Dietary supplements are difficult, no basically impossible, for the FDA to regulate because they aren’t classified as drugs. You could quite literally fill some gel caps with flour, drop them on the market as creatine caps and make money hand over fist if you get some athletes on Instagram pushing your crap.
For great abs and obliques, skip the machines and crunches and do the Pallof press. It’s safe, effective, and very tough. Want to target the entire core, including the shoulder and hip complexes in addition to the abdominal wall? Give the Pallof press a shot. This anti-rotation movement will challenge your static and dynamic stability … Continue reading Pallof Press — The Best Exercises Named After Famous Lifters
Heavy weightlifting, like most any sport, can cause pain and soreness. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are what most people turn to first and for many these drugs are part of a daily routine. When it comes to NSAIDs and bodybuilding/weight lifting the debate over whether they hurt muscle and … Continue reading Are Pain Killers Killing Your Gains? The Truth About NSAIDs and Body Building
You cannot train hard every week forever, your body simply cannot take it. You’ll end up fatigued, sore and prone to injury. When you train hard for a long duration of time, you eventually have to take one step back in order to take two steps forward. Training absolutely must be planned around periodic deload … Continue reading Deloading 101: Your Body Needs Rest to Grow, Here’s How to Give it Some
One of the most rewarding parts of any good workout is how amazing post-workout nutrition tastes. Eating quality food post-workout is crucial. The science on recovery can get pretty complex but if you boil it down to what’s significant you get the following: you need to replace the amino acids and glycogen lost during your … Continue reading Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Post-Workout Smoothie
The Touareg is an interesting vehicle. It’s been around for about a decade now, it’s only in its second generation and has only received what amounts to minor updates over the years. It’s certainly better looking than it was a decade ago, but overall it’s not that different. The Touareg is an unsung hero of … Continue reading 2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Sport — Review
2014 was Buick’s best year, ever, in all of 111-year history. Let that sink in for a minute. The success can mostly be attributed to a renewed lineup and a younger audience. The Buick Encore, a small crossover introduced in 2013, experienced a 53 percent sales gain in 2014 and helped to lower the average … Continue reading 2015 Buick Regal GS — Review