Muscle mass

Your Complete Guide to Creatine Monohydrate

by Editorial staff

last updated: February 27, 2019

Creatine monohydrate is one of the most popular supplements used by people looking to build lean muscle mass, maximize performance and increase strength. What are the real benefits of creatine monohydrate? How is it taken and what are the dosages? Does creatine monohydrate has any side effects?


How to recognise the quality and purity of a protein supplement

by Editorial staff

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.


What are the differences between BCAA 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1?

by Editorial staff

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.

Isometric training

by Niccolò Balboni

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).

Hydrolysed caseins and their distinctive features

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: July 10, 2017

Hydrolysed caseins are the latest discovery in the protein field. They are obtained by a process called hydrolisation, which is nothing more than an artificial process of enzyme digestion. Through hydrolisation, the protein bonds are split, transforming the proteins into smaller and more easily digestible molecules: peptides.

What you need to know to reduce the risk of injury

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: June 05, 2017

Please note that prevention does not mean the total risk of injury, but rather a minor incidence thereof. The problem is almost never in the joint or muscle involved, it is usually derived from compensation due to a movement deficit (it may be, but is less likely).

AminoDEX®: essential amino acids for post-workout recovery

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: May 31, 2017

AminoDEX® is the latest model of nutritional supplements from Yamamoto® Nutrition. It is an innovative type of food supplement, with essential amino acids of vegetable origin obtained using the Kyowa® fermentation method.

The Bulgarian method by Ivan Abadjiev

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: May 15, 2017

This method was devised by Bulgaria's National Weightlifting Team coach, Ivan Abadjiev, and it is considered one of the best ever conceived; its validity is proven by the fact that many nationals have adopted it to help their athletes prepare until they managed to create their own version.

Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: December 13, 2016

Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) is a training method which applies 'physiological principles' to weight training, leading to hypertrophy

AlphaTECH: from the North Sea to our muscles ... Thanks again science!

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: December 05, 2016

How is it that from a salmon, man has been able to derive a substance made accessible for food use for many interesting purposes related to the integration of protein and malnutrition.