Bodybuilding

Jonny’s “Cut” – 2 Months Down

Ok, so last week’s update didn’t happen due to final exams and other ridiculousness, but now you get two weeks rolled into one. If you missed the last installment and need a refresher, you can CLICK HERE to read it. The Cliff’s Notes version: I was on the way to a stall, having only lost…

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Nutrition for the Athlete (part 2)

A few myths addressed, and basic macronutrient requirements In the previous installment, we gave a basic overview of the process of digestion and nutrient absorption.  Before moving on to the real application section (designing your diet for maximum energy), it’s important to discuss a few implications of what’s been written already, and perhaps dispel a…

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Supplement Roundup: The Real basics: Creatine, Preworkouts, Protein, BCAAs

Dietary supplementation tends to be one of the biggest black boxes in most athlete’s training programs.  Anti-doping rules cloud the issues of what is “natural” and what isn’t, pharmaceutical-type labeling on herbal remedies and wild claims regarding performance enhancement or fat loss (rightly) turn most consumers into skeptics, and massive price tags on tubs of…

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I’m a Woman and I’m Worried Lifting Weights Will Make Me Bulky

You’ve got a client who’s thinking about lifting weights. She’s excited to start, but she’s also concerned that lifting will make her add too much muscle. She doesn’t want to look like the guys she sees at her gym, but she does want to start lifting. In this podcast, personal trainer Dell Farrell explains how…

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The 7 Laws of Training for Muscle Growth

Once you get the basics covered, nutrition is pretty simple. If you eat the right amount of calories and macronutrients, eat a fairly healthy diet, and stick to a sensible meal schedule, you’re basically set. Training for muscle growth can get more complicated, a lot more complicated. Walk into any gym and it seems like…

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Nutrition for the Athlete, Part 1

“Nutrition makes me puke” – Jimmy Piersall “What should I eat?”- Such a simple, innocuous question that leads to so much complication.  Nutrition for the athlete, or for the active person in general, is a topic that has generated incredible controversy over the years. Low fat diets, low carb diets, ketogenic diets, Paleo diets, South…

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