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Stand Strong

Stand Strong

You can draw many parallels between bodybuilding and real life. Training in a gym—and everything that comes with it—has much to teach you about operating on a personal level. Derek Lunsford shares his thoughts on how intertwined bodybuilding and life really are in his his latest article.

Posted By: Derek Lunsford

Categories: TRAINING, LIFESTYLE, LIVING

THE ORIGIN OF ANIMAL SNAK

THE ORIGIN OF ANIMAL SNAK

Animal Snak has been a long-time coming. We had a simple goal here at Animal: Make a bar that we actually wanted to eat ourselves – a whole food-based bar that also tasted great and unlike anything else out there. As competitive athletes ourselves, we had pretty high standards. We know what’s good and what’s not. We know what we like and what we don’t. So did we meet the mark? Though it took close to two Continue reading →

Posted By: L B

Categories: Animal Snak

CONVENIENCE

CONVENIENCE

More than ever, we’re on the go. The most dedicated among us find a way to prepare quality whole food meals several times a day. But we all make mistakes from time to time. For those times, there’s Animal Snak. Will Animal Snak be able to replace a quality whole food meal, calorie for calorie? Not on a regular basis, but it will provide quality nutrients and taste a whole lot better. Continue reading →

Posted By: L B

Categories: Animal Snak

Macros

Macros

Most think building muscle happens in the gym when you train. Some believe growth takes place when you’re recovering – resting and sleeping at home. Still others argue that progress is made when you’re eating and replenishing your body with nutrients. Well, all three are right. Your body is a machine and many variables are involved in its optimal maintenance. The human body doesn’t just grow from the iron. It won’t get stronger by sleeping all day. And it definitely won’t get bigger by just by eating haphazardly. Everything plays a role and the smart athlete knows how to manipulate each element. Continue reading →

Posted By: L B

Categories: Animal Snak

ANIMAL SNAK QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

ANIMAL SNAK QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What is the Animal Snak Bar? The Animal Snak Bar contains a ton of high quality protein, first and foremost. But it’s more than just a standard “high protein” bar. The Animal Snak Bar is a complete high protein, whole food “meal replacement” bar that comes fully equipped with balanced macros. If you’re looking for a skinny bar that only focuses on protein at the expense of quality carbs and essential fats, you’re looking at the wrong bar. Continue reading →

Posted By: L B

Categories: Animal Snak

Post Contest Back Training for Width

Post Contest Back Training for Width

The first thing you learn about this sport is that perfection doesn't exist. Fresh off the Dallas Europa pro show, John Jewett assesses his weaknesses and gets back to the work at hand–bringing up his back. Take a look as he takes us through a vertical specific back workout in "The Animal Underground."

Posted By: John Jewett

Categories: TRAINING

More Than a Market

More Than a Market

One flight over the pond brings Animal athletes Vincenzo Masone and Evan Centopani to Birmingham, England for the BodyPower Expo. Sights were seen, weights were lifted, and food was consumed. See it all go down in the latest video "More Than a Market."

Posted By: G-Six

Categories: DIET

Finding Your Values

Finding Your Values

Many of us get into bodybuilding to be the best we can be while proving to others that we are more than worthy to step on stage. But bodybuilding can be a selfish endeavor where many of our values fall by the wayside. Are you sacrificing too much? Read up as Derek Lunsford shares how he found balance over the years.

Posted By: Derek Lunsford

Categories: LIFESTYLE

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