Supplementation

Supplements – What I Recommend

Dietary supplements are a large part of the health and fitness industry. They provide convenient nutrients suited to our goals and individual needs. There are so many to choose from with specific benefits, pretty labels and nice flavours, but which ones do I recommend the most? Below is a list of supplements I would recommend looking into. These include Protein Powder, BCAA, Creatine, Beta-Alanine, Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, Multivitamins, and Fish Oil. Here is why… Protein Powder Protein powder is a convenient pure source of protein. It is a simple and effective additional source of protein specifically designed for people who prefer not to eat as much whole foods as needed to hit their daily protein requirements. Protein powder is […]

The Untold Truths of the Fitness Industry – Part 1

At a time in the world when obesity is considered a “national epidemic” and more and more people are dealing with the many physical and psychological effects related to being overweight, it is a no brainer that being part of the fitness industry is a step in the right direction to make a difference to the quality of life of our community. Being fit and strong is a very motivating, inspiring, and invigorating experience which uplifts us and creates a positive mindset and consideration of the two most important areas of living a healthy life; nutrition and exercise. However sometimes too much of a good thing can turn into the opposite and become an addiction with a list of side […]

Creatine: What It Is & Why Its Useful

Anyone that has been involved in sports has undoubtedly heard about creatine in some way or another. However, how many fitness enthusiasts today really know what creatine is or why everyone, not just those involved in strength training, should be taking it? Clearly I back the use of creatine, but before I wield by sword and shield to defend my stance let’s go into depth about what it is and research to show it’s efficacy. Creatine Monohydrate supplementation, according to the International Society of Sports Nutrition, is the most effective ergogenic (performance enhancing) nutritional supplement currently available to athletes in terms of increasing high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass during training. Creatine’s main action in the body is to […]

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