How to recognise the quality and purity of a protein supplement
last updated: May 10, 2018
Nowadays it is increasingly difficult to make informed choices regarding protein supplements. We often end up confused due to the technical language used on labels. In other cases we are attracted by attractive packaging which, however, often conceals a mediocre product, which does not keep its promises. In this article we will discuss the main characteristics to be found in a high-quality protein supplement and give some tips for avoiding products of dubious value.
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What are the differences between BCAA 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1?
last updated: March 01, 2018
Essential branched chain amino acids (bcaa) are of particular importance for athletes as they act as an energy and anti-catabolic substrate. On the market there are several BCAA supplements with different ratios of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Especially 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1.
Antioxidants: what they are and what they do
last updated: September 26, 2017
The function of antioxidants is to prevent or control oxidation processes; hence the prefix anti, that is, 'against' the term. Oxidation is the process of combustion of oxygen in cells for the production of energy and the consequent release of substances known as free radicals.
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last updated: July 11, 2017
By isometric contraction, we mean the kind of contraction that develops muscular tension at a constant length, thus statically (without movement).
Training in the Summer: Expert Advice
last updated: June 07, 2017
Summer for many is the most beautiful season of the year because, with the arrival of the warm weather and increased hours of daylight, our mood is lifted, because after spending months locked indoors, we can finally spend more time out in the open air. For athletes, this is all an excuse for an enjoyable workout, but, as we all know, the summer brings with it heat and excessive humidity, which can catapult anyone who undertakes physical activities into an inferno of sweating and fatigue. Gently, with expert advice and a correctly supplemented diet, the progress you've made during the colder months will not be lost.
Arnold Classic Europe 2016: winners and results
last updated: September 27, 2016
The Arnold Classic Europe 2016 took place on 23,24 and 25 April and was held in Barcelona for the first time. Here are the results, rankings and winners of the PRO category
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Mr. Olympia 2016: winners and rankings
last updated: September 19, 2016
The 52nd edition of Mr. Olympia, which was held in Las Vegas, saw Phil Heath triumph once again. Here are all the winners, rankings and photographs of Mr. Olympia 2016