How many of us, when checking the labels of the food products we buy, come across previously unknown names of chemical compounds? Science and technology are developing at the speed of light, not only providing us with a new portion of knowledge but also creating modified products, having more convenient […]
The anabolic window – fact or myth
The anabolic window is the time immediately after training when the body uses the nutrients most effectively. A meal consumed during the anabolic window ensures proper muscle regeneration and enables faster muscle growth. Muscle growthCarbohydrates after trainingWhen to eat protein after training Muscle growth Every active person who wants to […]
How many vegetables and fruits can you eat in one day?
We can talk endlessly about the benefits of vegetables and fruits. We should eat them several times a day, taking care of their variety, because they are a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. You can’t practically overeat fruits and vegetables, but some of them need to be limited. Check […]
Mostly common carbohydrate – starch
Starch is a plant substance that belongs to the group of carbohydrates. Naturally occurring starch is a nutrient that provides complex carbohydrates in the diet. After proper processing, it is widely used in the industry. Check what properties starch has and what products it is present in. Starch – propertiesStarch […]
Protein-fat breakfast vs Carbohydrate breakfast
Protein-fat breakfasts are gaining more and more attention and are replacing the classic breakfast rich in carbohydrates. They are indicated especially for people who have problems with carbohydrate metabolism, blood sugar levels, after a meal they feel drowsy or have a problem with the fat loss despite using a diet […]
Complex and simple carbohydrates – what is the difference?
What are carbohydrates? Why not remove carbohydrates from your daily diet? Specialists in the field of healthy nutrition agree – carbohydrates are the main source of energy, especially for our brain, so it is very important that our diet, including slimming one, provides them in the right amount to our […]
Are fruit sugars healthier than added sugars?
By now almost everybody knows, or should know, that too much sugar has a big negative impact on your health. Eating too much sugar may lead to blood sugar problems, weight gain, cardiovascular diseases and more. But are all sugars unhealthy or is it possible to distinguish between natural fruit […]
Post Workout Carbs
Carbohydrates are the preferred energy food source for the human body. All the carbs we eat are converted into the only type of sugar that circulates in the blood, namely glucose. Yet the body is capable of using other sources of energy. For example, the lactate produced as a result […]
Carbohydrates – myths and legends
Carbohydrates were at the height of their popularity during the mid-90s. When “fat-free” became the desired state, people turned to carbs instead. Consumers soon learned that a high carb diet wasn’t so healthy either. Today, between marketers who promote packaged carbs as “heart healthy” and fitness “experts” who espouse that […]
Simple and complex carbohydrates in the diet sources and optimal demand
What are carbohydrates? Why not remove carbohydrates from your daily diet? Specialists in the field of healthy eating are in agreement – carbohydrates are the main source of energy, especially for our brain, so it is very important that our diet, including slimming, provides them with the right amount to […]
What supplements should be taken during exercise?
When planning workout supplementation usually we focus on the support of the body before exercise. Preparations such as pre-workouts are grown in popularity due to the fact that their action can be practically felt after 20-30 minutes after consumption, giving immediate effect. Therefore training people willing to reach for products […]
Manipulating your carbohydrates
Want to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? Want to have a ripped physique but also have super-freak strength? Having a great training program and doing some cardio will get you far, but to get massive muscle and be lean, it’s all about manipulating your macronutrients – […]
Post-workout coffee can accelerate your recovery
A lot of scientific pieces of work have already been written about the health properties of coffee. I have also been able to emphasize in the previous articles that it is even a drink of the gods, which increases vigilance, reduce the pain perception, speeds up the reaction rate, and […]
Energy bars, gels or maybe drinks? Which one to choose?
Carbohydrates improve performance during long-term exertion (> 2h). Proper fluid consumption can help prevent severe dehydration as well as contribute to better performance. However, many people have a problem with the answer to the question: is it best to drink energy drinks, gels, eat bars, or maybe bananas or other […]
Carbohydrates or fats?
During your stay at the city gym, when you finished lacing shoes before leaving the dressing room, you certainly heard more than one discussion about nutrition during the period of body fat reduction. Sentences of practitioners who do not develop their theoretical knowledge are strongly divided – some encourage lower […]
What post-workout supplements should you get?
Training is a tremendous burden and stress for the body. During, our body is in a state of catabolism, so the time after intensive physical exercise is extremely important. In less than an hour (it’s assumed to be about 45 minutes), since the end of activity, our body goes from […]
By using dietary supplements and nutrients, we remember to take vitamins – because they are beneficial to our health, about protein in the diet – without it there is no muscle, and also about taking a pre-workout portion to have a good workout. Training is over, what’s next? Not many […]
Taurine burns fat!
As a result of recent observations – Japanese scientists have noticed the unknown side of taurine… As it turns out: this well-known to athletes amino acid – anabolic and anti-catabolic – intensively stimulates fat burning in subcutaneous adipose tissue and facilitates reduction of its mass. And by the way … […]
Quick ways to improve regeneration
Strength, interval and aerobic exercise has different effects on athletes. In addition to that, the results of exercise mostly depends on the intensity of work, length of the session (volume), frequency of workout, an individual person’s condition, their age, hormonal profile etc. However, you can also define the general guidelines […]
The most important tips concerning building muscle mass
Is it hard for you to gain mass? Do you constantly have problems with pushing your weight up? Don’t you see the effects of your hard trainings at the gym, even though you do your best and your diet is under control? The content of the below article will undoubtedly […]
Supplementation for people beginning their adventure with bodybuilding
Many beginners ask themselves a question whether they should reach for any supplements already at the beginning of their adventure with strength training. When they finally make a decision, they have doubts, which supplement to choose, what will be appropriate for them and what will be a redundant additive, which […]
Should we eat during training?
A lot of attention is paid to what we should eat before and after training. There is also a lot of discussion around the topic of proper hydration during training. Less is being said about eating during physical effort. Should we eat during training? Should you eat during training?Why providing […]
Glycerol – from a marathon to weightlifting
Although glycerol has been used for support more than half a century ago, today’s interest in this compound is returning, so – more often – we find it in the recipes of modern athlete nutrition. In the middle of the last century it was used by heavy weight lifters, in […]
Five common mistakes made by beginners
LACK OF PRCISE TRAINING GOAL When starting your adventure with strength training, we primarily need to clearly determine our training goal. We need to make this decision as soon as possible – whether we want to build muscle mass, reduce body fat, increase muscle strength or maybe only improve fitness, […]
What causes yo-yo effect and how to avoid it?
Not all people who have been able to get rid of excess pounds can enjoy a slim figure for a long time. Many people experience a nasty problem, which is undoubtedly yo-yo effect. This concept defines the body weight fluctuations, that is, gaining weight after weight reduction. One of the […]
What kind of groats are the healthiest?
In short The healthiest of groats is quinoa – contains high quality proteins and fats (including mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids beneficial for health). In it we can find a lot of vitamins (including B1, B2, B4), a lot of phosphorus and magnesium. Amaranth is the second in terms of […]
Glycine – what is and why is it becoming more and more popular?
Glycine, included in the standard biogenic amino acids, is an endogenous compound, which means that our body is capable of self-synthesis. It can be found in proteins (where it accounts for as much as 7.2%) as well as in collagen (accounts for more than 30% of all amino acids that […]
Fat in the athlete’s diet – how much and in what form?
Why does fat play such an important role in the diet of athletes and people losing weight? Can I reduce the amount of fats to minimum when I am on a reducing diet? And when I am trying to build muscle mass, should I eat only more proteins? In this […]
CATABOLISM AND ANABOLISM OF MUSCLES, WHAT IS THAT
Catabolism and Anabolism in Bodybuilding In this article you will learn what catabolism and anabolism are in bodybuilding terms, to start with, I want to generalize these two terms, catabolism as tissue disintegration and anabolism as tissue growth, now I invite you to read on. Muscular catabolism Catabolism occurs most […]
5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Counting Calories
Although I believe that not every case of controlling your menu in terms of calorie and macronutrient is good, I have to admit that this is one of the better ways to see if our diet really is “healthy” and “right” as it looks like. Controlling your calorie intake and […]
Advantages of PF breakfast
We know that P+F type breakfast is really popular right now. I myself personally prefer this approach with several important factors that I will give below. The issue of not denying the standard thought of “porridge with fruit must be a fundamental element of the morning diet” is clear if […]
CHANGES. Why timing the supply of carbohydrates is important PART 1
Recently I have announced that I will write about the changes in my diet. However, before I get to them, this article needs an explanation, which is why I divided it into two parts. I would also like to mention, that this article may contain information that differs from the […]
Lately, carbohydrates gained a bad opinion, together with insulin they represent a total dark side, which no one wants to join. However, lipid Jedi’s excel:). All of a sudden my friends cut their carbs to 50g, go on paleo, high fat diet, IF, ketosis, and instead of oatmeal, groats and […]
How to successfully build muscle mass?
Step I The very first and basic step in composing any diet is calculating our caloric needs. At the moment of such a calculation we take the first step on the way of being a master of our weight. The formula that is provided below is one of the best […]