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Pre-workout VS. Energy Drinks Best Pre-Workout Drink
Can you substitute energy drinks with pre-workout supplements? Well, yes you can, but should you? The answer is no. Let’s dive into why pre-workout powders triumph over any and every energy drink.
The Bulking Diet: Bulk For Your Body Type
Most everyone wants a lean, muscular physique. However, a physique like such is not acquired overnight. It takes hard work, dedication, and KNOWLEDGE on how to correctly achieve this goal efficiently. The bulking phase is essential to putting on muscle mass and gaining strength;
7 Different Ways to Optimize Your Muscle Building Results
Building muscle is not an overnight process. It takes consistency, dedication, and a lot of hard-work. However, if you’re applying these key traits and still aren’t seeing results, it may be a sign that your approach is off.  Plus, even if you are seeing progress, there’s no reason you can’t rev up your results to see even more.
Burning Fat VS Building Muscle Which is better for Long-Term Weight-Loss
The journey to weight loss can seem overwhelming in the beginning, and with so many different methods, programs, and regimens available, it can difficult figuring out where exactly you should start.
How to Build a Bigger, Stronger Butt in only 30 Days
If you want to really sculpt your glutes, there are a few basic key exercises to perform and perfect, along with clean eating, that will grant you the backside you so desire. If you’re ready to learn the simple science of building goddess-like glutes, and you’re ready to put in the hard-work and dedication it takes, please, continue reading.
L-Carnitine: All-Around Benefits
Carnitine, an amino acid found in nearly all cells in your body, plays a crucial role in energy production by escorting long-chain fatty acids to your cells’ mitochondria, where they produce energy. The amino acid also assists in areas of weight loss, heart health, brain function and muscle gain.
PRE-WORKOUT 101: Everything You Need To Know About Pre-Workout
The famous pre-workout supplements have left a great deal of us with many unanswered questions. In this article I will help you learn how to choose the best pre-workout supplement for you, by telling you what to look for and more importantly, what to avoid.
Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects around 30 million men worldwide. And although it is not rare for men to experience some problems with erections from time to time, when the condition is progressive or begins happening routinely during sex, professional diagnosis and treatment are required.
HIIT: More Effective than Steady State Cardio
With so many different ‘fat loss’ regimes out there, it can be hard to know which one to choose, but I find the most effective one to be HIIT workouts. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and is impeccable for your heart, metabolism, and shredding body fat.
OptiNOs Safe, Natural Steroid Replacement
We’re all at the gym for more or less the same reason, to become stronger and healthier versions of ourselves. But just like Rome wasn’t built in a day, you don’t get the body of your dreams overnight.
OptiNOs: The Most Effective Nitric Oxide Booster on the Market
OptiNOs is a clinically tested, patented blend of 3 herbal extract ingredients, which acts as a safe steroid replacement. Not only is OptiNOs a great NO booster, as you'll reap all the benefits of Nitric Oxide such as: great pumps, better workouts, and increase your blood flow; it is also effective in speeding up protein synthesis; making it the most effective NO supplement on the market today.
Top 5 Ab Exercises that target Upper Abs, Lower Abs,

You want to squat heavier? Run faster? Lift more? Be more stable during yoga? It all starts with a strong core. We’ve all heard the saying, “consistency is key” and it couldn’t ring more true when it comes to training your abs.

OptiNOs The Ultimate Protein Pill
So, you may be a bit confused on why a supplement advertised as a nitric oxide booster is being promoted as a protein pill? Well, it actually is not a protein supplement, but instead helps your body used the protein you consume for muscle building.
Leg Day: Learn to love it and reap the rewards
The gym world is divided into two main groups, those who love leg day and those who HATE it (vast majority). However, regardless of our opinions, there seems to be a general consensus that a leg workout is an important part of the week (and a necessary evil!). I mean, we all want broad shoulders, with a tight core, and a big chest right?
A Healthy Alternative to Animal Products: Plant-based Protein for Athletes
For many of us, the idea of following a plant-based diet has probably crossed our minds at least once. But it all seems a bit daunting, doesn’t it? Soaking beans for days, looking up recipes,calculating the macronutrients.
Energy balance: Maintenance, Weight Gain and Weight Loss
In the last blog, we investigated macronutrient recommendations and calculating energy intake. Today we are going to draw upon some of that information, and take a look at energy balance e.g. weight loss and weight gain. Energy balance is the relationship between the energy in (calories consumed from food and drink) and energy out (calories burnt through exercise,metabolic processes, and bodily functions).
Maximize Your Protein & Improve Recovery
One of the most talked about topics in the lab, and on the gym floor, is recovery. How can I recover better? How can I reduce post-workout soreness? And, how do I get the gains I want? Well, here it is . . . unbiased, evidence-based, and scientifically proven, FACTS.
What Are Micro and Macro Nutrients?
I think that it’s fair to say that as active individuals, most of us have a basic understanding of sport, nutrition and the link between the two. However, we are only taught the very basics about nutrition in school, and therefore, often believe what we read without much convincing. This can lead to confusion and misconceptions about our food.
3 Tips to Build a Bigger Chest
The chest: a group of muscles that is to the gym-goer what a Ferrari is to a car club. Not far into any conversation about workout routines is the burning question: how much can you bench?
Eat Your Favorite foods AND get Results: Weight Loss, Recovery and Performance
If you’re reading this, you must be seeking the real truth about carbs! For what seems like an eternity, our friends, family and favorite celeb’s have warned us about carbs: “Carbs make you fat”, “carbs are the enemy”.However, anybody that has tried to cut out carbs will tell you that it is not fun, nor smart for that matter
Vital Tips to Build Bigger Biceps
Building bigger biceps is on the top of the list for many people outlining their fitness goals. Bicep workouts are one of the keys to unlocking the innate potential of your muscles, helping them look and feel their absolute best.