Protein Timing with Workouts…Beneficial or Not?
To the dismay of many who time their protein intake to their workouts, there was an article released this month in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition that challenged this phenomenon. In a market where protein shakes and protein bars are a huge financial industry, one wonders if this information will alter [...]
How to Build Amino Acids Into Your Diet
Amino acids make up about 75% of the human body. Vital for the production of proteins, amino acids are an important part of a healthy diet, particularly for muscle building and keeping a lean figure. Why we need amino acids Unlike fats and starches, amino acids cannot be stored in the body for long periods [...]
Breakfast: An Essential Part of the Beach Body
The importance is all in the title: breakfast, or the breaking of the fast, is essential to give your body the nutrients and energy it needs to function throughout the day. After eight hours of rest, breakfast helps the body reacclimate to a state of waking, with a burst of vitamins and nutrients that boost [...]
What is Creatine?
Athletes and bodybuilders quest to perform better often takes them out of the gym and brings them to the shelves, trying to find a supplement that will help them reach their goals and expectation. One of the most popular and in demand today is Creatine. Creatine is believed to provide a user with an extra [...]
Food & Recipes
The Benefits of Eating Bananas
If you go anywhere near an athletic competition, marathon or even a weekend 5k race, every person you see seems to be snacking on bananas. This is because athletes are very much aware of the benefits that come from this tasty fruit with high sugar content, such as; sucrose, fructose and glucose that can be [...]
What is Glutamine?
Glutamine is an abundant free amino acid (aka building blocks of proteins), found naturally in the body, particularly in your muscles. Generally, around 60% of our muscle contains this amino acid. Glutamine consists of close to 20% nitrogen, which makes it the primary transporter of nitrogen to the muscle cells and organs through the blood [...]
What is a Low-Carb Diet?
Typically, the menu associated with this diet often includes foods such as: meat and eggs, slight to moderate amounts of dairies, nuts, and some added vegetables. The total daily caloric intake of fat in this diet can also vary due to the fact that some diet plans are not strict on their fat consumption which [...]
Tiffany Taitt: NPC Bikini Competitor
I had the chance to talk to Team Edge’s Bikini Competitor: Tiffany Taitt and it was great. She is a young, motivated, and beautiful woman. This girl has beauty and brains; Tiffany not only is a bikini competitor; she actually is a full-time respiratory therapist as well. She only proves that you can be working [...]
The Ultimate Guide to Eaing Paleo *Infographic
There has been a great deal of talk about the paleo diet. The Paleo diet, sometimes called the Caveman diet is what people assumed that the ancient hunter-gatherer societies ate. People predicted that they ate strictly wild plants and animals, excluding grains. Paleo experts believe that many modern diseases are caused by sedentary lifestyles and [...]
The 5 Do's of Getting Fit
Are you looking for a secret to success, a magic pill that will burn all of your fat and sculpt your body? Well sorry to say these do not exist. However, I will provide you with some tips that will help you get the body you’ve always wanted. Earn your body with my 5 Do’s [...]
Top 10 Bodybuilding Show Tips for Bikini Competitors
Candice Perfect is this week’s guest writer for FitBodyHype! She is a rising NPC bikini competitor and a member of Team EDGE (a professional fitness team coached by Ingrid Romero and Joe Discuillo). Candice placed 4th at the 2012 LA FitExpo/IRON MAN Magazine Naturally Bodybuilding Championships, and just placed 2nd at the NPC Amateur Grand [...]
4 Tips to Lose Fat & Get Fit
Diet, Diet, Diet- This is the key to successful weight loss. The better foods you eat will help you burn those extra pounds. Have a clean diet full of lean protein sources, as well as healthy fats, and carbohydrates. Lean protein sources can be chicken, fish, turkey, tofu, eggs, and extra lean cuts of beef. [...]
Personal Health PhD: 8 Practical Living Tips to Keep the Doctors Away
Health spending in America reached $2.6 trillion in 2010, according to the latest analysis – and spending is speeding up. Averaging over $8,000 per person, per year, are expected to rise to $9,000 before long, and despite the fact people are getting enough medical care to qualify for some accredited online doctoral programs, people seem [...]
Female Fitness Models
Fitbody Model: Candice Perfect Photo Gallery
I was recently approached by Candice Perfect, one of the NPC bikini competitors from Ingrid Romero’s Team Edge. She sent her bio and after talking to her I learned that she is a really cool person with an awesome story. She has great things coming in her future with her fitness career as well as her educational & [...]
Master Your Health: 7 Cooking Tips For Reducing Your Sodium
After tasting a delicious snack, have you ever caught yourself assuming that it might taste a little too good to be healthy? The shameful fact is that, more often than not, you are probably right. Foods that are delicious and tasty are usually the ones full of fats, sugar, and salt. It doesn’t take a [...]