Tag: muscles

Recovery Supps

6 supps to ease joint pain

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is a practicing medical physician. He is based in Suffolk, Virginia. Joint pain can be a common affliction for serious gym-goers because intensive training over a long time frame can place incredible stress on the tendons that connect your muscles to your bones, and ligaments which connect bone to bone. It is no longer recommended to rest and immobilise injured joints because this inactivity can result in stiffness, decreased range of motion and increased pain. Instead, practice gentle range-of-motion exercises to keep the joint mobile. And try to limit your use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to…

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Hypertrophy Supps

Supplement smarter for a bigger pump

Kamal Patel is a director of Examine.com, the research-based resource on supplementation and nutrition, and a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He is based in San Francisco, California. If you lift weights, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon known as ‘the pump’. When working against a significant resistance for repetitions, blood flow locally increases to working muscles, increasing size almost instantly. While getting your swole on can be great for the mirror, it is not just cosmetic: increasing blood flow to hard-working muscles also delivers nutrients to fuel muscle contraction. Greater blood flow to working…

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