PeakBody Blog

  1.     So one thing I notice about weight loss nowadays, is that everyone makes it so dam complicated. But here is the kicker, weight loss is actually a very simple process! Many diet gurus would have you believe that weight loss needs to be overly-complicated, restrictive, horrific, torturous, extreme and well, you get the picture! The truth of it all, is that losing weight is actually easier when everything is kept simple. Let me repeat: simple. Ok, simple doesn't sound sexy and might seem boring, but actually, simple simply means, in nutrition terms: optimal! I know I am playing...
  2. More Performance, More Results It is no secret that if you are looking to maximize your true muscular potential,     then your weight training workouts need to be pretty dam intense. Your job, once you hit those cold iron weights, is to push your body to its absolute limits. If you let your body off easily, you simply won’t force it to adapt, and by adapt, I simply mean getting stronger and bigger! As I always like to say, if you always leave the gym in the exact same state you entered, you did not train hard enough. The reality is...
  3.     SARMS: The Next Best Thing? Over the last few years, there has been a surge in the use of SARMS, so called selective androgen receptor modulators to boost performance, accelerate fat loss and, enhance muscle size and strength. Clinically, SARMS could have a lot of potential to offer with regards to muscle wasting and osteoporosis. This is owing to their highly selective nature to androgen receptors in both muscle and bone tissue, while imparting a much weaker influence on those receptors in other tissues such as the prostate (Chen, 2005). This is great, because it means that SARMS...
  4.   Why protein is essential for muscle growth First things first: you need weight training to stimulate muscle growth. I think we can all agree that if you want to pack on quality muscle, then getting to the gym and lifting heavy ass weight is a must. No way around it. If you are not doing that already, then that is your first point of action. But, this is just the very first step on the road to building that killer physique you have always wanted. Even though performing weight training delivers the stress to your muscles that signals them...
  5. You have more to learn than you think! Competing in a bodybuilding show has perhaps become the new cool thing to do. From my experience, this is a common trend with the new kids on the block: you sign up for a gym membership, lift some weights, guzzle down a protein shake, and behold, over the coming first few months of your weight training endeavors, you begin to notice some pretty startling and rapid changes to your physique. This might spark some feeling of invincibility within you. Changes like becoming bigger and fuller, the unravelling of hidden vascularity, as well...
  6. If you weightlift or do cardio it is important to remember that the body will need to rest. Too much time spent in the gym without a recovery period can be detrimental to the body. Continue reading →
  7. What is Protein Mania? Protein Mania is a protein powder made up of Whey Protein Isolate, Soya Protein Isolate, Creatine Monohydrate, L-Glutamine and Taurine. It comes in four fantastic flavours including strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and banana. Continue reading →
  8. To reach your fitness goals, you must put together an achievable plan of action. There are no instant results when it comes to fitness. It takes time, patience and dedication to see the results you desire. What’s important to remember is that you won’t see physical changes straight away. You will, however, feel them. For example: when you first begin an exercise regime you will find it difficult. Your -breathing will be staggered, and you’ll tire out quickly. If however, you stick to it, you will find as early as the third time you go that it is easier for you. Continue reading →
  9. We are inundated with images of buff men and women flaunting their ironclad abs and defined muscles. The gym can do wondrous things for a person but doing it wrong can cause the body to deplete rather than replenish. It’s not only in the gym where you can make your mistakes though, in fact, a lot of errors are made post workout. Below are the top 5 worst post-workout mistakes you can make. Continue reading →
  10. Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or “SARMs” as they’re commonly known are becoming popular in the bodybuilding industry. The name itself is pretty intimidating but this article aims to break down the basics of what they are, why they’re so popular and the risks involved. Here, we’re going to discuss two of the most popular SARMs that have consistently delivered results. How do SARMs work? To put it simply, SARMs stimulate the production of growth hormones aka testosterone (or androgens) in the body by binding to the areas that are responsible for the production of these growth hormones (these are known...

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