Honey - Healthy Food and Proper Nutrition Are Not the Same Thing

Healthy Food and Proper Nutrition Are Not the Same Thing

Working out and eating healthy food, does not mean growth of muscle mass or loss of excess body fat. When we say proper nutrition in regards to weight training, muscle mass building, burning extra fat – we don’t mean healthy food. Many people think that if something is healthy, it is in absolute accord with…

Proper nutrition

Keto Diet – Description

The keto diet is the most beneficial way of dieting for building muscle mass and getting rid of the excess body fat. Mainly it consists of minimal carbohydrate intake, moderate amounts of protein and high fat. And surely in order to build more muscle mass you need proper weight training. The ketogenic diet enables you…


How long and how often to work out

Most people consider that they need to work out until they’ve spent their energy. The feeling of energy is not a sign that there is more of the workout. The feeling of strength or energy during the workout is not a measure for the length of the workout.  The feeling of strength or energy during…

Sprints or Jogging?

Jogging or Sprints?

With sprints you burn fat several times more than with prolonged jogging. However, their purpose is not only to lose the extra body fat. Sprinting triggers hormonal response equal to 45 minutes intensive workout with heavy weights. Prolonged and frequent running or jogging is the most “popular” way to lose weight. It is the worst…


Insulin, definition and role

Insulin is a hormone that is secreted when carbohydrates, i.e sugars are present in the blood. It collects and allocates the sugar for immediate energy requirements, brings a part into muscles and the liver (if they aren’t already full) and converts the rest into fat and stores it. It also stores dietary fats but they…

Estrogen - female hormone

Estrogen, definition and role

The term estrogen (same as oestrogen) pertains to a group of chemically similar hormones which are dominant in the female body and responsible for development and maintenance of the female characteristics. Estrogen is present in the male body too, in much lower amounts. High estrogen levels in men bring about certain negative health conditions and…


Cortisol, definition and role

Cortisol is a hormone which spikes during moments of physical or mental stress. It’s secretion increases during moments of heavy exertion, such as weight training or jogging, as well as in stressful situations in everyday life. There is also increased secretion of cortisol during moments of starvation and lack of sleep. Cortisol is necessary for the…


Testosterone, definition and role

Testosterone Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in building muscle mass. In the male human body, it is produced mainly in the testicles and a small amount in other glands. In the female human body it is produced in the ovaries. Men have significantly higher testosterone levels than women. It is directly responsible…


Beware of mass gainers full of sugar

Why some companies of the supplements industry offer so many products and mass gainers full of sugar? . Because a really few people do read the labels and the amount of sugar contained Because it is cheap to manufacture and it’s marketed as the “Newest discovery of science” Because the slowed-down metabolism will need additional…


How to Overhead Press

The standing overhead press This is mainly a shoulder exercise. But the key thing is that it trains the whole body, enhances stability and balance. Compared to seated shoulder press, it influences the lower back and your legs by demanding more stability to hold the weights. Compared to dumbbells, with standing overhead press you can…