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Food Trends

by cpoliquin on
Friday, March 30, 2012 4:00 PM
Did you know that a recent report on food trends from the Hartman Group, a market research firm in Washington state, found that people are catching on to the evidence that better health and body composition...

Tip 316: Get Adequate Vitamin D To Boost Athletic Performance And Muscle Strength

by cpoliquin on
Friday, March 30, 2012 9:12 AM
Get adequate vitamin D to improve athletic performance and muscle strength. Low vitamin D has been shown to impact training quality, increase injury rates, and put you at greater risk of getting sick. It will also increase your risk of death, according to new research. ...

Tip 315: Eat More Protein To Lower Blood Pressure

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:09 AM
Eat more protein to lower your blood pressure. A new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms recent evidence that increasing protein intake to 25 percent of your diet can decrease blood pressure and should be a first line of defense when trying to lower blood pressure. Boosting protein intake will also improve body composition by increasing muscle mass. ...

Tip 314: Get Adequate Zinc To Protect The Body From Environmental Toxins Like Aluminum

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:13 AM
Get adequate zinc to protect the body from damage by environmental toxins such as aluminum. Zinc is a potent antioxidant that will improve detoxification in the body and protect your cells from damage due to environmental chemicals and heavy metals. ...

Tip 313: Get Faster By Getting Stronger: Train Heavy

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:04 AM
Get faster by getting stronger. Strength training will make you stronger so that you will be able to apply more force into the ground, which is the key to running fast. Power and running mechanics are also necessary to be fast, but research shows being strong may be more important. ...

Tip 310: Perform Sprints To Burn Fat And Lose Weight

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:15 AM
Perform sprints to burn fat and lose weight. Sprinting can also improve your immunity! If all-out repeated sprints seem too hard, high-intensity intervals will also burn fat and elevate immunity to a much...

Tip 309: Get CLA From Food Sources For The Best Body Composition And Cancer Prevention

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:00 AM
Get conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) from food to prevent cancer and achieve a better body composition. CLA is a “good fat” that is found in grass-fed animal meat and dairy products. Research shows that...

Tip 308: Bench Press With A Varied Tempo To Gain Strength Fast

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:18 AM
Bench press with a varied tempo to get strong fast. I’ve been writing about the benefits of varying the tempo of different lifts for years. Recently, an abundance of new studies have come out providing...

Tip 306: Train Twice A Day To Gain Strength And Power

by cpoliquin on
Friday, March 16, 2012 9:09 AM
Train twice a day to gain strength and power. If you structure twice-a-day training correctly, there is no down side to this superior method for increasing strength and power. It will easily translate to better performance in your sport, or will simply help you gain strength and size. ...

Tip 305: Remind Beginners To Engage The Abs When Unilateral Leg Training

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:08 AM
Engage the abdominals when doing single leg squats to achieve better activation of the quads and posterior chain muscles. Anytime you do single leg exercises or split squats, focus on your abs. This is...




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