Greg Simon

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Serious Mass vs. Pro Gainer: Comparing 2 Weight Gain Powders

In this article I discuss the similarities & differences that exist between Optimum Nutrition’s two popular weight gain powders, Serious Mass & Pro Gainer. If you’re considering taking either of them, note that there are sharp distinctions in key categories such as calories, macronutrient profile, workout performance enhancers, vitamins, and minerals. Besides going over all …

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Do Resistance Bands Build Muscle As Effectively As Free Weights?

I’ve always wondered just how well do resistance bands stack up against free weights when it comes to building muscle mass. I decided to quench my curiosity by digesting every sports science study done on the effectiveness of resistance bands, and this article is the product of my research.   Resistance bands vs free weights: …

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Dumbbell Pullover: Muscles Worked, Benefits, & How-To Videos

This article provides an overview of the dumbbell pullover, and in it I will discuss: its benefit to your workout program, the muscles it works, proper exercise technique, sets & rep suggestions. I’ll also provide dumbbell pullover how-to videos illustrating proper starting position setup and the two main variations in correct form that are commonly …

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Theracurmin Review: What It Is, Research Studies, & Top Brands

In this article I will give an overview of the novel turmeric formula Theracurmin® and the clinical research studies supporting its enhanced bioavailability, & I’ll also provide product reviews of the top-quality Theracurmin brands currently on the market.     Science resources included As is my custom here on heydayDo, I will provide links to …

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Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin Review: Ingredients & Benefits

In this supplement review article I’ll be sharing my evaluation of Super Bio-Curcumin®, which is Life Extension’s only pure curcumin product amongst the several they’re currently marketing. Of particular interest is the turmeric extract used in Super Bio-Curcumin, which is a unique formula with enhanced absorption ability that’s several times better than regular curcumin extract. …

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All About BCM-95 Curcumin And The Best Brands That Have It

BCM-95® is a patented turmeric extract formula, and in this article I’ll go over what makes it unique, share some results from its research, & provide a review of the top curcumin products currently being made with BCM-95. There are a handful of other patented formulas besides BCM-95 that have also displayed enhanced absorption/bioavailability over …

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Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Review (9 Different Products)

Spring Valley® brand of supplements makes several different turmeric curcumin products, and in this review article I will share my evaluation of each one of them. Spring Valley uses similar-looking labels for most of these turmeric curcumin supplements, so distinguishing them from one another takes a little bit of extra attention on our part.   …

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CurcuminMD Plus Review (Advanced Turmeric Curcumin x285)

In this product review article I evaluate 1MD’s Advanced Turmeric Curcumin x285, which they have renamed CurcuminMD® Plus.   Longvida® makes this turmeric supplement unique CurcuminMD Plus is formulated differently than many of the turmeric curcumin supplements you’ll come across in the marketplace, and I’ll share the nutrition science research I found regarding the ingredients …

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Myprotein Impact Whey vs Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard

In this review article I’m doing a head-to-head protein powder comparison between Myprotein’s Impact Whey Isolate and Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey. We’ll be taking a detailed look at how they stack up against each other in terms of their ingredients, nutritional value, cost, taste, buyer’s ratings, & more. The two flavors I have are …

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What Happens If You Lift Weights But Don’t Eat Enough Protein?

In this article I share what sports science & nutrition research have found regarding the effect that different amounts of dietary protein have on muscle & strength training. Your body needs a certain amount of daily protein just to take care of all sorts of essential system tasks besides building muscle. (1) And more intensive …

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5×5 Workout for the Over 50 Year Old: My Necessary Variations

In this article I share how I’ve been adapting the 5×5 workout program to accommodate my (well) over 50-year-old body. I’ll also detail the training routines of the original 5×5 programs and their popular offshoots being used today, and tell you why I need to adjust them to better suit me here at the ‘tender’ …

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Core Power vs. Muscle Milk: Nutrition, Cost, & Taste Compared

This review article does head-to-head nutrient & product quality comparisons of two pairs of ready-to-drink protein shakes from Muscle Milk and Core Power. The first pair sized up are their “regular” formulas, Core Power’s Performance vs. Muscle Milk’s Genuine. And in the second comparison are the companies’ high-protein shake products, Core Power’s Elite vs. Muscle …

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Exercise Bike vs. Elliptical: Weight Loss & Benefits Compared

In this article I put the elliptical machine & the stationary bike head-to-head in a comparison of the fitness benefits they provide, including their weight loss & muscle toning potential. I also compare other factors such as cost, space requirement, maintenance, & ease of use. Having this knowledge in hand makes it easier to decide …

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Muscle Feast Review: Grass-Fed Whey Isolate & Micellar Casein

In this article I’ll share my experiences & opinion on three Muscle Feast products I’m very familiar with: Grass-fed Whey Isolate (unflavored) Grass-fed Micellar Casein Grass-Fed Whey Isolate (chocolate)   I’ll discuss their ingredients, nutrition facts, & amino acid profiles, as well as other important features such as their manufacturing practices & product purity standards. …

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Albolene For Weight Loss: How It Works & What It Can & Can’t Do

In this article we’ll look at how effective (or ineffective) the moisturizer cream Albolene® is at producing meaningful weight loss. I’ll discuss the research I did on Albolene regarding what it does, how it does it, and what its limitations are. I’ll also share how-to videos & results testimonials from people who use Albolene to …

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17 Misleading Food Labels Designed To Influence What You Buy

This article discusses seventeen of the most common misleading food labels used by the marketing departments of food manufacturers. These slogans are designed with the sole purpose of influencing your purchasing decisions by instilling a false sense of confidence that the product is either: a healthy choice an environmentally-conscious choice, or is properly inspected & …

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