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[12 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Vitamin D: How To Bolster It

Years ago, when it came to conversations revolving around vitamins, the main ones you’d hear instantly were B, C, or E.  The only time you’d here vitamin D mentioned was when you were reading the label on the gallon of whole milk you were grabbing at the grocery store.
Well, M and F just published even more praises for this wonderful and powerful nutrient, but also how to get enough of it in your body.  ”…one study found that fair-skinned individuals can produce up to 20,000 International Units in less than …

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[11 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Caffeine Proves Once Again To Be An Excellent Pre Workout Supplement

There are boatloads of preworkout supplements on the market aimed at assisting you with more energy, endurance, strength, etc. during your workouts.  However, nothing has stood the test of time and real world success such as good old caffeine.
Recently, Flex magazine wrote, “Researchers from the United Kingdom had trained male lifters complete as many reps as they could on the bench press with 60% of their one-rep max (a weight they could lift for about 20 reps) one hour after consuming about 400 milligrams of caffeine or a placebo.  They …

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Saturated Fat No Longer Considered Bad

We here at PhysicalFitnessRx.com have never been “bandwagon jumpers” or chasers of fad nutritional concepts.  That’s why we’ve never advocated low carb diets, super high protein consumptions, and the like.  Seems like for several years the mainstream seems to make some kind of nutrient public enemy #1 (right now, it’s carbs).  But, thankfully, after several tests, studies, and real life observations are done with an open mind, most of the time that belief dies off.  One such example is saturated fats.
As M&F reports, “The mainstream media would like you to …

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[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Vitamin That Can Raise Your Testosterone Levels

If I were to tell you that there’s a way that you can naturally raise your testosterone levels without having to resort to injecting yourself or having to get a prescription for some type of gel, would you believe me?  What if I were to tell you that it is in fact a particular vitamin that most people are severely deficient in, yet you can easily and cheaply use and obtain?  Well, I’m not hyping it.  It’s true.  I’m talking about good old vitamin D!
Columnist Becky Holman recently wrote that …

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[25 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Total Health Women’s Formula Addresses Female Needs

There’s a very popular commercial on television in the form of a cartoon in which it’s a married couple.  The wife is complaining about the fact that when both her and her husband decide to lose weight that all he does is stops drinking soda and loses 10 pounds, she only loses 1.  He starts watching what he eats or begins working out and loses another 15, yet she does the same but only burns off 4.  Women being frustrated at not being able to lose weight as quickly as …

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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
How Shakeology Boost Can Give You High Fiber Diet Benefits

Most people know just how important supplementing your diet with a reliable list of foods that are high in fiber.  However, do you know exactly what those benefits are?  Well, to just name a few, here you go:

Help you avoid and relieve constipation
They may help prevent certain diseases, like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, diverticular disease, and gallstones & kidney stones
They can help you lose or maintain bodyweight

Being that it’s so difficult to get in the amount of grams of fiber from whole foods alone, one excellent source to easily get …

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[6 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Get Energy For Training With The Right Formula

When I say “the right formula” I’m not referring to a math equation.  I’m talking about the right nutrition to fuel your intense workout program and to help you recover afterwards, whether your current goal is to lose body fat, gain lean muscle, tone up, or anything else in between.
One of the most recent issues of Flex magazine spoke about the effectiveness of raisins in raising (no pun intended) energy levels for working out.  In part they said “When scientists at San Diego State University fed trained cyclists the same …

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[7 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Multivitamin Capsule Designed For P90X

With so many multivitamin pills and capsules that are available, and each one saying that they’re the best, how in the world do you know which one to select?  You’ve got the store brands, you’ve got Centrum, you’ve got the GNC multipacks, etc.  Then, once you select the specific brand you have to choose from “Senior”, “Active”, “Athlete”, “Metabolism-boosting”, “Children”, and on and on and on.  Well, it really doesn’t have to be complicated.  First, what type of workout routine and diet are you currently following?  That’s going to be …

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[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
High Protein Bars That PhysicalFitnessRx.com Likes

I hate protein bars with a passion!  They’re nasty (don’t taste anything at all like what they’re supposed to taste like….”vanilla?”  Taste more like Pepto Bismol to me), they cost too much, and they give me gas that it even disgusts me!!  The reason for this is that most supplement companies that make high protein bars for some reason love to add a bunch of worthless and unnecessary ingredients to it.  Also, one of the types of sugars that they use for flavoring is very hard for the body to …

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[5 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
One Of The Best High Protein Meal Replacements

When it comes to eating to lose weight or gain lean muscle mass there’s always a “catch 22″.  You have to be able to provide your body with the proper “building blocks”, also known as amino acids in the form of protein, and a good amount of it, but if you were to try to get most of that protein from whole food you’ll quickly come to realize that you’ll also, inadvertently, be adding a bunch of unwanted calories, which in turn will result in you not being able to …