One of the best weapons against muscle fatigue is carnosine, a substance that is abundant in your muscles in order to help prevent acid build up. But your carnosine supply is limited to the pool of its root enzymes, amino acids l-histidine and beta-alanine. That means supplementing with beta-alanine helps replenish your stores of carnosine. In fact, a 2010 study in Nutrients found that taking 800 mg of the amino acid multiple times a day elevated muscle carnosine levels by as much as 66%. Why it’s worth it: Brazilian research found that taking beta-alanine supplements can help your muscles’ endurance and specifically your performance during high intensity exercises like weight lifting, meaning you can work out harder. Plus, the supplement has been shown to support lean muscle mass and enhance muscle fiber synthesis, says Jalali. Bonus: A study in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that guys who took a combination of both creatine and beta-alanine gained more lean mass and lost more body fat than guys who took creatine alone. Since it has a limited half-life in the body, most research suggests taking 800 mgs of beta-alanine at least four times a day.
Liberty Safe is a top brand with a history of producing reliable and exceptionally secure safes. The Liberty Revolution 12 is one of their entry-level safes, and it’s not cheap. But you also get what you pay for. With its 14-gauge steel support and military style locking, the Liberty Revolution 12 is six times harder to break into than other entry-level safes . It fits 12 shotguns or rifles and is fully padded. The drawbacks? At a $499 starting price, this gun safe may be out of reach for some customers. And it’s not quite as roomy as the company claims it to be. But its security is top-of-the-line. Watch this video to see how secure Liberty safes are from burglary attempts.
The self-titled series from Stack-On is the most affordable solution for gun security. Although the self-titled series is not fire resistant, it does offer some descent security features as well as a way to keep your entire gun collection in one spot and out of reach from the kiddos. The Stack-On Series comes in 4 different sizes ranging from a small 8-long gun safe all the way up to a mid-sized 36 long-gun safe. Like I said, this one of Stack-On’s most affordable models so there is no reason not to jump up to the 36 long-gun model to allow for expansion.