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Preworkout Nutrition for Bodybuilders

Preworkout Nutrition for Bodybuilders

As the old adage goes, "bodybuilders are made in the kitchen, not the gym." Nutrition is a huge, and frequently overlooked, aspect of building lean muscle while keeping the fat off. Although getting optimal macronutrient ratios beefed up with plenty of protein,...

How to Start Bodybuilding at Home

How to Start Bodybuilding at Home

If you’re a fitness fanatic who is stuck inside because of the COVID-19 crisis, finding a way to work out and maintain your strength while you stay home is surely of paramount importance. Thankfully, bodybuilding from home is still possible, so you shouldn’t worry...

The Most Important Supplements for Bodybuilding

The Most Important Supplements for Bodybuilding

A proper diet and weight lifting aren't enough alone to get the physique that bodybuilders desire. Supplements are one of the best ways to get the most out of intense training sessions and build muscle while trimming away fat. There are thousands of supplements on the...

The Importance of Stretching as a Bodybuilder

The Importance of Stretching as a Bodybuilder

Most people don’t know there are two kinds of stretches: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretching is meant to be performed on cold muscles before a workout begins. It is a technique designed to improve the mobility of a group of muscles ahead of time in order to avoid injury. It does this by moving through a range-of-motion, most often in a way that mimics the activity someone is about to perform. This is a great stretch to do before cardio exercise such as running. On the other end of the spectrum is static stretching. This is when you hold a position for a matter of moments without moving, at the end-range of motion (extension). It is similar to yoga posing, but unlike yoga, static stretching isn’t as focused on breathing techniques. It’s more about improving your overall flexibility. It also aids in recovery after exercise and provides other healing benefits. This type of stretching is especially important in the field of bodybuilding.

The Bodybuilders Guide to New Years Resolutions

The Bodybuilders Guide to New Years Resolutions

The start of the new year means a chance to kickstart new goals for 2020. Most people center their goals around their health, pledging to eat better and work out more. For those who never miss a gym day no matter what month of the year, your goals may look a little...

The Best Foods to Feed Your Muscles

The Best Foods to Feed Your Muscles

The most important factor that will help you to gain strength and build your muscles is the nutrients that you put into your body while doing so. Nutrition plays just as big a role in bodybuilding as the physical activity of weight lifting does.   A lot of nutritional...

Simple Ways to Stay in Shape for Life

Simple Ways to Stay in Shape for Life

Staying in shape is all about being practical. Of course, no one loses weight as soon as they glance in the mirror. Faster progress will be made by following routine workouts and monitoring your caloric intake. The older one gets, the harder it is to get into shape...

How to Prevent Sporting Injuries

How to Prevent Sporting Injuries

Minor sporting injuries are common, but they don't have to be. Strains and sprains can happen when people overtax themselves during a workout. A strain or sprain develops when too much pressure has been placed on a muscle, ligament or tendon. Although the human body...

7 Beginner Tips for Bodybuilding

7 Beginner Tips for Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is an old fitness regime that has been around for years but recently has become more popular through the uptick in social media fitness influencers. Combined with routine and a balanced diet, bodybuilding is a great way to build muscle mass and improve...