Like much in the world of health and fitness, the subject of injuries is riddled with broscience and paranoia. Some guys will tell you to never squat past parallel because it will ruin your knees. Others say that touching the bar to your chest on the bench press is bad for your shoulders. And we’ve probably […]
Bodybuilding from the 1930s to the early 1960s was much simpler. Creatine monohydrate was decades away, protein powders were in their infancy, and the military press was still an Olympic movement. It was also a time when anabolic steroids were not widely abused. The fact that drug use wasn’t rampant not only helped keep the […]
Came across this chart that shows the lower back muscle perfectly. Often called the Christmas tree by the hardcore fitness enthusiast this muscle is very important to workout. Let’s break it down. LOWER BACK Muscles: Erector spinae, Thoracolumbar fascia EXERCISES HyperextensionsSlightly flex your lower back at the top of the movement — don’t hyperextend it, […]
You should train your core in all three planes of motion. If you don’t, you’re probably overworking certain muscle fibers and underutilizing others, leaving you more prone to injury and less likely to develop those ripped abs that you want. Therefore, to hit all the planes of motion, you need to “curl it”, “twist it” […]
Beta-alanine is technically a non-essential beta-amino acid, but it has quickly become anything but non-essential in the worlds of performance nutrition and bodybuilding. Also known by its trademarked name CarnoSyn®, it has become a shining star due to claims that it raises muscle carnosine levels and increases the amount of work you can perform at […]
To lose 15 pounds in two months, you would need to ditch about 875 calories per day.
The first impulse for most while attempting to add size after a prolonged diet or even during their first “bulking” experience is to immediately eat all the bad foods they can to add both quick size while also satisfying their hunger and junk food craves. This is not the best route to get the desired […]
It is important to cycle the amount of calories you eat throughout the week in order to stimulate fat burning. If you consume too few calories for too long, your body will adapt and decrease its metabolic rate. Therefore, it is best to have at least one day a week where you ramp up your […]
Protein is one of the three major, or macro, nutrients. Unlike carbohydrates and fats (the other two types of macronutrents), proteins are comprised of nitrogen-containing groups called amino acids. There are about 20 different types of amino acids commonly found in foods. All of them are important for building and maintaining muscle, but 8 are […]
Under eating can make it nearly impossible to burn unwanted fat. Although you’ll lose weight, your body will hold the flab.