Macros for Cutting: Count Your Way to Fat Loss

macros for cutting

As a bodybuilder, you can’t subscribe to the permabulk diet if you want to see the fruits of your labor in the gym. Chances are you’re going on a cutting diet sooner or later. Whether you’re dieting for natural bodybuilding contest preparation or want to look your best shirtless, knowing how to track and adjust … Read more

Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet: The Complete Guide

Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet

Veganism has become increasingly popular over the last few decades, going from a fringe movement to mainstream. Health and environmental reasons and awareness of animal rights have made millions switch to a plant-based diet and a vegan lifestyle. You might be wondering if a plant-based diet is any good for building muscle. The answer is … Read more

5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle

plateau, gains

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

Protein for Strength Athletes and Bodybuilders

protein

Key Points: Protein! Without it, you won’t survive long. And if you get too little of it, you certainly won’t perform your best or build any muscle. The word “protein” comes from the Greek word for primary. Athletes, bodybuilders, and strength athletes need enough protein to increase performance, muscle size, and strength. Strength training plus … Read more

Protein Intake: How Much Protein Should You Eat per Day?

Daily Protein Intake

Key Points: Protein is the building blocks of your body. Your hair, skin, hormones, blood, bones and – last but not least – muscles are all built from these chains of amino acids. Today, it is well-established that increasing your protein intake from an average to optimal level can bring substantial extra gains from training. … Read more

Protein Needs Based on Fat-Free Mass?

Protein needs and fat-free mass

Today we’ve got a question on protein needs, from Stefan in Sweden. He writes: “If I understand correctly, protein intake is often mentioned in terms of grams of protein per kilo of bodyweight, for instance 2 grams per kilo. Wouldn’t fat-free mass be a more relevant metric, since a person at 80 kilos would have … Read more

Coconut Oil – A Healthier Choice?

Coconut oil has become more and more popular over the last decade, often being hailed as having a number of beneficial health effects. Claims that coconut oil can decrease cardiovascular disease risk, improve weight loss, and even protect against diseases like Alzheimer’s abound. A new meta-analysis takes a look at the scientific evidence behind these … Read more