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Are You Exercising Too Much?

If we look at the general population, probably not. Current exercise recommendations from the American Heart Association suggest: 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or… 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous...

Should I Take Amino Acids Pre-Workout?

The before, during, or after debate on amino acids for working out can leave you utterly confused as to when you should take your amino acid supplement. I’ll cover the details, but the quick and easy answer to the question...

10 Benefits of Amino Acid Supplements

When it comes to reaching your athletic and weight-loss goals or keeping your body fit and your health optimized into your golden years, amino acid supplements are the one nutrient booster you don’t want to go without. Their impact on...

Should You Take an Ornithine Supplement for Muscle Building?

Visit any bodybuilding forum on the web and you’ll see mention of L-ornithine (or just ornithine) and its muscle-building benefits. The amino acid ornithine is frequently promoted as a dietary supplement for stimulating muscle growth. But is an ornithine supplement...

A Personal Reflection on Exercise for Older Adults

There’s no doubt about it: physical activity helps us age gracefully, increases longevity, and enhances quality of life. But as we grow older, physical activity must be tempered with modifications to keep us both strong and safe. Exercise for older...

BCAA Amino Acids: Get the Scoop!

BCAA is the acronym for branched-chain amino acids. The “branched-chain” refers to the molecular structure of the three BCAA amino acids—leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs are unique in several ways; most notably because they are broken down primarily in muscle....

Resistance Exercise: Muscle Strength, Muscle Mass, Muscle Definition

Increasing muscle strength is a primary goal of resistance exercise. But what if your goal is to increase muscle strength without increasing mass? For example, extra body weight is a liability to a distance runner, but increased muscle strength is...

EAA Supplements and Resistance Exercise

In a previous blog post, I covered aerobic exercise and how EAA supplements can be used to mitigate the effects of muscle breakdown and improve performance. But what about strength/resistance training? Resistance training can take many forms. You can lift...

EAA Supplements and Aerobic Exercise

Jogging. Swimming. Cycling. Dancing. What do all these activities have in common? They’re aerobic, which means the heart is pumping oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. Your heart is beating faster, blood is flowing from your muscles to your lungs,...

The Role of Muscle in Health and Disease

I speak from personal experience when I say that most people think of muscle only in regards to physical activity, regardless of age or health. I remember telling my 95-year-old mother several years ago about a paper I was writing...