5 Things I’ve Learned in 2012

I've never really wrote one of these before so I'm giving it a shot.  I know you will find these points very interesting.  You will also be able to walk away with some information that might help you reach your goals quicker.  Read on...   1. Carbs are king when it comes to weight gain, size gains, and strength gains. If you are looking to gain weight you need to consume carbohydrates.  Paul Carter at Lift-Run-Bang talks about this consistently and I completely agree on this.  No bodybuilder or large person that you or I have ever seen did so without eating carbohydrates.  I'm sorry if I insulted the Paleo's who read this (of which there is probably 1), but it's true. [caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="300"] Current and Former NFL Superstars.…
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Kre-Alkalyn Or Creatine Monohydrate… FTW?

For those of you wondering what FTW means: for the win.  Now that we have that important tidbit out of the way let's discuss if it's worth it for you to spend exorbitant amounts of your hard earned cash on Kre-Alkalyn (KA) or stick with the tried and true Creatine Monohydrate (CMr).  This won't be an introductory piece on what creatine does. If you are interested in learning more about dosing read this.  If you are a newbie to training and are flirting with the notion of creatine use then read this.   The trustworthy supplement companies have made the claim that KA has the same effect as CMr, but can be taken at a lower dose.  It also has fewer side effects!  Due to these reasons, it costs a…
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Random Post Day.

1. I've been doing some research on the cytokine response to stress.  Very interesting stuff.  It's a theory for the causes of OTS.  So far I've concentrated on injury, inflammation and cytokines.  Basically, whenever you put a stress on the body, cytokines (which are basically inflammatory chemical, but not all are) are released and do shit to your body.  The question that I continuously ask myself is how that matters when you are training often.  If they are released after you train 4x per week versus 9x per week, what effect does that have on the body.  So far I haven't seen anything different other than the increased frequency of cytokine release. Why am I researching this you may be asking? I'd like to know more about overtraining syndrome and…
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