The Ultimate Fitness Guide to Holidays and Vacation: Evidence-Based Recommendations

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This article is intended to be different from other quick-read vacation and travel articles. This article is meant to stand out as the most comprehensive, complete and science-based guide for holidays. It includes nutrition and training recommendations for 3 different approaches, 2 science-based hotel programs, and personal stories from myself (Miguel Blacutt), Steve Hall and Pascal Flor.   What a …

CBD Oil: Worth the Hype? Anxiety, Sleep, Inflammation and Muscle

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Prelude: This article is intended for healthy adults looking to maximize exercise-induced adaptations such as muscle hypertrophy and strength. This article is not intended to discuss the role of CBD Oil in individuals with anxiety disorders or medical issues. I wrote this article due to a large amount of perfectly healthy individuals promoting CBD Oil and I will address the effects of …

Chasing Damage and Soreness: Why It Can Reduce Gains

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“You see, the way you build muscle is by causing these micro-tears in the muscle and then your body builds your muscles back up, except bigger and stronger”, how many times have you heard this? Or even said it yourself? I’ll be the first to admit it, I believed it and said this myself. It makes sense; a simple, yet …

Meal Timing: How Often Should I Eat?

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Read time: 3 minutes Optimal meal timing has been a very popular question over the past couple years in the industry. Extreme eating frequencies to obtain the best physique and training results are often advocated. It seems that most athletes swear by either eating 1-2 times per day or 6-8 times per day. This article will discuss the optimal meal …

HIIT vs LISS Cardio – Which is Superior?

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Weight loss is ruled by energy balance; to lose weight your caloric intake must be lower than your caloric output. Caloric restriction is used to decrease the caloric intake portion of the equation, while exercise can be used to increase the caloric output portion. For several years, Low-Intensity Steady State (LISS) cardio has been used to enhance fat loss phases …

Training To Failure – The Case for Smarter Training

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There is something that feels special about taking your body to the point where you can no longer perform another rep. It feels intense, hardcore, powerful. However, your goal is likely to put on as much muscle as possible instead of simply feeling like you had a productive workout. While training to failure might give you a very productive feeling, …

BCAAS: STOP WASTING MONEY

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Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are one of the most popular fitness supplements available. BCAAs have been marketed as being able to preserve muscle in dieting conditions, help stimulate protein synthesis during the day and help to fuel your workouts. In this article, I will review the literature on BCAAs and why there is no reason to spend your hard-earned …

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: ARE THEY SAFE?

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Whoever said that you can’t have your cake and eat it too definitely did not know about non-nutritive sweeteners. Non-nutritive sweeteners are natural and artificial sweeteners that contain no calories, or at least very few. For the purpose of this article, the term “sweetener” refers to non-nutritive sweeteners, whether artificial or natural. In this article, I will be going over …