Is soy good for building muscles?

building muscles with soy

The bodybuilding forums are full of messages about soy protein, one swears by it, the other says you should take whey protein better. Whatever you often hear coming back, athletes are afraid of the so-called phytoestrogens in soy protein, or the vegetable variant of human estrogen. And as we all know, you don’t want to have too much female estrogens in your body as a strength athlete! Is this fear justified? Does soy protein increase estrogen and at the same time lower male testosterone levels? With this article we are…

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Crunches

Crunches

When you think of training the abdomen, chances are that you immediately think of the sit up and crunches. However, many people also confuse these exercises. With a crunch you lie on the floor (on a mat) with your legs in the air and your knees bent at an angle of 90 degrees. With a crunch, your upper body does not get as far from the floor as with a sit up. Yet it is intended that the shoulders of the ground off a crunch. The straight abdominal muscles (Rectus…

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ABS Workout

Sit Ups And ABS Workout

Belly trainingTraining the abdominal muscles to develop a six-pack is something many men and women have been striving for in recent years. Contrary to what is often thought, the muscles that make up the six pack do not consist of 2, 4, 6 or 8 muscles, but the six pack is formed by 1 muscle group: the Rectus Abdominis, or the Dutch abdominal muscle. The abdominal muscles perform a number of functions, among which the most important is keeping the pelvis balanced and tilting. In addition, they ensure that you…

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Research: Eat fewer calories by starting with a dessert

Calories

First you have to empty your plate, and then you can only have dessert, you are always taught. But new research shows that the other way around is smarter if you want to lose weight.Fan of a dessert? New research shows that eating a dessert for your main meal helps you eat fewer calories. I will explain to you exactly how this works. What was already known?Various studies have shown that our eating behavior is influenced by our environment. For example, you tend to eat more from larger portions or…

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First strength training or first cardio?

cardio

In which way can you best combine strength training and cardio? Do you start with strength training or with cardio?What is the correct order in your training; do you start with strength training, or with cardio? I have researched for you the influence of this order on the different training goals.Resume:unfortunately it is more complex than you would initially think. The ideal order of strength training and cardio depends on the training goal and a number of other important factors. Below I explain why there is a difference in the…

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How do you prevent achilles tendon complaints?

achilles tendon

Achilles tendon complaints are one of the most common injuries in runners. They are also common in other sports that require a lot of jumping. Once the Achilles tendon complaints are there, the best contact can be sought with a physical therapist. But prevention is of course better than cure; so how can you prevent achilles tendon complaints? In this article I will try to answer this question. First I will explain the anatomy of the Achilles tendon and the calf muscles, then risk factors are mentioned for the development…

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Why is a good night’s sleep important?

good night sleep

Why is a good night’s sleep important?In our busy life with activities that go on day and night, a lot of people don’t get a good night’s sleep. It was Benjamin Franklin, one of the “founding fathers” (founders) who knows America, who said “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy and wise” … and there is certainly a lot of truth to this. It is even more important to look in that context at how much sleep you get, which plays a significant role in your…

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The ideal exercises for round buttocks

Squat

Beautiful round buttocks, every woman wants them, but what are the ideal exercises for round buttocks?Every woman wants them and every man wants a woman who has, nice round buttocks. It is often a goal for women who do strength training in the gym to get those round buttocks. Those women will do all kinds of variants of the Squat to train the buttocks. On social media you can also find images of tight buttocks everywhere with texts such as “do you even squat?” Or “she squats!”. But is this…

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Best cardio exercises for fat loss

cardio exercises

Many athletes have a love-hate relationship with cardio. On the one hand, it is good for your body and endurance. On the other hand, people often prefer to work with weights than “boring” cardio exercises. Would you still like to go cardio to lose weight, lose fat or improve your fitness? Then you want to know what the best cardio exercises are. You can use an enormous amount of different cardio forms in your training. You can opt for cardio equipment, but also for training in the forest or on…

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