• 00:31

    Curtis Harwell Discusses What and How To Take Pre Workout Supplements

    in Fitness

    Pre-workout supplementation is a rather new concept. It was not long ago that pre-workout supplementation was just starting to gain popularity. Luckily, in recent years much research has been done on the subject and many discoveries have been made that can benefit hard training lifters.The benefits of taking pre-workout supplements are numerous and can propel your workouts to new levels.


    Pre-workout supplementation is designed to:



    Improve performance
    Increase strength
    Increase endurance
    Decrease muscle breakdown during training
    Increase protein synthesis
    Improve energy and focus
    Improve nutrient delivery and assimilation
    Increase metabolic rate (fat burning)
    Create an optimal hormonal environment

  • 00:30

    Curtis Harwell Discusses What Supplements are Best For Your Muscles

    in Fitness

    Priority #1: Whey Protein Powder


    Why it made the list: Whey tops the list of mass-gain supplements because it's the most crucial for pushing protein synthesis. Whey is a milk protein that has a high level of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs, No. 4 on our list). Bottom line: Whey takes the crown because it digests fast and gets to your muscles rapidly to start building muscle. Whey also contains peptides (small proteins) that increase blood flow to the muscles. This is why we always recommend consuming whey protein immediately after training.


    How to maximize its effects: Take 20 grams of whey protein powder in the 30 minutes before working out, and take 40 grams within 60 minutes after training. Also consider taking 20-40 grams of whey immediately upon waking every morning to kick-start muscle growth. Your best bet is to choose a whey powder that contains whey protein hydrolysates (whey protein broken down into smaller fragments for faster digestion) or whey protein isolate.

  • 00:30

    Curtis Harwell Discusses Why There Is No Such Thing as Spot Reducing

    in Fitness

    The attempt to spot-reduce body fat. It should be dead and buried, but it lives on. It’s a pursuit that just doesn’t go away. Consumer ignorance, keen marketing, and blind faith keep it alive, but past research shows it’s impossible.


     


    It’s time to add one more nail to the coffin.


     


    For those of you who are not familiar, spot reduction means the attempt to remove subcutaneous body fat stores from specific areas of the body by performing exercises that target those areas. In example, a person who has an inordinate amount of fat stored on their sides above the hips ("love handles") may use a side-bend or an abdominal side-to-side twisting exercise in the attempt to torch those fat cells. By now we should know the reality of this endeavor. Performing those exercises may strengthen the muscular responsible for those movements, but they have negligible impact on reducing the amount of fat stored there, all other factors being equal.

  • 00:30

    Curtis Harwell Discusses Clenbuterol The Dirty Little Secret

    in Fitness

    Clenbuterol Short-term Side-effects


    The short-term side-effects of clenbuterol in humans have largely been determined through accidental overdoses from eating clenbuterol-tainted meat. Short-term side-effects include the following:



    Muscle crams
    Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
    Increased heart rate
    Palpitations
    Insomnia
    Dry mouth
    Vomiting
    Tremors (shakiness especially marked in hands)
    Anxiety
    Nervousness/ restlessness
    Headaches
    Breathing difficulties
    Sweating


    Most of the above side-effects diminish when clenbuterol has been expelled from the body. However, the long-term effects of clenbuterol in humans are less well understood.


    There are no human drug safety tests and information is obtained from incidents such as those in Spain in 1994, when 140 people were reportedly hospitalized and in China in September 2006 in which 330 people were poisoned due to eating meat that had been contaminated with clenbuterol. Information is also gained from isolated case studies of those using clenbuterol for its weight loss effects.

  • 00:31

    Curtis Harwell Discusses Why Carbohydrates are not the Devil

    in Fitness

    Carbs can help boost your mood.


    Researchers suspect that carbs promote the production of serotonin, a feel-good brain chemical. In a study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who followed a very low carbohydrate diet for a year—which allowed only 20 to 40 grams of carbs daily, about the amount in just 1⁄2 cup of rice plus one piece of bread—experienced more depression, anxiety and anger than those assigned to a low-fat, high-carb diet that focused on low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruit and beans.


    Reason 2: Carbs can help prevent weight gain—and even promote weight loss.


     

  • 00:17

    Stock Market Basics

    in Education

    The Stock Market is the Business of Businesses, Martha Stokes CMT explains why the business behind the stock is so important. She also explains why stocks sell down, and why it is rarely the reason the news claims it to be. She further explains how the Market Structure has changed, and how automated orders affect stock prices.


    Check out Martha’s Market Blog FREE

  • 01:33

    Curtis Lewis Jr. is on the Centertainment via NiACOM this Friday (4/10/15) @ 7pm

    in Christianity

    Curtis Lewis Jr. is on the Centertainment via NiACOM this Friday (4/10/15) @ 7pm!


    Curtis Lewis Jr’s singing has opened doors for him to not only minister on Church platforms but appear on mainstream platforms such as: becoming a two-time winner of the nationally acclaimed “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” in 2001 and in 2002.  He was chosen as one of the "TOP 5 out of 250" to re-appear on the finalist show, holding the  title of “1st Place Male Vocalist” from 1998-2001 on his hometown R&B Station in Pittsburgh,Pa, WAMO 106 Jamz.  He was the premier vocalist for the star-studded after party held for Paramount’s “The Fighting Temptations” movie (2003), held at the Highland Club in Los Angeles, CA. And, he has on numerous occasions been called upon to perform the The National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers football games held at Heinz Field.


    He's shared the stage with great music artists, including his mentor Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Ki-Ki Sheard, Kirk Franklin, Trinitee 5:7, Co Co, 112, Ideal, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, ZIEL, Brian McKnight, Kurt Carr, The Mississippi Mass Choir, The Nevels Sisters, Fred Hammond, Judith McCallister, Gayle Arbuckle, Pastor Kim Burrell, J. Moss, John Gray, B.E. Taylor, Dr. Bobby Jones, Ce Ce Winans, Tramaine Hawkins, Tina Watson Conley, KINDRED, B2K, Byron Cage, Tye Tribbett, Israel and New Breed,Vickie Winans, John P. Kee and Shirley Caesar, just to name a few.


    Now Curtis is ready to release his new single, “New Life” written and produced by Malloy Entertainment’s, Travis Malloy. His new single was released on March 10,2015.

  • 00:30

    Curtis Harwell Discusses Why Carbohydrates are not the Devil Part 2

    in Fitness

    What are saccharides?


    Saccharides, or carbohydrates, are sugars or starches. Saccharides consist of two basic compounds: aldehydes (composed of double-bonded carbon and oxygen atoms, plus a hydrogen atom), and keytones (composed of double-bonded carbon and oxygen atoms, plus two additional carbon atoms).


    There are various types of saccharides, including monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides.


    Monosaccharides


    This is the smallest possible sugar unit. Examples include glucose, galactose or fructose. When we talk about blood sugar we are referring to glucose in the blood; glucose is a major source of energy for a cell.2 In human nutrition, galactose can be found most readily in milk and dairy products, while fructose is found mostly in vegetables and fruit.


    When monosaccharides merge together in linked groups they are known as polysaccharides.


    Disaccharides


    Two monosaccharide molecules bonded together. Disaccharides are polysaccharides - "poly..." specifies any number higher than one, while "di..." specifies exactly two. Examples of disaccharides include lactose, maltose, and sucrose. If you bond one glucose molecule with a fructose molecule you get a sucrose molecule.


    Sucrose is found in table sugar, and is often formed as a result of photosynthesis (sunlight absorbed by chlorophyll reacting with other compounds in plants). If you bond one glucose molecule with a galactose molecule you get lactose, which is commonly found in milk.

  • 01:03

    "POP SCOTT TALKZ SHOW" GUEST RECORDING ARTIST: CURTIS BRANSON HOST: AL SCOTT

    in Entertainment

    JOIN ME AL SCOTT ON POP SCOTT TALKZ SHOW. BUILDING SRTONGER FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH TALKING AND PRAYER. PLUS GREAT INTERVIEWS AND NEW MUSIC..GUEST GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST: CURTIS BRANSON SHARING HIS NEW PROJECT..

  • 00:35

    She's Back & Tougher Than Ever- Ck Out Sara Stokes New Single"Sneak Peek" 6pmCST

    in Blogs

    Sara is back telling us all of her upcoming projects, new reality show, and her release of her new single " Sneak Peek"!


    This is definitely Sara time to shine & her year to get back on top again!

  • 00:30

    Interview with MTV Making the Band/Reality Star/Artist- Sara Stokes

    in Blogs

    Check out the new Sara Stokes as she talks about her new projects such as; her new single that will be released soon, her new collaborations, and reality show in the works.  We are so anxious to support Sara on her new projects!


                          I love this chick spirit, she is so fierce and we will definitely see more of her soon!


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