Whey protein concentrate – all you need to know

Whey Protein Concentrate – WPC (Whey Protein Concentrate) is the most sold for athletes sold at gyms. What exactly is whey protein, how it differs from other protein supplements, how and when to use them and what to look for when buying? How is whey protein formed? Whey protein is a protein of animal origin, obtained from whey – a by-product of the production of…

Weight training – 3-day training plan

To be able to build muscle mass, the body needs a stimulus in the form of exercises. Good weight training involves working with less volume, but with heavier weights. Training three times a week seems to be a very good option for beginners, but it can also be used by more advanced people. Get to know weight training – 3-day training plan! Weight training –…

Biceps training – how to best practice biceps

Exercises for biceps are one of the most often performed elements of training at the gym. It is often thought that a large biceps is a sign of male strength. Many men dream about building powerful arms. Effective biceps training can be successfully performed both at the gym and at home. Below you will learn the exercises that will make your biceps big and expressive.…

Attention! Sugar!

Sugar – what it really is Natural equivalents of sugar Which substitutes are better to avoid? Summary   Sugar – what it really is Sugar is sucrose produced in Poland from sugar beets. It is highly caloric – 100 g provides 405 kcal. However, these are so-called empty calories, because sugar does not provide us with any additional nutrients except energy. It is recommended that…

Acerola – a treasury of vitamin C

What is acerola? Operation and properties Acerola for children?   What is acerola? Acerola is a perennial and green shrub, which also often occurs under the name of Barbados cherry. This plant is mainly found in Central America, more precisely in the areas of the Canary Islands, and from there goes to the European diet. Acerola was initially used to treat a wide range of…

Muscle cramps. How to avoid them?

Skeletal muscle spasms associated with exercise (EAMC) appear during or just after exercise. The etiology of EAMC development is not fully understood, and this topic is still subject to constant discussions. There are many reasons for the development of EAMC, the most common among sportsmen and health care professionals is the theory of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Hydration The influence of electrolytes Pickle juice as…

How many meals during the day?

Contrary to widespread beliefs, eating more small meals during the day does not accelerate metabolism, and skipping meals does not fatten. Similarly with the problem of exercising with an empty stomach – training “for a hungry” will not ruin the effects of the effort you put into the exercise. It can be quite the opposite, because periodic fasting brings beneficial changes in the body. Short-term…

Alcohol in the athlete’s diet

The influence of alcohol on the synthesis of muscle proteins The influence of alcohol on hydration The influence of alcohol on injuries Other effects   The influence of alcohol on the synthesis of muscle proteins Nutrition strategies aimed at maximizing regenerative processes should start in the first hours after training. Laboratory tests have shown that muscle mass synthesis (MPS) is optimized for protein intake of…

Coconut water for athletes!

Why reach for colorful, full of chemical substances, drinks, when mother nature has prepared a special drink for athletes? It contains everything that drinks created in chemical laboratories and even much more. What are we talking about? About coconut water. Coconut water contains five times more potassium than Gatorade or Powerade (coconut water up to 1500 mg / l, and Powerade drinks up to 300…

The most interesting facts about food in a condensed form

The most interesting facts about food in a condensed form. Part of this knowledge is worth using when making everyday choices or preparing homemade dishes. Part of it will not help you, but it will definitely interest you! Add lemon juice to green tea, and make your body use more of its antioxidants. The process of industrial drying of fruit deprives them of 30 to…

Recipe for tasty cucumber soup!

The perfect taste of the cucumber soup knows every one of us. Everyone at home tastes a bit differently. Some cook it on meat, another vegetable broth. For many, the fullness of the cucumber flavor is manifested in the presence of oily cream, and for others it is unnecessary addition. We offer a completely new, warming and healthy, but still delicious cucumber. The cucumber soup…

High protein diet is better?

New research suggests that a high protein diet and a diet with “normal” protein content are associated with a higher metabolic rate and greater storage of non-fatty body mass (including muscle mass). The low-protein diet can not do this. It was also found that the increase in the rate of metabolism induced by the high-protein diet does not persist after changing the diet into a…

What should you know about fructose?

Are you ready for exams? Avoid the fructose-sweetened beverages and sweets. This sugar slows down thinking and hinders learning! Previous scientific studies have proven that fructose increases the risk of diabetes, obesity and fatty liver. Now scientists are putting fructose in one more disruptive effect on disrupting normal brain function. Their research was published in the Journal of Physiology. The average American eats 56 kg…

Food that forces you to continue eating

A bad diet – rich in saturated fats and simple sugars – affects the brain of obese people, causing them to start claiming constant supplies of this unhealthy food. A diet rich in saturated fats is not only a simple way to overweight, but also a way to adversely modify the brain’s functioning. The brain flooded with fat ceases to function normally, which results in…

Intermittent Fasting (IF) – facts and myths

Periodic hunger strike (IF) has many opponents, hence a lot of myths on this subject. The purpose of this article is to refute the 5 biggest myths about this irrational diet. Thanks to an accurate explanation you will be able to personally separate the truth from the myths.

Strength training during reduction – enemy or friend?

Fat burning is associated with daily workouts in the gym with the use of small weights and a large number of repetitions. Among the gym goers there is also the claim that aerobic training is necessary to effectively get rid of body fat. Is this the only way to achieve the silhouette of your dreams? What about strength training during the reduction period – is…