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Grocery Shopping with Pro Bodybuilders w/ John Meadows
The Mountain Dog, John Meadows, IFBB pro and highly-respected coach joins Muscle & Strength in this episode of Grocery Shopping with Pro Bodybuilders.
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Match Carb Intake To Your BodyFat & Muscle Mass
Are carbs the enemy? Maik Wiedenbach says no. Learn how to approach your carbohydrate consumption based on the the current state of your physique.
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Carbohydrates and Bodybuilding
Why do you need carbohydrates? This article explains how you can integrate carbohydrates into your diet to help build more muscle faster.
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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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NPC Fitness competitor, Trainer and Lifestyle & Conditioning Coach Nichole Ohrablo talks about her Vegan lifestyle. Anyone can benefit from including vegan food sources in their diet!
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What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Dinner w/ Chris Bumstead
Chris Bumstead shows us one of his favorite dinner meals to eat during the offseason. Check it out and give this tasty, easy-to-make meal a try for yourself!
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3 Proven Ways to Lock Down Your Nutrition This Year
You’ve conquered the routine of making it to the gym almost every day. Now it is time for you to finally conquer the kitchen & get your nutrition in check.
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Ultimate Workout Nutrition Guide: Part 2
Workout nutrition can be confusing. Learn about the role of protein quality and quantity, catbohydrates, fats and nutrient timing in this complete expert guide.
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Grocery Shopping with Physique Pros w/ Steven Cao
Steven Cao takes us through the grocery section of Target and tells us the food options he typically picks up for his weekly grocery shopping trip.
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11 Foods Skinny Guys Should Eat To Get Bigger
Are you a hard gainer who can't stomach the thought of another giant meal? Try adding these calorie dense foods to get more gains from your grub.
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NPC Fitness competitor, Trainer and Lifestyle & Conditioning Coach Nichole Ohrablo talks about great vegan protein sources in part 2 of a 3 part series.
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[Video] What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ John Meadows
John Meadows' joins the hit M&S series, "What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast". Today, he's showing us his typical breakfast & pre-workout meal for leg day.
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Every Diet Plan Works - What You Need to Know about Fad Diets
There's a truth about dieting that figure heads of the other diet paradigms don't want you to know - they all work. Learn exactly why in this article.
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Why Am I Always Hungry? The Foods That Keep You Full Longer
Are you constantly hungry even after you've just finished a meal? A new study reveals which foods are the best (and worst) at keeping you full longer.
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Fit woman in the kitchen
NPC Fitness competitor, Trainer and Lifestyle & Conditioning Coach Nichole Ohrablo brings you a delicious recipe for her chickpea crunches!
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[Video] Grocery Shopping with Pro Bodybuilders w/ Iain Valliere
IFBB Pro bodybuilder, Ian Valliere, takes us through his local grocery store to give us an insight into which foods he selects for prep (& for cheats) and why.
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The Truth About the Anabolic Window
Do you really need to speed home right after your workout to ensure you consume your protein shake within the 30 minute anabolic window? Find out today!
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Macronutrients: Are All Calories Created Equal?
For years the food industry preached "low fat" foods. Lately, it seems everyone is telling us to avoid carbs. Does it really matter which of these macronutrients you eat?
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In-Depth Look at Carbohydrates
Everything you need to know about carbohydrates including carb types, GI, digestion, fiber, glucose and relationship with fat storage and physical activity.
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9 Hacks to Being Successful at Reverse Dieting
Now that shredding season is over, transition back to normal eating using the reverse diet method. These tips will help you minimize fat gain this fall.
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Meal Prep: The Ultimate Guide & Recipes
If you're serious about results, you'd better get serious about your diet. This ultimate guide to meal prep breaks down the process from start to finish.
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NPC Fitness competitor, Trainer and Lifestyle & Conditioning Coach Nichole Ohrablo shows you how to make your own simple fruit and veggie wash.
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What Pro Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast Pt. 2 w/ Fouad Abiad
FBB Pro and Kaged Muscle athlete, Fouad Abiad, welcomes us back into his kitchen for a part 2 of What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast. Check out what he makes!
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3 Things You Can Learn From IIFYMers
Ever since IIFYM has hit the scene, people have showed off their abs and junk food all over the web. Learn the 3 important takeaways from this diet craze.
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Frequent feeding teaches no more than 30-50 grams of protein per meal. Many assume that the body can't handle more than this. Find out the truth about protein digestion.
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The Importance of Frequent Meals
Why you should be eating frequent meals, and why skipping meals is both bad for your health and can get in the way of your muscle and fitness goals.
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2 Nutrition Myths Stealing Your Gains: Debunking the Data
Nutrient timing isn't dead and you probably should stop basing your daily diet on percentages. The latest research shows that you might be causing yourself undue anxiety.
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What Pro Bodybuilders Eat at Restaurants w/ Branch Warren
Branch Warren helps us pilot our first episode of What Pro Bodybuilders Eat at Restaurants. Watch the video to see Branch's massive post-workout order!
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The Role Of Essential Fats In Bodybuilding
Learn why you should be getting the right amounts of essential fats to maximize muscle growth and fat loss.
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 Full Day of Eating During Prep w/ Brandon Hendrickson
In this video, we follow Beast Sports athlete Brandon Hendrickson as he eats a typical day’s worth of food while prepping for the 2018 Mr. Olympia.
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Plate of food with beef and potatoes
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about diet, the importance of overall food intake and what foods can help you reach your goals.
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Full Day of Eating w/ Steve Laureus
Muscle & Strength joins IFBB Pro, Steve Laureus, during his offseason to see what he's eating to grow in the classic bodybuilding division. Check it out!
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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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Are Carbohydrates Really Our Enemy?
An in-depth view of what carbohydrate foods you should be eating, when and why. I must read for people wanting to gain or lose weight.
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[Video] Grocery Shopping with Men's Physique Champion Brandon Hendrickson
Brandon Hendrickson takes us through his local Whole Foods and tells us the food options he typically picks up for his weekly trip to the grocery store.
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Cut Like Cutler Nutrition Plan
To really see results, you need to take your diet seriously. The Cut Like Cutler grocery list, meal plan, and supplement guidelines make cutting easy.
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[Video] Grocery Shopping On The Road w/ Victor Martinez
IFBB Pro and MHP athlete, Victor Martinez, takes us through his grocery shopping checklist for whenever he's on the road traveling. See what he buys!
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When to Consume Chicken, Fish & Whey with Ryan Terry
USN Athlete Ryan Terry visited M&S a few days after his win at the 2017 Arnold Classic. In this video, Ryan helps us understand protein sources and timing.
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Gaining Weight The Healthy Way!
It's easy to gain weight, but it's not eat to gain muscle mass without a lot of fat gain. Plan your diet and training for weight gain without too much fat!
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11 Reasons Why Your Lean Bulk Plan Is An Epic Failure
Are you on a bulk gone bad? If you're gaining too much fat (or not gaining at all!) look for these 11 warning signs that your lean bulk is an epic fail.
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Kurt Weidner shares the most beneficial sources for his macronutrients. Kurt doesn't look like he does from eating bologna and French fries!
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Elimination Diets: A Brief Overview on Their Purpose
There are many different forms of elimination diets and reasons why one would opt for one. Learn more about what elimination diets are in this article.
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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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Looking To Be A Beast? Part 1: Goal & Nutrition Planning
Looking to be a beast? Maybe just get in shape? Lose the gut? This article will set you in the right direction, starting with goal setting & diets.
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A Quick & Simple Guide to Starting Intermittent Fasting
If you've bought into all the buzz surrounding intermittent fasting, you better ensure you know all the basics before starting the diet. Read on!
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Bachelors on a Budget
Eating healthy can be tough at college but at the same time you want to be able to enjoy yourself and have some fun while keeping up with your physique. Here's a simple guide to help you do both.
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Sweet potatoes and oats in bowl
Kurt Weidner brings you his 7 Meal Plan. This is Meal #2: Consisting of Chicken Breast, Hummus, Broccoli, Oatmeal and Sweet Potatoes.
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What Pro Bodybuilders Eat at Restaurants w/ Steve Laureus
Steve Laureus joins us for our second episode of What Pro Bodybuilders Eat at Restaurants. Watch the video to see what Steve orders for his post-workout meal!
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Bodybuilding on a Budget: Grocery Shopping on the Road With Chris Bumstead
When Chris arrived to the M&S HQ the first thing he asked to do was to head to the store to get some food! Check out which foods Chris chooses to eat!
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