6 Problems with Ab Training

Having a six-pack or flat abs seems to be the staple for determining how fit an individual may or may not be. The truth is, there are plenty of athletes who are not a part of the six-pack community. Often times just because someone has observable abs does not mean they are “in shape”. It…

Understanding Carbs 2

I previously went over simple carbs in our first part of Understand Carbs. Let’s dive into complex carbs. Complex carbs are glucose polymers that are identified by their structure as the polysaccharide group of sugars. They are not easily absorbed into the bloodstream and must be broken down into single unit glucose molecules before they…

Understanding Carbs

We’ve reviewed proteins and fats as energy sources. The final energy source seems to be the most controversial; carbohydrates. While some athletes load up on them, other fitness experts try to avoid them all together. Of course everyone is different and how you consume them should be in relation to your goals. In this post…

All About Proteins

What are Proteins? To get into the science of it Proteins are complex macromolecules that are needed for the proper functioning of the body and are required for every chemical reaction that takes place in the body’s cells and tissues. They are the body’s foundation and responsible for the structure , growth, development, and regulation…