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Aerial view of a fit man and woman eating healthy in the gym.
It's been the topic that stumps most lifters, but that changes now! Learn how to calculate your macros to maximize your gains and obtain your goals!
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Clean vs. Dirty Eating For Muscle Building
What exactly determines if a food is dirty and off limits or clean and nutritionally sound? Learn how to logically classify food, avoid excess and eat with moderation.
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The 10 Commandments of Muscle Building Nutrition!
10 rules you should be following if you're serious about muscle building. If you're not following the 10 commandments you are limiting your growth potential.
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The Zone Diet Plan Guide
Learn everything you need to know before starting the Zone Diet plan including it's history, guidelines and components, and all the science behind it.
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Clean Fast Food: In-N-Out & Starbucks w/ Robert Timms
In this video, Gaspari Nutrition athlete Robert Timms takes us through the drive thru at Starbucks and In-N-Out to show us how you can eat well on the go.
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Difference Between Omega 3 and Omega 6
Most of us know that Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are good for us, but do you know the difference? Doug Lawrenson explains in detail in this article.
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How Much Saturated Fat Should We Eat?
Saturated fats are a necessary part of a well-rounded eating plan, yet most of us are unsure about how much we can safely eat. Learn about proper saturated fat intake.
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7 Cooking Secrets That Every Lifter Should Know
Tired of boring bodybuilder meals? These 7 cooking secrets will help you upgrade your ordinary meals for maximum flavor, convenience, and results!
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Bowl of almonds
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff discusses the benefits of including healthy fats in your diet. Fat is nothing to shy away from!
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4 Things Meatheads Can Learn From Vegans
The vegan way of life is wrong! Or is it? Read this article to find out the 4 things we can learn from vegans & apply these tips to your diet today!
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How To Create Your Own Muscle Building Diet Plan
Need a meal plan? This article helps you build a quality eating plan from the ground up. Topics include calorie requirements, macronutrient intake & meal frequency.
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Are You Losing Muscle Because Of Cortisol?
Ever wondered why all those hours in the gym is failing to bring you results? Well it's probably got something to do with Cortisol.
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How to Set Up Your Diet Based on Your Goals
Your diet is just as important to accomplishing your goals as training is. Learn exactly how to set up your diet to accomplish your current goals.
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Building An Eating Plan You Can Live With
This article clears up the dieting confusion and helps you to reach your goals. Learn simple rules that will help you build an effective muscle building or fat loss eating plan.
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The Ideal Ratio of Bulking to Cutting for Hardgainers
Having trouble packing on lean muscle mass? You might be a hardgainer, and if you are, you'll want to use this bulking to cutting ratio to make true gains.
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Pre-Workout Nutrition: 4 Strategies to Improve Performance & Maximize Results
If you're only focused on the post-workout anabolic window, you could be missing out. Learn how to optimize your pre-workout nutrition for maximum growth.
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6 Signs It's Time to End Your Bulk
Bulking might not be the best plan if you resemble the Michelin man or you're giving Santa a run for his job this year...
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Best Ice Creams to Eat for a Jacked & Shredded Physique
Who doesn't love enjoying a sweet, refreshing pint of ice cream during summer? Find out which ice cream options are best to help you crush your goals!
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Combat Your Cravings One Bite At A Time
Angelique Millis gives you great advice on how to battle your cravings for cheesey, crunchy, sweet, spicy, sour, salty and chewy foods.
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Your Go-To Guide For Cutting Fat While Keeping Muscle
Don't lose your hard-earned muscle! This guide and Q&A by Brad Borland shows you how to drop fat and retain muscle.
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How to Make Meal Prep Sunday an Easy Habit
Meal Prepping is a helpful tool to use to lock down your nutrition so you can accomplish all of your fitness goals. Learn how to make it an easy habit!
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Dieting And Muscle Gain, The Whole Truth
Baffled by bro science? Want to know the real deal? Dustin Elliott gives the muscle building truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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Muscular bodybuilder flexing in front of countertop full of clean foods.
IFBB Pro, Sadik Hadzovic, attempts to eat 10,000 CLEAN calories in one day. Will he be able to consume 10k calories in 1 day? Watch the video to find out!
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Male athlete in the kitchen cooking
Modern medicine isn't the only method for boosting test levels. Check out these scientifically backed methods to boost testosterone to healthy levels!
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Fit female preparing a protein shake in her kitchen
Pre and post workout nutrition is not only about consuming the right nutrients, but also about timing. Learn what the research shows regarding nutrient timing for optimal performance and recovery.
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Understanding Carbohydrate Sources & Timing With Kris Gethin
Need help figuring out which carbs to consume and when to consume them? We've got the perfect starting point for you with these tips from Kris Gethin!
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IFBB Figure Pro Samantha Jerring flexing in the grocery shopping aisle.
Nutrex athlete, IFBB Pro, and self-proclaimed mustard connoisseur, Samantha Jerring, gives us a rundown of what her typical grocery haul looks like during her maintenance phase.
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Misunderstood Macros: 10 Lies You've Been Told About Carbohydrates
So many lies about carbohydrates exist in mainstream media. Learn which lies aren't true and begin to reintroduce this important macro into your diet.
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Customizing Your Carbohydrate Intake For Better Results
When it comes to fighting the carbohydrate wars, it's important to understand why a low-carb diet may work well for some, while adding more carbs works better for others.
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What Physique Pros Eat For Breakfast w/ Ryan Terry
Last year's Men's Physique Arnold Classic winner, Ryan Terry, joins the Muscle and Strength Breakfast Club in this edition of "What's for Breakfast?".
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 2
Gluten-free natural athlete Alex Silva tells the hypoallergenic bodybuilder about the best fast food choices, restaurant foods and adult beverages.
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The Case for Refeed Days: A Secret to Successful Dieting?
If you've hit a plateau on your fat loss journey despite weeks of dieting to no avail, a refeed day may just be the key to your new found success.
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6 Tips For Preventing A Slowing Metabolism
How and why does your metabolism slow while losing fat? Bodybuilding coach Cliff Wilson provides 6 tips on how to maximize your fat loss efforts.
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Clean Fast Food: Panda Express & Panera Bread
In this video, Brandon Hendrickson takes us through the drive thru at Panda Express & Panera to show us how you can eat out & still eat clean food sources.
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 3
Gluten-sensitive bodybuilder Alex Silva presents a list of carbs to avoid along with alternatives and product manufacturers.
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The Unlimited Diet Plan: A Sure Fire Way To Build Muscle & Burn Fat
Want to pack on lean mass & lose body fat without lowering your daily calorie consumption? Check out the unlimited diet & learn the best fat loss approach!
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 4
Gluten-free bodybuilder Alex Silva heads to the grocery store and details the best products to add to your shopping list.
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12 Tasty Ways To Make Almonds Part Of Your Muscle Building Diet
With a nutrient profile that's hard to beat, if this tasty superfood doesn't have it's place in your diet yet, here's 12 ways to incorporate it.
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10 Of The Worst Foods To Eat If You're Looking To Get Shredded
You might be sabotaging your progress without even knowing it. Avoid these foods and stay on the right track to obtaining the ultimate beach body.
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Protein Quantity, Timing, Digestion & Enhancement
Everything you need to know about protein intake and consumption, including discussions on protein timing, and the improvement of protein synthesis rates.
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Rapid Backload Peaking: Carbs, Water, and Sodium
Get absolutely shredded for your upcoming contest by following this peaking approach designed by top natural bodybuilder and trainer Cliff Wilson.
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7 Post-Workout Meals to Boost Muscle Growth
Maximize your post-workout meal to boost muscle growth by selecting one of these 7 easy to make recipes. Sweet to savory, we've got your taste buds covered.
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Taking a Closer Look at High Protein Foods
Eating enough protein in your diet can mean the difference between being built like a bus or skinny as a twig. A look at high protein foods for building muscle.
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Super Easy Protein Pancakes Recipe With Sadik Hadzovic
While visiting the Muscle & Strength Headquarters, GAT Athlete Sadik Hadzovic took us through a simple and effective protein pancake recipe using GAT whey!
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Ultimate Paleo Diet Guide: History, Rules, Recipes & Benefits
Just what is the Paleo diet, and is it right for you? This guide takes a deeper look at the history and principles behind this popular eating lifestyle. Included are sample Paleo recipes.
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Just what exactly is "if it fits your macros", and why are all the muscleheads talking about it? This article takes a deeper look at the clean versus dirty foods discussion.
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11 High Protein Meals You Can Cook in a Crock Pot
If you're looking for hands-free gains, it's time to dust off your crock pot. Here are 11 suggestions for high protein meals you can make in a slow cooker.
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Muscle Man Eating Food
It's time to build size while remaining lean. Bodybuilder Brad Borland presents 19 rock solid tips to help you keep your body fat levels in check while gaining mass.
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Mental & Physical Health: A New Way to Look at Balanced Dieting
When selecting what your diet consists of, what kind of factors do you let influence your food selection? Learn how to diet for both mental & physical health.
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Do You Even Shake, Bro? 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Protein Shakes
It's time to reclaim your gains! There's more to protein than chugging powder mixed with water. Take your shakes to the next level by trying these 5 tips.
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