Muscle & Performance

Vital Science Workout Fuel

Body Shop: Workout Fuel

Workout Fuel   Dwayne N. Jackson, PhD   Past research suggests that eating an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, high in antioxidants, can improve lung function. Unfortunately, many sports require athletes to limit their diet (and restrict calories from fruits and high-carb veggies) in an effort to meet weight class cut-offs or maintain light …

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Body Shop: Iron Man

BODY SHOP: IRON MAN   Competitive athletes need to access every ounce of energy they have available. Heavy training combined with work and life’s stresses can make it difficult to keep on track with a strict diet and intense workouts. Although most would contribute fatigue to a busy schedule, your tiredness and lack of motivation …

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Vital Science Stress

Body Shop: There’s Something Fishy About Stress and Depression

There’s Something Fishy About Stress and Depression   Dwayne N. Jackson, PhD   Antioxidants are molecules that blunt oxidative stress. They are produced by the body and consumed in diets rich with fruits and vegetables. In a perfect world, there should always be a balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant levels in the body; however, …

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vital science - muscle & performance - summer supplements

Summer Supplements that Sizzle!

Summer Supplements that Sizzle! By Dwayne N. Jackson, PhD   Hey gang! Are you looking forward to a great summer? Did you train hard and eat well this past winter? Are you heading into this summer healthy and fit?