Nutrition

How to Choose a Protein Powder

Choosing a protein powder can be overwhelming. There are many types, flavors, and kinds of proteins that attack different goals. A protein powder for someone who’s looking to lose fat and weight is going to be different than for someone who’s looking to build muscle and gain weight. In this complete guide to choosing a…

The Beginner’s Shopping List

A basic shopping list is an important part of starting a fitness program as a beginner. Weight training is not the only part of a fitness journey. Although it’s important, choosing food for bodybuilding means paying attention to what foods are good for you and high quality. If you feel like you are struggling to…

The Female Bodybuilding Handbook: Everything You Need to Know

Female bodybuilding can be intimidating. Even if you’re not looking to compete, getting into the gym at all can be hard to do. Fitness machines and routines mean that you have to learn a new activity. If you’re looking for a way to feel confident in the gym, the female bodybuilding handbook is exactly what…

How to Use High Calorie Shakes for Weight Gain

In order to bulk up muscles, bodybuilders and fitness fans need to increase the number of calories they consume. When you’re regularly working out and burning thousands of calories, you need to exceed that number with calories consumed to make any progress in the measurement of your bicep or thigh. In this article, we’ll cover…

High Protein Foods for Bodybuilding

Protein is needed in the body for muscle building. That means that eating enough protein is important for any bodybuilder. Here’s a list of the top 20 high protein foods for bodybuilding that you can use to meet your quota of protein for the day. Beef Jerky13g per 1ozInstead of reaching for high-salt chips and…

Recipes for Healthy Holiday Treats

Do you love holiday treats but tend to avoid them in order to stick to your diet and avoided the dreaded holiday season weight gain? Do you find yourself indulging in delicious desserts but regretting it later? This time of year, homes are filled with the wonderful scents of holiday baking. Lucky for you, you…

Awesome Recipes Using Optimum Nutrition’s Whey Protein

Vanilla Protein Bars Ingredients: 1 scoop vanilla GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY Protein powder 1 ½ cup rolled oats 6 Medjool dates ¼ cup creamy peanut butter 3-4 tbsp water Instructions: Combine oats, protein power, dates, and peanut butter in a food processor. Next, add water a tablespoon at a time until the mix comes together. Press the…

Blueprint to Cut

Your 12-week program to get lean and mean! Wait, isn’t this the ‘off-season?’ You guys must have screwed up, you’re thinking. Maybe you meant to post this next spring? Traditionally, bodybuilders do follow a seasonal pattern in which their physique goals mirror the climate. We tend to adjust our training and nutrition toward the goal…

Homemade Protein Bars

I chose to spice my protein bars up with coconut, but that is completely optional. You could top with chopped nuts or swirl your chocolate with peanut butter! These are chewy, hearty bars that will leave you feeling satisfied. 2.5 cups rolled oats 1-2 scoops protein powder 1 cup nut butter (almond, peanut, or sunflower)…

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats Pudding

¾ cup rolled oats 1 cup Greek yogurt ¾ cup milk 2 tbsp. honey 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 2 tbsp. nut butter 6 large strawberries, sliced. Steps Blend oats, yogurt, milk, honey, protein powder, and peanut butter until smooth. Divide into two containers, cover, and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Top with strawberries. 

The Best Supplements for Muscle Gain and Strength

To start with, there a few questions we need to ask. Are you physically active? Have you started to train and manage your diet? Are you cleared by a medical professional to take supplements? Talk to your doctor if you have a pre-existing medical condition. If you answered yes to all of these questions, you’re…