Dietary Supplements to Gain Muscle and Strength

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Do dietary supplements make you big and strong? No, they don’t. No legal supplement will make you bigger or stronger by itself. You can’t pop a pill and expect to have it build muscle for you.  However, combined with strength training, a select few can help you build muscle and grow stronger. Which ones are … Read more

StrengthLog’s Full-Body Hypertrophy

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StrengthLog’s Full-Body Hypertrophy is a full-body program. Full-body training might just be the most time-efficient way to structure your workouts if you have two or three days a week at your disposal to spend in the gym.  After a workout, you add new muscle protein as a result of your efforts for about 24 hours. … Read more

Bodybuilding 313 – a Training Program for Bodybuilders

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Bodybuilding 313, the new training program for all you aspiring bodybuilders out there who want to build muscle! If you open your StrengthLog app today, you will be greeted by a brand new training program! It is a premium bodybuilding program called Bodybuilding 313. That name is not a reference to the license plate number … Read more

StrengthLog’s In a Hurry at the Gym: A Time-Optimized Program

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StrengthLog’s In a Hurry at the Gym is the program you need when you have a very limited time for an effective workout. Let’s face it, sometimes you need to optimize your training to suit how much time you have at your disposal. Even if your time in the gym is your favorite time of … Read more

How to Cut: Lose Fat and Keep Your Muscle Mass

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Do you want to lose fat and keep your muscle? Sure you do. That is one of the main goals of most people you see in the gym sweating next to you. If you want to show off the physique you have built in the gym, you need to shed the layer of fat that … Read more

Building Muscle as You Age: Protein Needs for the Older Lifter

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Does the older lifter need more protein to keep building muscle? Even if you don’t even lift, there are reasons to believe that more protein than the general dietary recommendations might be beneficial for you as you age – both to stay healthy and to maintain your physical capacity. If you not only lift, but … Read more

Sex Differences in Strength and Muscle Mass: Do Males and Females Gain the Same?

Is it harder for women to build muscle? Men and women have many things in common, but when it comes to building muscle, there are subtle but important things that separate us. Many things have a say in how much muscle you can gain, and how fast. Anabolic hormones and enzymes in our muscles are … Read more

Building Muscle and Losing Fat at the Same Time – Is it Possible?

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. Most of us would like to build muscle and lose fat at the same time, but is it possible? Even if it is physiologically possible, can you realistically expect to do it? It is commonly believed that you can’t … Read more

How Does Deadlift Grip Influence Your Forearm Muscle Activation?

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The deadlift is not only one of the best exercises for developing overall strength and power. It can also be a potent test of your grip strength. According to a new study, your grip variation of choice while deadlifting affects both your muscle activation and your potential to lift maximal loads. Twenty-nine trained athletes performed … Read more

Artificial and Non-sugar Sweeteners: the Good, the Bad, and the Science

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We like sweet things. We are born with a sweet tooth. For thousands of years we satisfied that sweet tooth as soon as we were able to. This was never a problem, since sugar was not something readily available. Today, sugar-sweetened products surround us in every grocery store, and advertisements for candy and soft drinks … Read more