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Sleeping Beauty? If only. For many women—especially those who train hard—a nice, long slumber is increasingly hard to come by, and it’s messing up their lives. “Sleep is now considered the third pillar of health and wellness, to go along with nutrition and exercise,” says Bill Fish, a certified sleep science coach and co-founder of
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As an IFBB pro 212 bodybuilder since 2015 and runner-up at the 212 Bodybuilding Olympia in 2019, I can tell you firsthand that competing isn’t only about meticulous diet and slamming weights—although you can’t leave those out of the picture either. As bodybuilders, we don’t just want to look good—we want top finishes to prove
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Everyone wants the prettiest 3-point shot and the craziest handles on the basketball court, but if you’re not in shape, none of that will do you much good come game time. In-season or off-season, conditioning should be a high priority for any hoopster. Naturally, you’ll see improvements from running the court at team practices, but
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“I first became aware of performance-enhancing drugs when I was accused of taking them,” recalls IFBB bikini pro Amanda Aguzzi. “I had friends and family ask me or assume I was taking something. Admittedly, this upset me—all of my hard work was finally showing, and people were denouncing it.” In reality, the New York native
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You’re coming off a muscle-building phase, or “bulking phase,” as many may refer to it. You’ve worked hard to put on mass. You’ve been focused and consistent with your workouts, and you’ve gotten noticeably stronger and denser. The time has come to unveil the muscles you’ve built. You want to shed some body fat, but
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CrossFit is a mix of metabolic conditioning, Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and sport. Athletes complete workouts that combine these elements creatively, in addition to following a balanced nutrition plan designed by CrossFit founder and retired Navy SEAL Greg Glassman. CrossFit does have unique demands, but its athletes can still reap huge benefits from including yoga in
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Supplements aren’t the only things I like to stack. I also like to combine training techniques to spark faster results. That’s one reason why my Shortcut to Shred program here on Bodybuilding.com is so effective. Not only do I incorporate different intensity-boosting techniques into the workouts, but I combine three of them in particular into
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When you’re craving the warm, buttery flavors of a freshly baked apple pie, look no further than this healthy and high-protein apple tart recipe. Apples are a great source of vitamins and fiber, while a double dose of Signature Oatmeal Cookie whey keeps these tarts high in protein, ideal for building muscle or losing weight.
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When it comes to chest training, I use a “best of both worlds” approach, combining lower-rep, “mechanical tension” strength work with higher-rep, “metabolic-stress” bodybuilding-centric training to maximize growth. It’s actually much simpler than it sounds. To incorporate these two beneficial methods of building lean pectoral muscle tissue while maximizing fat loss, I spread my volume
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Subscribe To Podcast | More Episodes Listen To Podcast Episode #73 Podcast Episode 73 – Matt Vincent & Bonnie Schroeder: Lifting, Injury Rehab, and Athletic Adventuring. Owner of the lifestyle brand HVIII Brand Goods, Matt Vincent, and USAPL 57kg lifter Bonnie Schroeder, took the month of August to hit the road, living out of Matt’s
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The insanity of Brian DeCosta’s shredded physique catches the eye of people at all levels of fitness, but the “shredded for life” results he promises are not achieved without the discipline he has built. DeCosta recently provided a tier system that ranks his workouts for beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifters based on their number of training
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Branched-chain amino acids are all the rage these days, even though their benefits have long been known: They increase energy, blunt fatigue, drive muscle growth, aid fat loss, boost brain power, and even extend life. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Leucine is the MVP when it comes to boosting muscle protein synthesis,
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At the risk of stating the obvious, you need to load up your daily menu with nutrient-dense foods if you want to trade flab for muscle. And when it comes to packing a ton of good things into a small package, nothing rocks it like sweet potatoes. These orange health bombs include fiber to help
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Sticking with your diet is easy—if all you do is stay home and cook your meals. The fact is, no one has that sort of lifestyle, and at times, you may be on the run all day. So, how do you keep from caving and grabbing something from the vending machine or a fast food
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