Category Archives: Research Studies


HYPOTHESIS Periodization refers to the systematic changing of workout variables every few weeks (i.e., weight, reps, sets, rest, exercises) to prevent plateaus in strength and muscle gains. A “newer” style of periodization


Use variable resistance equipment to boost testosterone and get bigger. HYPOTHESIS Variable resistance equipment — such as cam-based exercise machines, strength bands and chains — provides greater resistance throughout the range of

Carnitine: Fat Burner, Nitric Oxide Booster, and Now More Energy?

Carnitine is a highly recommended sports supplement that can help you as a fat burner, as well raise nitric oxide levels. Now with recent research from the United Kingdom shows that carnitine

An Interesting Look At Training Speed – A Research Study About Slow Reps vs Fast Reps

  By: Intense Fitness Writers   One of the main factors that you may or may not be aware of that goes into determining the results that you see from your workout

Sucralose: The Misunderstood Ubiquitous Sweetener – Part 1

    By: Ben Esgro, B.S., CSCS, CISSN   Preface: Sucralose (Splenda®) is an artificial sweetener that is present in nearly all reduced calorie or calorie free foods.  Although much research has been

Literature Review: Novel Forms of Creatine; Are They Superior to Monohydrate?

  Ben Esgro, B.S., CSCS, CISSN Introduction             Creatine (methylguanidine-acetic acid) is one of the most extensively studied dietary supplements available today.  It is a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound synthesized from the amino

Is Protein Timing An Issue?

  By: Intense-Fitness Writers If there’s one nutrient that gets a high amount of controversy in the fitness world, protein would be it.  People argue not only about how much protein is

Advantages Of Cardio On An Empty Stomach?

  By: Intense-Fitness Writers    You very often hear people saying that for best fat loss results, cardio training should be performed on an empty stomach.  People everywhere are waking up first thing