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Tribulus Terrestris and DAA, The Witches Brew!

Tribulus Terrestris and DAA, The Witches Brew! by: Brandon Lirio Back in 2007, my shirt size bordered on youth medium and I had never had the pleasure of smelling the inside of the iron palace at...
beta alanine, maximal strenght, infinite_labs

Beta Alanine: More Reps, More Muscle!!

Beta Alanine: More Reps, More Muscle!! Most athletes are aware that beta-alanine has performance-enhancing effects in the gym. An early study reported that knee-extension force was significantly increased during five sets of 30 maximal contractions...
carbohydrates, EAA, IGF-1, Infinite_labs

Carbohydrates and EAA Increase Muscle Recuperation and Mass

Carbohydrates and EAA Increase Muscle Recuperation by: Robbie Durand Research published in the Journal of Amino Acids that drinking a combined carbohydrate drink with essential amino acids (EAA) after high-intensity exercise increased IGF-1 levels. The researchers...
creatine, pre or post exercise, infinite_labs

Creatine: Best Taken Pre or Post Exercise?

Creatine: Pre or Post Exercise? Chronic supplementation with creatine monohydrate has been shown to promote increases in skeletal muscle mass, lean body mass, and muscle fiber size. For years athletes have been in a state...
how much caffeine, optimal timing, infinite_labs

Optimal Dosage of Caffeine Before Exercise for Big Gains

Optimal Dosage of Caffeine Before Exercise for Big Gains by: Robbie Durand Scientists had volunteers do exercises against four incremental loads (25%, 50%, 75%, and 90% 1RM) and participate in a test in which cycling peak-power...

Creatine Does More than Just Boost Muscle Power

The effects of oral creatine (Cr) supplementation on muscle contractile performance and metabolism of skeletal muscle recently have become an area of major interest in exercise physiology. Creatine not only increases workout performance but...
protein synthesis, infinite_labs

Spread it Out: 25% Greater Increases in Protein Synthesis

Spread it Out: 25% Greater Increases in Protein Synthesis by: Robbie Durand Most athletes have been told to make dinner their highest-protein meal of the day. Researchers sought to examine protein timing and its effect on protein synthesis. There are...
green coffee, infinite_labs

Shock Your Muscles into Growth

There are a few studies that suggest a no rest period workout can increase muscle mass.  Supersets, drop-sets, and giant sets are often used by bodybuilders to increase workout intensity are great for the...

Sleep More, Burn More Fat

Sleep More, Burn More Fat by: Robbie Durand Sleep is one of the most neglected aspects of health for most athletes. Not getting a good night's sleep can not only affect performance but it can also...
Muscle Growth

Stretching Too Long may be Bad for Muscle Growth

Stretching Too Long may be Bad for Muscle Growth Just about every fitness book, magazine, article recommends to stretch before, during, and after exercise but have also been told to stretch before, during, and after...