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Maca powder should be included in anyone's and everyone's supplement cupboard. The benefits must NOT be ignored.

Maca powder should be included in anyone’s and everyone’s supplement cupboard. The benefits must NOT be ignored.

Well hello again! If you are just coming here from Part 1, we are glad to see you again. If you came here without looking over Part 1 thoroughly, make sure to do so! Maca is too important to miss out on things relating to it.

We are now going to list the remaining main benefits of including maca into your supplement drawers… Continue Reading…

Maca Root and Maca Powder are gifts to mankind from Mother Nature, and is more than just a Superfood...

Maca Root and Maca Powder are gifts to mankind from Mother Nature, and is more than just a Superfood…

Ever hear of maca? If you haven’t, we offer our deepest condolences. Maca is a true superfood and a nutritional powerhouse that is provided to humans from our mother – Mother Nature! The nutritional powers of maca are somewhat magical, and it is a great feat that we were able to find this root, and extract it to provide some of the very best enhancements that any supplement on planet Earth can provide us. There are obviously tons of supplements and what-have-you out there, but Gone Liftin’ absolutely loves when a natural plant / herb is found to have 100 times better effects than man made supplements. Don’t get us wrong, there are lots of good supplements – for both men and women – that in our opinion, are necessary for optimal health and performance. You can read about these supplements here: Supplements For Men | Supplements For Women.

But this isn’t the point of this piece. Here, we wanted to take a break and talk about the magical herb known as macaContinue Reading…

Pre and post-workout nutrition is of the utmost importance to be monitored properly...

Pre and post-workout nutrition is of the utmost importance to be monitored properly…

Gone Liftin’, along with any established and credible soure, always tries to beat it into your heads the importance of proper nutrition – it trumps everything in a healthy lifestyle! Eating clean throughout the day is just one piece of the puzzle, though – But what about around workout time? Is it a free-for-all of clean eating around workout time, same as it is during the day? Yes and no. We want to discuss the importance of proper pre and post-workout nutrition, so that we can optimize our workout time so that our workout time can optimize our body composition and strength goals.

You can find tons and tons of information on what to consume before the gym and after the gym, but we wanted to talk about this article we found from GeneticWar.com, called What to Eat Pre & Post Workout. We MUST know what to put in our bodies before the gym and after the gym – no if’s and’s or but’s! Continue Reading…

The Protein Manifesto

September 4, 2013 — Leave a comment
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Amino Acid Manifesto
Consume all the various  kinds of protein for a optimal muscular development and brain chemistry!

Consume all the various kinds of protein for a optimal muscular development and brain chemistry!

Protein, protein, protein!

As we know, proteins are the building blocks of muscles, and if you work out, then protein is your best friend.

But is any protein suitable for you? Well, yes and no.

There isn’t just one kind of protein – there are many different forms. Some are better than others depending on the situation. We are going to run down the list of different proteins and their benefits, and when and how you should be consuming them.

Proteins come from many different sources – animals, dairy, fish, nuts-grains-and-seeds, legumes, and plants. Even fruits carry some protein. Basically, protein is found in most things.

It is important to know the differences of each protein, and even more important to know how much protein to ingest and when.

By definition, from WikiPedia, PROTEINS are

large biological molecules consisting of one or more chains of amino acids. Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, replicating DNA, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another. Proteins differ from one another primarily in their sequence of amino acids, which is dictated by the nucleotide sequence of their genes, and which usually results in folding of the protein into a specific three-dimensional structure that determines its activity.

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Creatine Roundtable
Get acquainted with creatine to know the different forms, and the numerous benefits.

Get acquainted with creatine to know the different forms, and the numerous benefits.

It may be safe to say that Creatine is the most studied product in the bodybuilding world. This series of articles will help explain everything you need to know about creatine. Let’s go!

Creatine is not an amino acid, however. Creatine in the human body comes from the amino acids alanine, glycine, and methionine.

We found an article called: Can Creatine Really Improve Exercise Performance from BodyBuilding.com. This article explains how creatine benefits performance, among other things, pretty damn well.

Creatine is found in skeletal muscle in the form of creatine phosphate, and its main mode of action is to provide an inorganic phosphate to resynthesize ATP during high intensity activities, typically lasting 10 seconds or less (i.e. sprinting, high intensity weight lifting). However, as more research has been done, it appears that creatine may have benefits for other types of exercise as well. For completeness, I’d mention that creatine has even shown benefit in the treatment of certain disease states, but that topic is beyond the scope of this article.

Creatine is the Perfect Supplement for Weight Lifting

The above mentioned article explains Creatine pretty well, and exactly where it’s found and what it does. It’s pretty black and white: Continue Reading…

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Amino Acid Manifesto
A list of the very best BCAA supplements on the market.

A list of the very best BCAA supplements on the market.

Recently, Gone Liftin’ put out an article detailing the importance and benefits of BCAAs.

… not only are BCAAs essential to human health, but they are also amazing for muscle growth, and ALSO sparing you from catabolic effects when on a calorie restricted diet

There are a ton of BCAA supplements on the market, so let’s discuss some of the best BCAA worth your hard-earned money.

BCAAs come in powder form or pill form. We prefer intaking BCAAs in powder form. They mix easily with water and absorb faster, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer. That’s not to say BCAA pills don’t have their worth, but BCAA absorption via drinking in liquid seems to be the preferred method. Continue Reading…

Check out some supplements to enhance your muscle building goals.

Check out some supplements to enhance your muscle building goals.

Building muscle is no easy feat.

It takes tons and tons of hard work and dedication to pack on slabs of muscle. A clean, strict diet is number 1 when attaining your body composition goals, always!

You can, however, get assistance from supplements. The supplement industry is a multi-bilion dollar a year industry.

Which Supplements Are Worth the Money?

There are tons of shitty supplements on the market. It can get overwhelming, especially for newbies.

But there are a handful of supplements that can greatly assist you in getting to where you want to be, as this this piece from GeneticWar.com explains.

An important side note: NOTHING WILL HELP MORE THAN A DEDICATED WORKOUT ROUTINE AND A CLEAN DIET STRUCTURE! Continue Reading…

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Female Weight Training
Supplements

Some key supplements when combined with a proper diet can really enhance your fitness

Venus Factor - Weight loss for women videoGone Liftin’ gave a very brief rundown of some good supplements for men in the Best Supplements for Men article, and I also wanted to list briefly some good supplements for women as well. This will be brief and to the point. Here they are…

  • Iron – carries oxygen in the blood – production of red blood cells – supports immune function.
  • Folate – produce and maintain new cells – proper nervous system balance – brain function.
  • Multivitamin – vitamins and minerals.
  • Calcium – keeps bones and teeth strong – helps blood vessels contract and expand properly.
  • Omega 3 – proper brain function – reduces high blood pressure – reduces inflammation.
  • Magnesium – muscle and nerve function – keeps heart rhythm steady – regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Probiotics – aids in digestion – fights off bad bacteria.
  • Flax seeds – reduces total blood cholesterol – laxative qualities.
  • Antioxidants – fights off diseases – aids in fat loss.
  • B Complex Vitamins – convert food into energy – healthy skin, hair, eyes – maintain metabolism.

Again, none of these are set in stone, and are not necessarily required. But these supplements can definitely help females, along with a healthy diet and a legitimate workout program. Supplements will never replace real food and hard work, but they can certainly help with supplementing said real food and hard work.