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Amino Acids -

For most of us, building blocks were probably our very first toys. They were basic. Yet they were essential to opening up a world of imagination and play. In much the same way, if you were to consider amino acids as merely just the building blocks for protein, well, you undermine their total value. From our brains to our biceps… Amino acids have a critical role to play in every part of our body. The study of amino acids has been underway for 200+ years. Let’s take a brief look at what we know, now. Amino acids do so much...

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Cardio vs. Weight Training, The Great Weight Loss Debate -

It’s  almost summertime! Around this time of year (and leading up to it) I hear one question over and over again, “What’s better for losing weight: cardio or weight training?” The answer may surprise you. There’s plenty of scientific evidence to make an argument for each claim. Not long ago, a Duke University study concluded that cardio is best for reducing body fat while resistance training is better suited for increasing lean muscle mass. And to this I say, “Ohhhhh really?” Let me get right to the heart of the matter. The best way to lose weight is not by...

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Fitness facts, Fitness Fiction, Stretching -

Is static stretching bad? Is foam rolling a waste of time? What’s better to put on an injury—ice or heat?  Let’s chat about a few of the recent questions I received. Fact or fiction: Static stretching is badand it can hurt performance Fact: There is some research indicating that static stretching can be harmful and hinder performance to a degree. But static stretching still has its place. When I worked in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets, we would do a few minutes of light static stretching with bands before our dynamic movements. Fact: There’s a right way and a...

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Bad Fats, Burning Fats, Good Fats -

www.D1supplements.com Quite often we receive questions regarding fats. Which fats are good fats? Which fats are bad fats? Also, Which fats help with burning fat?   As I was walking down the hallway the other day, I heard someone say: “I need to cut back on the fat that I’m taking in, if I want to lose weight.” This isn’t completely accurate. Fat actually helps with losing (and maintaining) weight. It all depends on the the type of fat. There are good fats and bad fats. Let’s discuss. Did the low-fat diet craze contribute to America’s obesity problem? A few years...

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