Friends don’t let friends skip leg day, or so the saying goes… Small legs, chicken legs, the triumphant retort of any one to any body with a good bench or built upper body... But is it justified? Legs are important to sports performance and good physique, not to mention your long term health (A smaller thigh circumference is associated with increased risk of … [Read more...] about Never Skip Leg Day
Does Temperature Affect Weight Loss?
Have you ever wondered how and why your body regulates how much you eat and how much you weigh? It’s a really interesting question and one I think we’ve been looking at backwards for far too long. We know that our bodies have internal ways to regulate how much we eat, and it seems that the main drive behind how much we eat (beyond taste and social issues) is our bodies … [Read more...] about Does Temperature Affect Weight Loss?
Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet?
Firstly, let me be clear - Diets work. Saying anything less is disingenuous. They may not work as well as we would hope, but they absolutely work. All those ‘Diets Don’t Work’ headlines are nothing more than clickbait. However, there is a problem with diets… and that problem is what happens after the diet. You see, at any given time, more than a third of … [Read more...] about Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet?
Temperature and Growth Hormone
Human growth hormone is a peculiar hormone, while it’s known to be anabolic in nature and is involved in cell growth and regeneration, yet it is also a pivotal fat loss hormone that is required to increase the use of fatty acids as a fuel source during times of fasting. Typically, when we talk about ways to increase GH levels we discuss fasting and sleep and exercise, … [Read more...] about Temperature and Growth Hormone
Can Heat Help Your Bones?
Allen's Rule is a rule of biology that states that the appendages (ears, limbs, and tails) of animals living in cold geographical regions are consistently shorter than those of closely related animals occupying warmer climates. Allen's Rule is almost wholly dependent on environmental temperature; that is, a secondary growth response in mammals to help maintain constant … [Read more...] about Can Heat Help Your Bones?