Burn The Fat Science And Research Reviews Page
Welcome to the science and research reviews page! For those of you with inquisitive minds who don't just want to know what works, but also why something works, from a scientific perspective, and for those of you who find yourself often saying, "Show me the proof," you will want to visit this page often.
The Burn The Fat Inner Circle Science & Research column will feature both recent and older research that examines the mechanisms behind fat loss and muscle growth and explains why we do the things we do to get lean, healthy and muscular, from a scientific point of view.
It's a Burn The Fat maxim and philosphy that results are what counts and you must always get feedback and pay attention to what your body is telling you and pay attention to what other successful people are doing. However, one of the most powerful ways to make sense of the huge volumes of exercise and nutrition literature available today and to make good decisions is to look at "what the real world results say" AND "what the science says," not one or the other. Right here on this web page, you can find out what the science says.
Before writing any review, we will always obtain and thorougly review the full-text paper for every study. We will then post the study abstract, our "Burn The Fat Research Discussion" and the key "take-home" tips to help you translate research into real life. (By the way, if you're ever in a hurry, just read the executive summary, where you can get the key "take away" points from the study in about 30 seconds flat!)
Note: For up-to-the-minute science briefs, also be sure to visit the science and research forum
Does Going Gluten-Free Enhance Athletic Performance?
Certain people must avoid gluten because they have celiac disease, but many non-celiacs now believe gluten is unhealthy because gluten free has become such a huge mainstream craze. Some athletes even believe going gluten free enhances performance. Now the very first study on athletes and gluten reveals the facts...
A New Model for Practical and Effective Interval Training: All-Out Sprints vs Hard Intervals (The 10 X 1 HIIT Method)
High intensity interval training (HIIT), has become immensely popular in the last decade. HIIT involves alternating brief bursts of very high intensity exercise (work intervals) with brief segments of lower intensity exercise (recovery intervals). One problem with some types of HIIT is that they call for extremely intense bursts - literally all out sprints - that are not practical for everyone, and possibly not even safe for some individuals. A recent study has tested a protocol for HIIT that produces impressive results in a short period of time without the need for all-out exertion…
The Effect of Very High Protein Diets on Health And Body Fat
Many athletes, weight lifters and bodybuilders consume far more protein than research guidelines suggest because they believe it helps considering how hard they train. Critics worry that excess protein will only turn into body fat and even cause health problems. New research has uncovered some interesting facts about the real effects of very high protein diets
Can You Target Different Parts of the Hamstring Muscles With Different Exercises?
Bodybuilders have believed for years that using a variety of exercises is important for achieving complete development of every muscle group. However, the idea that you can target specific portions of one muscle group by using different exercises is controversial and has even been called a myth by many trainers and strength coaches. Emerging research suggests that in the case of leg training, you can in fact, target specific portions of the muscle if you know which exercises to choose.
Protein Needs For Energy-Restricted Resistance-Trained Athletes
New research has revealed some astonishing facts about protein needs... People who are dieting in a calorie deficit while lifting weights need significantly more protein, especially people who are already lean. If you fail to understand how much protein you need when you're losing weight, you could end up losing muscle and tanking your anabolic hormones instead. Read the latest research in today's science review...