Posts Tagged ‘research’
I’m a bit late to the party, as this in-depth, JISSN review article was published back in February; but better late than never, I suppose.
Although the 43-page paper is a tad dry (as technical publications usually are), it’s quite readable. It’s also quite revealing - the authors’ (several of whom are members of “Team True Alpha“) discussion of the research behind various muscle-building, weight loss and performance-enhancing supplements is very thorough. They divide supps into 4 basic categories:
We have to eat to live, to grow, no two ways about it. But now there is even more evidence that what we eat not only affects our energy levels and body composition – some nutrients can affect our brain in ways that emulate the changes associated with drugs of abuse. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know that habits come from doing the same routine repeatedly – but new research suggests that it takes 66 days for us humans to turn something into a habit (Lally 2009). That includes everything from drinking more water, quitting smokes and adding exercise into your daily routine.
So just think about this: if we hop on the New Year’s bandwagon – and hold up our end until March 7th – the resolution is likely to stick. The tricky part is planning those first 66 days – and we all know it takes planning to stick with our exercise, nutrition and overall lifestyle resolutions.
Here’s your challenge from the True Alpha Team: pick something small to work on — wake-up and make a list of what you’re thankful for; add an egg/protein to your breakfast; add 15 min of exercise throughout the day; try a new lifting routine; call your family more than you do now…. If we start today (April 22) and go through Sunday June 20th – we’ll be a stronger True Alpha.
“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”
To all my fellow Alpha Dogs…join the rest of the Alpha crew at Clearwater Beach, FL for the 7th Annual ISSN Conference, June 24-26, 2010. We got cocktails, science stuff (who cares right?), and the beach. Anything else you need? Didn’t think so.