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 […]
Build Wider Shoulders With These 4 HIT Tips
Of all the muscle groups in your body, shoulders are the ones that can help you make a strong first physical impression in just about every setting. After all, nothing speaks to a powerful physique quite like barn-door wide shoulders capped with full, round deltoids. Whether you’re on the beach or in a suit, you need big shoulders to look […]
Build Ripped Abs with These 5 High Intensity Abs Workout Tips
Hardcore lifters want to see their numbers training numbers climb and their muscles bulge from workout to workout, but not every guy who picks up a barbell wants to look like The Hulk. One goal that just about EVERYONE in the gym has, though, is building a set of strong, ripped abs. In their zest for tight abs, […]
5 Best Biceps Exercises with Weights
If there is one goal that just about all lifters have in common, it’s building big biceps. After all, biceps are THE “show” muscle for most of us, and we happily flex our bis whenever someone asks us to “make a muscle.” The ironic thing about focusing so much attention on biceps, though, is that […]
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 […]
Can You Overwork Your Abs?
Everyone wants to build six-pack abs, and for good reason: a solid, strong midsection is essential for lifting success and it looks great in or out of clothes. In our zest to build great abs, though, many of us are making a results-killing mistake that actually prevents us from reach our goal. So, can you overwork your abs? […]
Are Superfood Powder Benefits Better Than Eating Vegetables?
Bodybuilders are all about creating the biggest, most ripped physiques possible, but we also realize that staying healthy is the most important part of fitness and nutrition. To do that over the long haul requires that we eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which can be hard to do on a consistent basis. That’s why many fitness enthusiasts have […]
Are BCAAs Safe in Pill Form?
Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are popular bodybuilding supplements that have been shown to increase protein synthesis and help make athletes leaner and stronger. As with any substance that you put in your body, though, the first question you need to answer is, are BCAAs safe? The BCAAs — leucine, isoleucine, and valine — are three of eight […]
6 Ways to Eat for Size When You’re Bulking on a Budget
In order to gain new muscle mass, you need to train hard and eat lots of quality food. Taking in all the nutrients to support growth can be tough when you’re working with a limited budget, though, so you might have to get a little creative. Here are six ideas to help you eat for size, […]