What Are the Benefits of Being a Flexitarian?

There are all sorts of benefits from eating lots of plants. Now granted, I’m on the record for stating I don’t buy into the claim that meat is inherently bad for you (we dig into it in this article). However, I’m also on the record for stating you should eat your fruits and veggies (scope out our Guide to Healthy Eating). […]

Does Cutting out Meat Help You Lose Weight?

Many proponents of flexitarianism will claim it can help with weight loss: Mark Bittman created VB6 (Vegan before 6) after his doctor told him to lose some weight. Dawn Jackson claims her Flexitarian Diet can help those struggling with obesity. However, anyone selling a diet book is gonna tell you it can help with weight loss. What does the science say?   […]

How Often Do Flexitarians Eat Meat?

The answer to “How much meat can you eat on a flexitarian diet?” depends on who you ask. There are lots of variations of semi-vegetarianism, meaning there are a lot of different answers to this question. Dawn Blatner discusses different levels of meat restriction in her book The Flexitarian Diet, which we’ll review below. Here’s the progression plan for The Flexitarian Diet: […]

Methods for building strength with weights

Myometric method. It involves muscular work in an overcoming mode. It is the main method in powerlifting and bodybuilding. The athlete spends the main efforts when performing exercises while lifting weights, especially with large and maximum loads. For example, in the process of squatting with a barbell on his shoulders, the athlete, although he resists the pressure of the weight of the barbell, lowering […]

Assessment of the maximum, maximum voluntary, absolute and relative muscle strength

Strength is the ability of a muscle to overcome or counter external resistance through muscular effort. It manifests itself in the following basic forms: maximum muscle strength (absolute and relative), speed (dynamic), static (isometric) strength and strength endurance (Aganiants, 2001; Ostapenko, 2002; Sports Physiology, 1986). Under maximum power is meant the greatest opportunity, which the athlete is able to show during maximum voluntary muscle […]

Types of strength and their importance in training

Training may require different types of strength, each of which is important for a particular sport and athlete. Strength types can be distinguished by the quality of strength, the strength-time curve, the type of muscle activity, the athlete’s body weight, and the degree of specificity. Strength: its qualities  The desired effect of a strength training method always falls into one of […]

Growth hormone and peptides in bodybuilding

Peptides (Greek πεπτος – nutritious) are a family of substances whose molecules are built from α-amino acid residues linked into a chain by peptide (amide) bonds. These are natural or synthetic compounds containing tens, hundreds or thousands of monomer units – amino acids . This class is very diverse and performs a wide variety of regulatory functions in the body. In this article, we will consider […]

Growth hormone (HGH) in sports

Growth hormone ( GH , somatotropic hormone , STH , HGH , somatotropin , somatropin ) is a peptide hormone of the anterior pituitary gland , which is used in sports to form muscle relief. Growth hormone or somatotropin (from the Latin catfish – body) got its name because in young people it causes a pronounced acceleration of linear (in length) growth, mainly due to the growth of long tubular bones of the extremities. The base […]

Clenbuterol – for drying and losing weight

Clenbuterol ( Clenbuterol , “Maple” ) – a drug used in medicine to treat asthma . In recent years, clenbuterol has found widespread use in bodybuilding and fitness due to its ability to burn fat, therefore it is often used by athletes for weight loss and drying. Clenbuterol courses often include thyroxine and ketotifen to speed up the weight loss process. Clenbuterol is not related to anabolic steroids and belongs to the group of adrenomimetics , which exert their […]

Thyroxine

Thyroxine ( Levothyroxine , L-thyroxine , Tetraiodothyronine , T4 ) is the main thyroid hormone . Thyroxine is used in medicine to treat hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormones), in bodybuilding, mainly as a means for losing weight, but also to compensate for hypothyroidism during the use of growth hormone. Cytover (T3) from Vermodje (tablets of 50 mcg N100). Triiodothyronine (T3) or liothyronine – is often used for weight loss instead of thyroxine, according to […]