What is Creatine?

Creatine Bodybuilder

Creatine is made up of the amino acids arginine, glycine, and L-methionine, which are synthesized in the liver and kidneys. Some creatine is obtained naturally from meat and fish in the diet, particularly those containing high levels such as beef, tuna, and herring though some are destroyed when meat is cooked. An average human has approximately 120 grams of creatine in the body at any one time and this is broken down into creatinine at the rate of 2 grams a day and excreted by the kidneys.

At the most, athletes usually use doses of 3-5 grams of creatine supplements a day. This seems to be the most effective, maintainable regimen.

Functions of Creatine

Creatine is stored in the muscles of the body and is used to produce energy for muscle contraction. During exercise the muscle contraction and relaxation require energy. This is obtained when adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is broken down into adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in a process called dephosphorylation. The free energy that is released can then be used by the muscles.

The phosphastes in creatine are then used to rebuild ATP from ADP, so theoretically the more creatine in your muscles, the quicker ATP can be restored, resulting in more energy available in the muscles. Creatine is used for both strength gains and muscle gains and is often associated with increased stamina over a short period of time.

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How To Maintain Healthy Skin As You Grow Older

Age is a significant factor for all those who are now already in their mid-thirty. It becomes tough to maintain healthy skin. Sometimes, with older men, women receive wrinkles that indicate age, and cheeks receive pimples. You can stay away from these problems if you want good skin from your heart.

After crossing 30, the body gets hormonal changes that generally make the skin older than the previous face. You can’t change your body’s hormones but can change some duties to bring back the last skin that looks smooth and glowing. 

Now, we shall provide you with the best tips by that you will have excellent pigmentation and fine lines in the body.

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The Top 5 Best Neck Exercises

Best Neck Exercises

The neck really is an important muscle. Think about it; unless you are wearing a turtle neck, everyone will see your neck. It can distinguish you from a bodybuilder to just a normal person. Furthermore, next to forearms and calf training in muscles being neglected, neck training is next in line. Actually, I would say that people neglect neck training more than anything else. Many people have never even heard of it or would even know what to do. This is why we are mandated to publish this list of the best neck exercises with guidance for how to build a tree trunk neck.

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What Do I Need To Consider When Looking for Men’s Compression Pants?

If you are looking for a way to put a unique twist on your style, you may have thought about going with men’s compression pants. At the same time, there are lots of options available if you are trying to find the right compression pants for you. What are a few factors you need to consider to make sure you choose the best option for your specific needs? Take a look at a few considerations below, and make sure you think about your comfort and style!

men's compression pants
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How to Overhead Press

Shoulder Press

How to Perform the Overhead Press

The overhead press; also known as the press, shoulder press, barbell press, and standing press; is often confused with the military press; and is quite possibly the best upper body exercise known to man. Sure, the bench press gets all the glory, but this is only because it is easier to lift more weight benching than pressing.

In many ways, the overhead press is actually more effective than the bench press at building upper body muscle mass. With the overhead press, we are standing up rather than laying down, which already means a better workout for the back, legs, and core. And seriously, massive, powerful shoulders are far more impressive than a puffy chest.

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How to be the Best Fitness Instructor or Coach

fitness coach

Being successful as a fitness instructor takes skill and hard work. Not only do you need to be fit and talented in whatever sport you’re teaching, but you also need to be a people person and be genuinely passionate about what you do to really be successful. 

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What Is The #1 Cause Of Anxiety?

The #1 Cause Of Anxiety

More often than not stress is the root cause of anxiety. Stress can be the underlying symptom of many diseases and conditions, and can ultimately lead to the onset of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety.

Relationship issues, financial troubles, work problems, and other difficulties that one may face can all contribute to the feelings of being overly stressed, and in turn, stress can be associated with anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms can be described as the overwhelming feelings of fear and/or worry, relating to something specific. But there are also disorders of anxiety that can occur for no apparent reason and not relating to a specific cause.

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The Top 5 Best Shoulder Exercises

How to Build Solid Shoulders

It doesn’t matter how big your chest and biceps are, if you have narrow shoulders you will appear to be weak and puny. Someone will surely kick sand on you at the beach, and Arnold would not approve of that.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shoulders

For bodybuilders, powerlifters, athletes, and all other fitness buffs in between, wide shoulders will make you look tall, broad, and powerful so that you can be the one defending geeks from sand kicking bullies and they can help you throw the ball hard enough to win the game. Flabby or narrow shoulders lend absolutely nothing to your physique.

Everyone needs to train their shoulders.

Strong shoulders help with every other exercise from bench press to pull ups, and for all you boxers and MMA guys, well conditioned shoulders will help you to win a fight.

It is also very important to have a strong shoulder girdle, including the rotator cuff area, to prevent injuries from sports and heavy lifting.

How to Get Strong Shoulders

Firstly, chest and back are two muscle groups that are important to train, when training for stronger shoulders. As a unit, the chest, shoulders, and back form the core of your upper body strength. Once you’ve read this article you can move on to the top 5 best chest exercises and the top 5 best back exercises.

Secondly, no one developed great shoulders by focusing on dumbbell side raises or shoulder pressing on machines. The compound exercises that involve your whole body will be most effective at building big, strong shoulders. Isolation exercises will be necessary, but only for developing super strong rotator cuffs.

We should have a working knowledge of how the shoulder is put together, to better understand how to train them effectively.

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Smart Home Gym Equipment: A Complete Review

smart home gym equipment

If you are among the many people who enjoy keeping fit, working out, or simply exercising you will probably have a gym membership. Of course, it will not have been used much – if at all – in the last year or so during the pandemic lockdown, and you may have found another way to work out. Indeed, many people are installing home gyms with smart home gym equipment. Some are basic, some more sophisticated, and it might be a good idea to think about this yourself. 

In the review that follows we will look at why home gyms make sense, where you should consider putting and what you need in them. Let’s get started by laying out some of the main reasons that home gyms are booming in popularity.

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Beginning Boot Camp: Tips for New HIIT Training Students

boot camp tips

You just signed up for your first fitness boot camp. Congrats! You’re on your way to a better, stronger, and healthier you. You’re new to HIIT training and group fitness. You want to slay your workouts, but you’re nervous, and you’re not sure you can keep up with the rest of the class. Did you know that your pre-exercise routine is just as important as your workouts? Here are some boot camp tips for getting your body ready to work hard and accomplish those big fitness goals.

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