Paleo Eating: Did Paleo Men REALLY Eat Like the So-Called “Paleo Diet”?
Of all the “fad” eating plans to come along in the last couple of decades, paleo eating seems to have more staying power than just about any other. Maybe it’s the romanticism of eating like our ancestors, or maybe paleo just delivers the goods better than other diets. Whatever it is that makes it so popular, paleo […]
Does Meat Cause Cancer?
Bodybuilders will try just about anything to gain new muscle mass, and that means we’re always looking for new sources of protein. One of the protein foods that many turn to is lunch meat — turkey, ham, roast beef — because they’re convenient and cheap. So does meat cause cancer and is it possible that this type of processed […]
What’s the Best Ratio of Calories to Lose Fat?
When you decide it’s time to shift into a fat-loss regimen, you have to get your calories under control because energy balance is crucial for gaining OR losing weight. But what about the makeup of those calories? In particular, what is the best ratio of calories to lose fat — protein-to-carbohydrates-to-fats — for losing fat? Opinions are all over the place […]
What’s the Best Ratio of Calories for Muscle Gain?
If you want to gain muscle, then you need to train hard and get plenty of sleep and rest, but you also need to make sure you’re taking in enough calories. Beyond just eating enough, though, does it matter how you divide up your calories? In particular, what’s the best ratio of calories for muscle gain? Let’s look at the […]
What Is Heme Iron and How Can It Affect Your Health?
If you spend much time on bodybuilding forums across the internet, you will inevitably run into discussions about “heme iron” and how it may help or hinder your lifting progress. You may also notice a small but vocal group of folks who insist that heme iron can have terrible consequences for your health. Of course, your first […]
What is a Fad Diet? Do Fad Diets Work?
Everybody wants to see quick results with their fitness routine — that’s why so many training programs tout instant muscle gains, 30-day abs, and quick fat loss. But it’s not just training programs that promise fast and easy results, as fad diets have become a huge industry in their own right. According to Segen’s The Concise Dictionary of […]
Here Are 10 Vitamins For Health That You NEED Now
While they may not be as “sexy” as the major muscle builders like protein and creatine, no nutrients are as important as vitamins for keeping us healthy and training hard. In fact, several vitamins are labeled as “essential” because we HAVE to have them to stay alive, but we cannot make them from other substances we consume. Here is […]
Can Eating Red Meat Everyday Help You Build Muscle?
If you look back on bodybuilding diets over the last 100 years or so, you’ll find plenty of milk, bread, potatoes, and other whole foods, but one of the staples has been red meat. Many of the biggest, most muscular men have eaten beef on a regular basis. But can eating red meat everyday really help […]
Avoid These Unhealthy Proteins If You Want to Get Bigger
If you want to get as big as you possibly can, you need to focus on eating good, quality protein and build each of your meals around taking in enough protein to support growth. But not just ANY protein will do the job, and some may actually work against you in building new muscle. Here are four unhealthy proteins that you […]
Processed Meat Health Risks: Can it Kill You?
When you’re lifting hard and heavy, you need to make sure to eat plenty of protein, and that often leads bodybuilders and other athletes to consider all types of sources, including processed meats. But if you’ve paid attention to media reports in recent years, you know that “goodies” like lunchmeat and jerky are probably not all that […]