity And Risk For Covid-19: What You Need To Know

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has led to worldwide research aiming to identify the risk factors for developing critical illness and mortality caused by COVID-19. It quickly became apparent that besides older age, obesity is one of the most important risk factors for a more severe course of COVID-19, although the mechanisms remain largely unknown.3 Adipose (fat) tissue has…

CBD & Exercise: Should You Take CBD Before And/Or After Workouts?

CBD & Exercise: Should You Take CBD Before And/Or After Workouts?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid derived from Cannabis sativa. CBD initially drew scientific interest due to its anticonvulsant properties but increasing evidence of other therapeutic effects has attracted the attention of additional clinical and non-clinical populations, including athletes [1]. Some professional athletes including golfers, rugby players, and more also appear to be using CBD….

Phytonutrients: Optimize Your Health & Body With A Variety Of Color

Phytonutrients: Optimize Your Health & Body With A Variety Of Color

Losing body fat, enhancing athletic performance and changing body shape are all by-products of optimum health, and optimum health can only be achieved via an optimum approach to nutrition. To create and maintain optimal health requires a variety of nutrients from a range of nutritional sources. But many people tend to eat a restricted variety…