May 12th 2023 | Jay Honstetter

L-Glutamine: What it is and Why You Should Take it

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in our bodies. Our bodies produce it and it’s essential for making protein. You might be asking, if our bodies can make it, and it’s so abundant, why do I need to take a supplement? That’s what we’re going to tell you! Stored in our muscles and lungs, and making up 67% of our tissue, 60% of the amino acids in our bodies are L-Glutamine. Initially used by bodybuilders to preserve tissue, burn fat, and build muscle, the benefits go even beyond that.But l …
Apr 27th 2023 | Jay Honstetter

Why You Should be Taking BCAAs

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) are known for increasing muscle growth, reducing physical and mental fatigue, speeding up recovery time, and decreasing muscle soreness after a workout. Of the 20 amino acids that form the thousands of proteins in our bodies, nine are considered essential, and of those nine, three are considered BCAAs - leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These are found in high-protein foods, and have the distinction that our bodies cannot produce them on their own. For this reaso …
Apr 14th 2023 | Jay Honstetter

Spring into Training with These Outdoor Workouts

Spring is here, and that means one thing - time to move your training outdoors. Flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures are climbing. A new season means a new you! That feeling of reinvigoration is contagious, so get outdoors and share it with the world. Here are some outdoor workouts to kick your spring training into gear!RunningThis may be an obvious one, but hopping off the treadmill and taking your run outdoors is a great way to make the most out of the season …
Apr 12th 2023 | Jay Honstetter

5 Essential Supplements for Newbies

There’s no shame in being a newbie. Whether you’ve heard about the benefits of supplements and are trying to sort through the many options out there to optimize your routine, or you’re just beginning your work-out journey and are seeking out ways to get the most out of it, we’ve got you covered.At JBN we like to take the guesswork out of the decision-making process when it comes to supplements, and we know that seeing the wide variety of available options can be overwhelming. But we’ve picked fi …
Mar 27th 2023 | Jay Honstetter

New to Working Out? Here's Some Guidance so you Don't Lose Interest

It’s been proven again and again that regular exercise is beneficial to both body and mind, and crucial to maintaining good overall health. The most challenging part is getting started and sticking to it. Any type of exercise, whether it’s running, lifting weights, yoga, martial arts, or diving into a swimming pool for some laps for the first time, is going to be extremely challenging. It may feel like you’ll never be able to reach the heights of some of your friends, or favorite athletes, but e …