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Stay away from ‘the dirty dozen’

You cannot eat junk food and expect good results in the bodybuilding arena. According to bodybuilding expert Tom Venuto the top twelve worst fat-storing foods an athlete should never eat are the following: Ice cream Fried foods Doughnuts and pastries Candy, chocolates and sweets Soda Fruit drinks and other sugar-sweetened ...

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Cut down on coffee to boost performance

Caffeine’s performance enhancing benefits are more evident if you are not a regular consumer. According to the team of researchers behind the latest study, athletes with high habitual caffeine consumption could hamper its performance-enhancing benefits when they need them most. As a central nervous system stimulator caffeine is known to ...

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Gym mistakes to avoid

Workouts can become routine and when you are in a rut you are most likely to get injured. This is the reason exercise physiologist Rachel Straub authored a book called ‘Weight Training Without Injury’ on how to stay safe when you lift weights. “People get bored; there are ten ways ...

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Study finds mislabeling in online drug trade

In a new study researchers tested 44 products marketed as non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and found that only about half contained ingredients advertised on the labels. “Our findings show that people should be extremely careful about using these unapproved drugs purchased over the internet not only because these ...

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Gym can boost your willpower

Exercise may be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and help us avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. A lack of self-control can often contribute to problems like weight gain, depression and even addiction. Given these effects, scientists have been interested in finding ways ...

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How to save muscle while dieting

Combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss. “Eighty percent of people who lose weight by dieting gain all of it back in a four- to five-year period,” says University of Alabama researcher Eric Plaisance who was involved ...

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Exercise curbs depression

Lifting weights just one hour a week can curb symptoms of depression. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry researchers found that adults who exercised at least an hour a week had success in staving off depressive symptoms. “We’ve known for some time that exercise ...

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A link between sugar and cancer

A nine-year research project has led to a breakthrough in cancer research. Researchers have determined how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. The new study, published in leading academic journal Nature Communications, clarifies the link between sugar and cancer. According ...

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USN’s Creatine HCL – A must-have!

Creatine monohydrate has been a staple in the cupboard of countless bodybuilders over the years. Creatine represents an endogenous amino acid produced in the body and can be obtained through dietary sources such as fish and meat but only in small amounts. Taking creatine as an ergogenic aid can give ...

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List of banned substances for 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a list of prohibited substances which will go into effect on 1 January 2018. The list designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition; and, which substances are banned in particular sports. According to WADA President Craig Reedie the list ...

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