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Creatine Monohydrate: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosages & FAQ
Everything you want to know about creatine monohydrate: what it is, how to use it, is it right for you, what benefits come with creatine monohydrate supplementation, and more.
1.1M Reads 192 Comments
Teenage Bodybuilding Guide: How To Workout, Eat & Grow
Get answers to all your training and nutrition questions. This is a complete guide for teens that includes workouts and nutritional advice to help you maximize progress.
1.2M Reads 150 Comments
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The Anabolic Diet is a muscle building and fat loss eating protocol developed by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale as a method to induce safe steroid-like gains for natural lifters.
504.7K Reads 15 Comments
The Fat Loss & Getting Shredded expert guide teaches you everything you need to know about losing body fat while maintaining muscle mass. Use this guide for your fat loss plan!
2.3M Reads 511 Comments
How to Build Muscle: 5 Step Guide to Lean Gains
The process of muscle building is an incredibly complex physiological and biomechanical process which can confuse even the most experienced trainee. Here are 5 simple steps that can get you started on the right track today.
2M Reads 132 Comments
Strength Building Guide
Looking to get strong? This expert guide teaches you how to increase your strength and power. Learn how to maximize your workouts and diet for maximum strength gains!
907.2K Reads 32 Comments
How To Gain Weight: A Complete Guide
Can't gain weight? This guide takes you step by step through the gaining process, helping you to set up a meal plan and providing you with a muscle building workout.
1.9M Reads 328 Comments
Muscle Building Over 40: Guide & Workout
Age is truly just a number. This guide by Brad Borland helps you to dial in your gym efforts and build the body you want at any age. Sample training routine is included.
284.2K Reads 31 Comments
Guide To Smolov Squat And Bench Press
Smolov and Smolov Jr. are incredibly intense but effective approaches for improving your squat and bench strength. This guide helps you to maximize these routines.
320.9K Reads 24 Comments
Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size
How much muscle can you add naturally? What arm size can you expect? Is it even possible to know the answers to these questions? Find out in this complete guide to natural bodybuilding genetics.
394.1K Reads 41 Comments
D-Aspartic Acid supplements powder pills
This complete guide explores the benefits and dosages of D-Aspartic Acid supplements. Learn about DAA and how it can help you reach your goals.
245.1K Reads 14 Comments
Expert Guide: Carbohydrate Supplements
Carbohydrates are often overlooked when creating a diet plan. In this guide you'll learn about what carbohydrate supplements are, how they can benefit your goals, and how to use them for optimal results.
361.1K Reads 12 Comments
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Whey protein is regarded as a supplement staple, used by athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts to help with muscle recovery, lean muscle growth, and general health.
1.9M Reads 647 Comments
BCAA Supplements Guide: Types, Benefits & Dosing
The BCAA Supplements Guide teaches you everything you need to know about BCAAs and their impact on muscle building, recovery, fat loss, and performance.
1.4M Reads 226 Comments
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.
146.2K Reads 17 Comments
Expert Guide: Creatine Supplements
Creatine is the most studied and one of most widely used supplements today. This expert guide teaches you about the different types of creatine products available, what they do, and how to use them for optimal results.
469.6K Reads 113 Comments
Strongman Training, Equipment & Events
Everything you need to know about strongman, from contest prep to dealing with injuries. This guide takes a detailed look at all 9 major types of strongman events.
155.5K Reads 4 Comments
Complete Guide To Increasing Workout Recovery
Don't let proper workout recovery be an afterthought. This complete guide teaches you the benefits of proper sleep, nutrition, supplementation, meditation and more!
62.1K Reads 2 Comments
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Explore the meaning of anabolism and catabolism in this comprehensive guide to the physiological factors and hormones that impact muscle growth and muscle loss.
65.4K Reads 11 Comments
Pre-Workout Supplements: Learn How To Optimize Energy, Recovery & Results
The Pre-Workout Supplements guide teaches you everything you need to know about all the different kinds of pre-workout supplements, including ingredients, benefits and timing!
794.8K Reads 66 Comments
How To Lose Weight
The ultimate weight loss guide. Take a detailed look at the obesity epidemic, common causes of weight gain, popular diet plans, and how to exercise to look your best.
164.3K Reads 17 Comments
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.
107.3K Reads 18 Comments
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.
77K Reads 2 Comments
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Protein is essential for muscle growth and maintaining lean muscle mass. This guide teaches you about the different types of protein supplements available, what they're used for, and how to take them.
714.4K Reads 85 Comments
Testosterone Booster Guide: Ingredient Profiles, Dosages & Information
The expert guide to Testosterone Supplements teaches you about the products available that may help increase your testosterone levels. Learn what's available and recommended usage for optimal results.
590.6K Reads 62 Comments
Complete Guide To Supramaximal Interval Training (S.M.I.T.)
Learn the difference between two highly-effective interval training methods, get answers to some FAQs, and set-up your own interval training program.
58.2K Reads 6 Comments
Casein Protein Expert Guide: Types, Benefits, Dosages & FAQ
Casein is a calcium-rich, slow-digesting protein source that is anti-catabolic in nature. It remains a staple supplement for top bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts.
255.7K Reads 43 Comments
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This complete guide explores the benefits and dosages of soy protein supplements. Learn about the different types of soy protein and how they can help you reach your goals.
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A Science-Backed Lean Bulk Supplement Plan
Take your lean bulk to the next level by implementing an intelligent and effective supplement plan. This complete guide looks at the science behind all major bulking supplement choices.
69.5K Reads 15 Comments
Citrulline Malate & L-Citrulline Guide: Benefits, Dosages & FAQ
This complete guide explores the benefits and dosages of L-citrulline supplements. Learn about citrulline and citrulline malate and how they can help you reach your goals.
86.1K Reads 6 Comments
Peri-Workout Supplements: Complete Pre, Intra & Post-Workout Guide
With so many workout supplement choices where do you start? This guide takes a complete look at supplement ingredients, and includes recommendations and timing.
83.1K Reads 8 Comments
Common Bench Press Mistakes
Beef up your bench press by improving your set up, rep stroke, assistance exercises, warmup protocol, training program and your mental strength.
227.5K Reads 18 Comments
Complete Keto Diet Guide
Takes an inside look at the low-carb ketogenic diet, and it's 3 variations: standard, cyclical and targeted keto dieting. Guide includes sample eating plans and recipes.
342.1K Reads 6 Comments
Ultimate Workout Nutrition Guide: Part 2
Workout nutrition can be confusing. Learn about the role of protein quality and quantity, catbohydrates, fats and nutrient timing in this complete expert guide.
43.3K Reads 5 Comments
Expert Guide: Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are essential to our health and well-being. This guide teaches you about the main vitamins and minerals involved in muscle building and fat loss.
73.4K Reads 6 Comments
Glutamine Supplements: Benefits, Dosages, Side Effects & FAQs
The Glutamine expert guide teaches you everything you need to know about glutamine supplements, including why your body needs glutamine, when to take glutamine and what glutamine does.
138.8K Reads 14 Comments
Ultimate Paleo Diet Guide: History, Rules, Recipes & Benefits
Just what is the Paleo diet, and is it right for you? This guide takes a deeper look at the history and principles behind this popular eating lifestyle. Included are sample Paleo recipes.
63K Reads 3 Comments
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