PeakBody Blog

  1.   Growth Hormone For Enhanced Muscle Growth If you are interested in building maximum amounts of muscle mass, then the chances are, you have came across what is known as the peptide hormone: growth hormone. Well, it's good if you have because when it comes to maximising your muscle gains, growth hormone is a pretty big deal! Simply put, growth hormone is released by a structure in the brain called the pituitary gland. Once growth hormone is released, it stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1). IGF-1 has a multi functional role in the body, with one...
  2. The Scoop On Muscle Protein Synthesis So we all know that muscle protein synthesis (MPS) is required to build new muscle. Pretty simple, right? It’s building muscle 101. More MPS means that more building blocks can be produced that go towards the production of new lean muscle tissue. It’s well known now that resistance training is the best way of increasing this MPS, which typically persists ~48 hours after your resistance training session. The more training sessions per week you have (provided your recovery is also accommodated for), the more you keep MPS in a heightened state. Great for your...
  3. More Protein, More Muscle Gains!  I am sure most of you have an idea of why we need protein in our diets: for growth and repair of muscle tissue. Well ok, that was pretty simple! We all knew that. However, while most people will try to get in enough protein during a muscle building phase, protein can be pretty overlooked when looking to actually lose weight. I mean after all, the importance of weight loss is not to actually build up, but to trim down, right? Correct, but you don’t want to trim down everything! Even if you want to...
  4.   What is CBD Oil? So, what is currently new in the world of health and fitness? Well, let me introduce you to CBD, also known as cannabidiol. Now, I am sure most of you have heard of cannabis? Great! Well, it really all starts with cannabis. For decades, cannabis has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent, appetite stimulant, diuretic, anti-convulsant (reducing seizures), antispasmodic and, as an antibiotic (Zlebnik and Cheer, 2016). Moreover, cannabis has utilized frequently used by people to alleviate depression, anxiety, mania and hysteria. As you can see, cannabis has been a pretty important player in a...
  5.   My name is Steve, and I am proud to be your coach at Peak Body UK Nutrition. Now, you are probably wondering, oh great, another coach! Don't we have enough of them already? Well, it's true, there are a lot of coaches flooding the industry today, but guess what, I am not like other coaches. I have other plans in mind! My goal, is to actually be a coach to you: to teach, inspire and motivate you to achieve all your goals. You see, if I am honest, most coaches revolve around a ‘pay and goodbye model’. Simply put...
  6.     Turn Your Body Into A Fat Burning Machine   Many clients want to shed those excess pounds and keep them off over the long-term. I mean, who doesn’t? After all, reducing body fat significantly improves our health, makes us feel a lot better about ourselves and, allows us to perform everyday activities, better. However, the important question everyone is asking: what is the best way of going about getting rid of this fat? Ok, firstly, nutrition is key. In other words, less calories consumed than your body uses over time is needed. But, in this article I want...
  7. Optimise Your Body For Fat Loss Losing fat is not just about calories. Yes, being in a calorie deficit plays the predominant role in whether or not you will successfully lose fat over time, but, having your body transformed into a continuous fat burning state, can make this calorie deficit much more effective. When I talk about being in a fat burning state, I mean that several factors are optimised within your body, such as blood glucose regulation, switching from glycogen store utilisation to fat store reserves for energy production, improving thyroid function and, reducing appetite. With all these things...
  8.     Resistance Training Is Key It is no surprise that if you want to build maximum amounts of muscle, you are going to have to participate in regular weight training. There is no way around it. Yes, there are many forms of exercise you can participate in, but when it comes down to achieving your goals of building quality muscle, weight training should be your primary focus. Why? Well, building more muscle over time is all about proving a large stress to your body. Stress is really the whole driving force that fuels muscle growth. Simply put, if your...
  9. Looking for more size and strength gains? Then you have to get your training program dialed in! Training for optimal progress is so much more than simply picking weights up and putting them down. Yes, doing that is a good start, but eventually you have to start paying closer attention to the finer details of your program in order to truly maximise your progress for the longer-term. Many people (often beginners) overlook the importance of proper training programming when it comes to maximising their muscle growth. A few things I usually see: they more often than not fall into the...
  10.   Why Take Supplements? It’s no secret that for maximum muscle mass, strength and fat loss gains, training and nutrition are without doubt, the two most important factors you need to consider. Well, let’s put it this way: all the supplements in the world will not maximize your progress if you haven’t implemented an optimal training and nutrition plan. While supplements can ‘fill in the gaps’ and offer ‘additive’ benefits on top of an already great training and nutrition protocol, they cannot act as a full replacement. But, once you have got your nutrition and training in order, supplements can...

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