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Is it ok to go to the gym every day?

Is it ok to go to the gym every day?

There isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question.  Variables such as age, experience, training volume, sleep, nutrition, stress levels & general health are key factors that determine how often you should train.  Whether or not going to the gym every day is ok, depends on how intense your training sessions are and how effectively you facilitate recovery outside the gym.

Powerlifting vs Bodybuilding:  What's the Difference?

Powerlifting vs Bodybuilding: What's the Difference?

Powerlifting - A form of competitive weightlifting wherein maximum strength is tested in three lifts:  bench press, squat & deadlift.  Bodybuilding – A subjective sport wherein diet & progressive resistance training is used to develop an aesthetic physique that balances elements of muscularity, proportion & symmetry.

Does Training Legs Increase Testosterone Levels?

Does Training Legs Increase Testosterone Levels?

Yes, training legs absolutely increases testosterone levels, as does working any other muscle; whether it be chest, triceps, biceps or back.  What then makes squats so special?  Well, the amount of testosterone, growth hormone, or IGF-1 released during workouts is directly related to how much muscle mass is stimulated.

juggling muscle gain and fat loss

Is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Simultaneously losing fat while building muscle sounds too good to be true.

Is it even possible, you might ask?

While this might sound like quite the juggling act, a more in depth look at what drives these two metabolic processes might surprise you....

What Happens If You Don’t Eat For a Week?

What Happens If You Don’t Eat For a Week?

Q:  What Happens If You Don’t Eat For a Week?

A:  In short, Insulin drops signaling the release of glycogen from the liver & muscle for energy (gluconeogenesis).  When glycogen is depleted, free fatty acids are mobilized from adipose tissue being broken down into ketones which become the body’s primary fuel source.  Ketosis continues so long as fat stores remain.

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