Tag: catabolism

Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Master your metabolism to torch fat and add muscle

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. What is AMPK? Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an enzyme that plays a central role in cellular energy homeostasis. It is expressed in tissues throughout the body, including the liver, brain and skeletal muscle, and has been shown to exhibit multiple functions, acting a metabolic ‘master switch’, regulating cellular functions, such as the cellular uptake of glucose, beta-oxidation of fatty acids and the biogenesis of mitochondria. In relation to strength and conditioning training, the key function revolves around fatty acid oxidation.…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Are you being consistent with calories?

Rob Riches is one of the world’s leading fitness models and athletes. Imagine twin brothers who eat the same quantity and types of food every day. Neither brother eats junk food and each cooks and prepares their own meal from wholesome, nutrient-dense food they buy themselves. It seems that if they both eat the same types of foods, and both around the same amount of calories each day that they would expect to see the same results. But that’s not always the case – and it’s likely to come down to consistency of meal portions and timing throughout the day.…

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Fat Loss

When should cardio be fed or fasted?

Intensive and steady-state cardio can both help burn fat, but you need to stay sufficiently fuelled to not affect muscle mass growth, says Kassem Hanson Kassem Hanson is an elite contest prep coach, and trainer of IFBB pro Ben Pakulski. He is based in West Des Moines, Iowa. Iron Insights Feed the machine If you carry a lot of muscle or maintaining muscle mass is your primary goal, then high-intensity cardio sessions should be done fed to prevent your body breaking down muscle tissue. The right fuel High-intensity cardio in a fasted state is extremely catabolic, so some BCAAs or…

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