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Make sure you get that meal in

A lot of bodybuilders eat 6 meals a day to assist them with muscle growth and keep their metabolism working at maximum efficiency.

A lot of bodybuilders eat 6 meals a day to assist them with muscle growth and keep their metabolism working at maximum efficiency. They split up their food into smaller more manageable meals and spread them over a period of time to meet the daily calories they need to keep ...

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Pre-workout meals

Pre-workout Meals: Fuel your workouts with high octane food

Fuel your workouts with high octane food To get the most from every training session you need the right fuel to fire up your engine. While we’re fortunate to have access to a wide range of well-formulated and effective pre-workout products, when you’re training six days a week, 52 weeks ...

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Getting post workout nutrition right

Getting post workout nutrition right

If you’re going to lift like a man. you better start eating like one! How would you like it if you found out that you could increase protein synthesis by 110%, store glycogen twice as effectively, increase insulin sensitivity and growth hormone levels, and improve on recovery time naturally? Well, ...

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Recipe – Sweet and sour chicken strips

Recipe - Sweet and sour chicken strips

Who said your chicken breasts should be tasteless and boring? Open your mind to an easy muscle-fueling food with the following chicken recipe to reach your fat loss and muscle building goals: Sweet and sour chicken recipe What you need? 3-4 chicken breasts 2 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper ...

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Your go-to muscle-building protein sources

Your go-to muscle-building protein sources

Muscle-building and protein are synonymous. Protein-rich food sources will not only energise you but will give you the most muscle-building nutrients per calorie in your ongoing quest to pack on slabs of muscle. For high-quality protein bodybuilders should look no further than: 1. Whey protein You cannot go wrong with ...

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The perfect protein blend

The perfect protein blend - Study finds that a protein combination is best for post-workout muscle repair and growth

Study finds that a protein combination is best for post-workout muscle repair and growth A clinical study entitled “Effect of Protein Blend vs. Whey Protein Ingestion on Muscle Protein Synthesis Following Resistance Exercise” was recently presented by Dr. Blake Rasmussen and colleagues at the Experimental Biology 2012 conference. The clinical ...

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Muscle Alchemy – Directing calories from fat into muscle

Muscle Alchemy - Directing calories from fat into muscle

By Mike T. Nelson (reprinted with permission from www.vpxsports.com) In a perfect world you could magically divert all the calories consumed directly to your muscles first, to make them bigger and stronger. The rest of the calories would be used for the myriad of “housekeeping” activities your body performs on ...

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Solving the protein conundrum

Solving the protein conundrum

Understanding how the body assimilates protein is important to get the most from your nutrition By Christa North, Dietician We are required to ingest proteins as the human body cannot synthesise all the amino acids we need internally. The nutritional requirement for dietary protein consists of three main components: Amino ...

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The 10 Best Mass Building Foods

The 10 Best Mass Building Foods

Eating for mass shouldn’t have to be a chore! By Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor Eating for mass can be exhausting. Physically consuming the volume of food required to hit your daily calorie target is often the hardest part of a bodybuilder’s diet. At the top end of the sport athletes like Jay ...

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Sodium Science

Sodium Science: The importance of salt and its effects on the body

The importance of salt and its effects on the body by Andrew Carruthers – Editor-In-Chief If you’re wondering why I’m writing an article on salt, then you’re obviously not aware of its importance in the human body and, more importantly, its importance in bodybuilding. It still amazes me every year to ...

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