How Cortisol Affects Performance

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How Cortisol Affects Performance The relationship between cortisol and performance is more interdependent than you might think.  They rely on one another for balance, and signal when there is an imbalance, showing adverse signs within your body. When your adrenal functions are working regularly, you can perform at your peak; however, when your adrenal functions are not optimal, then your … Read More

How to Eat Right for Performance

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How to Eat Right for Performance Although a great deal of emphasis is placed on utilizing proper form when exercising, it’s important to eat right for performance, especially amongst athletes. Regardless of the sport, the calories needed by athletes pale in comparison the caloric needs of someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle. Male and female athletes, especially teens, will need … Read More

How to Recover Post Competition

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Rich Jacobs My Health Detective 800-484-2250 https://theoptimalathlete.com https://goo.gl/ySl877 https://www.facebook.com/myhealthdetective1/ https://twitter.com/healthdetectiv https://www.instagram.com/myhealthdetective/ Rich Jacobs specializes in resolving fatigue, sleep, weight gain and gut issues for athletes and bodybuilders.

  I get it. It can be so damn frustrating because all you want to do is get back to doing what you love but it feels like you’re body is betraying you post competition.   You feel like you’ve stopped making gains in the gym and you are feeling a serious lack of energy in your life.   So … Read More

Are Breast Implants Safe?

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Are breast implants safe?

Breast Implants for Female Bodybuilders When it comes to modern-day figure and bikini competitions, it’s nearly impossible to find females who do not have breast implants (especially in pro-level shows). Sadly, many female competitors put little-to-no thought into what they’re doing to their bodies internally when they opt for silicone breast implants.  So this poses the question, “Are breast implants … Read More

The Best Diet for Athletes

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Rich Jacobs My Health Detective 800-484-2250 https://theoptimalathlete.com https://goo.gl/ySl877 https://www.facebook.com/myhealthdetective1/ https://twitter.com/healthdetectiv https://www.instagram.com/myhealthdetective/ Rich Jacobs specializes in resolving fatigue, sleep, weight gain and gut issues for athletes and bodybuilders.

And the Best Diet Is… Drum roll please…   It depends.   I know, I know that’s a terrible answer and probably not the one you were looking for. But stick with me and I’ll show you why it actually “depends” on who you are, what’s currently going on with your body, and your performance goals that determines the best … Read More

Overtraining and Sex Drive

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Does Overtraining Exist? Overtraining has emerged as a concept of increasing interest (or worry, rather) for countless bodybuilders and gym-goers alike and its effect on sex drive. What’s fascinating about this trend is that back in the “Golden era” of bodybuilding (i.e. the 1970s), overtraining wasn’t even a theory, and many bodybuilders, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, were working out multiple … Read More

4 Tips To Optimize Crossfit Performance

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As you get started with your Crossfit workout sessions, it’s important that you’re taking the time to look at what you can do to optimize your performance. Crossfit is a sport that requires a great deal of versatility in terms of your overall fitness skills, so do expect to get challenged on multiple levels. Knowing a few tips going into … Read More

Use Leucine to Boost Recovery

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Want the best way to recover post-workout?  Midway through and post-workout, use both leucine and carbohydrates with branched-chain amino acids. During exercise, the body both breaks down and releases leucine. It also goes into a negative balance of protein synthesis to protein breakdown. If you want to see results faster, supplementation is one of the best ways to help support … Read More