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Big On a Budget

In the latest episode of "Big on a Budget," Chris Tuttle takes to Marrazzo's grocery store to put together a full week of clean eating for under $50. It can be done. Learn how to bodybuild while on a fixed income.

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Becoming an Olympian

Now, the sky’s the limit. My goal is to win the 212 Olympia. This is not a dream, but a reality I can make true. I have the entire year focused for the 2020 Olympia. I will change my physique into what will be an Olympian champion—my vision is set.

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How to Simplify Your Diet for Maximum Results

When people hear "diet," they often think of some intricate meal plan that is difficult to follow but will yield good results. Truth be told, it doesn't need to be complicated and you can simplify things to fit your lifestyle. In the latest Animal article, Chris Tuttle shares some great tips to keep your meal prepping on track and help you achieve maximum results.

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Rethinking Optimal Protein Intake

Athletes are always interested in the topic of protein. How much should we take? What is too much? Too little? John Jewett breaks it down for us in his latest article on optimal protein intake.

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How to Build Your Legs Like an IFBB Pro


Legs are one of the most prominent--and important--feature on a pro bodybuilder. If you have weak legs, you're going to have a hard time turning pro, and most certainly underperform among them. Derek Lunsford is known for having a killer set of wheels. He highlights how to build your legs like an IFFB Pro in his latest article.

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5 Tips To Maintain Training Intensity During Contest Prep

Intensity is one of the key components to accomplishing anything of magnitude, but especially to building a successful physique. You have to train in a way that will produce results, even when energy and calories are in serious deficit. John Jewett tells us how to approach and sustain intensity when you're getting ready for a show.

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Hypertrophy Training: Preparing for Your Hard Sets

Hypertrophy—the breaking down of muscle fibers so that they rebuild themselves with increased size—is the point of training. If you want to achieve the greatest degree of hypertrophy, you must be in tune with what you're doing in the gym and how you're doing it. No one understands this better than IFBB Pro John Jewett. He explains how to properly initiate and reach maximum hypertrophy in his latest article.

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Improving Sleep for Increased Gains

Sleep, without a shadow of doubt, is the most overlooked aspect of recovery and growth. We're talking about a deep sleep state that allows your muscles and your mind to recover fully from your day to day grind. In his newest article, John Jewett explains the importance of a good rest and why it is absolutely crucial for recovery. Tag someone who is up all night and needs this reality check.