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Do You Need Carbs to Gain Muscle?

When it comes to gaining muscle, there are three fundamental factors that intervene. In the first place, there’s our genetic predisposition to muscle gain. In the second place, we can find the type of training that we practice, and the…

Supplementing with Creatine: Does it Work?

Creatine is one of the most known and studied supplements. As a matter of fact, there are over 1,800 studies published about it. Nowadays, supplementing with creatine is very common within the sports world. Is it really effective? What is…

Is Fasting While Doing Sports a Good Idea?

Doing sports after fasting is a subject that’s gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. It’s more proof that there is a multitude of trends within the fitness world. Is it a beneficial habit? Is it dangerous…

Swollen Legs: Main Causes and Treatment

Swollen legs due to fluid retention are a very frequent problem among the general population, whether they’re athletes or not. Even though fluid retention in itself is a frequent condition, it’s usually associated with bad dietary habits or a lack…

Exercises that Help to Reduce your Cholesterol

According to the recommendations of the Spanish Heart Foundation, to reduce your cholesterol levels you need to follow a balanced diet and engage in frequent physical activities. The same foundation admits that cardiovascular exercise helps to decrease glucose levels and…

Five Essential Rules to Get a Flat Belly

Many people go to the gym because they want to lose weight. As you already know, this isn’t always easy. There are many factors that can compromise the achievement of this goal. In any case, in this article, we’ll go…

Tips for Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Implementing healthier changes to your lifestyle isn’t just a benefit, it’s a necessity to live a long life free of diseases and complications. Many factors can impact your well-being as it’s a matter of balance, both mind and body. In light…

4 Ways to Lose Weight with Coconut Oil

You’ve surely heard about coconut oil and its multiple properties? Today, we want to focus on the attributes of coconut oil that may help us to lose weight. Firstly, we’ll analyze if coconut oil is actually effective to lose weight.…

Training and Supplementation According to Genetics

We’ve heard countless times that the genetic load that people inherit determines their life. It influences their intelligence levels, interests, and preferences, as well as their personality traits. Genetics also play a role in sports performance and physical abilities. However,…

How to Work Out According to your Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle consists of three phases: follicular, ovulation and luteal. The hormonal changes that women go through during this time in their lives are well documented. This means you can use them to your advantage by adapting your training…

Gut Flora: a Necessary Protection for Athletes

Whenever we think about bacteria, we may have something negative in mind. However, there are microorganisms that are good for our bodies as well. Gut flora is a clear example of this, that’s why we must maintain its balance. We’ll…