OCTOPUS AND TAURINE

Octopus is a source of complete protein depending on the way you prepare it, filled with Omega-3, they contain a very special amino acid called ‘’taurine’’. Taurine is concentrated in your brain, eyes, heart and muscle, hence is naturally stored & produced in your body without building proteins as most other amino acids! Taurine is…

GAIN MUSCLE MASS WITHOUT CARBS

The International Society of Sports and Nutrition has published various studies along the years proving how a ketogenic diet, or a low carb diet, does not affect the strength performance in elite gymnasts, but instead improves body composition. Muscle gain and weight loss rather depend on the intake of protein and kcals consumed rather than…

HOW TO CORRECTLY PAIR FOOD

Eating grilled skinless chicken with steamed veggies? Here some quick facts to get you out of the typical ”fitness routine”. Fats act like links, aiding proteins to finish their functions. Fats start chemical reactions that aid with growth control, immune function, reproduction and many other aspects of our basic metabolism. The obsessive consumption of low…

STRENGTH TRAINING HOME WORKOUT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

I received a lot of questions and messages asking for a strength training workout example for women while pregnant and not being able to attend the gym (mostly personal preferences and logistic reasons), so I decided to dedicate these 60 minutes without my sweet baby girl (she’s on a Monday walk with her pappa) to…

CORE, BACK, PELVIS EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is well known to take a toll over your mid-section area, not only the weight added to that part of your body but also the hormonal changes. Working towards a stronger pelvic floor will result in much less stress avoiding urinary incontinence (Sangsawang B, Sangsawang N., 2016). We are not only talking about static pelvic…

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR WOMEN BEFORE PREGNANCY

This post will be part of a Strength Training sequence that aims at introducing and encouraging women to lose the fear to the heavy weights in the gym and build a strong foundation for their body to function in diverse situations. I have personally been asked on tips and guidance for beginners by women that…