Vince: What is your advice on fat burners?

A: Now here’s an odd question––hmm…just kidding. Actually, this is great question because the demand is so high for these products that the search for efficacious ingredients is always a big topic with supplement companies. The problem is; whenever an ingredient or ingredient combination proves to be of great value, you can be sure that…

Are you working your sugar-bags (muscles) hard enough to earn your fair share of carb intake?

Vince Andrich If you’re an avid weight trainer then you realize the training stimulus you place on each individual group of muscles relies primarily on stored energy in the muscle cell., i., e glycogen. That’s because doing 8-12 reps with a heavy enough load (so you can’t do many more than 12, if any), relies…

Protein Digestion Rates: Meal Planning

by Vince Andrich QUESTION: A guy at the gym told me that protein powders get digested at different rates, and that I should take in different types of protein through the day. What types of protein should I take? ANSWER: Bodybuilders need both slow- and fast-digesting proteins in their diets because each type has specific…

Maintaining Fat Loss, Muscle Glycogen For Training

by Vince Andrich I just got another question about glycogen (or stored carbs in muscle or liver) that asked; Q: How do you know you’ve used up all your glycogen stores from a workout? When you fatigue and can’t get those last two reps up without help, does that mean you’re muscle glycogen stores are…