Branched chain amino acids have been trending upwards lately in the health and fitness community, as more and more research is coming out supporting their effectiveness. But what exactly are they? And are they worth investing in to take your workouts to the next level? I answer this question from a scientific perspective!
It is no secret that biceps are one of the most aesthetically appealing muscles that you have, not to mention they are also a lot of fun to train. But it is tough and time consuming to turn your puny pistols into glorious guns, so what is the easiest and fastest way to do so? A.J. answers this question from a scientific perspective.
Personal training remains one of the most competitive professions out there. Yet despite the rise in trainers, most of them continue to make critical mistakes that end up costing themselves clients, and their reputation. Want to find out what these mistakes are? Watch this week’s video to find out!
Spine manipulation therapy has been around for over a century. Used predominantly by chiropractors, it involves a pop or crack somewhere in the spine with the main goal of restoring or enhancing joint function. There are some practitioners who claim that SMT can also reduce acute joint inflammation & pain.
But there are a large number of skeptics out there who believe that SMT is a bunch of quackery. So which side is right? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
There have been a few different articles published by many news outlets claiming that, sex may be as effective at burning calories and targeting fat as jogging. If multiple news sites are reporting this it must be true right? In this video, I set the record straight once and for all!
Its hard to bring up leg day without mentioning some type of squat. And despite the hundreds of variations you can perform, people looking for gains tend to gravitate towards the squat rack and perform back squats, or front squats. Both versions are effective, but does one hold a slight edge over the other? A.J. answers this question from a scientific perspective.
Anybody wanting to make serious strength gains and define their lower and upper body, can’t look past the deadlift. But the deadlift has a reputation of causing soreness in the lower back, as opposed to strength gains everywhere else. So why this is happening? In this video I explain why you are feeling soreness in your low back from deadlifting, and show you how to adjust your form properly so you will never experience back pain again.
Over the past few decades, we have been told that the secret to maximizing weight loss is through exercise and a low fat diet. We now understand that sugar is the real enemy, and the backbone behind every sugar molecule you consume is a carbohydrate. With the popularity of low carbohydrate diets increasing, how exactly do they work, and how much weight can somebody lose if they adhere to it? A.J. answers this question from a scientific perspective.
For most guys that frequent the gym, bench pressing is considered a religion. But a highly contentious issue regarding this sacred ritual is figuring out how low the bar should go for each repetition. Does it need to touch your chest, or is a 90 degree bend in the elbows enough? In this video, I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
Overeating is tough to avoid, especially when you are so used of going out for dinner with friends, all you can eat buffets, and having easy access to pretty much whatever you want at the grocery store. In this week’s video, A.J. discusses 3 simple, and scientifically researched ways to lower your calorie intake without even noticing!