5 Common “Peak Week” Mistakes
It’s that time again, your last week of training before your big show. Your last few days have been less than amazing and short-lived due to low calorie intake and low glycogen stores. Your goal as always is to try and get your backside to be as equally in shape as your front side.
Supplement Store Sit-Com
I figured most people would go the traditional route and write scientific articles. I thought I would come from a more humorous parody angle to give a little variation. Maybe a little risqué for mainstream reading but it was fun to write ;) and I'm sure some of the more immature among us will find it entertaining.
Introducing Team Provo LLC
Team Provo LLC is a full service diet coaching/contest prep business. Trying to improve upon your last showing at a bodybuilding, mens physique, figure, bikini, or womens physique contest? Trying to increase lean muscle tissue without unnecessary fat gain? Trying to cut down for the summer? Team Provo can happily service all those needs.
Overtraining Will Kill Your Gains
By Chris Aceto
Here is a secret in my contest prep. I work with nut jobs. I am serious. A lot of “my” success with bodybuilders is due to the type of company I keep. I seem to attract obsessive compulsive, super-crazy, hard-training individuals who make my job easy.
Understanding the Glycemic Index
The body must convert the starches and sugars in foods into blood glucose to meet basic energy needs. “Glycemic index” (GI) is the term commonly used to describe how fast the body breaks down starches and sugars after a particular food or beverage is consumed.
Introducing Honey Badger Perfomance Energy
How Honey Badger Performance Energy Works
A successful and balanced workout relies on the fuel you provide for your body.Pre-workout supplements provide an essential boost to energy, endurance, and recovery - though not all pre-workouts are created equal. With so many options available, it is incredibly important to understand exactly what your supplement will do, and how it goes about it.
Alpha Lipoic Acid 101
What is it?
Since it was first isolated in the early 1950’s Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has proven to be a unique compound capable of producing a myriad of health and physique enhancing benefits. Typically a vitamin or antioxidant is classified as being either fat or water soluble.
Dietary Fat for the Bodybuilder
“Fat” has been a dirty word in nutrition for years. Research in the 70s and 80s linking dietary fat to obesity and heart disease sparked the “fat is evil” movement and health groups starting urging the public to indiscriminately cut the fat from their diets.The food industry has obliged by concocting low fat and fat free versions of just about everything.
"The Dos and Don'ts of Social Media in Bodybuilding"
By Louis Uridel
Balancing Cardio Training and Diet-induced Weight Loss
Many physique athletes take things to extremes. Dieting and training are no exception. Too often you’ll see an athlete performing hours upon hours of cardio and/or reducing calories to half of what they consumed in the off season in an attempt to get super lean. It sometimes seems to become a contest of who can suffer the most.