Recovery. It’s not sexy, we know... Rest days? Foam rolling? Deloading? Stretching? Boring... Most people would rather just crush themselves in the gym day after day, because that’s how you see results, right? Maybe not. What if we told you adequate recovery is actually one of the most important factors in optimal fitness and physical health The truth is, no matter how hardcore your fitness routine is, how often you exercise, or how on-point your diet is, if your recovery sucks, your health and performance will suffer.
Turmeric is everywhere nowadays—supplements, beauty products, salad dressings, fancy overpriced lattes; it's even made its way into chocolate. You've probably had your fingers or countertops stained by turmeric, sprinkled turmeric powder on your salads or smoothies, or started taking a turmeric supplement for any number of the seemingly infinite benefits of this wonder-spice. But when it comes to the difference between turmeric and curcumin, many are left scratching their heads.
We’re all familiar with the Marvel Comics Avengers character, Wolverine. Who, of course, is the single fastest-recovering superhero on the face of the planet. And while you certainly can’t expect to get punched ten times in the face by a muscle-bound cyborg and have your broken and smashed cheekbones and nose regenerate almost instantaneously, you […]
The Misunderstood, Misused Darlings Of The Supplement Industry (& How *Not* To Waste Your Money Or Damage Your Health With Amino Acids).
by Ben Greenfield They're the new darling of the supplement industry. They're purported to give massive amounts of clean energy, muscle repair and recovery, neurotransmitter precursors, better performance when in ketosis and much more – all without ingesting barely a single calorie. Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie and Viatcheslav Eckimov all used a regimen of them […]
Everything You Need to Know About How to Use Amino Acids for Muscle Gain, Appetite Control, Injury Repair, Ketosis and More
by Ben Greenfield It seems these days that the building blocks of proteins, affectionately known as “amino acids”, are viewed as tiny little gold nuggets that bestow superhuman powers upon anyone lucky enough to stumble upon them in a sports gel, capsule, fizzy drink or cocktail. After all, these little guys are starting to get […]
by Ben Greenfield I'm Ben Greenfield. Health and fitness expert, voted America's Top Personal Trainer, podcaster, writer, and self-proclaimed obsessive athletic competitor. For years I raced Ironman triathlons, but have recently traded in the incessant chronic cardio for something more exciting and admittedly more masochistic: Obstacle racing. With that challenge came many more scrapes, […]