Ben Greenfield’s Low-Carber brother, Zach Greenfield
Do you doubt that you can build muscle on a low carbohydrate diet because your muscles don’t have enough “fuel?” This is a common argument: that a low carb diet doesn’t give your muscles enough glycogen to produce a forceful contraction for muscle building and simultaneously robs you of precious protein-based amino acids for adequate repair and recovery.
I beg to differ.
First, it’s not just your waistline and hips that store fat. Your muscles actually store intramuscular fat and can call on this more immediate source of fat for energy if required. This fat is stored in the muscle tissue itself in the form of fat droplets. Because of its physical proximity to exercising muscles, it can be a very convenient source of fuel, especially for well-trained athletes who have higher levels of the fat burning enzyme lipoprotein lipase. They are able to utilize this fat source earlier and more efficiently than untrained individuals.
Dedication. Discipline. Drive. And a little bit of direction and guidance.
Engineer Noel Dasta started her relationship with WellnessFX as a member and became an employee. Her customer experience not only helped her achieve a life-changing goal, but also taught her about her body and living a life of wellness. This is the story of how one woman took her life and her health into her own hands and made a lasting difference.
Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common in the United States. According to PubMed, metabolic syndrome is ‘a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease,stroke, and type 2 diabetes.’ The two most important risk factors are extra weight around the middle and upper parts of the body, and insulin resistance.
We recently came across a blog post written by an individual who has been living with metabolic syndrome for a while now. He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the age of 17 which, understandably, came as a big shock. Like many kids, he wasn’t paying that much attention to his health or what he was eating. Just 50 years ago, this might not have been a big deal. Now, however, with kids becoming more and more sedentary with video games and computers, and the declining quality of our food, metabolic disorders are catching up with us quicker.
He gave so much information that we split it into two parts. Check out last week’s post to see what Ben had to say on important topics around sports nutrition. In the second half, Ben tackles questions about supplements, sleep, and joint health. Don’t be fooled! These aren’t your everyday tips. For example, he wears a special device on his wrist to better connect his body to the earth’s magnetic field and help with things like sleep and hormones.
WellnessFX Baseline launched early last year and since then thousands of members have been tracking their biomarkers and consulting with our practitioners to improve not only the present, but the future as well.
Many of our members are active athletes and more and more we’ve seen interest in measuring other biomarkers to track and improve physical performance, energy and vitality. We’ve been working hard consulting with our practitioners, extensive health network, and knowledgeable staff and we’ve come up with an answer: WellnessFX Performance Panel.
Last month personal trainer and fitness expert Ben Greenfield joined WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean to discuss the cutting-edge strategies about how food, lifestyle and supplement support can reduce inflammation and heal the body more quickly while you’re training for your next event. It was an awesome Webinar, and if you missed it you can catch the full video here: Damage Control: How To Be Extremely Active Without Destroying Your Body.
Naturally, an hour wasn’t enough time to cover all your questions, but that doesn’t mean they went unheard! Ben Greenfield was kind enough to offer very detailed responses to topics about sleep, sports nutrition, vitamins, and aging. So much, in fact, we had to split it into two posts! Below you’ll find 7 questions and answers relating to sports nutrition. Keep a lookout for part two, coming soon!