Tag: metabolic

Nutrition

Metabolic flux and nutrient partitioning

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. Metabolic flux is the term used to describe the rate in which molecules and metabolites are turned over in a metabolic pathway. Metabolic regulation is the term used for the actions of food and its transference into energy once ingested. The three basic substrates we consume as energy are the macronutrients protein, carbohydrates and fats. Through destructive metabolism induced by being into a hypocaloric state (a catabolic process), we can break these down into smaller molecules. This process can only be accomplished with…

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Fat Loss

Use metcons to get ripped

Tom Wright is a personal trainer and Reflex Nutrition athlete who has competed in physique contests and squats 220kg, benches 170kg and deadlifts 250kg. He lives in London. For most of us, if we’re honest, looking good is one of the main reasons we train. Yes, some people are more focused on aesthetics than performance (or vice versa) –  but with focus on athletic ability making a return to the industry after a few years where physique alone dominated there’s been a huge increase in individuals looking to add some ‘go’ to their ‘show’. Since the rise of the CrossFit…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

How to power up your off-season

Eric Helms is a pro natural bodybuilder, raw powerlifter and a coach at 3D Muscle Journey. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve had the honour of coaching more than 200 people who have stood on stage. I’ve also been on stage nine times myself to date. I used to think along with many others that bodybuilding was all about the prep, but it’s in the off-season where the most important work is done. Once you’ve figured out the formula for you to get shredded, that’s when you realise it’s in the off-season where competitions are won or lost.…

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