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Better together: Creatine and HMB
HMB, or Beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl-butyric acid, first hit supplement store shelves in the 1990s. Back then it was touted as a breakthrough product that could increase muscle and decrease body fat. However, the science needed to affirm these claims were thin on the ground. Researchers have for years been divided on... Read more
The importance of an intra-workout supplement
We all know how important that post-workout protein shake is – it stops muscle tissue breakdown and kickstarts the anabolic (muscle-building) process. But why wait until after your workout to give your muscles a beneficial boost of amino acids? A potent combination of ingredients Research suggests that drinking a... Read more
6 essential supplements for lean muscle gains
Anyone who is serious about adding lean muscle to their physique uses well-formulated, quality supplements. When used strategically as part of a balanced nutrition plan, the right combination of supplements helps to repair muscle after training, aid recovery from intense exercise, and help to promote the optimal environment for... Read more
Up your gainz game with NPL’s expanded range
NPL’s Series Black range is designed to provide precise doses of the highest quality ingredients to deliver the best gainz possible. The updated Series Black range now includes NPL Muscle Armour, which will rapidly increase muscle recovery after training, and protects your hard-earned lean muscle gains. View this post... Read more
Supplement review: Biogen Rage Series Ultra Mass
Biogen Rage Ultra Mass is a cutting-edge muscle building formulation that contains a quality protein source, offering high levels of amino acids. This ‘lean bulk’ mass gainer is formulated to yield results. High in premium protein and enriched with a quality carb complex, including  Carb 10® – a source... Read more
Nail your daily protein intake to build more muscle
A study conducted by scientists at the McMaster University in Canada provides insights into the upper limit of protein that gym-goers need to build muscle. The meta-analysis reviewed a total of 49 high-quality studies with 1,863 participants in total, including both men and women across various age groups, and... Read more
Is creatine the ultimate performance-enhancer?
The International Society of Sports Nutrition regards creatine monohydrate as the most effective ergogenic nutritional supplement currently available to athletes in terms of increasing high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass when used in conjunction with the appropriate training. Other scientific and sport research bodies drew similar conclusions. More... Read more
Take a load off: Research challenges the “lift heavy to grow” gym paradigm
Conventional weight training guidelines suggest that we need heavy weights to make gains in size and strength. However, a growing body of research has brought into question the need to constantly move heavy loads to build the most muscle or progress in the strength department. Light weights, big impact... Read more
Train hard, recover harder to optimise performance
Today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery, yet many athletes fail to apply the same level of focus and dedication they invest in their training to their recovery efforts. This can limit gains in fitness and strength because the body isn’t given the time, fuel and opportunity... Read more
15 muscle-building tips that work
While the physiological mechanisms that drive muscle growth are complex, your approach doesn’t have to be. But with so much information available on the internet and on social media platforms, it can be confusing when formulating the most effective muscle-building plan. When your aim is to build quality lean... Read more