Leg Day: Learn to love it and reap the rewards

The gym world is divided into two main groups, those who love leg day and those who HATE it (vast majority). However, regardless of our opinions, there seems to be a general consensus that a leg workout is an important part of the week (and a necessary evil!). I mean, we all want broad shoulders, with a tight core, and a big chest right?

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Daniella Passwaters
Energy balance: Maintenance, Weight Gain and Weight Loss

In the last blog, we investigated macronutrient recommendations and calculating energy intake. Today we are going to draw upon some of that information, and take a look at energy balance e.g. weight loss and weight gain. Energy balance is the relationship between the energy in (calories consumed from food and drink) and energy out (calories burnt through exercise,metabolic processes, and bodily functions).

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Daniella Passwaters
Maximize Your Protein & Improve Recovery

One of the most talked about topics in the lab, and on the gym floor, is recovery. How can I recover better? How can I reduce post-workout soreness? And, how do I get the gains I want? Well, here it is . . . unbiased, evidence-based, and scientifically proven, FACTS.

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Daniella Passwaters
What Are Micro and Macro Nutrients?

I think that it’s fair to say that as active individuals, most of us have a basic understanding of sport, nutrition and the link between the two. However, we are only taught the very basics about nutrition in school, and therefore, often believe what we read without much convincing. This can lead to confusion and misconceptions about our food.

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Daniella Passwaters
5 Exercises to Build a Better Back

When most people start going to the gym, their focus is on a certain goal weight or body look. When it comes to looks, people we want to lose the belly fat, have toned muscles on the hands and legs. But have you ever thought of exercising your back? Very few people think about their backs when it comes to exercising.  

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Daniella Passwaters
How OptiNOs Works + Full Week Workout

L-Carnitine has been proven in multiple studies to increase endurance and prolong exhaustion. At the cellular level, L-Carnitine transports long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria, which helps fats convert into energy during a workout.

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Benefits of Supplementing L-Carnitine in your Diet

L-Carnitine has been proven in multiple studies to increase endurance and prolong exhaustion. At the cellular level, L-Carnitine transports long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria, which helps fats convert into energy during a workout.

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