Quick & Simple Guide to Creatine

A lot of people have asked me about what supplements I recommend, and one of the few you will ever see me suggest is creatine. This is because many supplements are good for little other than scheming you out of your hard-earned money, but creatine is one of the few that has an enormous body of research behind it and has proven effective not only for training and muscle-building, but for health as…

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Why You Should NOT Make Your Own Workouts As A Beginner

  **This post was transcribed from this video.** What’s up everyone, Lady J here and today’s article is about why you should NOT create your own workout as a beginner.  If you had financial problems, legal issues, or a concern with your health, which do you think would give you a higher chance of success: coming up with your own plan; or following the advice of an authority in the field who has…

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Making the Best of Myfitnesspal

I must warn you, this article might come across as a bit of a rant against Myfitnesspal. It has been instrumental in helping many people keep track of their diets (including me). But, I believe its imperfections have also contributed to the downfall of many unaware newbies seeking to get their bodies in order. Let me explain. Get Rid of Myfitnesspal’s Suggested Goals The most important area to begin is knowing where you should start in…

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A Case for Counting Calories

Some people claim calorie counting is obsessive, behavior consistent with an eating disorder, difficult, and inconvenient. This post is meant to challenge that opinion. This is because I firmly believe that counting calories is a direct route to achieving your ideal body composition and performance goals. Consider this: if someone were looking to improve their budget because their spending has gone awry and they have accumulated massive debt, would you advise them not to track their expenses?…

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How to Build Strength and Muscle with Minimal Equipment

Is a lack of equipment keeping you from attempting to pursue your goals? The truth is, you can increase your strength and improve your body with very little (if any) investment. Read on to find out more. Calisthenics The cheapest and most easily available equipment you have to build strength and muscle is your own body weight. A lot of people tend to think of body weight exercises (a.k.a. calisthenics)…

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90 Days of a Ketogenic Diet

**The video version of this article is here** What is a ketogenic diet? A ketogenic diet (keto, for short) is a low carb diet that consists mostly of fats, with the secondary source of calories being a moderate amount of protein. The whole goal of a ketogenic diet is to get into a metabolic state called ketosis, where fats become the main energy source for the body  instead of glucose…

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Barbell Bunny Now on YouTube

Hey ladies, I decided to overcome my fierce camera shyness to bring you videos about the latest news and research on lifting, nutrition, and tutorials on everything from tracking calories with Myfitnesspal to properly performing barbell exercises. I’m really excited about learning to work with Sony Vegas Pro to make videos (inner geek alert) and being able to provide help to those who aren’t too much into reading but would still like to…

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11 Reasons Every Woman Should Lift

Lifting weights is probably one of the best activities a woman could ever do to improve her body and well-being. Despite this, many of us are resistant to lifting weights because we are afraid of becoming “bulky,” and thus, losing our femininity to muscle. I admit to being guilty of thinking this way in the past and being unaware of the true benefits resistance training has for the female body. For years I held myself back so as not…

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The Secret to Choosing A Diet That Works

Are you confused by the multitude of diets claiming that they are the answer to the World’s obesity epidemic? If so, you will be pleased to discover that in 2014, a meta-analysis of several studies comparing popular diets revealed which diet is the best for fat loss: none. That’s right, not a single one can claim to be the most effective. The participants in the aforementioned studies generally experienced the same amount of fat…

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