Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart
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Once I saw how lifting could change my body, my passion turned to bodybuilding. I loved the feeling of pushing my body to its physical limits.

Alex StewartI started lifting weights in high school to make me stronger for the varsity basketball team. Once I saw how I could change my body with weight lifting, my passion for the hardwood turned to weightlifting. I loved the feeling of pushing my body to its physical limits.

My strong passion to improve my own fitness inspired me to learn as much as I could about training and nutrition. At the age of 18, I decided to become a personal trainer. I obtained my certification as a personal trainer through ISSA. Realizing that training goes hand and hand with nutrition, I earned my certification as a nutritionist through ISSA shortly thereafter.

During college I started to compete in Natural Bodybuilding, lucky enough to win several local shows. During this time I used my knowledge in health and fitness to start an Online Personal Training Business.

My strong passion for health and fitness industry led me into the supplement industry.

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Alex Stewart's Content

8 Week Plateau Busting Pyramid Workout Program
Burst through your muscle building plateau with this 8 week pyramid workout program. The pyramid sets in this workout are sure to challenge your muscles!
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Workouts for the Road: A Complete Hotel Gym Workout Program
Travel for your job? Going on vacation? Need a workout you can do in a hotel gym with limited equipment? We got you covered with this hotel gym workout!
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Supplements For Recovery
What are the best supplements for recovery? Fitness expert Alex Stewart looks at five crucial supplements that focus on recovering muscles for growth and development.
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5 Supplements To Build Muscle Mass
What are the best supplements for muscle growth? Fitness expert Alex Stewart looks at five of the most popular supplement categories for muscle building.
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No Excuses Hardcore Bodyweight & Dumbbell Training
No gym access? No problem? Betancourt Nutrition's Alex Stewart presents 3 intense workout programs that will blast your body using minimal equipment and minimal time.
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Complete Guide To Building Your Shoulders
The shoulders are the most widely used upper body muscle. This article takes a look at shoulder anatomy and provides five effective workouts to help improve gains today.
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Beginners Guide To Building Solid Six Pack Abs
Bodybuilder Alex Stewart details the anatomy of the abdominals and core and presents you with five effective workouts that can help you build a thick six pack.
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Beginners Guide To Building Your Chest
Learn chest anatomy and function, and build the upper, middle and lower chest with these 5 amazing workout routines from Betancourt's Alex Stewart.
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Summer 6 Pack Supplement Guide
It's time to drop some fat and get shredded! Bolster your intense workouts and nutrition with these six fat burning, metabolism boosting supplements.
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Top 5 Exercises Series Main Page
A 10 part super series by Alex Stewart from Betancourt Nutrition detailing the top 5 exercises for each bodypart.
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Expand Your Chest Mass With These 5 Exercises
Increase your chest mass with these potent five exercises: the barbell and dumbbell bench press, explosive push ups, inclined bench press, and decline bench press.
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Muscular, shirtless man doing cable tricep pushdowns.
Build your arms the fast way: weighted dips, close grip bench press, seated tricep extension, clapping diamond pushups and rope pushdowns.
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5 Best Calf Exercises: How to Increase Calf Mass
Build thick and powerful calf muscles with these top 5 exercises: standing and seated calf raises, box jumps, leg press calf raises and dumbbell jump squats.
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Shirtless, muscular man doing ez-bar bicep curls.
Build bulging, peaked biceps with these 5 exercises: barbell curl, alternating dumbbell curl, hammer curl, supinated bent rows and the chin up.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Forearm Mass
Add forearm mass fast with: barbell wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, dumbbell wrist curls, dumbbell reverse wrist curls and reverse barbell curls.
601K Reads 12 Comments
The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Quads Mass
Fortify your quads with these 5 beefy leg building exercises: sprints, barbell step ups, barbell lunges, barbell squats and leg press.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Hamstrings Mass
Hammer your hamstrings with these 5 exercises: stiff leg deadlifts, leg curls, wide stance box squats, plate drags and barbell deadlifts.
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Bodybuilder doing wide grip pull up in dark gym
Blast and bomb your back into growth with these 5 exercises: bent over rows, pull ups, barbell shrugs, dumbbell rows and deadlifts.
651.4K Reads 20 Comments
The Top 5 Exercises For Killer Abs
Build thick and shredded abs with the top 5 abs exercises: bicycle crunches, vertical leg raises, the ab wheel, clothespins and flutter kicks.
389K Reads 8 Comments
M&S model doing seated dumbbell shoulder press.
Build strong and broad shoulders with: hang clean and press, military press, dumbbell shoulder press, upright barbell rows and overhead squat.
785.3K Reads 21 Comments
Beginner's Guide To Building Your Arms
Alex Stewart details the anatomy and function of the biceps, triceps and forearms, and presents you with 5 killer workouts to pack on arm size.
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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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 A Look At Overtraining
Alex Stewart presents common training and nutrition mistakes and helps you to maximize your muscle gains and avoid overtraining.
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Muscle Building After 40
Bodybuilder Alex Stewart helps the 40+ lifter get on track by providing training, nutrition and supplementation advice that works.
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13 Teen Muscle Building Mistakes
Teens: maximize your muscle building gains by avoiding these 13 common weight training mistakes.
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10 Mistakes Beginning Lifters Make
Maximize your muscle gains by avoiding these 10 beginner training mistakes outlined by Alex Stewart.
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Don't Just Bulk - Maximize Yoru Bulk!
It's time to bulk, and bodybuilder Alex Stewart has 10 tips to help you maximize your off season and pack on new muscle mass.
403K Reads 42 Comments
Posted on: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 07:23

Erik: You don't gain muscle while losing body fat, it goes against laws - can't happen. You can gain lean muscle while keeping body fat (through strict diets) and you can lose body fat while keeping muscle but not at the same time. I'm sure you know this by now but for other people who stumble across.

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2012 - 05:12

Hey Alex.
I had a question about your article, 13 Teen Muscle Building Mistakes.
Im 17 and started a program with a split routine monday,tue,thrus and fri with all compound exercises. I have started a strict diet aswell, about 8 meals a day with a good portion of protein, fats and carbs each meal. Is there any advice or tips you could give me to reach my goals. Oh and my goal is to gain muscle and lose body fat. Thanks