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Curcumin, in recent scientific studies, has been shown to have muscle building properties.

Curcumin, in recent scientific studies, has been shown to have muscle building properties.

What is Curcumin? It is the principal compound found in the spice, turmeric. Simple. Good. But what does a spice have to do with anything? Glad you asked!

From this article found on T-Nation.com, the author, Brad Dieter, discusses that Curcumin is more than just the thing it was originally panned out to be, which is an anti-inflammatory agent, as well as a pain reliever. Luckily, recently there have been more and more studies conducted on Curcumin, and we are sure glad that they were! Lots of different positive benefits have been discovered about this potent little “spice,” or whatever you wanna call it. Looks like there’s more to Curcumin than meets the eye. Curious… Continue Reading…

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you're after...

Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you’re after…

Well, you made it here from Part 1, but hopefully you also read over The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, as well!

Messing with insulin is crucial. No components should be overlooked, and all the material we discuss here and in our other insulin articles should be read and understood to full capacity! Let’s finish this bad boy up with listing the remaining nutrients / strategies for increasing insulin sensitivityContinue Reading…

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

In our previous article, The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, we discussed the beauty of insulin spikes. Here in this piece, we are going to discuss how to increase your insulin sensitivity, so as to turn your body into an anabolic, muscle building machine!

Gone Liftin’ came across a damn good article from T-Nation.com, called 6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity. In T-Nation’s piece, the author, Clay Hyght lists and discusses 6 good strategies for increasing your body’s insulin sensitivity, in order to create an environment in which your body is better primed for building muscle and altering its composition. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition

Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition (click to enlarge).

When most people hear about insulin, they immediately think about diabetes. Duly noted! Insulin is not only something that diabetics need to monitor and / or inject to stay alive. Insulin is something every single human being needs to have in check! What is insulin? Easy – insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas, and this hormone allows glucose to enter muscle cells and in turn, be used for energy. Insulin is one of the most important hormones that your body produces. Think about it – every time you eat a carbohydrate, your body immediately releases insulin to stabilize your blood sugar. The insulin is released so that your body’s blood sugar does not drop too low, or raise too high. By definition, the main purpose of insulin is to allow glucose to travel to, and arrive to, your muscle cells properly. When the insulin gets to the cells, it used for muscular energy and function. Continue Reading…

Make sure your fat loss diet is one that you can sustain and progress from...

Make sure your fat loss diet is one that you can sustain and progress from…

Fat loss diets – everyone that’s tried them has surely felt lost, confused, irritated, frustrated, or all of the above. It’s far from pleasant and easy going on a fat loss diet. Cutting calories and dealing with cravings, on top of psychological angst, can be quite taxing physically and mentally. Fad diets and other diets designed to give you a “follow-to-the-tee” approach can be mad annoying, too. You can’t necessarily follow a cookie cutter diet program and expect to succeed for long!

A proper diet needs to be one based on scientific analysis, as well as tried-and-true principles, not just some shit thrown together that looks good on paper, but not so much in practice. T-Nation.com has a very interesting article called The 5/2 Fat Loss Diet For Lifters, which discusses the fat loss protocols we at Gone Liftin’ are going bonkers over! Continue Reading…