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EAAs play a pivotal role in more than just your health. In this article you'll learn the benefits of EAAs, why you need them, and how they play a fundamental role in athletic performance.
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What Physique Pros Eat For Breakfast w/ Ryan Terry
Last year's Men's Physique Arnold Classic winner, Ryan Terry, joins the Muscle and Strength Breakfast Club in this edition of "What's for Breakfast?".
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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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Making The Vegan Diet Work
Need to get big and strong on a vegan diet? Included is information on high protein vegan foods, vegan protein powders and sources of DHA.
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Lunch w/ Regan Grimes
Regan Grimes invites us into his kitchen for this episode of "What's for Lunch?" Check it out and see what the pro eats for this muscle building meal.
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Full Day of Eating With 300lb Beast Athlete Juan Morel
Think all bodybuilders eat is chicken & rice? Think again. We followed Beast athlete Juan "Diesel" Morel around to see exactly how a 300lb bodybuilder eats!
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High Fructose Corn Syrup
Is high fructose corn syrup really that bad? How does it stack up compared to honey and sucrose, and should it be avoided when trying to build muscle?
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Jay Cutler: What To Eat Pre And Post-Workout
Jay sits down to answer one of his most frequently asked questions: What's the best pre and post meal?
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 2
Gluten-free natural athlete Alex Silva tells the hypoallergenic bodybuilder about the best fast food choices, restaurant foods and adult beverages.
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[Video] Grocery Shopping with Pro Bodybuilders w/ George Peterson
George "Da Bull" Peterson takes us with him during his trip to the grocery store. See exactly what the pro buys for his week's worth of groceries.
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The Case for Refeed Days: A Secret to Successful Dieting?
If you've hit a plateau on your fat loss journey despite weeks of dieting to no avail, a refeed day may just be the key to your new found success.
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6 Tips For Preventing A Slowing Metabolism
How and why does your metabolism slow while losing fat? Bodybuilding coach Cliff Wilson provides 6 tips on how to maximize your fat loss efforts.
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Clean Fast Food: Panda Express & Panera Bread
In this video, Brandon Hendrickson takes us through the drive thru at Panda Express & Panera to show us how you can eat out & still eat clean food sources.
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Ketogenic Meal Plans: Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle
The ketogenic diet is built around the concept of removing dietary carbohydrates from your eating plan to the point that the brain and body are forced to utilize another fuel source - ketones.
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 3
Gluten-sensitive bodybuilder Alex Silva presents a list of carbs to avoid along with alternatives and product manufacturers.
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ Chris Bumstead
MHP athlete, Chris Bumstead, is the latest bodybuilder inducted into the Muscle & Strength Breakfast Club. Learn how to make Cbum's favorite breakfast meal!
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Intermittent Fasting
What is intermittent fasting? This article explores the benefits of intermittent fasting and provides several sample meal templates to help you get started.
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Misunderstood Macros: 8 Lies You've Been Told About Protein
So many lies about protein exist in mainstream media. Learn which lies aren't true and begin to reintroduce this important macro into your diet.
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Are You Guilty Of These 7 Muscle-Building Diet Mistakes?
Everyone has made these dieting mistakes at least once. Catch them before they keep you from maximizing your muscle and strength gains!
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[Video] Full Day of Eating w/ Sadik Hadzovic
Sadik Hadzovic shows us a typical day of dieting during prep just 3 weeks out from the 2019 Arnold Classic. Check it out to see how Sadik eats while prepping!
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What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast with Steve Kuclo
Check out Allmax's Steve Kuclo as he cooks up a giant breakfast to begin his day. With eggs, egg whites, grits, & toast, Steve's got the recipe for gains!
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How To Eat Healthy And Develop A Smart Diet
Feeling sluggish and unsatisfied with your eating habits? It's time for a diet tune up, and a return to our childhood mantra: "you are what you eat."
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Akalizing: The Key to Fat Loss & Recovery?
Could alkalizing be the key to helping you achieve your fitness goals? Read to learn what alkalizing is, how to test your acidity, & how to alkalize!
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12 Tasty Ways To Make Almonds Part Of Your Muscle Building Diet
With a nutrient profile that's hard to beat, if this tasty superfood doesn't have it's place in your diet yet, here's 12 ways to incorporate it.
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MMA Nutrition: What Fighters Should Be Eating
Dustin Elliott outlines several ideas for proper weight management, including information on water and macronutrient intake.
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Are Organic Food Choices Really the Best Options?
As the number of organic options becomes available to consumers, the more we need information on whether eating organic is healthier and/or practical.
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Make Amazing And Healthy Protein Shakes
Set aside the boring protein shakes and start getting creative. This article provides suggestions and tips on how to make flavorful and nutritious protein drink recipes.
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Kurt Optimal Nutrition
Kurt Weidner shares what he believes to be the most beneficial sources for his macronutrients.
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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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Reverse Dieting: The Secret to Long Term Fat Loss
Learn all about how eating more calories can help you sustain fat loss. Yes, you read that right! Learn how to implement reverse dieting into your lifestyle!
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Muscle Building Recovery And Your Pre-Workout
When it comes to recovery, all the talk is about post-workout nutrition and nutrient timing. Learn why pre-workout nutrition and supplementation is just as important.
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Clean Fast Food: McDonalds & Taco Bell w/ Santi Aragon
In this video, Santi Aragon takes us through the drive thru at Mcdonald's and Taco Bell to show us how you can eat out and still eat clean food sources.
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Properly Eating For Weight Loss & Muscle Gains Without Counting Calories
Burnt out on calorie counting? If you're ready to cut bodyfat, check out this simple guide to intuitive eating - no food scale necessary!
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Kurt Meal
Kurt Weidner brings you his 7 Meal Plan. This is Meal #2: Consisting of Chicken Breast, Hummus, Broccoli, Oatmeal and Sweet Potatoes.
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Lunch w/ George Peterson
George Peterson invites us into his kitchen to show us one of the typical meals that he eats throughout the day. Watch the video and give it a try for yourself!
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Bulk Up Fast: Maximize The Muscle Building Process
Forget six pack abs - it's time to bulk and pack on some serious muscle mass! Maximize the muscle building process with these seven workout and diet plan tips.
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Are You Really Getting Enough Omega-3s?
Do you pay attention to the amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats you eat each day? What about the ratio in which you eat them? Learn more about Omega fats!
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Kurt Oats Whey
Meal #5: A Post-Workout meal consisting of Scivation Whey and Oatmeal. Kurt also throws in an granola bar to stabilize his blood sugar and boost energy.
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ Iain Valliere
IFBB Pro bodybuilder, Iain Valliere, joins the Muscle & Strength breakfast club in this episode of "What's for Breakfast?" Check out Iain's meal & cooking tips!
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Jen Jewell's Bikini Booty Protein Smoothie Recipe
Simple, delicious and high in protein, this super easy and quick smoothie recipe uses only 5 ingredients but still packs a solid dose of protein to keep muscles happy!
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Kurt Omelet
Meal #7: An Omelette made from liquid egg whites, whole eggs, black beans and spinach. A perfect way to end the day.
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What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ George Peterson
In this episode of "What's for Breakfast?", 2019 Arnold Classic Classic Champion, George Peterson, gets inducted into the Muscle & Strength Breakfast Club.
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Protein Quantity, Timing, Digestion & Enhancement
Everything you need to know about protein intake and consumption, including discussions on protein timing, and the improvement of protein synthesis rates.
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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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canned tuna, eggs, and sirloin steak are cheap protein sources
Fuel your gains without breaking the bank. If you're looking to save some money without sacrificing your diet, check out these 17 cheap sources of high quality protein.
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Kurt Burritos
Kurt's recipe for healthy burritos; an example of what Kurt would enjoy as break in his nutritional routine during his off-season.
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[Video] Full Day of Eating w/ Chris Bumstead
IFBB Pro Chris Bumstead and MHP take us through one of Cbum's typical days of eating in his bodybuilder off-season. Check it out to see what he eats!
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The Gluten Free Diet Plan Guide
Learn everything you need to know before starting the Gluten Free Diet plan including it's history, guidelines & components, & all the science behind it.
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Do You Need A Gluten Free Diet?
Can you benefit from gluten-free living even if you don't have an intolerance? Find out why this might be harming your pocket book more than it's helping your health.
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Muscle Building Meals on a Budget
Getting the correct nutrition for muscle building can be expensive! We're going to try to ease the weight with some muscle building meals for tight budgets.
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