Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

The authors of this study wanted to investigate the toll very different diets have on the diversity of our gut microbiome. We’ve all probably heard the staggering estimation that we are home to around 100 trillion bacterial cells, a huge proportion of which live in...
Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Some of you have heard me talk about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the past.  Blood flow restriction has become an increasingly popular rehab modality used by chiropractors and physical therapists.  Over the last two years I have used it during times I was...
The Right Carbs at the Right Times

The Right Carbs at the Right Times

Years ago, I used to talk about carbohydrates in terms of “good vs bad” or even “simple vs complex.”  My way of thinking about carbs has evolved a lot since I first began working with athletes on their nutrition almost a decade ago.  I recognize now that each type of...
Where Do Muscles Come From?

Where Do Muscles Come From?

Where do Muscles come from?We hear a lot about muscle protein synthesis (MPS), catabolism, anabolism and amino acids, but what exactly are these things and how do they integrate into the world of strength sports?To answer that question, we need to discuss the elements...

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