BodyBuilding

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Bodybuilding: How to do progressive overload?

What is progressive overload? Progressive overload simply refers to a gradual increase in weights. For example, one day you’ll lift 10kg on a shoulder press and once your body has adapted, the 10kg will no longer be heavy enough. Therefore, you should increase your weights to progress further. Consequently, forcing our bodies to grow and …

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The Best Muscle Building Supplements

When building muscle, we tend to place our bodies under stress so its understandable that adding some supplements to our diet could help muscle growth. With so many muscle building supplements out there on the market, what are the best muscle building supplements? What are supplements? Supplements are chemicals that add vital nutrients, vitamins and …

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The difference between Carbohydrates, fats and protein

Carbohydrates, fats and protein are the 3 macro-nutrients our body requires to function. For instance, all three provide energy to our body so we can perform our daily activities, exercise, and even think. There are some differences between the three: Sources The amount of energy they provide The way they are digested The way they …

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Can L-Arginine help build muscle? (evidence based)

When you consume proteins, during digestion they will get broken down into amino acids. There are 20 amino acids in total and some are essential. By essential, we mean that your body cannot produce them naturally. So, it will obtain the essential amino acids from your consumed foods, for instance. One of those amino acids …

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What does ‘calories-in vs calories-out’ actually mean?

If you have been researching into ‘how to lose weight’ or ‘how many calories do I need to eat’, we are sure you’d have come across the saying ‘calories-in vs calories-out’. But what does it actually mean? What are calories? Calories are normally referred to as calories (cal) to make it simple for people to …

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