When working out, many people focus on training the obvious muscle groups such as abs, chest, and “curls for the girls,” but what is the athlete's most important muscle? While these all play important roles, they are by far not the only ones needed for optimal athletic performance.
Steel cut oats or Fiber One? An in-depth look at the different types of fiber, and their effects on your health. OneResult’s Carolyn Brown as already done an excellent job of detailing the benefits of dietary fiber so, without rehashing her flawless argument, I’ll get straight to the point: we need a lot of fiber in our diets, and most of us aren’t getting enough. Unfortunately, the simplicity ends there, as there are hundreds of different types of fibers, some of which occur naturally in foods and some that are isolated, extracted, or manmade. There are so many fibers, in fact, that in 2...Read more
Little changes, not large sacrifices, can have a big impact on your body composition. Once again, the time has come for the masses to make resolutions they’ll inevitably be unable to keep. Sure that sounds pessimistic, but it’s the truth. There’s a reason 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail, and that a whopping 80% of them fail before January 20th. But for many people, the problem is their goals are simply unrealistic. For instance, if we told the 1R community, “If you want to lose weight and get cut up, limit your drinks to single digits every week” our comments section would literally...Read more
Now that you’ve decided to go gluten-free, what can you eat?? Get the low-down on gluten-free foods here. Oh, the world of processed foods. Though we may occasionally be thankful for their existence (like when tuck at a truck stop), in general, they tend to make our lives much more complicated. Especially when it comes to gluten. If we milled our own grains, or lived before the proliferation of industrial food production, a gluten-free diet would be basically self-explanatory. Gluten is only found naturally in three foods: wheat, rye, and barley. So, in order to go gluten-free, you have...Read more
Looking at the research behind soy’s potential pitfalls. There are two camps regarding soy and its protein derivatives. One group lauds soy for its protein content and suggested ability to help fight cancer, obesity, heart disease, and insulin resistance. The other disparages soy for being an incomplete source of protein that raises estrogen levels and causes manboobs. Let’s take a closer look at the research to determine whether or not this form of protein is actually good for you and your body composition. Does Soy Boost Estrogen Levels? 1R’s own Carolyn Brown shot down this sup...Read more
If you’re looking to add weight and get stronger, this is the one article you must read. So you want to put on 5,10 or even 15 lbs? Do you want to know the secret? Well here it is: You have to eat big, to get big. Food is the most anabolic thing you can put in your body. If you want to put on some appreciable mass, you need to start by eating more food. More specifically you need to stop working about “losing your six pack” and start eating more nutrient rich and calorie dense food. I deal with a ton of high school athletes, all of whom want to add on more lean muscle mass. Below is a sys...Read more