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Sugar versus Artificial Sweeteners: The Great Debate

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 12, 2011 10:39:00 AM

There are so many aspects of nutrition that are controversial and remain so even between industry experts. How many times have you had a debate with another knowledgeable individual in regards to ANY related topic simply because your opinions stand in the way of what is actually true? And don’t say anything about “well this study says this, and that study says that,” because studies can be manipulated, results can be manipulated and people can be manipulated in to believing anything. If you are looking for a specific result, it is not uncommon for scientists and researchers to simply leave out data that does not coincide. It happens, life goes on.

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Topics: fat burning, health, nutrition

Proper Pre-Workout Nutrition

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 1, 2011 10:05:00 AM

Phase VI: Recovery Series

As with any nutrition protocol; pre- and during workout nutrition is ultimately individual based. In order for us to discuss this topic for the masses, we would have to sit here for hours on end, only to produce what resembles a short novel; not to mention it would probably bore you to death. In this case, the only way you are going to know exactly what will work to your body’s advantage is tried and true trial-and-error. All we can do is provide some guidelines with which you can tailor to your own personal needs.

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Topics: fat burning, diet, nutrition

The Top Five Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

Posted by VPX Sports on Jul 29, 2011 9:59:00 AM

Ever notice how the majority of women in the gym can be found where the cardiovascular equipment is? Are you one of those women, the ever so popular, “cardio bunny?” Don’t get me wrong, cardio does help to burn the fat off your butt; however, it is not the end all be all of training. In fact, it is only a small piece to the physique transformation puzzle. You can do all the cardio you want, but if you do not have any muscle mass underneath it, you will never see the tight midsection so many of us strive for.

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Topics: fat burning, health, fitness training

Truth in Performance: the Benefits of Caffeine

Posted by VPX Sports on Jul 27, 2011 9:49:00 AM

With a Coffee house on every corner, it is no wonder that coffee has become a staple in every American’s diet. And what comes along with your mug of coffee besides cream and sugar? A hefty dose of caffeine. Well, actually, the average cup of brewed coffee contains 150mg of caffeine, this is triple the amount that is in 8 ounces of your favorite soft drink.

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Topics: fat burning, training tips, nutrition

5 Easy Ways to Cut Calories

Posted by VPX Sports on Jun 29, 2011 10:00:00 AM

Are you struggling to cut calories? Try these 5 tips to easily reduce your calorie intake!

1. Choose the Alternative – when buying foods and snacks, look for sugar-free, low-fat, non-fat, and any other words that pertain to being “better” for you. Just be sure to compare calorie content and serving size of the “healthier” option vs. the real thing. Sometimes fat content will go up in a product that has less sugar to compensate for the missing sugar so the consumer won’t miss out on flavor.

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Topics: fat burning, health, nutrition

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