Building Muscle

Building Muscle

Contrary to what many people believe, you don’t need to put your fitness goals on hold just because you can’t make it to the gym. Your body is all you need to develop strength and build muscle. If you have access to pull up bars and dip bars in a park, or at home, that’s a bonus, but not a necessity. In this article, we’ll discuss how you can challenge yourself […]

Believe it or not, you don’t need access to an expensive gym to build muscle. What you do need is a basic understanding of some principles and a set of dumbbells. Muscle is built through the application of three simple rules. To build muscle you must progressively lift heavier and heavier weights provide your body with enough nutrients provide your body with enough rest to utilize those nutrients and repair damaged […]

One of the most common questions that comes up when discussing workout practices has to do with timing: Are morning workouts better than afternoon or evening sessions? At first, it seems like it might not even matter. After all, a workout is a workout, right? Also… mornings are hard. As it turns out, though, there are some pretty solid reasons to consider working out in the mornings.   Hormonal Edge First […]

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 […]

Building muscle can be an extremely frustrating process. Often, people feel like they’re doing everything right and still struggle to meet their goals. It’s important to realize, right away, that building muscle is a complicated procedure that involves everything from your diet to your workouts and your sleep. There is, however, a relatively small dietary change that you can make that has been shown to help: eating protein every three hours. […]

Creatine powder is, by far, the most widely studied and commonly used sports supplement out there. In fact, thanks to “proprietary blends” people often take creatine powder as part of their other supplement without ever knowing it. There is one debate, however, that continues to rage surrounding the ever-popular supplement: When is the best time to take creatine powder? What Does Creatine Do? To be able to answer that question, it’s […]

There are tons of different lifting programs out there, promoting through books, websites, blogs, magazines and every other possible type of media you can think of. But few of these programs get any degree of notoriety. A stunning exception, however, is Starting Strength by famed coach and fitness writer Mark Rippetoe. Detailed in the book Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, and numerous websites, the workout is fairly simple but highly successful. […]

Losing weight is a bit of a tricky process, for several reasons. First of all, it’s hard. But, the real challenge is making sure that you lose the right kind of weight. When you start cutting – and burning – lots of calories, there’s a very real concern that some of your muscle could also be turned on while all that fat is being used up. So, how do you stop […]

Building big, impressive muscles is a complicated procedure. Of course, a well-designed weightlifting program is vital. But, the truth is that lots of people zealously follow some pretty fantastic workouts and yet see no real progress toward their bodybuilding goals. So what’s the problem? Nutrition. Why is your diet so important? How can you design your nutrition in a way that will complement your weightlifting routine and get you results you’re […]

You know that, to bulk up, you need protein. But, as a vegetarian, that can seem like a pretty daunting task. Of course, a properly constructed plant-based diet can provide plenty of protein for clean bulk, but it will take some work. So, we’d like to help you get started. Here is a basic vegetarians’ guide to clean bulking, complete with some helpful principles to help you put on all that […]