Muscle vs. Fat: What’s The Difference?

Muscle vs. Fat: What’s The Difference?

Which weighs more, muscle or fat? If you answered “they weigh the same”, you are correct. The difference is that muscle is denser so it takes up less space. To put it another way, if you gained 5 pounds of muscle and lost 5 pounds of fat, your body weight would stay...
Which Starchy Foods Should You Avoid?

Which Starchy Foods Should You Avoid?

Did you know that white bread, bagels, and pancakes are actually higher on the Glycemic Index than table sugar?!Just like sugar, starchy foods have the potential to elevate blood sugar levels quickly. When this happens, your body releases the hormone insulin. Insulin...
Close Grip Bench Press: Build Triceps Strength

Close Grip Bench Press: Build Triceps Strength

As opposed to the traditional bench press, which primarily targets the chest, the close grip bench press primarily targets your triceps. In fact, aside from parallel dips, this exercise is in my opinion the best exercise for your triceps when performed correctly. When...
Top Sources Of Vegetarian Protein

Top Sources Of Vegetarian Protein

A high protein diet is ideal for both weight loss and muscle growth. High protein diets not only help to suppress appetite, but your body also burns more calories digesting protein than it does carbohydrates or fat, helping you to feel fuller for longer and on fewer...
Should You Lift To Muscle Failure?

Should You Lift To Muscle Failure?

You may be wondering, “Should I be lifting to muscle failure? How do I know if I’ve hit failure?” In strength training, lifting to muscle failure means performing a specific resistance training activity enough times that the primary muscle cannot perform one more rep...