Physique and Bodybuilding

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How to Lose Fat by Getting Better Sleep

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like sleep. It’s even harder to find someone who gets enough. For one of the simplest and most effective things people can do to improve their health and body composition, sleep usually gets overlooked. Most people are struggling to reach and maintain a

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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,

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What’s a Realistic Rate of Fat Loss?

By the time you start dieting, you’ve probably wanted to see your weight drop for a while. When you decide to do something about it, you expect results— now, dammit. There’s nothing wrong with that. Dieting usually isn’t fun, so it makes perfect sense that you’d want to get it

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How to Set a Caloric Deficit for Fat Loss

Fat loss is about calories in versus calories out, but how much less should you eat to lose fat? This is one of the hardest and most important parts of dieting. There are pros and cons to large and small deficits, and you may want to use both depending on

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How to Get Six-Pack Abs in 2 Simple Steps

In a world where about two thirds of the United States is overweight or obese,1 having six-pack abs is considered the ultimate sign of leanness. It’s also considered extremely difficult. Everywhere you look, there’s a book, supplement, or workout program designed to help you get rippled washboard abs. They all

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Do You Need to Eat After Lifting Weights to Gain Muscle?

Want to gain muscle? Then… 1. Lift weights. 2. Eat — a lot. If you’re doing those two things — you’ll grow. However, according to many sources, when you eat might be more important than how much. In theory, you’ll recover faster and gain more muscle and less fat if

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