New you, new mindset – what’s ‘Mindfulness’

Can we practice mindfulness in bodybuilding? Mindfulness is a practice that involves listening to your body and bringing your attention to how you feel in the present moment. This technique can prevent overeating by helping you learn to recognize when you no longer feel hungry. You may think this is some Buddhist, meditation mumbo-jumbo! This …

Still Skinny? Come on man!

We see skinny guys in the gym training with commitment. To be muscular. To be a bodybuilder. Like they saw in the movie. I won’t repeat cliches etc here. But: 1. Dragging yourself off the couch to the gym is HARD. 2. Pushing weights is HARD. 3. Some skinny guys can kind of even look …

Artificial Sweeteners don’t help with your calorie control diet!

Many of us think that using artificial sweeteners can help control the sugar cravings while dieting but a new study has found no such effect. Despite popular belief, artificial sweeteners don’t suppress appetite, and trying to use them can lead to over eating and thus increased caloric intake later. Basically – if you’re dieting and …

Free Protein Bars? Kind of…

Easy Home Made Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bars Although they’re an easy and convenient way to fuel up pre or even post-workout, protein bars can be expensive and some brands are packed full of gunk, including artificial ingredients and unnecessary amounts of sugar, all things which you could be doing without. Home made bars …

Brussels Sprouts for testosterone?

Good foods to increase testosterone: Bottom line: Eat the following 10 foods to boost your testosterone, and your muscles will grow bigger and harder. It’s that simple. Brussels Sprouts & cruciferous vegetables What’s Inside: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber The Facts: Eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes and turnips can dramatically lower estrogen levels and …

Eat More Often

By focusing on having frequent meals, you’ll quickly find that your testosterone production kicks into a higher gear. For your body to consistently have a supply of testosterone, it’s important that you’re constantly feeding it a good flow of nutrients. In order to maintain this and keep testosterone levels high, you should be eating 5-6 …

Fuel the Burn!

Start your meals with something spicy! Researchers have found that that it can spike your metabolism and even help you eat less. A study showed that men who had taken a pill with chili peppers 30 minutes prior to eating at an all-you-can-eat buffet (compared to those that had taken a placebo pill) decreased their …

4 Damaging Dietary Habits

Substituting nutrition with food supplements: Although vitamins are a great way to get certain nutrients into your body, satisfying your nutritional needs through good food will always be more beneficial for you. Good quality foods will provide the body with the nutrition it needs to stay healthy and will give overall positive effects as opposed …

Naturally increase testosterone with healthy fats!

Changes to your training and lifestyle will help to increase testosterone production but you need to make dietary changes too. The nutrients you feed your body are ultimately the raw materials needed to make more testosterone and the big change which concerns guys is having to increase fat calories. Your body needs fat and cholesterol …

8 Myths About Protein

Plenty of people have a lot to say and share about protein, but those general discussions in the gym can quickly get out of hand and leave people confused and uncertain about the basic facts. For starters, protein is one of the body’s main nutrients and is taken from the amino acids in your diet …