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For Ectomorphs and Hardgainers, our weight gain articles cover everything you need to know to help you overcome your ultra-fast metabolism. We have mixed our extensive experience with science, and together the articles are packed with information and action plans that you can immediately incorporate into your lifestyle to gain healthy weight.

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The counterfeit supplements industry and underperforming products have made it more important than ever to take a closer look at what you are consuming. Dietary supplements directly affect your body, which is why it’s important to know how the product has worked for others with similar fitness goals as you. Our supplement reviews are personal, unbiased, and provide the important information to help you decide whether a nutrition supplement is worth buying or not.

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When is the Best Time to Take BCAA: Explained

With fitness being a priority a growing trend, and new supplements making their way into the industry, it sometimes becomes difficult to find out the best ones that help. BCAA, or Branched chain amino acids, is one such supplement that has been a topic of mixed reviews since forever.

Questions like are BCAAs necessary, when to take BCAA and how to take BCAA during workout are always on the minds of gym-goers. In this article, I cover these questions surrounding BCAAs in detail.

What are BCAAs

Protein is the building block of muscles, and protein is made up of a collection of amino acids. There are 20 different types of amino acids, and they can be classified into:

a) Essential Amino Acids: These are amino acids that cannot be made by the body. Hence, they are to be taken from an external diet or supplements. There are 9 essential amino acids.
b) Non-Essential Amino Acids: They can be produced by our bodies, even if we do not get them from our diet.
c) Conditional Amino Acids: They are not generally essential, but may be needed during stress or illness.

Out of the 9 essential amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are the most important ones, and they are the ones responsible for maintaining muscle mass and helping you build muscle.

Although BCAAs are available in natural food, there are also many supplements that give you that. In this article we will talk about the supplements and how often you should take the BCAAs, when should you take BCAAs and more.

It is important not to take more than you need so that your body can absorb it properly.

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The Three Different Types of Whey Protein

Have you seen the watery part which gets separated when you make curd? Well, thats whey. It is a great source of protein and people use it as an extra source to build their health. Whey protein, has been known to have several benefits for those looking to build muscle and improve athletic performance.

In this article, we’ll discuss in detail about the all the 3 types of whey protein powder, so you can decide which one to choose.

People, like athletes, who do strength training use supplements like protein water, pea protein, soy, etc. One of the most popular among these supplements is the whey protein. Whey protein can be obtained in small quantity from milk while making cheese the whey protein gets removed.

There are some great benefits of taking whey protein, including better muscle quality improved body composition, and increased athletic performance.

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7 Exercises for an Explosive Chest

The chest is one of the biggest areas of the entire body. Both pectorals makes up the vast majority of musculature on the front of the body, and as such their development can absolutely make or break your entire physique.

Having a big, well developed, chest makes you look big and lean while wearing a t-shirt – and absolutely monstrous without one.

Something worth mentioning is that the pectorals are one of the most explosive muscle groups in the entire body, in which they dominate powerful pressing movements.

Subsequently, chest development is actually maximized during these pressing movements. And it is for this same reason so many people leave a huge amount of chest development on the table – because they don’t train it correctly.

So with all this in mind, in the following article we have outlined the best 7 exercises for an explosive chest – allowing you to maximize your chest development quickly and efficiently.

1) Dumbbell Bench Press

When most people think of chest based movements, they automatically jump to the barbell bench press. And while there is nothing inherently wrong with this exercise (it offers a great tool to develop upper body strength), it doesn’t develop the pectorals nearly as well as the dumbbell bench press.

The dumbbell bench press allows us to increase our range of motion AND target the pectorals specifically (through a better line of pull) – of which both factors lead to vastly improved chest development and is thus one of the best dumbbell exercises for chest.

The important thing here is to control the eccentric portion of the lift and move the weights up as quickly as possible on the concentric portion.

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Cardio vs Conditioning – Setting The Record Straight

If you have any sort of experience with health and fitness, you’ve likely heard the terms “strength training” and “cardio” thrown around before. Strength training refers to exercise that focuses on building and strengthening the muscle through the use of some type of weight or resistance. A common example would be weight lifting. Cardio, on the other hand, is a much more general category that refers to any exercise that raises your heart rate. The purpose of cardio is to improve your cardiovascular system, and common examples would be running or cycling.cardio and conditioning

Other than strength training and cardio, there is a third form of training known as conditioning. Conditioning is sort of like a sub-category of cardio because it raises your heart rate, but it can also be a hybrid of both cardio AND strength training because it can involve weights. It refers to exercise that requires you to train at high-intensity for short bursts of time. Common examples would be sprinting, or if you’re familiar with the practice, HIIT (high-intensity interval training).

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Old School Ways for Maximum Mass Gains

Tired of working out and seeing very little results? Had enough of buying and drinking expensive protein and gainer supplements and not seeing those gains they advertised? Don’t worry. There is hope for you yet. No, we are not talking … Read more

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