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Scott Welch BASc. (Nutrition)

Known in the industry as "The Supplement Genius" Scott Welch has devoted his career studying performance enhancement and weight loss through dietary intervention. He received a bachelor of applied science degree in Nutrition from Ryerson University and later completed a post-graduate certificate in advertising. He’s had countless interactions with leading scientists, doctors, and hundreds of trainers from around the world, giving him a unique perspective that others lack. Welch founded MUSCLE INSIDER in 2009.

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Should Women Lift Weights?

Not so long ago, women weren’t encouraged to participate in resistance training. They were told they would look too “manly.” Of course, this is not the case! Strong is sexy! A study examined the effects of a weight-training program on the resting metabolic rate, fat-free mass, strength, and dietary intake of untrained women aged 19 through 44 years. These women participated in a 12-week moderate intensity weight-training program consisting of two sessions per week with six exercises per session. The women in the study increased their strength levels and fat-free mass by over four pounds without a significant change in body weight. The authors concluded that a moderate-intensity weight-training program increased strength and fat-free mass and decreased body fat. Favourable changes in body composition were attained without dieting!

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