How to Build Muscle on Keto: The Complete Guide

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Key Points: The ketogenic diet is low-carb, high-fat diet. It’s effective for weight loss, and you probably don’t have to count calories. You can expect to perform as usual during exercise on a keto diet, but building muscle might be a bit more difficult than if you eat carbohydrates. Keto appears safe, although the side-effects … Read more

BCAA vs. EAA: Which Is Better For Your Gains? [Updated 2021]

BCAAs vs. EAAs – which is the better option if you want to build muscle and improve your performance? What are BCAAs and EAAs? And what’s the difference between them? If you’re looking for the answers to those questions, you’re in the right place. In this easy-to-read article, you’ll get all the info you need … Read more

Building Muscle After 50: The Essential Guide

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Key Points: It’s never too late to build muscle and strength. You can build muscle no matter your age. A proven strength training program for building muscle after 50 is to lift two or three days per week, doing 10 sets per muscle and week, with about 8–15 reps per set. Eat a healthy high-protein … Read more

Whey Protein vs. BCAA: Which is Better? [Updated 2021]

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Key Points: Whey is a complete protein that contains the three BCAAs, along with many other amino acids. Whey boosts your overall protein intake, helps you build muscle and strength, and can be used as a meal replacement. Don’t expect BCAA supplements to help your muscle growth. There is no scientific evidence supporting such claims. … Read more

5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle

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Sooner or later, everyone hits a plateau where gains come slower or grind to a halt altogether. That can be very frustrating and lead to a vicious circle where you get less motivated to put in the effort needed to progress.  Let’s take a look at our top five reasons why you’re not gaining muscle … Read more

The StrengthLog Circuit Training Workout

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You called for circuit training, and we answered! We are proud to introduce the very first StrengthLog circuit training workout. Circuit weight training is an effective way to train for getting great results and for saving time. Since the 1970s, science recognizes circuit training as an effective way to improve performance in more than one … Read more

Light or Heavy Weights for Muscle Growth and Strength

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Should you use light or heavy weights if you want to build muscle and strength? Perhaps moderate weights trump them both? For years or even decades, the question of strength training load has been contested. Many studies and scientific articles examine the subject, not to mention the heated discussions in gyms between proponents of one … Read more