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Does Arginine Work? It Might Not Give You a Pump, but Don’t Miss Out on its Other Benefits!

If you go to GNC and look at many of the supplements that are supposed to give you a nice big pump in the gym, you will find that many of them contain arginine, and many of them list arginine as the first ingredient. But does arginine actually cause an increase in nitric oxide and




The Essentials of Muscle Building, in Order (Part 3)

In the first post of this series, we discussed the importance of progressive overload with high mechanical load, while in the second post we talked about how important getting in enough daily/weekly calories is if you want to continue to make gains past the beginner stage. This post is now going to reveal the third



The Essentials of Muscle Building, in Order (Part 2)

  In Part 1 of this series we discussed how many myths are born by trying to change more than one variable of your lifting program and then coming to conclusions about which variable actually contributed to the results you achieved. We also talked about the 80/20 rule and how there is a “hierarchy”, if you will,



The Essentials of Muscle Building, in Order (Part 1)

Some things are more important than others. Just as there is a Hierarchy of Importance for Fat Loss, there are some aspects of building muscle that account for a very large percentage of the total results and other aspects that account for hardly any of the results at all. Many myths get started this way. Some



How a Burst of Motivation Can Stop You From Reaching Your Goals

Many of us have goals that we want to achieve (and if you don’t, well, you should).  Goals help us achieve important things that are worthwhile in life. Goals allow us to get more satisfaction out of are day and go to bed feeling like we’ve accomplished something. Goals foster an increased quality of life



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Fruit Juice to Lose Weight? Think Again.

  I’ve have already discussed in my last post regarding peanut butter that people generally like to categorize foods at either simply “good” or “bad” when most of the time, nutrition isn’t as simply as that. One of the prime examples of this is fruit juice and fruit smoothies. Some say that fruit juice is



Peanut Butter: Health Food or Fat Promoter

  In a never-ending quest to achieve a massive musculature, many try to take advantage of every available muscle-promoting food they can get their hands on. One of the foods that consistently wiggles itself into the diet plan of aspiring weight lifters is peanut butter. Due to being found naturally in nature and delivered to



Hierarchy of Importance for Fat Loss

People fail at a diet for many different reasons. Sometimes the person gives up too quickly. Sometimes they just do not put in the amount of work that is necessary to change their body. However, sometimes, the diet fails them. It has been my experience that one of the main reasons that a diet will



Just Because it’s Healthy Doesn’t Mean You Should Eat it.

The information that the general public are aware about is generally increasing in both quality and quantity overtime, for the most part. Much of this is due to the rapid amount of information that can be consumed via the internet along with an observed trend of average person becoming more heath-conscious. However, along with the



How to Use Reason, Rather Than Emotion, to Determine Behavior

Almost inarguably, the biggest challenge that the general population faces in terms to getting a body they are proud of is a lack of motivation to do anything at all. There are a lot of people out there who have began their journey of developing a better body and are working very hard at that