Sunday, July 17, 2011

Where to buy online supplements?

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Buying supplements and vitamins can get expensive whether you are buying them in a store like GNC or online at . Is this really the best place to buy your supplements though? Many don't even think of eBay or amazon when it comes to getting their supplements. You can really find a good deal on eBay when it is a store selling a product on eBay at auction. I have bought things 30 to 70 % off the price that is would be at GNC. is very resourceful but if you know what you are looking for I would ultimately go to When buying supplements and vitamins on Amazon, they are almost always under the price of any bigger website. This is because individual sellers can price it lower if you are looking at a specific product. Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey is 44.99 at, 44.99 at GNC but available for 38.95 at Amazon.If you continue to search around you will find that many supplements are cheapest at Amazon compared to stores that only sell nutrition.
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, French Vanilla Creme, 2 Pound

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Top 5 Gyms that are chains.

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Here are our picks for the top 5 gym chains you can find out there. We plan to review each one with depth in the future.

1)YMCA- This makes our list at number 1 because they are well known and provide athletic service that is welcoming to all ages. Many YMCA's have swimming pools which is an advantage towards others gyms.

2)Gold's Gym- Gold's has been a leader in the fitness world for sometime. They have excellent machines and staff.

3)24 Hour Fitness- Although some are not open 24 the ones that are prove to be useful to many people that want flex in their schedule.

4)Bally Total Fitness- Prices that anyone can afford to start working out.

5)Sport and Health- New to the fitness scene but emerging on the east coast as a leader in gyms.

Let us know if you believe a different gym should have made the list of the top 5 chain gyms.

High reps with small weight or big weight and low reps?

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

You have possibly heard that smaller weight and higher reps can tone your muscles.We want to make it clear that this is a myth. Muscles do not build different and react different with a lower weight compared to a larger one. They still break apart and rebuild. To tone muscle you need to cut the fat on top of them. This is a whole different topic besides what we are trying to clear up for many lifters out there. Most people are better with lifting heavy weights and balancing it with cutting the fat on top of their muscles. It is not incorrect to do high reps of small weight but it is faster to build muscles with heavy weight. Muscles breakdown and rebuild to be able to lift the weight you were doing before. Therefore it is shown that lifting a 30lb dumbbell-10x is better vs a 15lb-15x. Training for muscle endurance is completely different than trying to get cut with small weights and high reps. Let us know of other common weight lifting myths you may have heard of.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Are Gold's Gym Closing?

Many of the serious lifters that have been around for awhile and even new people into the fitness world are familiar with the name Gold's Gym. You may see ones closing near you but the fact is they aren't all leaving. It used to be that Gold's was the only gym around. Now they compete with many lower priced but still great gyms like 24 Hour Fitness and Planet Fitness. Some people like the option of 24 hour gyms. No one offers as much as Gold's though like their Les Mills programs. It is too bad to see that quite a few can not meet rent and stay in business. As long as people stay trustworthy then Gold's should be around for a lot longer but some of the chain has been dwindling away slowly.Give us your input if you think Gold's Gym will be around for a long time or if the end is in sight.

The controversy on Jack3d banned.

Jack3d is one of the leading supplements for athletes,bodybuilders and serious gym lifters. Although it is extremely efficient, Canada has banned the use of Jack3d. Many question why have they banned it and if it will be banned in the US next. As our advisers see now, Jack3d many be banned in the US in the next 6-8 months.1,3 Dimethylamylamine is the key to why Jack3d has been banned in Canada. All products with it are banned as of now. The US however still allows it. Right now there is no scientific evidence of the use for 1,3 Dimethylamylamine. There is minor side effects with the use of Jack3d and it is considered safe.Some of us from Gymjunkies have personally tried it and have seen an awesome boost in our workouts. If you are in the US and looking for a kick to your workout I would recommend Jack3d. There is a lot of controversy over it right now and it could get it banned so try it while its still out there. If you have thoughts on Jack3d, please leave us a comment.

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