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When Is The Best Time To Take Protein?

May 18, 2015

Researchers studied a group of 44 young, healthy men.  They put them all on a resistance (weight lifting) exercise training program for three months.  They gave half of them a protein supplement consisting of 27.5 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbohydrate, and 0.1 gram of fat every night before sleep.  The other group received a non-caloric placebo.  Before and after the experiment they used whole-body, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure their muscle mass.  They also assessed their muscle fibers using a muscle biopsy.  And they measured the men's overall strength.  Here's what they found.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Ironman Cozumel, Mexico.

April 30, 2015

by Luis Alvarez As always, let’s start with logistics. Cozumel is located in Mexico, which is my home country. Cozumel is an island separated from the Mexican territory or main land and there are 3 ways to get there: First, - which I recommend, is to take a direct flight from any city of USA to Cozumel. The second option: surely your travel agency will suggest to arrive to Cancun and from there go to Cozumel, try to avoid it because it can be a big hassle!. You will have to land in Cancun, buy a bus ticket (you may wait minutes or hours in order for the bus to depart), and then take the ferry in Playa del Carmen to arrive...

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Golden Skin with Kaqun Gold Gel

April 21, 2015

Back in the 1800’s, one of Mark Twain’s characters Mulberry Sellers proclaimed “there’s gold in them thar hills” to get miners to move from Georgia to California. As much as everybody loves gold and it has such a high value, did you know that gold is actually quite possibly the most anciently administered medicine? It was in use by ancient shamanic practitioners a long time ago. In medieval times, gold was known as being beneficial, in the belief that being that rare and beautiful must be healthy as well. Some modern forms of alternative medicine assigns metallic gold to have a healing power. Gold can also be used in food. Gold leaf, flake or gold dust has been used in some gourmet foods, such...

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Twenty-Three Seasons... and Counting

April 18, 2015

by Cherie Gruenfeld 11-time Age Group Hawaii World Champion Preparing for #24! 1992 was my first triathlon racing season. I was 48 and a total novice. Flash forward 23 years and the good news is: I’ve had 23 great years. The not-so-good news is:  I’m now racing as a 71-year-old. Clearly, I’m coming into the home stretch and can now see a finish line that wasn’t there when I was forty-eight. But, I’m not done with this adventure yet. I’m coming back for Season # 24 and I’m all in. A major key to a great season is consistency. This means keeping healthy and highly motivated throughout the year, which is much easier said than done. Here are some of...

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