Getting Out of That Training Rut – Make Your Own Training Plan

Contributed by Yongdan Tang, PhD
We all like to see this to happen: You follow a training and nutrition plan without much need to adjust. Fitness level keeps going up day by day, you see positive changes in the mirror. And you are getting stronger in the gym, ALL THE TIME. Sounds nice right? If only growth comes linearly like this in real life.

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Tracking Your Fitness Journey – The Basis of Decision Making

Contributed by Yongdan Tang, PhD
No training plan or nutrition plan can work all the time for all the people. Even from the empirical calculations recommended in the Nutrition and Training Pyramids book from Eric Helms. They are still starting points based on best guesses and past experiences from a cohort of people. To fine tune and make the plans work for your personal context, knowing what to do, when to do it and how to do it is critical. Tracking and measurement then form the basis of such decision making.

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Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

There have been hundreds of diet fads that have drifted in out of favour in recent years. One of the main controversies that has hit the press lately had been circulating around the idea of fats in our daily intake. We are all too familiar with the myths: Fat makes us fat! It contributes to increase in risk of heart diseases and leads to obesity.

In reality, these facts can be misleading.

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Top 3 Skin Anti-Aging Allies You Need Now [Part 1 of 3]

PART 1 : ANTIOXIDANTS

We’re always looking for ways to slow down skin aging. Skin care is a multi-billion dollar recession-proof industry, mostly based promises to keep your skin younger for longer.

Most skin concerns such as  under eye wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, dull complexion and sagging skin result from aging skin. In this 3-part series, we’ll look at the top skin anti-aging allies you should look for in your skin care products to help you retain youthful and radiant skin. In Part 1, we take a look at our first family of skin allies – the Antioxidants.

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Exercises That Aid Fat Loss – Just Lift The Weights!

Contributed by Yongdan Tang, PhD

The title of this blog may be misleading. In fact, it’s probably what many believe: that there are distinctions between exercises ‘that are for fat loss’ and exercises ‘that build muscles’.  In my opinion, there really aren’t many fundamental differences for exercise selection between the cut and the bulk phase. Just lift the weights!

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Collagen, hydration, antioxidants… what does your skin really need? Find out with this simple one-time test

Thanks to YouTube tutorials, flirtations with beauty influencers on Instagram, and beauty brands all over social media, we’ve never had more choice or access to as many skin care products as we do today. With the explosion of skin care offerings on shelves today, it’s tough being a consumer who simply wants something that works for your skin. Continue reading “Collagen, hydration, antioxidants… what does your skin really need? Find out with this simple one-time test”