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Supps

The herb that boosts testosterone 350%

Low levels of testosterone will negatively impact your performance in the gym, the office and the bedroom, but there are some minerals and herbs that can naturally increase T production, says Mike Mahler Mike Mahler is a hormone optimisation researcher and supplement designer. He is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Optimal testosterone production is essential for men who want to look and perform at their best in every aspect of their lives. If your levels are below-par then some smart supplementation can get them back into a healthy range pretty quickly. Mineral deficiencies can be a leading cause of low…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Are you too fat to add serious muscle?

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. When you want to add as much muscle mass as possible, in the quickest time frame, the first thing you should do is get lean. Don’t get me wrong, fat people can build muscle but it’s a hell of a lot harder. How lean? Very. I know you want me to give you a number that classifies ‘very lean’ so I’ll say sub-10%, but I don’t like giving a certain body-fat percentage as a benchmark, because…

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Supps

The supps that boost testosterone

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. There are many supplements on the market claiming to enhance testosterone but many of them are herbal supplements that may well improve libido and boost confidence and do absolutely nothing for testosterone levels. These libido enhancers include herbs such as tribulus terrestris, maca, and fenugreek, all which have very noticeable effects on sex drive, yet have no effect on testosterone levels. Other herbs, such as eurycoma…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Are you ready to build your best-ever body?

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. When I was approached late last year by a book publisher wanting the definitive guide to a successful body transformation, I needed a guinea pig to put through my 12-week training and diet programme. Not just to appear on the book’s cover, but more importantly, to prove that some of my newest ideas for creating the best physique possible in the shortest conceivable time frame can really work in the context of a generally attainable four…

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Nutrition Recovery

How bad for your body is that post-gym beer?

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. Nothing quite quenches a thirst like a pint of ice-cold beer, especially at the end of a long hard week, or even at the end of a day that’s contain a long, hard and sweaty workout. And because lager contains both energy-replacing carbohydrates and hydration-helping electrolytes many a wishful drinker has been quick to toast a tough session with a couple of cold ones. But just…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Recovery

Increase your levels of free T

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. If you’re reading this article then you are interested in building more lean muscle mass and reducing the amount of body fat you carry. Training and diet are obviously crucial to your chances of success, but your first consideration should be ensuring your levels of key hormones – specifically androgens and estrogen – are at an optimal level. Androgens are the group of sex hormones often categorised exclusively as ‘male’ hormones because of their impact on male morphologic development. However, androgens are both…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Nutrition

Is a keto diet the best way to build muscle?

Dr Jacob Wilson is the CEO of the Applied Science and Performance Institute. He is based in Tampa, Florida. A ketogenic diet is typically high in fat, with moderate consumption of protein, and very low in carbs, typically just 5% of total daily calories, all of which come from leafy greens. This dietary approach forces your body to switch from using glucose as its main fuel source to ketones, which are compounds formed in the liver by the breakdown of fatty acids. The ketogenic diet has received a lot of attention for its ability to aid with several diseases, including…

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Nutrition Recovery

Strike a balance between stress and recovery

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition, and is the author of the N1 Nutritional Programming. He is based in London. Your body, in many respects, is quite simple. If you counteract stress and bouts of physical exertion with adequate recovery and restoration then your health, mentality and physique will improve. The more stress your place on your body then the greater an emphasis you must place on recovery and restoration. Removing as many stressors as possible is tantamount to success, particularly in elite athleticism, which is an area where recovery techniques are most warmly…

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Fat Loss

Hormones and body-fat distribution

Calum Gore is an expert in medical biochemistry and health, and the founder of biochemical diagnostic testing services company Gore BioScience. He is based in Leicester, Leicestershire. Hormones are the main messengers for communication between your organs and tissues. Keeping these hormones in the correct balance not only ensures a person is kept healthy, but can also establish whether – and crucially where – a person puts on additional body fat. We come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but as a starting point men typically carry an android (apple) shape with women having the gynoid (pear) shape. From…

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