Back day can be a bear, but by putting together superset combos that prime your body for the big compound lifts to follow, you can make bullish progress.
If you want big arms, you must earn them. And what better place to build your biceps and show off your guns than the original iron paradise called "The Pit" at Muscle Beach Venice.
Keep your training program fresh and your body lean by combining high-intensity intervals with a classic barbell setup in this strength-building, full-body conditioning workout.
From banging barbells in his basement as a teenager to famously sneaking onto a Texas high school field for a workout, the fitness exploits of Rob Gronkowski have been anything but boring. Here's how he turned his training on its head to focus on longevity in football and life.
The hardest part of a bench press is raising the bar off your chest. Good leg drive helps you move the bar until your strong pressing muscles can take over. Put together a leg drive bench press and prepare to break some old PRs.
On the eve of her biggest comp of the year, the YouTube star and devotee of the heavy lifting life talks with us about prep, protein bars, and how good it feels to buckle down and say no to distraction.
Today's episode is a back and hamstring workout followed by a very special post-workout meal: delicious ribeye with low-carb, keto-friendly sides.
Meet the most important aminos not currently on your radar! These are the siblings of branched-chain amino acids who don't make the headlines, but should definitely make their way into your supplement arsenal.
That depends on what your diet is like. They're called supplements because you only take them if you aren't getting all the protein you need from the food you eat.
Men and women are very different in a lot of ways, but this isn't one of them. Just like men, women need protein to build muscle. A solid foundation of protein can also help you lose weight!
In a word, yes. But how much more? We can't give you an exact number, but we can give you a range.
"Dietary protein" just means the protein you get from eating whole foods like beef, fish, soy, legumes, and nuts. Find out why getting most of your protein from food is a smart way to go.
Short answer: when you're spending more than you can afford on it, or when it upsets your stomach.
Protein is important for muscle building, but that's just the start. Our bodies use protein in lots of other ways, too.
Yes, if you choose the right ones—those with high-quality ingredients in the amounts listed on the label.
Kids tend to eat too many carbs and not enough protein. Wholesome, balanced meals can go a long way to correct that. Protein powder is just a convenient way to make sure kids get all of this nutrient they need.
Whey is a byproduct of the cheese-making process, so there's going to be some dairy products in there.
Some protein powders have lots of these ingredients. Some have very little. Some have none at all. You choose.
Some does; some doesn't. Find out what kind of protein powder works best for you, then check the ingredient list to make sure you're getting what you expect.
This is kind of like the "what is the best protein recipe" question: The best protein powder is the one that works for you—shake after shake, meal after meal.
There's a lot to be said for supercharging your body with protein first thing in the day. And we have a lot of breakfast recipes for you!
That's not a bad idea, but make sure you understand the concept of the "anabolic window."
There's the standard "shake with water" variety, but don't hold back. Get creative!
Well, I guess you could say the best ones are the ones you enjoy eating. We've got a long list for you to try. Happy hunting!
It sure can—in a couple of ways!
Depends on how much you're tearing down muscle tissue. I mean, do you even lift?
There's more to losing weight than reducing calories. Protein helps you get there in two ways.
Any kind of protein can help, but one kind in particular seems to be more effective.
This question causes a lot of confusion for some people. Find out how much you need, and when you should consume it.
If you weigh 154 pounds, you have about 24 pounds of protein inside of you. What is this stuff made of, and why is it called a "macro" nutrient?
You may not have much time, but it's enough to get serious results. Ali Holman's 20-minute follow-along workouts can help anyone lean out and feel amazing, with no gym required!
Look him up, and you'll see a researcher who has been involved in many foundational studies in strength and supplement research. But this Ph.D. is also a bodybuilder with three decades of competition under his belt.
When classic physique competitor, fitness model, and Team Jyoto.info athlete Lawrence Ballenger started oiling up his muscles 2 minutes into the conversation, we should have known what we were in for. He discusses his insane diet and protein intake, how to stay in ketosis on 500g of carbs a day. Then, he and Heather throw down on a burger eating competition.
The iconic fitness model and creator of The Fighter Diet reflects on her two-decade anniversary of moving heavy iron. She goes deep into her history, her recent struggles with injury, how she uses pot for recovery, and far more.
Before you change anything in your diet, watch this video series! Build the knowledge base you need to achieve any athletic or physique goal.