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Get swole like Men’s Physique athlete Mickael Davis
Men’s Physique athletes generally sport one of the more aspirational physiques in the bodybuilding world. These modern-day Adonis’ don’t carry as much muscle mass as their bigger bodybuilder counterparts, yet are just as lean. Their balance of muscle size, symmetry and conditioning make their aesthetic extremely appealing to a... Read more
Performance fuelling: Uncovering the highest octane energy source for athletes
The latest nutrition and supplement update for endurance athletes was published last year in the journal Nutrients. The meta-analysis confirmed that athletes who train or race for more than 60 minutes will benefit from ingesting carbohydrates during the activity. The research also confirmed that active fuelling requirements to optimise... Read more
CLA + L-carnitine: A potent non-thermogenic fat burner stack
As the name suggests, non-thermogenic fat burners are mostly stimulant-free. This quality makes them an ideal and effective alternative for those who are sensitive to stimulants, but you can also combine them with thermogenic products, or use them between cycles to aid your weight management efforts. Non-thermogenic fat burners... Read more
Study shows creatine fuels and protects muscle
We know that creatine is a wonder product – there is extensive research to back up this claim. And creatine monohydrate is particularly effective due to its muscle uptake and ability to increase high-intensity exercise capacity. Not only does it increase power and strength, but it also boosts muscle... Read more
First Choice launches new high-protein recovery drink
First Choice, manufactured by Woodlands Dairy, has launched High-Protein Recovery. This scientifically-formulated ready-to-drink product, available at select Dis-Chem stores, can help elite and amateur athletes recover following intense workouts or competition. Meeting recovery demands Marisa Maccaferri, Marketing Manager for Woodlands Dairy and First Choice, explains that repeated exercise or... Read more
Why the ‘iron’ game is so important for endurance athletes
While weight training is highly beneficial for endurance athletes, that’s not the iron game we’re discussing in this article. Instead, we’re going to focus on the importance of iron the mineral. A lack of this important mineral can severely affect your health and performance. Without adequate iron levels, athletes... Read more
Boost vitamin B12 to enjoy vibrant health, vitality and cognitive function
Of all the B complex vitamins, B12 tends to grab the most health and fitness media headlines, mainly because deficiencies are on the rise globally. While the body can store this vital B vitamin, figures published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggest that vitamin B12 deficiency affects... Read more
What makes a good fat burner?
Fat burners are a popular supplement category with numerous different products available today. But with so many options, how should you go about choosing the right fat burner? The fat burner’s role Fat burners are designed to increase your metabolism and boost energy, which will increase the number of... Read more
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
A beginner’s guide to fat-loss supplements
With your new, calorie-controlled eating plan and intense exercise program well entrenched into your healthier lifestyle, it’s probably time to add a new dimension to your fat-loss and body transformation efforts. While many people buy supplements in the hope that they will deliver a ‘magic pill’ solution to their... Read more