Simple Dietary Fixes for Low T by Erick Avila | 06/16/15 Here’s what you need to know… Low-calorie diets, like those athletes use to make weight, can lower testosterone levels. Environmental pollutants, like direct or indirect cigarette smoke, can also play havoc with your testosterone. Studies have shown that minor nutritional interventions can boost testosterone … More Boost Testosterone with Food
We will call this girl Germany for the sake of my story-telling and her wanting to remain nameless 😉 – and because she’s from Germany- how cool! Sooo rewind 3 weeks ago, Germany and I decide that I’m going to prep. her for a Figure show, after her bikini show. A natural progression for a … More Carbs in Competition Prep.
So a while back I wrote a blog on ATP, our bodies fuel for energy (here), and today I want to blog about what supplement you can take to give it a boost! So, here’s a little re-cap on ATP, which is energy stored in our muscles, once we start to lift: ATP-PCr is the … More ATP & Creatine
So the dust has settled from Hannah’s Figure Competition; an off-season plus a 20 week prep. and the day was amongst us last Sunday. I don’t live in Maine (United States), so I streamed the show from my living room for the entire day, as if I was there. It was a LONG day! Hannah and … More We Did Alright! 🥇
Are you training for bodybuilding purposes or for powerlifting purposes? Knowing the answer will make a world of difference in how you squat. Or at least it ought to. Here are the foundational differences between squatting for powerlifting purposes (increasing your 1 RM) and squatting for bodybuilding purposes (increasing muscle mass). Reps. Mix lower reps … More How Should YOU Squat?
Weight loss is generally seen as a positive thing. It can bring improved health, better looks and all sorts of benefits, both physical and mental. However, your brain doesn’t necessarily see it that way. Your brain is more worried about keeping you from starving, making sure that you (and your genes) survive. When you lose a lot … More Starvation Mode
Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy Women can maintain or increase their cardiovascular fitness as well as muscle strength and flexibility. They can also experience less pre-natal discomforts. Some of these discomforts include constipation, swollen extremities, leg cramps, nausea, varicose veins, insomnia, fatigue, back pain, and other orthopedic conditions. Women can improve their posture along with … More Exercise Program During Pregnancy
Nutrition Tips At college, you need to make sure you are drinking enough water. Also, drink water instead of energy drinks and alcohol, as these drinks are high in both calories and carbohydrates. Even if they are “lite,” they still aren’t healthy for you. Aim for at least 64 oz. of water a day, or … More Wellness & Weight Loss for College Students
After years of personal training, I can conclude a few things. Generally, I find things work because, a) doing something is better than nothing, and b) if you’re doing something, you might as well do it right. Given a choice to pound a nail into a piece of wood with four or five efficient … More 6 Forgotten Facts on Physical Training