HMB Increases Fat-Free Mass in Athletes, But Only When Protein Intake Is Low

As you may or may not know, we have a huge guide to the popular supplement HMB here on the site. HMB is a metabolite of the essential amino acid leucine. Having both anti-catabolic and anabolic effects, it has been highly touted as a must-have supplement for athletes. However, most research, with the exception of … Read more

Fast and Slow Weight Loss Rates Are Equally Effective at Changing Body Composition

Ideally, when you want or need to lose weight, you want it to be fast. There is always a trade-off, of course. If you want to lose weight fast, you can’t eat very much, at least not compared to what you’re used to. One of the main issues with a strict diet is hunger. That … Read more

Butter and Biceps: All About the Ketogenic Diet for the Athlete

Keto and strength training

The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, but not any old low-carb diet. It’s not a diet where you just cut down on your carbs and let the rest take care of itself. Rather, it’s a diet with a low – very low – carb intake, but where you replace the carbs with fat. The … Read more