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On The Map with Derek Lunsford: Vol. 1 Columbus, Ohio

On The Map with Derek Lunsford: Vol. 1 Columbus, Ohio

Anyone who has been to the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio knows that this is one of the biggest and best bodybuilding, powerlifting, and fitness event of the year. It never fails to bring the most exciting attractions each and every year. Continue reading →
Posted By: Derek Lunsford
Categories: DIET
Frequency Vs. Volume

Frequency Vs. Volume

You can train with maximum intensity or you can train with high frequency, but you can’t do both. For years, trainees have landed on either side of the debate with some being disciples of the high intensity school and the rest being advocates of increased training frequency. Continue reading →
Posted By: Evan Centopani
Categories: TRAINING
Smashing Chest and Biceps with Rex on Olympia Weekend

Smashing Chest and Biceps with Rex on Olympia Weekend

Memorable workouts are sometimes hard to achieve. There are many monotonous days in the gym putting in grueling work, so what really burns a workout into your memory? Continue reading →
Posted By: John Jewett
Categories: TRAINING
Understanding Macro and Micronutrients

Understanding Macro and Micronutrients

When constructing a proper diet, you need to consider more than just caloric intake and protein, carbs, and fat. Nutrition also includes vitamins and minerals. Derek Lunsford explains his approach to nutrition in his newest article, “Understanding Macronutrients and Micronutrients.”
Posted By: Derek Lunsford
Categories: NUTRITION, DIET
The Origin Of Animal Meal

The Origin Of Animal Meal

Anyone who knows me knows I care about nutrition and what I put into my body...a lot. As a bodybuilder, you have to make certain choices to achieve an elite level. At times, it seems like success and health are antithetical. Maybe that's a part of the reason why nutrition is so important to me. When it comes to nutrition, I'm always looking to eliminate the nonsense and get right to the good stuff. Over the years I’ve learned that you simply cannot improve on unadulterated, fresh, whole food. As far as perfect nutrition is concerned, technology has failed to surpass Mother Nature. Continue reading →
Posted By: Evan Centopani
Categories: Animal Meal
Animal Meal: Key Ingredients

Animal Meal: Key Ingredients

The idea behind Animal Meal is pretty simple. Animal and I created Animal Meal to be a highly digestible meal replacement powder with just a few natural, high quality ingredients. Animal Meal contains macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) sourced from the following seven basic foods: beef, egg, peas, sweet potatoes, oats, cassava root (yuca), and olive oil. Animal Meal also provides a close approximation of what I deem as the ideal ratio of those macronutrients – 1:1:1. Working closely with Animal, I just wanted in create a meal replacement powder that could serve as a meal “replacement” for me and anyone interested in proper nutrition. I truly hope I’ve succeeded. Continue reading →
Posted By: Evan Centopani
Categories: Animal Meal
Animal Meal Questions & Answers With Evan Centopani

Animal Meal Questions & Answers With Evan Centopani

Who would benefit from taking Animal Meal? Anyone looking for a balanced, extremely easy to digest, and high-quality source of macronutrients can benefit from the regular use of Animal Meal. You don’t have to be an elite athlete or bodybuilder like me to benefit from Animal Meal use either. Continue reading →
Posted By: Evan Centopani
Categories: Animal Meal
The Importance of Balancing Your Macros

The Importance of Balancing Your Macros

Nearly all industries, disciplines, and practices are subject to trends. Nutrition and the opinions surrounding it seem to be especially volatile. In my lifetime alone, I have seen a dramatic shift in the thinking regarding nutrition. What’s interesting to note is that trends can be influenced by various factors. There is always the possibility that there is an agenda being pushed for the sake of making money. Any company or industry with something to gain from a favorable result can fund and publish “studies” which might influence people to buy their products. This happens in the food industry all the time. Continue reading →
Posted By: Evan Centopani
Categories: Animal Meal
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