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Valentine's Day – the best couples workout
Valentine's Day – the best couples workout

I am often asked: "How do you stay motivated to work out?”.

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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the quite few foods that can rightfully be included in the "superfoods" category. Its unique combination of fatty acids has a number of positive health effects, not least because of the fatty acid called lauric acid which is the m...

10 healthy breakfast ideas
10 healthy breakfast ideas

What characterizes an optimal breakfast? What should you start your day with to stay satisfied all the way through lunch without a failing blood sugar? And how should you combine the different energy sources in the best possible way?

Combine training with the right food
Combine training with the right food

Which combination of different foods is the best, and what does nutrition timing really mean? These are a couple of the big issues that we will now try to sort out.

10 myths about supplements
10 myths about supplements

Many people seem to have a lot of prejudice when it comes to dietary supplements and believes that they’re just nicely packaged chemicals produced without any supervision. In some cases the parallels are also drawn directly to steroids and other hormone-ma...

Optimized fat burn
Optimized fat burn

Colleagues are advising you to completely cut carbs, friends claim that you will fit in those old favourite jeans if you just eat either one big or six small meals a day. Nutritionists around the world assure you that the secret lies in eating “clean food&...

Supplements for the experienced
Supplements for the experienced

In an earlier article we reviewed some of the supplements that beginners should get familiar with in order to maximize the results of their training. This time we’ll instead dig a little deeper and look closer at a few supplements more specific for strengt...

Supplements for beginners
Supplements for beginners

Before dealing with the subject of dietary supplements in general, and supplements for beginners in particular, it is important that we understand the actual concept. Dietary supplements are exactly just that, supplements, an addition and therefore by no means a...

LBM & BMI
LBM & BMI

LBM (Lean Body Mass) is the term commonly used to describe a person's total body weight, excluding fat mass. Included in LBM are bones, water, skin, organs and muscles. In addition, a certain amount of essential fat has been included as this is necessary for...

Nuts and their health benefits
Nuts and their health benefits

Some people would like to claim that from a health perspective it is a bad idea to have nuts as part of your diet. The main argument is often the amount of fat contained, as if this would be a one way ticket to obesity. Although nuts are rich in both calories an...

Is a calorie always just a calorie?
Is a calorie always just a calorie?

Calories are energy generated from the food we ingest, released during the process of digestion. They are also used to estimate the level of energy consumption during physical activity. When declaring nutritional content this value is usually referred to as kilo...

Sugar cravings
Sugar cravings

We are all aware of how a blood sugar drop is expressed, but only a handful of us are handling it the right way. Despite the fact that a simple apple would be enough to stabilize the blood sugar and get us back on track, we are easily reminded of the vending mac...

What are amino acids?
What are amino acids?

The protein in our bodies consists of components called amino acids. In order to support the immune system, metabolism, and muscle growth, these long chains of interconnected amino acids are necessary. Individuals who spend a lot of time lifting weights have a g...

Do's and don'ts during the Holidays
Do's and don'ts during the Holidays

We are moving towards Christmas and this time of year is for many of us synonymous with excessive eating. We are visiting relatives, going on annual buffets with the company or just celebrating with friends. We are without a doubt reaching some kind of all time ...

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

You have probably been told that breakfast is the metabolism’s catalyst and that it immediately puts you in some kind of fat burning mode. There are many accepted “truths” regarding the allegedly “most important meal of the day”. Ma...

Myths and truths about aspartame
Myths and truths about aspartame

Finding information has never been easier than in today’s society. On a daily basis we receive information about what we should and shouldn't eat, how we should and shouldn’t train, what is unhealthy and what is health, the list goes on and on.

Amino acids for training
Amino acids for training

The dietary supplement amino acids are one hot topic right now. They are seen and talked about everywhere. But what are amino acids and how do they relate to exercise?

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