Peaking for a show is tricky. Obviously, the first plan of action is to become fat-free, but after that, an athlete must know when to feed into the show in order to present the best possible look. No one can explain this to you better than John Jewett does in his latest article.
When you're the size of IFBB Pro Shawn Smith and carry the amount of muscle he does, you have to eat a certain way. This isn't just a fly-by-night plan. It's calculated and precise. Check out what's on Shawn's plate in his latest article.
Mini cuts are sometimes needed in bodybuilding. By lowering body weight, mini cuts can put your body in a better set point for growth and make it more sensitive to nutrients. Renee Jewett gets into the nitty gritty of how, why, and when one would implement a mini cut in her latest article.
Gut health has become all the rage in the fitness industry of late, and for good reason. A healthy GI tract will ensure that your food is absorbed and used properly and you'll feel better overall. In his latest article, registered dietitian John Jewett debunks some of the bro science surrounding what you should and shouldn't do when it comes to a healthy gut. Read on.
Most competitors like the off-season. They can make improvements and get bigger and stronger without worrying about being ultra shredded. But what if things get out of hand? How far is too far? Renee Jewett lets us know how she makes that call and what to look out for in her latest article.
You tryin' to get huge? Then you're going to have to put a plan in place for your off-season nutrition. You can't tiptoe around eating like a bird and expect to be some monster that people stare at. Doesn't work that way. No one knows this better than Shawn Smith. Go read his latest article.
"How do I add muscle and lose body fat?" Everyone is seeking an answer to this magic question. In his latest article, John Jewett shares some ways we can operate a proper off-season that will keep body fat in check while adding a substantial amount of tissue.
Unfortunately, physique athletes tend to develop a poor relationship with food. This is often brought on by strict dieting that leads to hyper-focus on both the foods they can and can't eat. How do you stop that? Chris Tuttle shares tips for maintaining a healthy relationship with food.
When people think of getting in shape, the first thing they consider is the work in the gym. And while this for very good reason, they often completely neglect nutrition. Structuring your diet with your current goals in mind is absolutely essential to make any progress. It's the driving force behind your gains. Renee Jewett highlights some key points on the matter in her latest article.
How many times have you seen a competitor blow up immediately after a show? No, not with muscle. With water and fat. To the point where you even said, "What the hell happened to them?" This is a clear case of not managing a post-show rebound and the sooner you learn how to, the better muscle accrual you will have. Shawn Smith provides some tips to managing the post-show rebound in his latest article.