Showing posts from January, 2013

Adelfo Cerame: Intermittent Carbohydrate Modulation as a Stepping Stone Towards an Anatomy Chart Physique

Adelfo's goal is to look like an anatomy chart. Now, I don't know about you, but I have seen dozens of anatomy charts that reveal less details of the human physiology than this side-shot which was taken only three days ago. If you read the headline of today's SuppVersity article, first, you will already know that this is not day 4 of the SuppVersity Exercise Science Week , but (finally) another of Adelfo Cerame's guestposts, here at the SuppVersity . You don't have to worry, there's going to be at least some exercise science in the SuppVersity Science Round-Up , which does (business as usual) air on 1PM (EST) live! on the Super Human Radio Network . So, if you want to be among the first to hear the latest about the ameliorative effect of no more than 3g of glutamine on skeletal muscle damage and reductions in immune functions , when you're training like a maniac ( learn more about glutamine) the superiority of protein blends with respect to net pro

Fasted Cardio & Beyond - Optimal 24h Fatty Oxidation: How It Works, Why It Works & Why It Still May Not Be Worth It

Photo of a typical disciple of the cult of the "fat burning zone". Day 3 of the  SuppVersity Exercise Science Week and for some of you maybe about time to have breakfast... hold on, breakfast? But shouldn't you work out before breakfast? I mean this whole cardio in the morning business you have taken up lately is all about doing it before , not after breakfast isn't it? You grab your WIFI-connected iPhone tune in to the Super Human Radio morning cardio mash-up and hop onto your cycle ergometer, treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical, spinning bike, stepper, or whatever else you may be using  - no breakfast no intra-workout supplement - at least no carbs, right? Ah, and of course you are going to work out at the highest intensity possible, to burn more fat later on, after all, you are no disciple of the cult of the "fat burning zone", right? Right! And still you have your doubts, hah? Now, I can't tell you whether the above has anything to do with

Exercise Intensity, Oxidative Damage, Glycogen Depletion and Supercompensation. Plus: Optimal 0-12h Post Workout Glycogen Repletion Protocol For Performance Athletes

Do they train at the right intensity and what is the right intensity? What's right , anyway? Lot's of questions, tons of words, a couple of answers and some interesting revelations in today's 2nd article of the SuppVersity Exercise Science Week . This is day 2 of the  SuppVersity Exercise Science Week -- another day, another news. After you've learned about the various mechanisms by which exercise will induce structural changes to your beer belly, lover handles and other problem and non-problem areas, in yesterday's first article of the SuppVersity Exercise Science Week , today's post does actually pick up on the notion of the superiority of high intensity exercise and takes a look at how low vs. high(er) intensity endurance exercise effects the antioxidant defense system of the body. This will lead us to an issue that was once considered to be a downside of high intensity workouts: their notoriousness to deplete muscle glycogen, of which we now know tha

How Working Out Changes the Morphology of Your Body Fat and Why This Explains that Intensity and Explosiveness Hold the Key to Getting and Staying Lean, Fit and Healthy

Can the guy on the right run away from the bloated macrophage coated fat cells on the left? Today's first post in the SuppVersity Exercise Science Week does hold the answer to this existential question. Those of you who don't just read, but also think about the headlines of these posts will probably already have theorized about the remote possibility that I could have changed my mind and discarded the original plan to do an "exercise quickie" early this week (see SuppVersity post from Saturday ). Now, before you are getting mad at me, let me give you the (as I would say good) reason for doing that: Some, if not almost all of the exercise related studies, I have piled up here are actually too interesting to end up as part of a mash-up. That's particularly true in view of the fact that my time budget during the week does not allow me to discuss them in appropriate detail. So, even if wanted to end up writing >10,000 word posts, this would only work on 48h da

Making the Right Fish Choices: Fatty Acid Contents of 33 Different Fish Species. Plus: What Are the Implications?

Pollachius virens (Photo: Tino Strauss) is king, when it comes to the n:3/n:6 ratio, but with <1% of fat you will still be hard pressed to get tons of omega-3s from eating pollock... but is more really better, let alone necessary? I have already broached the issue of the differences in the fatty acid composition of fish - even those of the same species - in past articles such as the one(s) on fish as a potential source of mercury in your diet ( read more ). When I saw the recent paper by Claudia Strobel, Gerhard Jahreis and Katrin Kuhnt in Lipids in Health and Disease , I thought that it was about time to supply you with some real data on the actual n:3/n:6 ratio of different fish and its implications for the purported health benefits and anti-obesity effects of regular fish intake. Is there a "super fish" or is it as so often a matter of "mixing and matching" to achieve the right balance? Fish? Of course, I have fish & chips or fish sticks every other

Vitamin A Regrows Liver Tissue. Polydextrose Makes Dieting a Breeze. Exercise Blunts Negative Effects of High Fructose Diet. Diabetes Precipitates Female Sexual Dysfunction.

I did miss my own 1000-posts jubilee! This week it's pretty easy to find the SuppVersity figure of the week. It's 1011 and that's the number of individual posts this "blog" currently holds. Actually, the very moment I hit the "publish" button on this one, it's going to be 1012 (see image on the right). I guess, I should have 'celebrated' that twelve posts before, but you know how I am, it's about the quality, not the quantity and though I am aware that the latter is unquestionably fluctuating, I would hope that each of you has found one or two 'pearls' - I mean, if you didn't why are you coming back regularly, then? Apropos regularly, it's Saturday and thus about time for a couple of "On Short Notice" items. So let's not waste any time flattering and get to the science news business: Vitamin A essential for liver regeneration. Plus: β-carotene and cancer even in non-smokers So much for the vitami
Disclaimer:The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It is by no means intended as professional medical advice. Do not use any of the agents or freely available dietary supplements mentioned on this website without further consultation with your medical practitioner.