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Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Workout Nutrition

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Why Pre-Workout Nutrition? Every day, your body is constantly breaking down and rebuilding muscle proteins. This process is known as “protein turnover,” and when viewed on the whole, breakdown and synthesis rates generally balance each other out. When you exercise, however, things change. Research shows that protein synthesis rates decline during resistance training and cardio, and that both protein synthesis and breakdown …

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HIIT Training: Truths & Benefits

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Most personal trainers and general fitness sites will tell you that HIIT is effective because it allows you to burn calories long after the workout has finished. This is often referred to as “the afterburn effect”. The scientific term is EPOC: Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. The idea is that although HIIT workouts may be short, you burn calories long after the workout is complete. …

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Full Reps or Partial Reps? Or Both?

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A potentially game changing study has just been published. It may change how you perform your exercises forever. Or it may not. Let’s have a look. The study titled “the efficacy of incorporating partial squats in maximal strength training” is about combining partial and full reps in your training. The debate on whether training with a partial range of motion …