There are many theories on the effects of caffeine, mainly within the fitness universe. This is a controversial substance, not only due to the opinions on its real impact during physical activity, but also due to the possibility that it may cause physical addiction. Caffeine isn’t only for the sleepy ones. Some people point out that caffeine is a dangerous stimulant because of the addiction it creates and don’t really explore its potential. On the other hand, there are people who see its positive effects, rather than the cons, making it a strong ally to increase performance during workouts or competitions.
Fat can be your biggest opponent, but there are ways to overcome this problem that require more than just a quick solution. Fighting the excess of localized fat is something that takes its time; it requires not only persistence, but also a series of smart tactics and strategies. The Team Grenade has come up with the best tips to help you overcome this obstacle successfully.
The German Volume Training (GVT), also known as the 10 sets method, originated in Germany in the 70’s and was popularized by Rolf Feser, National Weightlifting coach at that time. This method was used during the off-season to help powerlifters with their muscle mass gains, and it was so efficient that the athletes would change to a higher weight category in just 12 weeks.
Getting defined abs is most people’s dream. Just to give you an idea, almost every exercise you do affects this muscle group, and indeed, you should give priority to this part of your body, because if you have a strong core, you’re avoiding unnecessary overloads on critical parts of your body, like your back, the lumbar area and your neck.
There are a few strategies used by bodybuilders to keep their muscle mass while speeding up the process of fat burning. The cutting phase is the muscular definition period. To completely eliminate the fat layer, you should focus on a hypocaloric diet, aerobic exercises and you should increase your workout volume a little (without exaggerating).
It’s the final countdown for the summer and there’s still a lot of work to do at the gym. It is imperative to lose as much fat as you can and to sculpt your body so you can be in great shape for the bathing season. That said, we’re officially at that stage where we need to really focus on cardio workouts to be able to improve results. Let’s focus on these two areas that are connected and that can be worked simultaneously: legs and glutes.
When your personal goal is to stimulate muscle growth, there are several factors you should take into account. This is not only about the intensity of your workouts, but also about your diet, supplementation and resting. Let us just emphasize that among these variables, there’s another supplement that stands out and that will eliminate the amount of muscle you’ll build: your body’s natural testosterone levels.
Although biceps are the pride of most bodybuilders, it’s the triceps that occupy more space on the upper part of the arm (about 60%). That’s why they should be worked as much as your biceps, especially if you want to have big arms.
If you want to increase your muscle mass or lose fat, you should consider taking the right amount of protein, accordingly to your body weight and preferably, a high quality one.
Soy is a high quality source of protein 100% vegetable that contains all the essential amino acids. It is high in vitamins and minerals, fibers, omega-3 and omega-6, it doesn’t contain cholesterol and has a low tenor of fat when compared with meat. This protein source contains a high tenor of arginine and glutamine, nutrients that contribute to elevate the levels of nitric oxide and to a higher release of growth hormone, which improves performance, recovery and muscle growth.