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Evan Centopani explains why a product like Animal Omega should be one of the first to get into anyone's stack.

First Thing's First: Animal Omega

It's a common phenomenon among this generation of up and coming lifters—paying attention to the advanced stuff before establishing the proper foundation. It's backwards. You know it, we know it, and maybe even these kids know it. Evan Centopani outlines how to avoid putting the cart before the horse in his latest article, and explains why a product like Animal Omega should be one of the first to get into anyone's stack.

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Is Calorie Free Really Calorie Free?

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.

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Nutrition Basics: Setting Up Macronutrients

John Jewett has always been a "thinking man's bodybuilder.” Every movement he performs and every morsel of food he puts in his mouth has a purpose and function. His knowledge is vast and his approach is intelligent. Listen in as he covers some of the nutrition basics that are the pillars of his plan.