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The Truth About Protein Supplements : Muscle Building Or Fat Gaining?
Protein shakes, and other protein supplements, are ubiquitous. They’re sold at fitness centers, nutrition stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and online. It’s common practice to down a protein shake at the gym, or at home following a workout. Protein supplements hold promise that they’ll optimize muscle-building, which ties in neatly with the premise that weight training […]
When You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout (And When You Shouldn’t)
No two workouts are created equal. As different workouts can tax different areas of your body, it’s important to not only know which nutrients you should eat which will sufficiently refuel your body (depending on the type of workout completed) but also, when you should refuel post-workout. In today’s article, we’ll look at cardio-based workouts […]
Part 4-How Vegetarians Who Want To Build Muscle Can Reach Their Protein Intake Levels
In our comprehensive series of posts centered around building muscle, we’ve already covered how to calculate your ideal caloric intake, and its optimal breakdown into protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake levels. But what about vegetarians (and their many variations)? Where can they tap into sufficient protein sources? In this article, we’ll take a look at […]
Part 3-Building Muscle By Calculating Daily Carbohydrates Intake
In our previous posts, we looked at the surprisingly technical process of building muscle by first calculating optimal daily caloric intake levels, and determining the necessary daily amount of protein and fat necessary to reach your target goal. In this article, we’ll tell you how to meet your daily carbohydrate intake level. As a reminder, […]
Part 2-How To Build Muscle By Calculating Daily Protein and Fat Intakes
In the first post in this series, we explain the first step in building muscle, which is calculating your caloric surplus – up and beyond your daily maintenance caloric intake level – that’s necessary for you to gain muscle at the rate that you want. In this article, we take things further, and break down […]
Part 1-How to Build Muscle By Calculating Your Daily Caloric Intake (Even On A Vegetarian Diet!)
Protein is an essential nutrient necessary for not only building muscle, but also for losing fat. Gaining muscle might be your objective, so in this multi-post series, we’ll tell step-by-step how to build muscle, starting with this article that will teach you how to calculate the number of calories you should consume in order to […]
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Five Tips to Successfully Focus on Both Fitness and Nutrition
Combining good nutrition with fitness is necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  Living a healthy lifestyle can mean maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of a chronic disease, becoming more active, and improving your overall health. Whether you are new to fitness, are a fitness enthusiast, or a committed bodybuilder or elite athlete, having […]