I wrote an article years ago entitled “Can eating cheeseburgers make my shoulder hurt?” where I discussed a theory of being “allergic” to certain foods which would cause inflammation and therefore pain in my right shoulder. I based my hypothesis on the fact that a) I have chronic shoulder pain and b) this pain was far less when I ate clean foods. Years have passed, kilos have come and gone and thousands of hours of research on many topics have led me to being a much more educated physical culturist. So let’s revisit!
So you’ve just finished dieting down for a bikini competition. You’ve worked with a coach with little to no knowledge about nutrition and he’s driven you into the ground with 500 calories per day and 3 hours of cardio to get you “in shape”. You starve your ass off then gorge yourself after your show, put on 10-15 kilograms of fluid and fat. I’m sure you’ve heard the term “metabolic damage” so that’s your new buzz word as to why you’re a tubby.
Does the above sound familiar to anyone? With Fit-X and FILEX just passing and shows being done and kilos stripped off and piled back on, if I see one more woman (or man) facebook post something along the lines with “woe is me I have metabolic damage” I am going to flip.
To each achieve the results we all individually desire it’s common to think and also assume we must spend 6 or even 7 days a week in the gym to reach such goals. Some people train more than once a day! The surprising fact is that some of the most famous physiques on earth have been built on only 4 hours of training each week. We are going to look at some of the different theories behind training, and by training I must point out I will be specifically referring to weight training. I am going to look at the benefits of incorporating rest days into your training routine and what the associated benefits may be from doing so.
I’m a big advocate of organic eating. In this instance we will leave meats to the side and discuss fruits and vegies. Not because it’s more nutritious. The jury is still out on that point. Considering it’s grown in the same nutrient deficient soils just as conventionally grown foods are then it’s no surprise to me that there is evidence that nutrient values are not all that different. [1, 2, 3]
However the main and most important reason to choose organic over conventionally grown foods is what is DELIBERATELY left out – Pesticides and fertilizers.
One of the questions all my athletes and clients ask is “Can I have salt?” – If I haven’t already written it into their diet then I always say “Yes, but it must be Himalayan Sea Salt.”
What is it? – Himalayan Sea Salt (HSS) is a kind salt that is found naturally in the earth.
Where does it come from? – HSS is mined in the Khewra salt mine in Pakistan at the base of the Himalayan mountains. Humans have been mining salt from the Khera mines for an estimated 900 years. The mine is now the second largest in the world with tunnels stretching 50 kilometres.
Can someone please give me the meaning of “Clean Eating”? Is it washing your food? Eating your food after a shower? What is this latest fad term that everyone is talking about?
I have seen a hundred different fitness-bunnies-turn-nutritional-gurus prey on unsuspecting women coining the term “clean eating” for unsuspecting females (usually) and to line their Prada pockets with $$ to pay for 1000’s of different chemicals to plaster on their faces! (Surely there is some irony here??) .
Creatine Will Increase the Amount of ATP - Find Out More..
Hey everybody, Luke McNally from mass nutrition and build my body here. Today I’m going to talk to you quickly about Creatine, and specifically Creatine Monohydrate.
So what is it? Creatine is a compound found mostly in red meat, we can produce it naturally in the body or endogenously, in small amounts. We do find vegetarians and people who don’t eat a lot of red meat can be deficient. So, in supplementary form it’s has been shown to increase strength and size and power.
Luke Schembri – What nightmares are made of…Terribly sorry for my absence and delay in getting day 6 to you. I began to write it a couple of days ago and spilt an entire shaker onto my laptop. It made a terrible sound then sadly it passed away. Thats the 5th laptop to leave me. 4 by KO and 1 by drowning. I try and get them covered by warranty but apparantly warranty doesnt cover acts of stupidy, god or spillage. What the fuck?? What other acts are there?! Stupidity?? It was their “stupid” computer that kept fucking up every 5 mins that let to their early demise through uppercut!
Cre8 Carnage by Max's·The most powerful Creatine - Ever!·8 Amazing Creatine Hybrids ·Beta Alanine and Histidine·Faster acting, Longer lasting ·100% Actives, No Sugars, No Fillers
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Eight different forms of Creatine - that's right EIGHT, packed into one awesome formula. Why eight? Each Creatine hybrid has a different absorption speed and different entry point into your muscle's energy cycles. The result - fast and sustained release for maximum energy and unbelievable muscle gains. MAX'S Cre8 Carnage incorporates EIGHT hybrid Creatines: 1.Creatine Ethyl Ester is a highly soluble form of Creatine that uses the fat transport mechanism of muscle cells to enter quickly to replenish muscle Creatine stores. 2.Tri-Creatine Malate is a new form of Creatine that can enter the Krebs Cycle (The process that synthesizes the high energy compound - ATP) faster than traditional monohydrate to maximise energy for training. 3.Di-Creatine Malate is a slower absorbing version of Tri-Creatine Malate to enhance the sustained release properties of Cre8 Carnage. 4.Micronised Creatine Monohydrate has been scientifically proven to increase lean body mass, muscular strength, endurance and overall athletic performance. 5.Creatine HCL is a stable acid salt of Creatine and is a medium absorption hybrid 6.Creatine Anhydrous is the most pure form of Creatine and is not bound to other transport molecules giving it a slower absorption time - ideal for a sustained release formula. 7.Creatine Gluconate is Creatine bonded to Glucose. This improves Creatine's intestinal absorption as it is absorbed in a manner similar to regular glucose, a fast-digesting sugar. 8.Tri-Creatine Orotate delivers a 3:1 molar ratio of Creatine to Orotic Acid. Orotic acid is a precursor to Carnosine and helps make Creatine more available to boost cell levels of Creatine Phosphate. EIGHT awesome Creatine molecules for immediate then sustained release of Creatine. You get the highest cellular Creatine levels possible. No other Creatine formula comes close!
But there's more:
·Beta Alanine and Histidine combine to form Carnosine. Carnosine is a powerful buffer that reduces lactic acidosis (the production of Hydrogen Ions) which causes muscle fatigue and stops you squeezing out those last few growth reps. Now you can! You will train heavier, train harder, and train longer. Cre8 Carnage will help you recover faster - both between sets and between workouts. ·Arginine Alphaketoglutarate stimulates Nitric Oxide release. NO is a vasodilator, it relaxes the smooth muscle that line arteries to increase blood flow. More blood flow means the nutrients in Cre8 Carnage are delivered to muscle cells faster for even better results. Use MAX'S Cre8 Carnage Concentrate before or after workouts for maximum results. Mix it with your favourite sports drink, fruit juice, or you can add it to your protein shakes for an awesome Creatine boost.
The Science of Cre8 Carnage:
Creatine is used by muscle cells to store energy for explosive exercise like weight training and sprinting. Cre8 Carnage Concentrate will help maximise your muscle's Creatine stores. Because the 8 different forms of Creatine are absorbed and utilised at different points and rates, you get an unbelievable and sustained Creatine rush to power even the most intense training for explosive growth. Studies show the output from repeated bouts of explosive training can be increased by more than 15% in just a few short weeks. Increases in strength of 15% and lean body mass increases over 3% are common after only 8 weeks of use.
To maintain system Creatine levels, take 5gm (one teaspoon) daily. Heavy trainers may increase this dose as required. Cre8 Carnage Concentrate can be taken in several ways including: ·Mix with your protein shake
·Mix with a sports drink or juice ·Place powder directly on tongue and wash down with water, fruit juice or a sports drink Taking Cre8 Carnage Concentrate with a drink containing some sugars such as a sports drink or fruit juice can improve absorption and assimilation.