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Ep. 93 – Dedication to Education: Nutrients & Supplements for Enhanced Immune Weaponry [COVID Edition]

Today, we cover proposed nutrients/supplements to improve immune resistance. Immune resistance can be considered as our immune weaponry that protects us by destroying viruses, pathogens and microbes. Next week, we’ll cover the proposed nutrients/supplements to improve immune tolerance, i.e. our ability to endure and control infection. In a recent review, Neil Walsh (2019) identified 7

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Ep. 90 – Dedication to Education: Intra-Workout Essential Amino Acid (EAA) + Carb Drink for Enhanced Muscle Growth?

Last week, we found that BCAA supplements don’t really offer too much value when it comes to recovering from exercise. This week, we look at the effect of an essential amino acid (EAA) + carbohydrate drink on muscle adaptations to exercise (muscle growth)…i.e. not recovery. It’s generally recommended that when you eat enough protein in

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Ep. 89 – Dedication to Education: Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) Do Not Improve Recovery.

Today, we take another look at branch chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements and their ability to improve muscle recovery from training. Long story short, the title in the image gives quite a lot away. Short story long… It’s been well establish that a high(er) protein intake initiates muscle repair, remodelling and growth after weight training.

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Ep. 88 – Dedication to Education: Creatine Supplements for Brain Health & Performance.

Today, we’re going beyond the muscle and deep diving our way into creatine supplementation and the brain. More specifically, how creatine supplementation could be beneficial for cognitive processing and traumatic brain injury. It’s very well established that athletes supplement with creatine to get a whole host of performance based benefits. However, an often overlooked area

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Ep. 85 – Dedication to Education: The Cramping Cure You Don’t Want To Try!

You know the saying that ‘all healthy stuff tastes like shit’…well, today is no exception to that pattern of thinking. However, today’s food product in question tastes much sweeter than the bitter taste of exercise induced cramps. As previously discussed, cramps are associated with neuromuscular fatigue of the exercising muscle, and not necessarily due to

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Ep. 84 – Dedication to Education: Ultra-Fast Recovery From Sports [Games and Competition]

Today, we’re looking into the science of ultra-fast recovery post games…I want you to start thinking of your recovery phase as the start of your fuelling phase for the next session or game – they’re always interlinked. When it comes to our main priority, we’re talking about carbohydrates and glycogen replenishment. Unlike protein, the period

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Ep. 82 – Dedication to Education: The History of Sports Nutrition

Today, we’re rolling back the clocks to 1892 to look at one of the first studies that kicked off the performance nutrition world… The study was entitled ‘The value of sugar and the effect of smoking on muscular work’. From this title alone, we can get an idea of where this is going…and 128 years

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Ep. 79 – Dedication to Education: How Much Alcohol Blunts Muscle Growth?

Today we cover a very timely topic when it comes to making gains over Xmas. More specifically, making gains when you’re on the drink… I.e. how many cervezas can you ingest before it starts to become detrimental to size #SizeIsThePrize In a 2014 study by Parr et al, 8 active males completed three testing days. On

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Ep. 80 – Dedication to Education: Why Do We Get Hangovers?

As getting ‘shift faced’ is still a primary goal of many during the Xmas period, I thought it’d be fun continue the theme of alcohol consumption on daily life and performances… This time, we explore ‘the hangover’. As we all know, the hangover is a self inflicted misery to life that commences once blood alcohol

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