Nutrition Articles

Learn how to provide your body with the fuel it needs to reach your goals faster.

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Modern Bodybuilding & Fitness Acronyms
HIIT, DOMS, BCAAs and PRs? You've seen these acronyms everywhere, now find out what they mean. Each term includes a definition and example of common usage.
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Muscle Man Eating Food
It's time to build size while remaining lean. Bodybuilder Brad Borland presents 19 rock solid tips to help you keep your body fat levels in check while gaining mass.
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Skinny Guy Diet Plan: Gain Muscle The Smart Way
Pack on muscle mass without adding unwanted fat. This feature provides three specific eating plans for "skinny guy" trainees who have a hard time gaining weight.
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6 Signs It's Time to End Your Bulk
Bulking might not be the best plan if you resemble the Michelin man or you're giving Santa a run for his job this year...
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Best Ice Creams to Eat for a Jacked & Shredded Physique
Who doesn't love enjoying a sweet, refreshing pint of ice cream during summer? Find out which ice cream options are best to help you crush your goals!
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What Strongmen Eat for Breakfast w/ Brian Shaw
4x World's Strongest Man & Redcon1 Athlete, Brian Shaw, joins the Muscle & Strength Breakfast Club in this month's episode of "What Pros Eat for Breakfast".
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Expert Guide: HMB Supplements
HMB has been used by bodybuilders since the early 1990s. This expert guide will teach you what HMB supplements are, their possible benefits, and how to use HMB for optimal results.
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9 Reasons You Should be Eating Avocados
A lot of bodybuilders already include avocados in their diets. But do you know why? Learn 9 reasons why avocados might be a good addition to your diet.
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Carbohydrates and Bodybuilding
Why do you need carbohydrates? This article explains how you can integrate carbohydrates into your diet to help build more muscle faster.
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7 Post-Workout Meals to Boost Muscle Growth
Maximize your post-workout meal to boost muscle growth by selecting one of these 7 easy to make recipes. Sweet to savory, we've got your taste buds covered.
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Should You Eat a "Low Carb" or "High Carb" Diet?
Should you eat a high carb diet or a low carb diet? Find out the role carbs play in reaching your goals & how to plan them into your diet accordingly.
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10 Best Restaurants For Healthy Eating (And What To Order!)
Sure, you know that cooking your food is best, but the occasional meal out is part of life. Check out the 10 best chain restaurant options for healthy eating!
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The Ideal Ratio of Bulking to Cutting for Hardgainers
Having trouble packing on lean muscle mass? You might be a hardgainer, and if you are, you'll want to use this bulking to cutting ratio to make true gains.
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10 Essential Muscle Building Protein Foods
Improve your bodybuilding diet with these 10 nutrition-packed protein foods. Article includes 50 tips on how to incorporate each muscle building choice into your eating plan.
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Man Doing Strength Training
Boost your muscle building efforts with these detailed eating plans for hardgainers by Nick Ludlow. Included are sample diets ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 calories per day.
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Swolverine athlete preparing for snatch.
Fuel your training and boost your workout performance with these six clean carbohydrates. Build more muscle, optimize your recovery, and crush your goals!
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Muscle Building Shopping List
Ready to get serious about your muscle building diet? Alex Stewart tells you which protein, carbohydrate and fats to buy, and which to avoid.
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Can You Eat Too Much Fiber in Your Diet?
While most people have trouble getting enough fiber in their diets, health enthusiasts sometimes consume too much fiber. Learn more by reading this article!
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Want 6 Pack Abs? Avoid These 3 Diet Mistakes
Learn how to (finally) get that six pack by setting proper goals, living a fitness lifestyle instead of a diet, and allowing yourself room to make mistakes.
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Aerial view of a fit man and woman eating healthy in the gym.
It's been the topic that stumps most lifters, but that changes now! Learn how to calculate your macros to maximize your gains and obtain your goals!
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Muscular man in Muscle & Strength t-shirt plating up food.
Stop guessing and start calculating. Take full control of your diet with this guide to calorie requirements, different BMR equations, and macronutrient breakdowns.
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3 Common Nutrition Mistakes Hurting Your Progress
Take a close look at 3 of the most common mistakes people make with their dieting, and cut out the bad habits before they hinder your progress.
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The 10 Commandments of Muscle Building Nutrition!
10 rules you should be following if you're serious about muscle building. If you're not following the 10 commandments you are limiting your growth potential.
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5 Muscle Building Meals To Eat Before You Go To Sleep
If you're struggling to pack on mass, try adding these meals just before bed. These 5 meals are full of protein and healthy fats to fuel muscle growth while you sleep.
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[Video] What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Dinner w/ John Meadows
John Meadows joins us again to give us an insight into a bodybuilder friendly dinner. This meal is probably different than what you're used to. Give it a try!
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Bulking For Natural Bodybuilders
Learn how to "lean bulk" - gain muscle mass without gaining fat. Let's set the record straight, bulking for extended periods is not a good idea!
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Woman doing crunches on an ab mat in a gym.
Want great abs? Desperate for a shredded six pack? Tom Venuto shares his ab secrets, and provides specific workout plans and nutritional guidance.
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How Much Protein Should I Eat Each Day for Optimal Performance?
It's one of the most common questions asked by both gym-goers and your average health-conscious individual - how much protein should I be consuming each day?
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Muscular bodybuilder flexing in front of countertop full of clean foods.
IFBB Pro, Sadik Hadzovic, attempts to eat 10,000 CLEAN calories in one day. Will he be able to consume 10k calories in 1 day? Watch the video to find out!
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9 Protein Packed Snacks That Travel Well
Kick unhealthy snack to the curb with these 9 healthy, and high-protein treats that aren't only delicious, but travel-friendly as well!
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How to Diet to Get Visible Abs
You want abs & you already know that nutrition is an important part to getting them, but where should you start? Check out this visible abs diet guide.
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 4
Gluten-free bodybuilder Alex Silva heads to the grocery store and details the best products to add to your shopping list.
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7 Muscle Building Bedtime Meals & Snacks
Why go to bed hungry when you could feed your muscles and fuel growth with these 7 muscle building bedtime meals and snack recipes? Check them out!
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Taking a Closer Look at High Protein Foods
Eating enough protein in your diet can mean the difference between being built like a bus or skinny as a twig. A look at high protein foods for building muscle.
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The Role Of Essential Fats In Bodybuilding
Learn why you should be getting the right amounts of essential fats to maximize muscle growth and fat loss.
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Cut Like Cutler Nutrition Plan
To really see results, you need to take your diet seriously. The Cut Like Cutler grocery list, meal plan, and supplement guidelines make cutting easy.
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How To Use Carb Cycling To Lose Fat Or Build Muscle
Carb cycling has been a staple of the bodybuilding world for decades. This article by Elliot Reimers details how to use it to maximize your lean bulk and fat loss efforts.
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Gain More Muscle Mass by Eating Chocolate?
Could chocolate be the boost you need to make new gains? Learn more about the benefits of dark chocolate and how it can be used to promote muscle growth!
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Building An Eating Plan You Can Live With
This article clears up the dieting confusion and helps you to reach your goals. Learn simple rules that will help you build an effective muscle building or fat loss eating plan.
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[Video] What Physique Champions Eat for Breakfast w/ Brandon Hendrickson
2018 Men's Physique Champion, Brandon Hendrickson, gets welcomed into the Muscle & Strength Breakfast Club in this episode of "What Pros Eat for Breakfast".
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3 Differences Between Low-Carb and Keto Diets
Confused about the differences between ketogenic dieting and low carb dieting? This article clarifies 3 distinct differences between the two.
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The Zig Zag Bulking Approach
A bodybuilding bulking method that helps pack on muscle mass while minimizing fat gain. Based on the latest science.
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Meal Frequency: You're Wasting Your Time
People take meal timing pretty seriously. Some insist that it takes lots of mini meals to fuel metabolism. Others say eating one big meal is the way to go. Is either side on to something?
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How Do You Know Whether You Should Cut or Bulk?
It's one of the most common questions in the fitness realm, should you be cutting or should you be bulking? Read on to learn which strategy is best for you.
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High Protein Muscle Building Waffle Recipe
Looking for a high protein breakfast that is filling and sweet? Try out this high protein, muscle building waffle recipe packed with 55g of protein!
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Fluid And Electrolytes – The Forgotten Nutrients, Part 1
Doug Lawrenson details the importance of proper water and mineral intake, and talks about sports drinks and carbohydrate consumption.
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Pack On Mass And Shed The Fat
A guide to popular muscle building and fat loss eating and diet approaches, including a look at frequent feeding, Paleo, Keto and more!
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Pre-Workout Nutrition 101: Fuel Your Training Any Time of Day
It's the most important meal of the day. No, it's not breakfast (unless you workout in the mornings). Learn how to master your pre-workout nutrition!
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ Regan Grimes
IFBB Pro, Regan Grimes, joins the Muscle & Strength breakfast club in this episode of "What's for Breakfast?" Spoiler Alert: It's not eggs and oats.
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Expert Guide: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) play an important role in muscle building and fat loss. This guide teaches you what EFAs are, how to get them through diet and supplements, and recommended dosages for optimal results.
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