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Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD, LDN recently finished his PhD while majoring in Exercise Physiology, at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and holds a bachelors degree in Nutrition, from Penn State University, and a master's degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a sports nutritionist within the Athletic Department.

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I get so many questions about how to create a great diet plan that I have put together here what should be a very functional plan for better health and increased fat loss. Try it out!
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Here is a sample diet to please to the masses. This one provides approximately 2300-2400 calories, 45% carbs, 35% protein, and 20% fat. Try it out and see if it works for you.
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This week I have a great interview with strength coach, Mike Robertson. Mike has some very solid information to share... This great interview will fill you in on his background both professionally and personally!
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Beaches and pools open up and American's clothes start disappearing like a magic act. It's time to shed a bit of winter's insulation (body fat) before you hit the waves. Follow these 7 tips to get on your way to a new you.
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This week I sat down with one of the most well respected natural bodybuilders of our time, Ron 'Alcatraz' Coleman. The man talks the talk and walks the walk. Learn more about him and what he is doing now in this great interview!
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LL Cool J has earned everything he has with hard work and dedication - training philosophy, nutrition tips and more below! Learn more as I have a roundtable with LL Cool J and his trainer 'Scooter' Honig.
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Jim, a south Florida resident, went from college life to an office job with real life weight gain. He was not happy and decided to make a transformation. Read the interview and see how his program worked!
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Physical inactivity & poor nutrition habits are ruining our lives. This is the first generation of children who will not outlive their parents. Get some valuable insight and tips about youth and training! Bonus: activity pyramid included.
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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the hot up-and-coming fitness model, Jamie Eason. Jamie shares her past right here about how nutrition played a big part in her success. Read on... Fat loss tips included!
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Consumption of foods based on cost and convenience, rather than nutritional value can eventually 'slow down' athletes... Learn about what options are available to a traveling athlete right here!
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Have questions about the quality of your child's nutrition quality? This is an article you can give to your son and coach for detailed information on fueling young athletes. Get information on snacks, carbs, and more right here.
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Nick Grantham, a well-respected strength coach from the UK contacted me for some pressing nutrition questions. Get answers about recovery, nutrient timing, dieting, and more right here!
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Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers about taking tribex as a teenager, possible overtraining, and about showing the abs. Learn more here!
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One lucky reader was picked to be interviewed for his efforts in completing and continuing to make gains in lean mass. Learn why and how he made his transformation and what goal he is preparing for. Read on!
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Learn who Eric Cressey is right here as I ask questions about his background, how he got involved in strength and conditioning, value of education, challenges, and much more. Read on...
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Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers about MRP's and dinner, calorie intake, building strength and more. Check it out and get the facts here.
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Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers for getting abs to show, clearing casein protein, and supplement overkill. Learn more right here!
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Who is the most educated when it comes to providing nutritional advice? Personal Trainers, Sport Nutritionists? Get answers to that and more right here!
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Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers for football players wishing to control weight and keep hard earned muscle. See what they learned.
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Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today those questions have to do with losing body fat and updating a supplement stack. See what the doctor has to say.
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Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today some of those questions have to do with using HIIT and weightlifting and paying more attention to nutrition and gaining mass.
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Here are answers to some of the most common and sometimes not so common questions. Today I answer questions about lifting programs and stalled weight loss.
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The questions and answers posted here are about lowering your body fat, how long you should take creatine, zma and other supplements and more. Read on to see how the Doc responds.
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The questions and answers posted here are about getting into better shape, which includes nutrition changes, and getting the abs to show a six pack. Read on to see how the Doc responds.
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The questions and answers posted here are about gaining muscle and losing fat. They also discuss the importance of eating enough food throughout the day. No food = No muscle. Learn more here.
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Here is a quick recap of the 2006 Arnold and what some of the booths had to offer. In addition a Q&A has been added for those with bicep questions. Check it out.
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For this issue of Supplement Savvy, I'm going to share with you a new study about CLA and its effects during resistance training. Learn more about it right here.
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What is causing your back pain? Many times there are some simple solutions but to truly help a therapist would need to see how you train to help. Get some honest answers right here!
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When you workout, you deplete muscle glycogen. This primary fuel source needs to be increased after a workout to feed your muscles. Read on to find out more about post workout nutrition.
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This is a study specifically about the effects of different post workout drinks and how they effect training. Regardless of the type of training, the goal is to adapt and improve. Learn more about this right here.
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Today I would like to share some ways to be successful with your fat loss resolutions in 2006. Here are 5 ways that will help you with this goal. Read on to learn more!
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This is a five day training guide to help you get shredded. Now it won't get you shredded in five days but will certainly get you going in the right direction. Try out this great program right here!
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While many are focused on losing weight; there are surely a handful of folks who have resolved to gain weight. Our goal here is simple... to put on mass muscle. Sample training program included.
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When hitting the iron, many consider only the movement or exercises, with no regard to the speed, eccentric portion, or time under tension. This week I'm going to discuss eccentric muscle actions and the importance to an overall lifting regimen.
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I thought these would be useful reviews to whet your appetite for what's to come with regard to weight loss and weight gain studies. Check it out!
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Do you think you're a hard gainer? Then it is time to get a taste of some of the secrets to muscular explosion. Learn much more right here!
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A scale does not decipher between body fat and lean body mass. Therefore it is most important to understand what your body composition is to make good judgments. Learn more here!
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If you're looking to pack on mass, the article below is a sample to do exactly that. You will find sample basic exercises with some variations as well. Check out this great program for building you legs!
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Fat loss supplements continue to see a rise in consumer use. See what some of the new up and coming ingredients have to offer and what studies are saying about their effectiveness. Learn more...
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This is all about partner assisted manual resistance training. With the exercises shown here you can get a good workout even without weights. Check out these partner assisted manual exercises!
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Put aside the theory that low intensity cardio will burn more body fat than carbohydrates. Here are some studies that will show you how sprinting can burn more in less time. The myths stop here!
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Whatever happened to HMB? This study is going to put some positive light back on the subject of HMB with the introduction of KIC to the equation. Will this be the magic bullet in keeping muscle damage to a minimum? Read on to find out!
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Today I am going to talk about the effects of a competitive wrestling season on body composition, strength, and power in NCAA Division III college wrestlers.
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After taking a little break and finishing my PhD I am back and ready for more. Today I am going to talk about the effects of static stretching and psyching-up.
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We all know that exercise is crucial for the heart, along with not smoking, or living on fast-food. Those are important but let's not forget about some of the nutrients that we must include for optimum health. Get more right here.
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Vitamins and minerals are necessary for virtually all reactions to occur in the body. Both are very important and details about why will follow in this article.
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Today I will continue sharing information with you from the 'International Society of Sports Nutrition Conferenc'. Get more details right here about protein, beta-alanine, and creatine.
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Recently I have received many emails regarding how to measure body composition. There are a number of techniques available for this purpose some of which I will talk about in this article. Learn about them here.
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This review is from good 'ol New Orleans, home of the 2nd Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference. Get the latest research information right here about Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and the new designer coffee 'JavaFit.'
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Once again it's time to summarize some more studies from the ACSM Conference. The abstracts I will speak of today include Creatine Supplementation, Cortitrol Supplementation, and L-Aspartate.
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Last week I reviewed a number of studies presented at this year's ACSM Meeting. This week I'm focusing on a series of studies that was presented in the 'Protein Metabolism' session. Read on to see how carbohydrates effect protein synthesis.
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Each year at ACSM's Annual Meeting, researchers, scientists, dietitians, physicians, etc. gather to discuss the latest research. In this article I will present information about creatine phosphokinase (CPK), soccer, and caffeine.
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Each year at ACSM's Annual Meeting, researchers, scientists, dietitians, physicians, etc. gather to discuss the latest research. In this article I will present information about energy drinks, and carbohydrate and antioxidant supplementation.
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The one nutrient that most people rarely give any thought to is water. Read on to learn more about water and some myths associated with it.
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Here we are going to make an effort to answer the question about whether or not Sodium Bicarbonate will improve a workout and what the consequences may be if you ingest to much. Read below to learn more about this interesting supplement.
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You cannot consistantly rip your body up in the gym and expect amazing gains without following some simple guidlines. These guidelines include diet, supplementation, whole foods, and of course sleep. Read on to learn more.
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While we already know how important post-workout nutrition is we have not stepped into the realm of pre-workout nutrition in addition to whether or not Ribose helps increase power. Read on to see if a pre-workout shake works better than you thought.
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Bodybuilding.com readers are quite an inquisitive group, which is great. This week was no exception with a great question coming in about Tyrosine. To learn more about this amino acid please read on.
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Dietary fat is a vital nutrient that is essential for health. Like other macronutrients, dietary fat is an important energy source for the body. Find out in this article what fat you want to avoid as much as possible!
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I continually get emails asking for more weight gain and weight loss meal plans. I recently received one from a female asking for a meal plan for women, too. So this week I am providing some sample plans for weight loss and weight gain. Learn more below.
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Don't get too excited, guys and gals, I'm talking about cheating on your diet, not your significant other. After all, I'm a dietitian, not a private eye. In this article I am going to talk about some of the foods that are okay for cheat meals.
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I've recently received a number of questions about some types of creatine and would like to take this opportunity to try and answer those questions. Find out more about creatine from the studies in this article.
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We are all familiar with going out the door and not eating to only find ourselves hitting the local fast food chains or vending machines. Look at the details of this article to get some handy tips and facts when trying to pick a good snack bar.
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Dietary supplements are, and always will be, immensely popular. Fat-loss supplements are particularly popular as America is currently facing an obesity epidemic. And, I might add, bodybuilders are facing a 4-pack epidemic...
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I've recently had a surge of questions about how to lose weight, the best diet to follow, and what fat loss supplements folks should consider. I've covered some in the past, but I thought I'd touch on a few others that are not covered very often.
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Ask 10 people what they believe to be the optimal training regimen and you'll likely get 10 answers (maybe 11, if one person is indecisive). The true question: is there an optimal training regimen?
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This week I'm going to cover a few products that are a bit more obscure. Folks may encounter them, so I believe it is worth covering them.
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Travelers unite. Here is a no-nonsense simple way to keep that physique while traveling. Included are types of workouts and grocery shopping suggestions.
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The goal of recovery nutrition is to prepare the body for the next workout. While the body is at rest, it is the athlete's job to refuel it. By refueling the body, athletes may reduce muscle soreness and cramping, common complaints for many athletes.
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This is a shortened plan with a one day sample each of a fat loss and muscle gain meal plan, including bonus recipes. Read on to spice up your weekly meal plans!
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There has been a tremendous amount of reader feedback with one common question, 'how do I pack on the mass'? Find out how to gain mass with the free meal plan below.
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This article looks at recent studies concerning weight loss and weight gain.
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This article is for the defensive back and other athletes that are looking for a workout program to improve quickness and agility.
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Weight training can be therapeutic and is recommended for the prevention and treatment of many diseases and illnesses. For example, it is recommended that people with diabetes exercise regularly. This is true for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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I have been asked by many how I got involved in the field of nutrition. This article tells my story as motivation for others.
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This week I'm going to cover a few recent studies about popular supplements - antioxidants and HMB - and their effects on muscle damage.
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It's time to take a look at some pertinent research studies that have surfaced over the last few years.
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Now that ephedra is merely a figment of our fat incinerating imagination, it's time to find a new adjunct to a healthy diet and intense workout routine. This time around we'll discuss Chitosan and Caffeine.
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How many of you focus on eating to think better? Here are some tricks to increase your ability to always fuel your body with some great nutrients.
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A week long menu to get you started on your way to get shredded.
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My fitness goal was to add more cardio to my regimen. I typically did some cardiovascular work a few days a week, but I dreaded that 30-40 minutes on the machines. Learn how to get your cardio done...
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This month I'm going to change the format of my column, as there has been a tremendous amount of reader feedback with one common question: How do I pack on mass? Find out here in this sample weight gain meal plan...
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This week we will take a look at osteoarthritis and joint health and how glucosamine, chondrotin and msm can help!
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Last week I touched on just two supplements that are commonly used to lower blood glucose levels, by enhancing insulin utilization. This week I'll cover a few more.
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I've talked a bit about insulin in the past. I'm going to review my previous article previously published on Bodybuilding.com before delving into some new info.
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Conjugated linoleic acid is a supplement that has been proposed to increase metabolic rate, increase fat utilization, and thus, with these combined, result in weight loss.
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Green tea extract has recently seen a surge in popularity; it is hard not to find it on the ingredient list of fat loss supplements.
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While it may seem like an impossible goal, with a little hard work and dedication, you too can have that washboard look...
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Staying up to date on the latest recommendations in sports nutrition is no easy task. But it is easier thanks to a special one-day symposium now held annually in October to kick off the American Dietetic Association conference.
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Staying up to date on the latest recommendations in sports nutrition is no easy task. But it is easier thanks to a special one-day symposium now held annually in October to kick off the American Dietetic Association conference.
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There are two primary types of arthritis are Osterorarthirtis, rheumatoid arthritis... Learn what supplements to take to help with joint problems that may arise for you.
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I attended a recent conference that offered presentations on everything from training methodology, macronutrient intake, and dietary supplements. Let's take a look at some of the presentations that may be useful to bodybuilding.com readers...
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This is a review on studies done researching the effects of creatine, amino acids and more...
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This week I'm reporting on my findings on carbs and amino acids...
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This is a review on studies done researching the effects of essential amino acids, power development and energy expenditure...
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This week I'm again reporting on findings at a recent conference.
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This week I'm going to bring to you some of the work I heard recently at a conference I attended.
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When deciding on what supplements you believe belong in your arsenal, MRP's should not be forgotten. Learn why...
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These conferences are often in cities where nerdy scientists can finally take off their safety goggles, put down their pocket protectors, and see the light of day as a true tourist would.
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One particular herbal supplement that is common among individuals is ginseng. Learn all about ginseng here!
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Last week I covered several dietary supplements purported to enhance fat loss. This week, I'll touch on just a few more popular products that are available.
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Fat loss ingredients come and fat loss ingredients go. Here's a brief review of two that have a bit of research behind them.
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This week I'm going to review the science behind a number of the popular fat loss supplements available to allow you to make a sensible decision.
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This particular study measured the effects of creatine ingestion on muscle thickness in males and females.
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Let's take a look at one study which considered the effect of creatine supplementation on various physiological parameters related to heat stress.
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Here are the top 8 supplements that may be considered (everyone else does the top 10, so I thought 8 would be for a change of pace)...
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This week I am going to review a recent research publication preexercise carbohydrate supplementation and mountain bike performance; if this doesn't specifically relate to you, there may be some information you can extrapolate to your current workout...
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All programs will work for some time, the reason for this is that our bodies quickly adapt to what we give them. This is the main reasoning for variation in your workout...
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If an individual is going to be ingesting something, it's important to learn about it first. In this column I provide six guidelines and recommendations on how to evaluate any dietary supplements on the market.
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Over the past couple weeks I have discussed some important dietary considerations for lineman, or anyone who on the football squad who may be trying to gain weight. Of course diet is only half the battle; the other half is training...
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Individuals and companies are now in search of an effective replacement for ephedrine and synephrine has recently stepped up as the next in line for a sound replacement.
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Let's take a look at the first study of its kind in humans to measure the activity of one of the many products of myostatin available.
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For those of you who like a little more direction, I'm going to provide more specific meal ideas, combinations, and a 3-day food plan to help get you on your way.
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Since different players obviously play different roles, and lineman should naturally be larger than running backs, for example, I will first discuss how to help your body be the best it can be if you're on the line.
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This article covers a study about low and high glycemic levels and how they impact a cyclist on a 64 km event. This article also talks about creatine as a healthy suppliment, especially for vegetarians.
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In this article I cover studies about whether or not NO2 products actually work, how caffeine affects metabolic rate, and if you need ZMA supplementation or not.
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In this article I cover studies about the antioxidant effects of vitamin E and determine whether or not creatine blended with mg2+ is more effective than regular creatine.
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In this article I cover studies about different supplements and their effects on exercise performance, and compare the nutrient oxidative effects of resistance and aerobic exercise.
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Filling the shoes of this thermogenic powerhouse will be difficult, but several ingredients are ready to step up to the plate. Let's take a look to see if any are ready for the fat incinerating task at hand.
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Even if your weight training goals are just to remain healthy and maintain your current physique, there are certain rules you should follow. Therefore, I thought I would compile a list of what I'll call the Ten Commandments of Training.
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Last week I explored some of the factors that should be considered before taking any dietary supplement. This week I'll outline a few more ideas to provide you with the necessary information so you are not blindly searching for your favorite supplements.
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Let's take a look into some of the pro's and con's of supplementation and hopefully the next time you see an ad for one of these products, you will be well equipped to sort through the hype and carefully scrutinize the science behind what is being...
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This week I'll discuss why eating the right foods more frequently will undoubtedly make you bigger and stronger-and this isn't some over hyped ad; it's real life, based on science.
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Don't rub your eyes, do not pinch your cheek; yes you're awake, this is not a dream. While everything you may know up until this point has led you to believe you must eat less to lose weight, I'm here to question that theory-to an extent.
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In this article I cover studies about different supplements and their effects on exercise performance, and compare the differences of single versus triple set resistance training programs.
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In this article I cover studies about the effects of caffeine and the importance of post-exercise nutrition.
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In this article I cover two recent studies that are very applicable to your performance in the gym.
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Last week I introduced you to what I believe to be a basic, optimal nutrition program that can be used for lean body mass gains and/or fat loss. Now that you have some basic guidelines, let's get to the exact program to get you started!
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Are you ready to take the first step towards a year round beach body? If so it would be wise to continue reading and learn how to change your physique and perform at your potential!
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In this week's edition of Supplement Savvy, I'm going to discuss the effectiveness of HMB supplementation.
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In this week's edition of Supplement Savvy, I'm going to discuss two products included in many fat loss supplements: CLA and green tea extract.
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This week I'll discuss the benefits of Cordyceps sinensis supplementation and the synergistic effects of creatine with ALA...
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This week I'll delve into whether or not deer antler velvet extract is all it's cracked up to be...
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This week I'll compare different types of protein and the benefits of meal replacement shakes...
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This week I'll compare different loading and maintenance protocols on creatine uptake...
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This week I'll discuss the importance of pre-workout nutrition, a recent, but crucial development in muscle development and recovery...
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In this week's installment of Supplement Savvy, learn about the effects of carbohydrate supplementation to enhance post-workout protein synthesis and much more...
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In this week's column, learn about the effects creatine has on caffeine, if aerobic exercise burns more calories than resistance training and much more...
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In this week's column, Chris Mohr, discusses how to evaluate dietary supplements. He will regularly be evaluating research for this site and allowing you to make informed decisions on dietary supplements.
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Chris Mohr's weekly review of the latest supplement studies! Find out what works and what doesn't so you can get the best possible results.
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