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The following articles are provided as a courtesy to our members and visitors. They cover a wide range of topics from Anabolic Synergism to Understanding Food Labels. They are intended to inform and educate you, while providing valuable insight from Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale. These articles are provided for informational purposes onlys. 

 


Lies, Lies, and Damn Lies

Jan-25-2014

It seems the older I get the more cynical I become.

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Testosterone Boosters - It's Enough to Make You Cry

Jan-13-2014

It is everywhere you look, even on billboards. Low testosterone is what's behind what ails every man older than 30, or so they would make you belive. Regardless of the facts, it is a booming business and the supplement industry is cashing in.

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Is Targeted Fat Loss Possible?

Jan-04-2014

Is it possible to lose fat in specific areas by local manipulation of that area? For example can you lose fat from flabby arms, or belly fat by doing specific exercises for that area, or applying wraps, doing massage, or just visualizing that fat away? 

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Nutritional Supplement Regimens for Athletes

Dec-20-2013

Many nutritional supplements have to be used at the right time and at the right dose to get the intended results. This is especially important for my multi-ingredient targeted supplements, so you have to know how and when to use them to get maximum results. As such, it helps to have examples of supplement regimens that take into account my thoughts when I formulated these supplements, as well as real world feedback as to how the thousands of athletes who have used my supplements find they worked best for them. The supplement regimens in this article are examples on how specific Athletes use my supplements to their best advantage.

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Boosting Endogenous Growth Hormone Naturally with the New GHboost version IV

Nov-04-2013

GHboost, a research driven nutritional supplement, is a unique growth hormone stimulating product that increases growth hormone (GH) secretion more effectively than any other GH boosting product on the market. GHboost also increases serum and tissue levels of the potent anabolic growth factor, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Growth hormone and IGF-1 act together to increase protein synthesis, decrease muscle breakdown and increase body fat loss.

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Sports Bras

Oct-08-2013

 It is not unusual to see women on the treadmills, jogging, in the aerobics classes and at play wearing regular bras or flimsy sports bras that don't offer any significant protection against the stress that exercise can put on the supportive structure, overlying skin, and glandular tissues of the breast. The reason is not that good sports bras are not available, but that these women are unaware of the potential damage that exercise can have on breast tissue, and/or prefer appearance over function.

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Measuring Your Body Composition and Tracking Your Progress

Sep-26-2013

We're into exercise because we want to improve the way we look and/or improve performance. The latter usually goes with the former since improving in sports usually means improving your body composition along with strength and of course skill. Whatever out goals, we need to see in one way or another whether or not we're getting closer to achieving them or whether we're just fooling ourselves.

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Preventing Injuries While Training With Weights

Jul-07-2013

There are ways to train that will minimize overuse and other injuries. In some cases all that's needed is to be aware of some simple guidelines.

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Dr. D's Baker's Dozen of Body Composition and Performance Tips

May-07-2013

Sometimes you have so much to say that it’s hard to think of any one thing to write about. That’s the predicament I find my self in when I’m in writing articles mode. But then I pull my socks up (not sure what that means because I usually don’t wear socks) and get to it and try to decide on one topic I want to cover.

 

The dilemma is trying to find something constructive and original to write about as against most of the article on the internet, which just repeat the same old bull because they’ve got something to sell.

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Taking Your Life in Your Own Hands?

Mar-30-2013

There have been several hundred of studies showing the possibility of adverse effects of anabolic steroids. Most of the adverse effects have been known about for many years. In the mid 1980s I wrote a book titled "Anabolic Steroid Side Effects - Fact, Fiction and Treatment." This book is still relevant today, almost 3 decades later.

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Understanding Nutrition Labels

Mar-25-2013

Nutrition labeling is mandatory for most packaged food in the United States, and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

The nutrition facts panel typically consists of the following components:

(1)     serving size information,

(2)     calorie information,

(3)     percent daily value (based on a 2000-calorie diet),

(4)     nutrient information, and

(5)     a footnote of recommended daily values for standard 2000- and 2500-calorie diets.

 

Sounds pretty straight forward doesn’t it. Unfortunately it isn’t. If you’re confused by what’s listed in food labels, especially the more complicated ones, you’re not alone.

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Water Can Be Anabolic

Jan-14-2013

This article is an extension on an earlier article on water in which I only mentioned that water can help you achieve your body composition goals without any details. This article will expound on that topic.

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Steroid Alternatives - Supplements

Jan-05-2013

Over the long term, my phase shift diets including the Anabolic and Metabolic Diets, coupled with high tech nutritional supplements, have proven to be very effective alternatives to steroids providing the same kind of results without the "Russian Roulette" nature of steroid usage.

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Weight Training Info and Routines

Dec-20-2012

Sticking to a weight training program can do you a lot of good. For example weight training: 

  1. Makes it easier to do your every day activities.
  2. Increases your metabolism so it’s easier to lose body fat.
  3. Increases your strength and endurance for sports and every day activities.
  4. Increases your feeling of well being. Can give you the body you’ve always wanted.
  5. Can make you healthier and more resistant to heart, diabetes, strokes, some cancers and many other diseases.
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Cellular Phones Can Be Counter Productive

Nov-27-2012

What affects your health also affects your efforts to maximize body composition and performance. Read on to see how cell phones can be counter productive and how to avoid the negative effects that cell phones can have on your health, well-being, and your ability to reach your body composition and performance goals.

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Alanine – the Essential, Non-Essential Amino Acid

Oct-20-2012

The emphasis these days has shifted to specific amino acids over the use of others. For example the essential amino acids, and especially leucine are considered important and many feel that the other amino acids aren’t necessary. Others feel that the a few of the conditionally essential amino acids, such as glutamine and arginine are also extremely important for maximizing body composition and exercise performance...

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Drug Testing and Nutritional Supplements

Mar-25-2012

The use of nutritional supplements is frowned upon by most sports organizations, especially those that drug test their athletes. The reasons are many and some of these reasons are valid. However, there is a way to use nutritional supplements without worrying about testing positive.

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Improving Athletic Performance With Carnosine

Nov-28-2011

Carnosine has come to center stage with its many beneficial effects on exercise performance. It has been shown to have significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, increase performance, increase healing, enhance the immune system, and provide anti-aging effects.

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Water, Where and How Does It Fit In

Oct-09-2011

One of the universal truths, or so it seems, is that if you’re exercising and/or dieting you should drink lots of water. But is that really true? And how much water should we be drinking?

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Hypoxia Training for Both Aerobic and Anaerobic Performance and Body Composition Enhancement

Sep-03-2011

There are a lot of studies showing that exposure to hypoxia at real or simulated high altitudes improves endurance performance at low altitudes. Recently however, there's been a twist to the story in exposure to hypoxia, either whole body or to localized areas of the body may also increase muscle hypertrophy and strength, and improve body composition.

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Recommended Food List for the Low Carb Phase

Sep-02-2011

There are certain foods that I recommend for those on the low carb phase of my phase shift diets. You'll be given the calories and number of carbs in specific portions of these foods. These lower carb foods can be mixed and matched to provide you with the number of calories and carbs you're currently following, while at the same time allowing you to choose foods that are wholesome and have added health benefits. The list also gives you an idea of what to buy when you're grocery shopping. If it's not on this list, then resist buying it when you're on the low carb phase of the diet.

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Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diets and Energy Metabolism

Aug-26-2011

The macronutrient mix of low carbohydrate diets takes the body along different energy metabolic pathways than the more traditional higher carbohydrate diets. Following a low carb diet shifts the body energy metabolism to the use of more fat and protein, both as immediate substrates and for the formation of ketones (in the case of both fats and amino acids) and glucose (in the case of amino acids).

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Supplement Savvy - Part 2

Aug-25-2011

Supplements can help you in attaining your specific body composition, training and performance goals in a variety of ways including increasing your anabolic drive and workload capacity and decreasing your recovery time.

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Supplement Savvy - Part 1

Aug-24-2011

I believe that nutritional supplements should be used for two basic purposes. One is to make sure that we don't run into any vitamin or mineral deficiencies that might impair our health both in the short and long term.

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The Nutritional Supplement Industry - Part 3

Aug-23-2011

So, with all these sources of misinformation and downright lies, all to convince you to buy specific products, how do you know which products are good and will serve you well? Should you even use supplements until you’ve gained some knowledge of them?

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