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Depending on the ingredients contained in your protein bar of choice, they can either be great for you and your diet, or they can be shockingly harmful to your health. When it comes down to it, the ingredients that make up a protein bar determine how good they are for you. The general rule is that if a protein bar contains many different ingredients or ingredients that you can’t easily pronounce, […]

When you’re trying to gain muscle, it’s important that you make sure you’re getting in the nutrients you need on a daily basis. Without the right nutrition, you’re going to find it a lot more difficult to even recover from a strenuous workout, let alone promote the growth of your muscle tissue. This is one of the reasons why meal planning and following a nutritionally dense diet is so important, considering […]

When the new year comes around, a lot of us make the effort to try and introduce a new, healthier lifestyle. This often takes the form of creating a New Year’s fitness resolution. However, whether you’re looking to gain muscle or lose weight, fitness resolutions can have a bad reputation. Most people don’t find themselves achieving their goals because, by the time it’s February, their fitness mission has been forgotten. Achieving […]

Introducing the new year is also a great time to introduce a new, healthier lifestyle. New Year’s Resolutions do not have a great reputation. Many of us want a fresh start to really get our fitness goals on track, but few truly know where to start. Despite all the good intentions built into these annual promises to self, things don’t normally pan out the way that the resolver planned. Most of […]

How many times have you picked up a supplement bottle and read something along the lines of “take 1 to 4 pills, 2 to 3 times per day”? When you first start taking a new supplement, sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to determine the optimal dosage for your needs. Often, the packaging or label can be rather vague about how much you should actually take. Luckily, our […]

“Clean eating” is sort of a tricky concept, because depending on who you ask, you may receive a variety of definitions and explanations. But the one thing that most clean eaters can agree on is this: Clean eating is about picking whole, minimally-processed, nutrient-dense foods. Contrary to how it might sound, clean eating is not a highly-restrictive diet. In fact, working from that primary rule, clean eating allows you a wide […]

As much as that extra hour of sunlight during daylight savings time can be a welcome treat, it also means that you’re going to lose an hour of sleep. Which is worse than it sounds. In fact, most people don’t even pay attention to the shift. Until they start feeling the physical and mental fatigue a few days later. As it turns out, though, your exercise routine might be exactly what […]

Whey protein is a hugely popular dietary supplement and is pretty much universally seen as being “healthy.” Generally, though, people only equate whey protein powder with muscle growth, fat loss and improved athletic performance. In truth, it has a lot more to offer. Specifically, modern research has found that whey protein is a rich source of several powerful antioxidants. But, what does that mean? Why is why particularly useful? What are […]

People vary greatly in their view of gym-time. For some, it’s a social experience meant to be shared  with just about everyone with whom it could possibly be shared. Others, though, take a much more solitary approach – isolating themselves as much as possible As it turns it out, though, the extroverts out there might have an advantage here. According to an ever-growing body of research, there are lots of benefits […]

An extremely common question that comes up in any discussion of workout program design has to do with timing. The topic gets especially controversial, though, when you start talking about cardio. So, when is the best time of day to do a cardio workout? What does the research show? Granted, it might sound absolutely horrid, but a solid body of scientific evidence suggests that there are some pretty fantastic reasons to […]