An Apple a Day Keeps the Weight Away!

Penn State researchers have discovered in a recent study that people who ate a large apple 15 minutes prior to lunch took in 187 less calories during that lunch than those that didn’t  snack prior to the meal. (The apple contained approx.128 calories). Furthermore the apple-eaters said they felt fuller afterwards too. Of course, part …

Cut down on the Sugar – it drops your Testosterone!

We know it, but we ignore it. And in these times of sugar packed aisles in the supermarket, it’s very hard to stay strict. But the fact is that a diet high in sugar can lower your testosterone levels. As we all know, testosterone is key to muscle, strength and basically masculinity itself. The research …

How Many ‘Dead-Hang’ Pull Ups Can You Do?

There’s a reason for old sayings like ‘you must pull your weight’! Because, on a fundamental level it matters that you can ‘pull your own weight’ – as a bodybuilder, as a human being. The old school ‘pull-up’ is a fabulous way to add size to your upper lats and thereby develop your ‘V-Taper’ (the …

Use Almonds as snacks

Snack on a handful of Almonds instead of choc etc. They are a rich source of Vitamin-E and helpful in reducing Cholesterol!

Stay Alert on the road with Mint!

Forget dodgy motorway coffee and energy drinks, try sniffing something! Research from Wheeling Jesuit Univesity in the USA suggests that sniffing odours (eg: peppermint or cinnamon) reduces fatigue, anxiety and frustration compared to smelling nothing. Researchers stated that similar effects could be gained through sucking on mints or chewing gum.

Use Protein to Reduce Blood Pressure

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that when low fat dieters replaced as little as 10% of their daily dietary carb intake with protein, they reduced blood pressure and cholestorol. Your best bet is to swap approx. 60g of carbs with protein. Could be turkey, chicken, beef or a …

2 Easy Routines for Killer Calf Muscles

2 Easy Routines for Killer Calf Muscles Adapted from Article by: Jim Brewster The importance of good calves in bodybuilding cannot be overstated. How many times have you watched a contest only to see a guy with a great physique but small calves? It really detracts from the rest of his physique, doesn’t it? The …

10 ESSENTIAL MUSCLE MASS GAINING TIPS

http://www.ripfast.com 10 ESSENTIAL MUSCLE MASS GAINING TIPS 1. Weight Train Weight training involves the use of equipment that enables variable resistance. This resistance can come in the form of “free weights” like barbells and dumbbells, machines that use cables or pulleys to help you lift the weight and bodyweight exercises like pull-ups or dips. For …