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  • The Types of People You Meet at the Gym

    The Types of People You Meet at the Gym Now that's we've figured out just what style of workout you enjoy and what that says about you, it's time to hone in on the personalities.  Cardio Queen These people live on the treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike.  They don't lift weights because they don't want to get bulky (because that's totally how it works). If at all possible, they will also be reading a magazine, probably Cosmo, because there is nothing better than losing weight and learning all about the 547 ways to please your significant other in the bedroom. If it's not possible...

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  • Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway or Lies the Internet Tells You

    Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway (or Lies the Internet Tells You) I really need to lay off the LifeHacker blog posts. Much like with BuzzFeed and Cracked, I find myself going down a black hole of information nuggets doled out in numbered lists. "23 Things Only Ladies With Big Boobs Will Understand" "4 Ridiculous Things No One Tell You About Being an Adult" "73 Is the New Retirement Age for Today's College Grads" After weeping inconsolably about my lack of retirement before I become a geriatric, I ultimately wound up reading "10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science," and w...

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  • Spinach and Cheese Omelette to Beat the Buldge and Boost the Brain

    Spinach and Cheese Omelette to Beat the Buldge and Boost the Brain It's totally healthy, right? Many individuals love omelette's but most of them are chock full of calories from excessive cheese, bacon, and whatever other tasty (but unhealthy) additive a chef can find.So how can you get a delicious but healthy breakfast? Make your own with ingredients that are better for you.  Spinach and Cheese Omelette What you will need: 4 egg whites (or 2 whole eggs if you want the choline) 3 oz of mozzarella cheese 1.5 TBSP of skim milk 1 cup fresh baby spinach Seasonings (I prefer cayen...

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  • More English Muffin Panini, Less Muffin Top Tummy

    More English Muffin Panini, Less Muffin Top Tummy Me, all of the time. All the noms, I want them. No, seriously. If I could eat all of the delicious food and somehow not turn into an obese whale in the process, I totally would. Until I figure out how to thwart science and stop all of the calories from sticking to my body, I am forced to come up with recipes that taste of delicious and rainbows without all of the fat. This is not always easy. I also try to get a good amount of protein as I struggle with adequate protein intake. I've actually recently started making protein shakes aga...

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  • How Pie and Running Your Mouth are Ruining Your Fitness Results

    How Pie and Running Your Mouth are Ruining Your Fitness Results Still fat? You might be eating all of the pie. (CC BY-SA 2.0) Many of us have fitness goals. Some are completely achievable and others a little pie in the sky. Why you aren't Meeting your Objective Refer to picture of pie Lack of motivation/never actually getting off the couch (I'll start tomorrow is your mantra) You won't stop talking about it I recently read a blog post featuring a scientific study that goes in-depth into #3. The study asked 163 individuals to write down a goal; half of the participants announced...

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  • Oxiracetam: A Review of the Dosages, Side Effects, and Benefits

    Oxiracetam: A Review of the Dosages, Side Effects, and Benefits Oxiracetam Molecule Oxiracetam is a member of the racetam family of nootropics. It’s the “older cousin” of the popular nootropic piracetam, and features a slightly tweaked molecular structure (an added hydroxyl group, hence the name). Studies have indicated that Oxiracetam can reduce cognitive decline, while comparative studies on mice have shown it to be more potent than piracetam in several areas [1]. The HZI Data Bank Classification System describes it as a “vigilance enhancing compound with some effects on memory” [2]. ...

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  • Choline Bitartrate Benefits and Side Effects

    Choline Bitartrate Side Effects, Benefits, and Proper Dosage Eggs are a common food source of choline, but direct supplementation is much more effective. What is Choline Bitartrate? Choline bitartrate is a form of the nutrient choline, which is considered part of the group of B complex vitamins. Choline appears in many foods but is not naturally produced by the body making it an essential nutrient. Choline bitartrate is a simple form of choline made by combining choline with the salt bitartrate. Compared to dietary sources, choline bitartrate powder is a more direct way of maintaining ...

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  • Alpha GPC vs CDP Choline and Their Benefits

    Alpha GPC Benefits vs CDP Choline Benefits When it comes to essential nutrients, choline is a frontrunner in keeping the brain and body healthy. Choline plays a crucial role in the synthesis of cell membranes, which then uptake nutrients of their own . Within the brain, choline is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps maintain proper memory muscle function. The importance of proper choline levels becomes paramount in aging populations when synthesis of acetylcholine slows down, causing memory and cognitive function to decline rapidly. In less severe stages and case...

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  • What You Probably Haven't Heard About Resveratrol

    What You Probably Haven't Heard About Resveratrol What Is Resveratrol? (CC BY 2.0) I'll bet you've already heard that resveratrol may or may not be useful as a longevity supplement, but I'll bet you haven't heard that there's also evidence that resveratrol may reduce your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease can even strike down the physically fit if other risk factors like family history, poor diet, smoking, or excessive drinking are present, or even sometimes when they're not: it's a probability thing. There's no sure way to prevent heart disease, but you can...

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  • Five Exercises to Supplement Your Weightlifting Routine

    Five Exercises to Supplement Your Weightlifting Routine Not seeing the results that you want after days of working hard in the gym? Join the club. A common problem and common mistake encountered by lifters is reaching a plateau and then doing nothing to address the cause of the plateau.  Doing the same routine over and over will work for a few weeks, but, once the body adjusts, you’re dead in the water, sweating and toiling for little more than a misguided sense that you’re staying in shape. While you may stay in shape, you will cease to see any gains. You’ll be like Dane Cook: he just k...

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  • A Review of Insanity, P90X, and Zuzana Body Rock TV Review

    Insanity, P90X, Body Rock TV Review Click to view the full sized infographic review Bodybuilding.com, BeachBody, and Body Rock | Create infographics I am no stranger to working out at home. Quite honestly, I encourage it so long as you use proper form. During my days spent as a gym-rat, I went primarily to judge other people for motivation. Seeing other people at the gym pushed me to go for the extra mile, rep, etc. No one wants to look like a big pansy in such a public forum. However, once I couldn't get into my gym for free anymore (graduating from college means no more free gym ac...

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  • Money, the Great Motivator...Or is It?

    Money, the Great Motivator...Or is It? Click for full size image Most would assume offering a person a finanical incentive to do a job would succeed over offering a person no money to do a job, and they're right when it comes to mechanical tasks. If I ask you to mow the lawn, paint the porch, etc and offer you money odds are you will do it. However, this stops being true once the task shifts to a cognitive nature. The more money an individual is offered correlated directly to how poorly they will perform the cognitive task. This phenomena was the focus of an MIT study, and they made so...

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  • A Comparison of Weightlifting Routines from Two of the Heavy Hitters in Online Fitness: Bodybuilding.com and Muscle and Fitness

    A Comparison of Weightlifting Routines from Two of the Heavy Hitters in Online Fitness: Bodybuilding.com and Muscle and Fitness Click the infographic to view full-size In the fitness community the sheer number of voices can drown out reasonable fitness advice. One site may encourage CrossFit, while another may suggest Olympic lifting. So how do you choose? Today, we take a look at two of the top names in weightlifting, Bodybuilding.com and Muscle and Fitness, and compare and contrast their programs for gaining both mass and strength. In doing so, we hope we can give some clarity in an...

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  • Ecdysterone: Should You Believe the Hype?

    Ecdysterone: Should You Believe the Hype? Ecdysteroids A few months ago, I was browsing a number of nutrition websites and came across an intriguing term, consistently brought into conversation, ecdysteroids. Having never heard this expression (other than the obvious suffix), I decided to read further into it.  I found out that ecdysteroids are hormones in insects, but was still confused why so much hype would exist concerning them? What Ecdysteroids Do Apparently, while there’s no significant evidence proving so, there’s a slight possibility that supplementation of ecdysteroids can ...

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  • Caffeine With Theanine: The Underrated Energy Combo

    Caffeine With Theanine: The Underrated Energy Combo I wasn't expecting to get much out of it, but taking theanine (also known as l-theanine) with caffeine has turned out to be one of my most surprisingly successful supplement experiences, and of course it's since become a regular part of my stack. You already know what caffeine does (I sincerely hope so). So what does theanine do? It's a mild relaxant and is a component in all types of tea. Okay, that's cool, but what happens when you mix them together? Caffeine + Theanine Benefits What you get, according to researchers, is a synergisti...

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