Scrolling through the online store or browsing the supplement aisle, the options of products seem endless. If you are a research nerd like me, it takes forever to choose as I don’t want to make the wrong one. Or maybe you are whimsical and grab the first thing that has some flashy packaging. Either way I want to simplify this process for you, especially for picking the right pre-workout.
First and foremost, I’m a lifelong fan of lifting weights, so I’ve had an interest in every endeavor that is intrinsically tied to that. Olympic weightlifting, strongman, powerlifting, arm-wrestling, bodybuilding, etc. My competitive career has been predominantly in powerlifting, but I have also done two strongman competitions (in 2014) and have always wanted to try my hand at bodybuilding. After I was injured in November 2021 while preparing for a powerlifting competition, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any heavy squatting for a while, so I figured going the bodybuilding route would be a way to feed my competitive drive and take on a new challenge that involved a different style of training and dieting. Just to be clear, I am not done powerlifting.
In recent years I’ve noticed more and more women interested in gaining muscle. Some with the intention to compete in physique sports and others because they feel a sense of empowerment or want to improve the way they feel in their bodies. Whatever your reason for gaining muscle, I think it’s awesome. No matter your reasoning, you’re here because you’re most likely looking for information to help you build muscle. In this article, I outline my most important top five muscle gain tips for women. So hop on board the gain train to learn more!
It’s undeniable that Animal Cuts is one of the best fat burners on the market. The number of awards this product has been given stretches for as far as I can see. Both The Vitamin Shoppe and Bodybuilding.com have awarded Animal Cuts and Cuts Powder as the “Best Thermogenic and Weight Loss Product of the Year,” and for a good reason — it works!
Your physique goal and current training phase can dictate the cardio choices that you might want to set in place. Whether your goal is fat loss, aerobic capacity, health improvement, or you have a sport-specific need, let this be your guide to personalizing your cardio to reach that goal.
Quad injuries suck, but they aren't the end of the road. There is life in the gym and stage after this. Just 19 weeks after a quad tendon rupture, Shawn Smith is back hitting his legs. How? Let him tell you.