Category: Nutrition

  • These 4 Tricks Will Help You Recover FASTER from HIT Workouts

    These 4 Tricks Will Help You Recover FASTER from HIT Workouts

    High-intensity training, or HIT, is built on the premise that bodybuilders generally work out too long and too often, which leads to overtraining. To combat this, HIT has you training just two or three times per week for about half an hour each session, but taking all of your few sets to muscular failure. The irony is that all […]

  • These 4 Tricks Can Help You Lose Weight Without Starving

    These 4 Tricks Can Help You Lose Weight Without Starving

    You know that you need to lose fat and get lean if you want to display a truly impressive physique, because blubber can ruin the visual appeal of even the most muscular bodies. But there is one enemy in the fight to lose fat that can stop just about anyone in their tracks: hunger. Luckily, there are some […]

  • Does Meat Cause Inflammation and Disease?

    Does Meat Cause Inflammation and Disease?

    Red meat is one of the most popular protein sources for bodybuilders and other lifters, and many eat it regularly. But is it possible that red meat could make you sick by promoting inflammation in your body? One of the “breakthroughs” in medicine over the last couple of decades is bringing the idea of inflammation as a […]

  • Is Processed Meat Bad for You or Dangerous?

    Is Processed Meat Bad for You or Dangerous?

    Most lifters understand that we need to take in plenty of protein in order to build bigger muscles, and we’re always looking for new and affordable sources. One of the most affordable and available protein sources is processed meat — like lunch meat — but there is plenty of grumbling in the media about how bad processed meat is for you. One of […]

  • How to Get Bulky and Stay Well Nourished

    How to Get Bulky and Stay Well Nourished

    Getting big and strong is the main focus of most guys when they start lifting, and for most of us, that means moving big weight and eating a lot of food, at least for awhile. But did you know that eating for size could actually leave you malnourished if you don’t do it right? Let’s look at how […]

  • How Much Protein Do You REALLY Need to Get Bigger?

    How Much Protein Do You REALLY Need to Get Bigger?

    Even the most casual of lifters knows that protein supplies the building blocks (amino acids) necessary to add new lean mass, and muscle magazines would have us believe that only superhuman intakes of protein lead to superhuman physiques. But how much protein do you really need to get big? Gym lore puts the ideal daily intake anywhere between one and three […]

  • Fiber for Bodybuilding: The Secret Mass Weapon

    Fiber for Bodybuilding: The Secret Mass Weapon

    Every bodybuilder knows that protein is the key to muscle growth, and that carbs and fat provide vital energy. But there is a “secret” nutrient that you may not give much thought to, but which can accelerate your muscle-building efforts: dietary fiber. Just how can fiber for bodybuilding help you build new mass? Let’s find out. What Is Fiber? […]

  • What Is the Best Type of Muscle Fuel If You Want to Get Big?

    What Is the Best Type of Muscle Fuel If You Want to Get Big?

    When it comes to weight training and gaining muscle, there are plenty of topics which generate debate among lifters in the gym and on the web. Hardly any of those arguments are as heated or passionate as the one surrounding which type of muscle fuel is best for growing big muscles: carbohydrates or fats. Let’s take […]

  • Muscle Gain: How To Eat Healthy While Travelling

    Muscle Gain: How To Eat Healthy While Travelling

    Even for the most dedicated of lifters, traveling can be a real gains killer since it throws you off your routine and takes you away from your familiar gym and food. If you take some time to plan and prepare, though, there is no reason that you can’t maintain a solid nutrition program even while on the […]

  • You Need How Much Protein to Lose Fat?

    You Need How Much Protein to Lose Fat?

    Most guys reach a point in their training when they realize it’s time to shed some fat, and most also grasp the fundamental principle involved in that endeavor: burning more calories than you take in. But did you ever stop to consider the importance that protein to lose fat plays in the fat-loss process? If you thought […]