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Animal Cuts wins The Vitamin Shoppe's 2021 Best Thermogenic

Animal Cuts: Victory Becomes Reality

The verdict is in—Animal Cuts is voted the Best Thermogenic on The Vitamin Shoppe’s Battle of the Brands. We are extremely honored by the support of customers and users worldwide. Our mission has always been to put out quality products backed by real results. It's times like these that remind us why we do what we do.

IFBB Wellness Pro Renee Jewett shares tips for a mini cut

Mini Cut Success

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.

John Jewett debunks gut health myths

Debunking Gut Health Myths

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.

Powerlifter Rob Hall talks Fear

Fear

When you look around and see casuals training at the gym, the word "fear" isn't even in their repertoire of emotions. They're there to have a good lift, exercise, and feel good. What if you're training to become the real deal and you’re under hundreds or even thousands of pounds of weight that could kill you? Your mind changes and your attitude adjusts. Rob Hall covers this different mentality in his latest article.

Renee Jewett shares tips on how to get to the body fat sweet spot.

The Body Fat Sweet Spot

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.

Gary G-Six Turner talks about how the gym scene has changed

How the Gym Scene Has Changed

Evolution happens whether we like it or not. Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad. How you feel about that really depends on your vantage point. Anyone who's been in the gym scene for 5, 10, even 20 years knows that it feels different now than it did then, and we know G-Six has a ton to say about it in his latest article. Check it out.

Shawn Smith's Off-season “Bulking” Tips

Off-season “Bulking” Tips

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.

Getting to know IFBB Pro and Animal athlete Joe Mackey

Introduction To the Fans

Who is Animal athlete Joe Mackey? We know he's an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and one of the strongest athletes in his division. Was this always the case? How did he get into the weights? All that can be found in his latest article.

Powerlifter Rob Hall shares tips for improving your squat, bench, and deadlift

Squat, Bench, and Deadlift (SBD) Tips

Plateaus happen to everyone in the lifting game. Can't avoid them. This is particularly true in powerlifting when you feel like you hit a wall with your squat, bench, or deadlift. How do you get past it? Rob Hall tells you how to break through.

Chris Tuttle shares tips for maintaining a healthy relationship with food

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with Food

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.

Tips for Building a Massive Back Placeholder

Tips for Building a Massive Back

A massive back is a status symbol among bodybuilders. Much like the ever-coveted big legs, having a back that turns heads is an indicator that an athlete has put in the heavy-duty work. You don't acquire a thick cobra backside by doing sissy movements, half repping, and training lightly. You have to put some elbow grease into it. Shawn Smith shares some tips for building a massive back.