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A Big Breakfast for Big Muscle Gains

Breakfast is your post workout meal but also probably the most important meal of the day to promote muscle growth. After hours of fasting your body is primed to absorb and utilise far more nutrients than it is able to at other times from the meals in that day. Blood glucose levels are low, muscle glycogen and amino acid stores are low and your body will be in a state of dehydration, you are like a zombie. When you eat that breakfast, your body will release a hugely anabolic hormone called in...

The Ectomorph

The ectomorph physique is a fragile and delicate one. The bones of an ectomorph are light, joints are small and muscles are slight. The limbs are long in proportion and the shoulders droop. The ectomorph is a linear physique. Straight up and straight down, and may appear longer than he or she really is, due to the length of limbs coupled with lack of muscle mass developed on those limbs. The ectomorph is not naturally powerful and will have to work hard for every ounce of muscle and every bit of...

Dirty Bulking isn`t an option!

Dirty Bulking: The process of a bodybuilding bulking diet eating ‘dirty’ or ‘unclean’ foods. When you dirty bulk you eat anything from fats, sugars, to anything you can shove down your throat.Dirty bulkers eat pizza, McDonalds, Soda, candy bars and usually whatever they see and can be eatable. What about the micronutrients, a stable muscle growth promoting insulin level and minimising health threatening fats such as trans fats that significantly increase the chance of heart disease and is r...

Amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and unlike the two other basic nutrients – sugar and fatty acids, amino acids contain nitrogen – about 16%.Amino acids are used in most body processes from regulating the way the body works to how the brain functions - They activate and utilize vitamins and other nutrients.Proteins are chains of amino acids linked together, bound together with peptide bonds and there are about 29 amino acids commonly referred to in human health. The liver manufac...