Question: Hi Mark! I have a question regarding the long term usage of some supplements that i have started taking for weight training. They are legal plant based steroids produced by a company called BioSync in South Africa. One is called ‘Testo Boost’ and the other is called Nitro CX-4 . They have produced great … Continue reading Are Testo Boosters and Steroid-Like Supplements Safe?
Today’s Question: You should write an article on how much water one should drink in the morning. I usually drink about 1 liter. It depends on if I’ve been to practice the night before. If I don’t, my day is pretty much messed up. Trying to catch up on body fluids. If I don’t drink … Continue reading How Much Water Should an Athlete Drink Each Day?
Today’s Question: What kind of training or exercises would you recommend for someone who wants to lose weight? Answer: OK first of all: as far as both health and body composition are concerned, diet is everything. Literally 99% plus. Think about it; Even the best fat burning training won’t do you much good if the … Continue reading What are the Best Fat Burning Exercises?
Today’s Question: I want to add abs to my body…should i totally avoid sugar and sugar items and which supplements should I take in? Sumit Answer: Hi Sumit, it’s definitely a good idea to avoid processed sugars, candy and soft drinks. Having said that, natural sugar found in fruits -and to some extent in vegetables- … Continue reading Should I avoid Sugar to get Abs?
Today’s Question: Hi Mark, I would like to do whole body routines circuit style, mixing body weight training with some weights as well, for example: push ups, chin ups, burpees, squats/shoulders military press (with dumbbells), mountain climbers, jumping jacks, lunges (with dumbbells), high knees running in place, planks, dips, crunches and any other exercise that … Continue reading How many Times a Week Should I Workout?
Today’s Question: Dear Mark, My congratulation for your blog: the best fitness blog on the web! I would like to ask you the difference between weight lifting and body weight training. Apart the obvious (!) can we compare lifting low weights (without the goal to add mass) with the body weight? I know that the … Continue reading Body Weight vs Weight Circuits: Which is Better?
Today’s Question: Hi Mark, the bodybuilding magazines say you need 1 gram protein per pound of body weight to build muscle. Elsewhere I hear that is nonsense, and you need much less and eating so much protein only makes you fat. What is the truth? I don’t want to lose muscle! thx Answer: This is … Continue reading How Much Protein a Day Do I Really Need?
Today’s Question: How do I organize my training I cannot afford a trainer and I’ve been training for 6 months and now I’m struggling to progress, are there any tips you have that can help me progress further? Answer: Of course it depends on what exactly you’ve been doing in your previous phase/program, so it’s … Continue reading How To Overcome a Training Plateau
Today’s Question: Mark is there a way of mentally preparing yourself before a workout to get the most out of it? I find it really hard to focus sometimes and lose my motivation to push..? Wayne Needham Answer: Well that’s actually a pretty difficult question to answer, as it’s kind of different for everybody I … Continue reading How Do I Motivate Myself for Training or Competition?
Today’s Question: Hello Mark, I am about to start pre season training which will consist of two a day sessions (10am training, 12:15 lunch, 1:30 training) when would the be the prime times to take creatine, BCAA’s, whey protein, beta alanine and multivitamin supplements? Adam Mena Answer: Hi Adam, I’d leave at least 4 hours … Continue reading The Best Timing for Sports Supplements
Today’s Question: “Hæ Mark I am training 5 times a week football + usually one game… and 2 times a week we are doing weight training before a football practice. So I’m looking for a supplement to take after practices and between the weight training session and the football session. What I’m am looking for … Continue reading Two of the Best Supplements for Quick Recovery and Top Performance
Today’s Question: “Mark, what is the best to eat/take before a lifting session?” Answer: Well I wouldn’t recommend these “pre workout boosters”, that’s just a truck load of caffeine, you want to be careful with those! They are basically stimulants. We look at nutrition here, foods and supplements that will support your training efforts. Pre … Continue reading What is the Best Pre Workout Nutrition?