FITNESS

What Is Bulking? Why Are People Doing It? How Can You Start? ⁣

Bulking is common among people who are into competitive bodybuilding, but it’s also used among everyday people who enjoy spending time at the gym & are trying to improve their physique.⁣ ⁣ There are many ways you can approach bulking, but two main categories: clean bulking & dirty bulking. These have to do with the …

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Do You Lose More Weight if You Avoid Eating Before Exercise?

Whether you should train before eating (i.e. in a fasted state) for fat loss is a topic often debated. Here’s a summary of the main arguments and evidence.   When you train in a fasted or ‘postabsorptive’ state, your insulin levels or low and your body is using stored energy as the primary fuel source. …

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What is Best for Weight Loss, Diet Only, Diet and Cardio or Cardio Only?

Different people have different ‘methods’ for losing weight: some focus on clean eating, some become cardio bunnies while others combine both cardio and dietary changes to achieve their goals. But according to research, what is the best method? A 2012 randomized controlled trial (the gold standard of research) lasting a year looked at whether diet, …

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What is Carb Cycling? Can it Help You Lose Weight or Gain Muscle? 

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients integral to human health and cellular functioning. Carbohydrate cycling is based on the concept that carbohydrates consumed intermittently can make you more metabolically efficient. Typically it would involve consuming a low, moderate and high carb diets on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Fat would typically be the …

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How Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health

Exercise is one of the most potent antidepressants that’s available to everyone, with the least side effects. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at the facts.⁣ ⁣ According to the American Psychological Association, 12.7 percent of Americans are on antidepressants, that’s one in six people. Antidepressant use has increased 64 percent since 1999, and women are …

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Why Should you Book a Body Fat Test if You Want to Lose Weight or Build Muscle?

If you have specific health and fitness goals like losing weight or building muscle, it’s important to ensure that you have an accurate way to track your progress. Otherwise, how do you know if you’re getting closer or further away from your goal?   One of the best metrics to track is your body fat …

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What is VO2 Max? Why should you book a VO2 Max Test?

Your VO2 max tells you how much oxygen your body uses during exercise of increasing intensity, also referred to as maximal oxygen uptake. It represents the functionality of your central factors, including heart, lungs and blood, and your peripheral factors like skeletal muscles. If your heart and lungs are high functioning they are able to …

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How many diets do people try in their lifetime? How can an individual set themselves up for success?

On a daily basis men and women around the world are looking for a new diet or workout to try. Almost half of US adults are on a diet at any given time according to the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Women were more concerned with weight loss than men (56.3% and 42.2% …

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Can you Intermittent Fast (IF) and Gain Muscle? 

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that involves fasting for typically 16 hours a day and eating for 8; it’s not a ‘diet’ as it doesn’t tell you what to eat, only when to eat it. If you’re trying to put on muscle, it’s likely that you’re a little put off at the prospect …

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Does it Matter if You do Aerobic or Anaerobic Exercise to Lose Fat?

If you want to lose fat in the most optimal way, you have probably found yourself questioning whether aerobic or anaerobic exercise is more effective. Aerobic exercise means ‘with oxygen’, while anaerobic means ‘without’. Aerobic exercise may consist of jogging, rowing or walking; essentially cardio. Your heart and breathing rate can be sustained during aerobic …

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