Compound or Isolation Exercises – Which Is Better?

What Are Compound Exercises? Today’s fitness programs tend to focus on functional fitness, which refers to exercise that simulates real-life activities and uses a wide variety of movements through a wide range of motion. At the heart of these routines are a variety of compound exercises. Compound exercises are multi-joint movements that work several muscles or muscle groups at one …

Supplements Easily Explained Part 4: L-Glutamine

Glutamine has been a popular nutritional supplement for some time now, and with good reason. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue and in the bloodstream, and plays important roles throughout the body. One of the most visible effects of glutamine supplementation is its cell-volumizing ability because it leads to an increased rate of protein synthesis and …

Supplements Easily Explained Part 3: L-Carnitine

  L-Carnitine is a natural nutrient that used to be known as vitamin BT. L-Carnitine is a physiological substance, essential for energy production and for fat metabolism. L-Carnitinecan be synthesized in the human liver, but insufficient amounts may be produced in infants, in adolescents and in adults under certain physiological conditions. L-Carnitine, also known as carnitine, is made in the …

Supplements Easily Explained Part 2: BCAA’s

BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) are the essential aminos leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The combination of these three amino acids makes up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle tissue in the human body. BCAAs play a very important role in protein synthesis (the production of proteins in cells from amino acids to build muscle). Amino acids are the building blocks of …

Supplements Easily Explained Part 1: Creatine

Creatine is a compound that’s involved in the production of energy in the body, in the form of adenosine triphosphate(ATP). Made in the liver, approximately 95% of the body’s creatine ends up being stored in skeletal muscles and the remaining 5% is found in the brain, heart and testes. Once it’s used, creatine is converted to a waste product called …

Optimum Nutrition Supplements

As an extra service to all my clients i am now stocking various lines of Optimum Nutrition Products: 100% Gold Standard Whey, Pro Complex Gainer, Casein, Serious Mass and Nitro Core 24. Nutrition is a key element in your fitness schedule and its importance should not be overlooked. Optimum Nutrition Continue to win awards on Bodybuilding.com for Best Product, Best …

Australia’s Growing Obesity Problem

AUSTRALIA has the most rapidly growing obesity rate among developed nations, according to an international report. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report found obesity rates in Australia had been increasing faster than any other advanced nation for the past 20 years. The report, which analysed 33 countries, found one in two people were overweight in Australia and the …