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The mechanism for specific preworkout supplements will vary based on the supplement in question. It helps to frame the question around certain preworkout supplements specifically. I can go down a common list: BCAAs can help with protein synthesis and uptake for people with low protein in their diet (below 1g/kg body weight). In novices it can help lower ...


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While I agree with some points on @ChristopherBruce's answer, I do have a kinda different view of how to reach your goal. Workout: While 5/3/1 isn't a bad program, I wouldn't recommend it to beginners, which you seem to be, at least physique-wise. If you deadlift 200lbs, you can skip the following: Why would I not recommend 5/3/1? because it is slow. ...


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Workout: Given your target weight and current physique I would look into Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 strength training program and do HIIT cardio 2-3 days out of the weeks and only after you've lifted weights. 5/3/1 is awesome for both beginners and advanced lifters alike, and it focuses on starting light first to build confidence and momentum into the program. It ...


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Be very cautious. The key chemical of Jack3d is DMAA, which was pulled off of the market when it was marketed as a nasal decongestant due to "headaches, tremors, and increased blood pressure". The chemical structure is similar to amphetamines and. And no, they don't extract it from geraniums. At the level of the compound in geraniums, they'd have to crush a ...


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First, congratulations for recognizing that you need to lose weight. You've taken the first step. Second, don't plan to "hit back to gym soon and work hard on the cardio." That doesn't usually work. If you can go for a walk right now, go for a 30 mins walk. If not, perform 10 squats. If possible, do jumping jacks (modify it if you cannot lift yourself) ...


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You aren't going to get more authoritative answers than what you already researched. Glutamine's response has several studies, and the quality of the studies have been graded (A-D) and magnitude of response for humans have been given a 3 star rating. Each of the studies are available in a link on the last column. The bottom line is that for humans, there ...


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I recommend you check out Examine. It's a supplement encyclopedia, and is a great jumping off point for understanding what a particular supplement is and how it works. Importantly, all of their information is based on the best available research, which is extensively linked. Since you're interested in how the body responds to a particular supplement, you ...


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If you want to read up on supplements, what they do, how they work and how well they are researched, this link (scroll down) might help you. There's pretty much information about every supplement you could think of. Most of the articles, especially those by Jim Stoppani (scroll down for his articles), are very well researched and cite numerous studies. Do ...


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Thanks to a great answer by @JordanCarroll you have a very good reason why BCAAs are not that great for the purpose of combating fatigue. However, there are a couple rather cheap supplements with excellent research behind them to help you deal with fatigue. Creatine Cells use a molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for energy, which, upon its ...


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Of primary importance, we need to understand the limitations of bio-impedance measurements: It's an approximation based on an approximation The more outside the population they built their formulas on, the more inaccurate it is. You'll find that your hydration levels can seriously affect the outcome, as well as whether you skin is dry or wet. The gist ...



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