Are Your Workouts Actually Shrinking Your Muscle? If your workout clothes smell like ammonia after a workout, this could mean that you're burning a lot of protein for fuel. Ammonia is a by-product of protein metabolism. Ammonia is toxic, so the body reverts to the more primitive removal system through sweat. This is not a good thing because burning protein means you may be using your muscle tissue for energy instead of carbohydrates or body fat. The simple cure is to slightly increase the carbohydrate in your diet and increase your intake of water during the day to dilute the ammonia. Read more

Here is our ambassador Lilly Curtis really showing us how it’s done in the gym, working on her abs and strengthening her core.

Steroids in sports: bodybuilding The first in our series of articles on the use of steroids in sports will focus on the world of bodybuilding. The sporting universe is dominated by bodybuilding, American football and professional wrestling, all with their herculean-like competitors. But the use of steroids has grown, with more and more athletes striving to become bigger and better than their competitors. If we take a simple look at the encyclopaedia entry for steroids we see this: "Steroids are important chemical compounds and they play a key role in bodily processes. They are produced naturally in animals as well as articfially in labs. Each steroid... Read more