Health & Fitness Blog — Nutrition

Unleashing Your Potential: The Power of Pre-Workout for Bodybuilders - 1st Detachment

Unleashing Your Potential: The Power of Pre-Workout for Bodybuilders

Bodybuilders know that their lifestyle and their goals are a journey. And some big steps in that journey are training, nutrition, and discipline. Another step is pre-workout supplements. They play a pivotal role in optimizing your performance and results in order to get you to where you want to be. In the quest for maximizing gains and pushing beyond your limits, pre-workout supplements can be a game-changer. They are specifically formulated to provide the fuel, focus, and energy needed to crush your workouts and achieve your bodybuilding goals. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or a dedicated enthusiast, understanding the benefits...

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Ketosis and Fat Cutting: the Bodybuilder's Guide - 1st Detachment

Ketosis and Fat Cutting: the Bodybuilder's Guide

  Written by Justin Harris and Team 1D Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body burns stored fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. This process can be achieved through a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, also known as the ketogenic diet. People with all different fitness goals have turned to the ketogenic diet for various reasons, including weight loss, improved athletic performance, better mental clarity, and management of certain health conditions such as epilepsy and type 2 diabetes. The ketogenic diet's popularity has grown exponentially as more and more people share their success stories on social media. But is it right for...

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Field Rations: An Evolution in Peri-Workout Nutrition (Intra-Workout Research) - 1st Detachment

Field Rations: An Evolution in Peri-Workout Nutrition (Intra-Workout Research)

Abstract  Peri-workout carbohydrate and protein supplementation has become an increasingly popular strategy amongst athletes looking to increase athletic performance. Mounting evidence over the recent decades has demonstrated the performance-enhancing effects of carbohydrate intervention, especially in cases of prolonged exercise. Recent advancements in food science have led to the creation of designer carbohydrates, including highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD). Due to the physical properties of HBCD, these molecules undergo a unique metabolism that may elicit performance advantages over simple carbohydrate sources during exercise. When combined with amino acids, this protein-carbohydrate mixture may be the most current and up-to-date peri-workout supplement protocol...

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