Ramadan is a Muslim holiday that requires a strict fast of no fluids or food within the daylight hours. This can be extremely difficult for a physique or strength athlete who relies heavily on food consumption to progress. It's not impossible, however, and athletes have been doing it since the beginning of time. Chris Tuttle shares how a Muslim athlete can work around these restrictions 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.
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.
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.
Bodybuilding is as much internal as it is external. Yes, it is the goal to look as big and ripped as possible but the idea of health is also a factor. The types of food you choose to put in your body can have a positive or negative effect on how the inner workings operate. It comes down to what you choose to fork into your mouth. Chris Tuttle, Registered Dietitian, dives deeper on the subject.
In the fitness world, people rely heavily on calorie free foods and products. They want to enjoy all the yummy sweet and savory foods but limit all the calories. Zero calorie foods are also a go-to for many in order to satisfy cravings. I hate to break the myth here, but zero calories on a food label does not mean it truly is zero calories. Although the amounts consumed for some foods might not add up to be significant, that is not always the case. The biggest issue is that it is easy to abuse zero calorie food items when food focus is so high on test prep. If you are dieting on 1500 calories, you can easily rack up an extra 150 calories for the food items you thought were zero calorie. Now you just bumped your calorie intake up 10%; that can be the difference between getting that last bit of body fat off or not. Let’s look over some common zero calorie foods.
With limited food access in many places due to the Coronavirus, John Jewett looks around the kitchen for some pantry staples to make the macros work. Waffles and pancakes, a crowd pleaser, can be easily made into a balanced meal. John’s favorite is Animal Whey Salted Caramel Peanut Butter pancakes, but your options are endless. Grab you favorite Animal Whey and let’s get started.