• The Secret to Lifting Heavy: Balance

    Ever try to get your one-rep max up on the bench press only to realize that you haven’t been able to increase it by more than a few pounds?  It may sound counter intuitive at first, but the reason you aren’t able to bench, squat, pull, push, or shove more weight may very well be because your body’s stabilization system is weak. Continue Reading

  • The Downside To Juicing

    All-juice diets may appeal to many out there because it condenses fruits and vegetables into a vitamin-loaded super drink. And it’s all plant-based, so how could you go wrong? It’s an easy way to add neglected vitamins and minerals to a diet that may not include them.  Many even juice to detox the body. But let it be known that juicing does have a serious downside. Continue Reading

  • Carrageenan: Why You’re Probably Eating it And Why It’s Bad for You

    Carra-what? Chances are good that you have never even heard of this natural additive before. It’s a commonly found substance in low-fat milk, milk-replacements (almond or coconut, for example), cottage cheeses, yogurts, chocolates, and ice creams. Used to make low-fat variations appear thicker in consistency and texture, the emulsifier is derived from red seaweed called “Irish Moss.” Continue Reading

  • 5 Affordable Protein Sources

    Anyone remotely involved in "getting gains" knows that getting ample amounts of protein is key to building muscle mass. Protein shakes are great for this. They're rich with nutrients and convenient when you're at the gym, but let's be honest - they can be a bit pricey. If you're looking to build muscle and save a few dollars while doing so, this is the post for you. We've collected a list of convenient and, most importantly, affordable protein sources to help you and your wallet. Continue Reading

  • The Caffeine Effect

    Many of us can’t start off our day on the right foot unless we have a freshly brewed cup of java in the morning.  In more recent years, caffeine has also become a popular pre-workout supplement in the form of energy drinks, aimed to boost and maintain energy levels of during high intensity workouts. Lots of athletes swear by it, but many also condemn it. Let’s examine the ancient question: Is caffeine good or bad for you? Continue Reading

  • Gluten Free

    You’ve probably heard the phrase “gluten-free” thrown around more and more over the last couple of years. It’s certainly a buzzword that’s even caught the attention of many national restaurant chains and food manufacturers. At this point, “gluten” probably doesn’t sound like something anyone would want to eat, but what exactly is it?  Continue Reading

  • Tips on Getting a Good Night’s Rest

    Why do we sleep?  It may surprise you that there’s no bona fide consensus among the scientific community to answer this question.  After all, our minds never take a break, even when we’re under.  The brain consumes almost as much energy when we lay unconscious as it does when we’re awake!  But nothing is more important to a healthy mind and body than getting a good night’s rest.   Continue Reading

  • 3 Tips for Healthier Snacking

    Work a desk job? Me too. An unfortunate side effect for me has been developing a nasty habit of unhealthy snacking. My relationship with the vending machine has grown a little too close, while my relationship with fruits and vegetables has begun to suffer.  Snacking isn't inherently bad – it simply depends on what you snack on and how much you eat. If your between-meal snacking is adding more calories than you need, try the following tips to keep it in check. Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways to Boost your Metabolism During the Workday

    Metabolism refers to the process by which your body breaks down proteins, carbs, and fats to provide the energy you need to live. A slow metabolism carries a number of health risks, like heart disease, stroke, and gaining weight in general. If you're at the office from 9-5, try implementing the following techniques into your routine to help keep your body burning. Continue Reading

  • 10 Words That Have a Different Meaning When You’re a Weightlifter

    "Gains. Shredded. Juicing." Know the terms? Weightlifting has its own specialized vocabulary that can leave the non-lifter’s head spinning. If you're unfamiliar, check out our quick guide to help weightlifters and non-weightlifters get on the same page. Continue Reading

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