The 30 Day Arm Challenge - How Much Arm Size can be Added in One Month?

The 30 Day Arm Challenge - How Much Arm Size can be Added in One Month?

I started a 30-day experiment to grow my arms and forearms just over a month ago. Even though I had been training my arms with compounds for years and increasingly directly with bodybuilding techniques, my arms and forearms were still sitting at just 15" and 12.25" respectively, and decided I wanted to change that as quickly as possible. The premise was simple. Build as much size as possible in one month while simultaneously improving the symmetry between my biceps, triceps, and forearms, and to do that I dramatically increased my arm training frequency and exercise selection. After 30 days, the results were in, and they were incredible. Read more to find out exactly how much size I added, and exactly how I did it.

Estimated Reading Time - 12 Minutes

The CC Protocol - How the combination of Cistanche, Cholesterol and Weight Training can Transform your Physique

The CC Protocol - How the combination of Cistanche, Cholesterol and Weight Training can Transform your Physique

I like to experiment. In fact I’m always running experiments, some lasting just moments and others continuing for months. The last large experiment I ran started (12/3/18) about a month after my most recent 8 week cut concluded on 11/05/18. The experiment was conducted to hopefully answer the following question:

How will my body fat, lean body mass, free testosterone levels, and strength in major compound lifts change in response to an increasing caloric intake, high volume resistance exercise utilizing progressive overload, a dramatic bump in dietary cholesterol, and daily use of the supposed natural testosterone boosting herb cistanche.

In short, the results were incredible. To see the data for yourself, as well as the step by step guideline to run this Cistanche & Cholesterol Protocol (CC Protocol) for yourself, continue reading!

Estimated Reading Time - 15 Minutes

Supplementing with Omega-3's - A Price and Quality Comparison among Popular Brands (fish and algae)

Supplementing with Omega-3's - A Price and Quality Comparison among Popular Brands (fish and algae)

Omega-3 fatty acids are amazing for overall health, but what’s the best way to supplement them, if a seafood heavy diet isn’t realistic? This Omega-3 buyers guide examined 11 different fish oil manufacturers, 3 algae oil manufacturers, and 18 different products. If the omega-3 supplement you use didn’t make the list, then rest assured that the discussion below will help you find a better Omega-3 supplement (vegan too). Click to read the full review.

Supplement Boron to Heal Faster, have Stronger Bones, Raise Testosterone Levels, and become Wolverine

Supplement Boron to Heal Faster, have Stronger Bones, Raise Testosterone Levels, and become Wolverine

Boron is the fifth element of the periodic table, and even though boron is a trace element, it is critical for plant and animal biology. In fact, boron deficiency in plants is a major concern for farmers, being the second most common micronutrient deficiency. With boron micronutrient deficiency common in crops, it’s likely that most people are likewise deficient in boron, and that’s a big deal. Boron plays an integral within the body, helping to regulate and boost vitamin D, magnesium, and testosterone levels, and as a result boron is incredibly important in maintaining strong bones, clear mental facilities, a strong immune system, and more.

Read more to learn how boron gives you all the attributes of X-Men’s Wolverine, and how to best supplement with boron!

Healing Tight Junctions of the Intestines - 4 Proven Methods to Heal your gut

Healing Tight Junctions of the Intestines - 4 Proven Methods to Heal your gut

When the intestinal tight junctions degrade, development of intestinal and systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and Crohn’s Disease increase dramatically. The science behind healing these tight junctions is still being discovered, but zinc, specific phytonutrients, bacteria, and even dirt has been shown to help heal the digestive system. Read more to learn what intestinal tight junctions are, how they are critical for a healthy gut, and the best ways to strengthen them.

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein - A Superior Protein Supplement for Building Muscle

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein - A Superior Protein Supplement for Building Muscle

Covered in sweat, music blasting, and pumped up, you’re feeling great! You’ve just finished your workout, and you reach for a protein drink. That’s what modern fitness convention recommends at least. The faster you absorb some post-workout protein, the more progress you’ll make.

Since the 1950’s when protein supplements first started to hit he market, the demand for tasty, affordable, quick digesting protein has grown continuously, and over the decades improvements such as microfiltration have only improved the potency and purity of protein based supplements.

One of the latest advancements in the protein supplement industry is whats known as whey hydrolysate. What is whey hydrolysate and how can it help you to have better workouts, build more muscle, and burn body fat?

The Comprehensive Guide to Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements

The Comprehensive Guide to Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements

Turmeric, a popular spice from India, an its derivative compound, curcumin, have become increasingly popular worldwide, especially in western cultures, as its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-oxidant capabilities are being discovered and quantified.

Popular media health and wellness icons such as Dr. Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Dr. Mercola all tout the amazing health benefits of turmeric and/or curcumin. From the podcasting sphere, Dr. Rhonda Patrick has spoken twice on the Joe Rogan Experience (#568 and #773) about curcumin, and for thousands of years Ayurvedic and Tradition Chinese Medicine have held turmeric root and its healing properties in high esteem.

Clearly this superfood can have some seriously positive health effects, but as is often the case in the health and wellness sphere, detailed information regarding how to best take turmeric and/or curcumin is completely lacking. Media icons tout ineffective juices and tonics, health and wellness advocates stick to studies, and everyone else is left scratching their heads.

This comprehensive guide to turmeric/curcumin supplements explains the different type of supplements that exist on the market, their bioavailability and whether they are effective, and provides a final, most effective supplement recommendation based on the currently available scientific data.

The Amazing Egg - Nutritional Information and Buying Tips

The Amazing Egg - Nutritional Information and Buying Tips

A nutritional powerhouse eaten by millions of people around the world, you will have a tough time finding a food which is healthier than an egg, and people back in the day knew this instinctively. In 1945, the average American consumed 1.15 eggs a day, but in 2013 the average American consumed only 0.68 eggs a day. This downturn of egg consumption is likely the result of the demonetization of saturated fat and cholesterol, which has taken place over the past 40 years, and as a result, the humble egg was placed directly into the cross-hairs. Now, new nutritional studies on eggs are changing the general public’s’ perception of the egg, having been scientifically proven to be healthy, and eggs are experiencing a strong resurgence in sales led by followers of the paleo and ketogenic diets. Learn why the egg is such a nutritional powerhouse, the best types of eggs to buy, and common egg marketing tactics not to fall for.