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In this review I'm looking to take a look into Adapt Nutrition PreTrain and compare it to some of the other products currently out there in the densly populated pre-workout supplement world.

Before I get into it, just to be clear, I'm talking about supplements that are primarily aimed at weight training, or strength based training and not athletes engaged in high endurance activities. I'm also talking specifically about the pre workout supplements that are aimed at an immediate and unarguable effect on your very next workout.

For those of us who have been using supplements for a long time, the pre-workout market came around when ultimate nutrition introduced an ephedrine based product called 'Ultimate Orange' and probably peaked at around the time of DMG containing supplements like Jack3D. Although there is still a great demand for preworkouts, the hard edged products are now in the grey market, leaving a small slice of the market for your legitamate, and legal, pre training supplement.

Read More Adapt Pretrain put to the Test


For some of you out there it may seem a puzzle that so many of us find it difficult to gain weight. Maybe you diet day in day out and after several weeks of continuously feeling hungry, you're gutted to discover you've only lost a pound or two, or even worse gained a few pounds. Well, my sympathies are with you honestly, because when it comes to gaining weight, putting on muscle mass, for some of us the challenge is every bit as difficult.

Well, over the years I think I've come up with a few options that 'hardgainers' will find deliver results, rapidly, consistently and are almost guaranteed to work for 100% of us. The cornerstone is a a good weight gain supplement, a good basic diet, and a few techniques to make the whole process easy to follow, easy to stick to and incredibly easy.

Read More Critical Mass Gaining Program


Can I drink alcohol?. Probably one of the most frequently asked questions asked by the physique and figure folks who are relatively new to the gym and want to explore how much they have to sacrifice in order to obtain that body they've always wanted. Your more experienced gym goers dont ask because the answer is obvious isnt it?

Well if you're one of those people who think alcohol is off the menu if you want to lose body fat then you may be in for a pleasant shock. Not only can you drink, but you can drink a surprising amount and still create that perfect body so long as you follow a few simple 'rules'.

Read More Lose Body Fat Whilest Drinking Wine and Alcohol


Question: I have done a lot of study in diets and nutrition but to this day I have not been able to get any concrete evidence on what happens with excess protein in the body and I?m hoping you can help.

To make things simple, lets take a theoretical diet consisting of 5000 calories of pure protein for a 60kg, 175cm female.

Many people claim that excess protein will get wasted while others say that all excess calories eventually end up being stored as fat.

I have done my own research on the breakdown of protein into amino acids and I understood it as: some of the amino acids are wasted while others will go through the cycle of conversion and will still be used by the body for energy.

Read More Excess Protein and Fat Storage - Q & A


By Lyle McDonald:

Ok, so this series got a little out of control; what can I tell you, I have a lot to say on the topic of dietary protein as a function of having written The Protein Book.

I've covered a lot of information ranging from the somewhat technical/theoretical (speed of digestion) to very practical (micro-nutrient content, fatty acid content) in an attempt to answer the question what are good sources of protein?

In this final part, I want to cover a few other issues that go into answering that question (that didn't require a full-blown article of their own) and then I'll finish by presenting a summary table where I'll attempt to put everything from this entire series into a comparable perspective.

In What Are Good Sources of Protein: Introduction, I included a short list of other important factors such as effects on appetite and blood sugar that I already addressed in previous parts of this series so I won't touch on them here. The issues I do want to touch on are availability, the actual protein content, and cost.

Read More What Are Good Sources of Protein Wrapping It Up

Whats New

Adapt Pretrain put to the Test
Critical Mass Gaining Program
Lose Body Fat Whilest Drinking Wine and Alcohol
What Are Good Sources of Protein Amino Acid Profi
What Are Good Sources of Protein Micronutrient Co
What Are Good Sources of Protein Wrapping It Up
Excess Protein and Fat Storage - Q & A
Calories, Nutrients or Food
Basic Nutrient Metabolism
Is a Calorie a Calorie
Test Factor Advanced The Final Write-Up!
Grenade 50-Calibre Field Test Review
SSIN Juice A Review of BioRhythms PreWorkout
Applied Nutrition Rage NO3 Super Vascularity
Express Whey Anabolic Revolutionary Protein
All in One Sports Supplements
Androbolix 2000
GHBlast From Dorian Yates
Alpha-Genesis The Complete Natural Anabolic
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