Category: Nutrition

Guest Post: The History of Whey Protein for Bodybuilding

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If there is perhaps one supplement that is synonymous with bodybuilding, it’s whey protein.

Whey protein is an important element in any bodybuilder’s regimen. To achieve serious muscle gains, many bodybuilders turn to whey protein as a crucial post-workout supplement. Whey provides the necessary building blocks in the building and retention of muscle.

After all, the role of any bodybuilder is to generate more muscle mass.

This article looks at whey protein and its supplementary purpose for a bodybuilding program. It will examine the history of whey as well as beneficial ways of integrating whey into your workout program if you haven’t already done so.

David Rensin, ’20 Questions with Jack Lalanne’, Playboy Magazine (October, 1984).

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“When the interview began in La Lanne’s living room at 8:30 A.M., he had already been awake for five hours. He’d exercised, had breakfast and donned a red jump suit.”Most people know La Lanne only from his TV show. It’s the least of his achievements. On each birthday, La Lanne performs a muscle-numbing feat. At 45, he did 1000 push-ups and 1000 chin-ups in an hour and 22 minutes. At 60, he swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf–handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1000-pound boat. At 66, La Lanne swam more than a mile–handcuffed, feet shackled, towing ten boats carrying 77 people. In 48 minutes.”Most of us have trouble just turning on a tape recorder. Happy birthday, Jack.”

Q1 Playboy: What incredible feat are you planning to do to celebrate turning 70?

Jack La Lanne: I’m planning to swim underwater from Catalina Island to Los Angeles. That’s 26 miles. I’ll do it in less than 24 hours. But what I really wanted to do was carry a 350-pound bar bell on my shoulders down Hollywood Boulevard to protest all the male and female prostitution, all the dope and crap. I wanted to show people that there are better things in life, that you can be fit at any age. Can you imagine 350 pounds on your back for half an hour? All your muscles contract simultaneously. That’s plain pain. And I would challenge anyone in the world to do that and give him $10,000 if he did. But I can’t do it now. Some kid hit my new Porsche 924 head on. About $15,000 damage. I had to have surgery on my knee to take cartilage out, and that took care of that. But I got a new Porsche 944 recently. It’s a pistol. I had it up to 130 the other day.

Guest Post: Let’s Talk About the History of Ketogenic Diet

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If you are someone who has failed miserably at controlling your cravings for those cheesy treats that melt in your mouth and that juicy fried chicken but still want to shed some pounds, Keto is the answer to your problem. Keto has recently emerged as the buzz word in fitness circuits and many fitness freaks who have adapted to keto lifestyle are all praises about its results. Keto diet focuses on triggering the production of ketones in our body and requires adhering to a high fat low carb diet, where the carbohydrate proportion should not be more than 5 percent.

5 Craziest Diets: Ancient Diets that People Have Forgotten

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Most modern diets include the Keto (or Ketosis) diet, and water diets (where you only drink water for prolonged periods of time). Ketosis works very well, and it’s ingenious; give it a look when you have the time – it might surprise you! But what are some of the weirdest diets that people in our history have given us? Are there diets crazier than the infamous water diet (it’s inherently dangerous to intake only water as your body won’t get everything it needs to function properly)? Did our ancestors also have a fast metabolism diet?

As a matter of fact, there are. Some of the diets on this list are downright crazy, while others might seem genius. The verdict on each of them is up to you, but they’re pretty wild! Here are the 5 craziest ancient diets that people have forgotten.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s All Meat Diet Part Two

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Yesterday we had the first of Vihjalmur Stefansson’s amazing account of his all meat diet. Today we look at the second installment.

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Now that the experiments in diet which Karsen Anderson and I undertook at Bellevue Hospital have been accepted by the medical world, it is difficult to realize that there could have been such a storm of excitement about the announcement of the plan, such a violent clash of opinions, such near unanimity to the prediction of dire results.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s All Meat Diet Part One

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Vilhjamur Stefannsson was a man of note for several reasons. Born in Canada in the late 1800s, the would be explorer discovered new lands and continental shelves, all the while publishing a host of books, articles and journals. Between 1906 and 1918, he went on three expeditions into Canadian and Alaskan Arctic, with the duration of each trip varying from sixteen months to five years. During these years he observed the dietary habits of the local Inuits, whose primary food source was meat. 

In 1935 Stefannsson published his experiences in Harper’s Monthly over two articles detailing the all meat diet he encountered. Below is Stefannsson’s first article.

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In 1906 I went to the Arctic with the food tastes and beliefs of the average American. By 1918, after eleven years as an Eskimo among Eskimos, I had learned things which caused me to shed most of those beliefs. Ten years later I began to realize that what I had learned was going to influence materially the sciences of medicine and dietetics. However, what finally impressed the scientists and converted many during the last two or three years, was a series of confirmatory experiments upon myself and a colleague performed at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, under the supervision of a committee representing several universities and other organizations.

A History of Pre-Workout Supplements

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Situated halfway between the gym and the nightclub, pre-workout supplements have taken on a remarkable popularity amongst gym goers in recent years. Labelled with ‘hardcore’ names such as ‘Anarchy’, ‘Mr. Hyde’ or ‘Rage’, the pre-workout supplement has become a staple amongst portions of the lifting community.

Indeed, one may be forgiven for thinking that bodybuilders, powerlifters, weight lifters and just about anyone else who has ever graced the gym floor have been using these supplements since the dawn of gym going. This however, is not the case. In fact, the first major pre workout supplements did not hit the markets since the 1980s.

So what came before the pre-workout supplement? What did bodybuilders do in the time of physical culture or the time of Arnold and co.? Furthermore when did pre-workouts hit the market? And why did they become so popular? An ambitious set of questions, which today’s article seeks to answer.

Guest Post: 7 Oldschool Fitness Hacks For A Better Physique

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Fitness goals should be the top priority of everyone who wants to live a happy life. One cannot be happy until one is fit and healthy. Any kind of health problem can be troublesome for you and prevent you from enjoying your life. You won’t be able to do things in the cheerful ways if you are not on the best of your health. So, it is important that you should consider your health as the topmost priority and look for the ways to stay healthy. In addition to this, your fitness goals also include getting the better physique. It makes you look attractive.Attaining a better physique is not a single day task, you have to be consistent with fitness hacks to get the attractive physique.Teenagers who are in the growing years should start following the fitness rules right from their schooldays to get a better physique.

Guest Post: The History of the Paleo Diet

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Where it All Began

Many point to nutritionists like Loren Cardain or Mark Disson as the founders of the Paleo Diet, but they would be the first tell you that it wasn’t “invented” at all, but rather taking us back to the diet of our progenitors. The real “inventors” of the Paleo Diet were our ancient ancestors: cavemen who lived off meat and greens.