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Muscle memory speeds up recovery after training breaks

Recent studies suggest that muscle memory is hardwired into our muscle cells. Norwegian researchers noted muscle memory could result from the peculiar properties of muscle cell nuclei, the location where most of the cell’s genetic instructions are stored. Muscle cells have multiple nuclei and when you train your muscle cells ...

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Nail in the coffin of trans fats

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the US) wants to eliminate artery-clogging artificial trans fats from the American diet by the year 2018. Trans fats are partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in processed foods and associated with a number of health problems such as cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol.Trans fats ...

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Age of pros on the rise

If one takes a look at last year’s Mr. Olympia you can see that age is definitely not a factor in the modern age of professional bodybuilding. Among the top guys the 34­year­old Phil Heath was a puppy in the 2014 pack of dogs as opposed to Kai Greene (39), ...

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Steroid users are more forgetful

Researchers at the Northumbria University in England examined whether the long term use of high doses of anabolic-androgenic steroids might affect memory. Dr. Tom Heffernan and his team assessed 100 males aged 18-30 who were regular gym users. Half of the subjects used steroids and half did not. The results ...

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Coleman on the road to recovery after back surgery

Ronnie Coleman recently underwent back surgery and is now on a six week sabbatical to recover before he will hopefully be hitting the gym again. Big Ron, who holds eight straight wins as Mr. Olympia from 1998 to 2005 and is widely regarded by bodybuilders as one of the greatest ...

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