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What is the anabolic window?

Anabolic Window A few things happen during a workout requiring recovery. First, the body burns through a lot of its energy stores. Once the workout is over, the body needs to replenish these stores. Second, exercising damages muscle tissue. Rest and proper nutrient intake repair this damage leading to "gains."...

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Top 5 Benefits of High Protein Diets

High Protein Diets High protein diets are more mainstream than ever. Bodybuilders, powerlifters, and plain gymrats use these diets to increase muscle mass while others see benefits in terms of improved body composition, weight loss, and more efficient dieting. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of protein is only 0.8 grams per...

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High Protein Diets for Weight Loss

Protein Protein is a macronutrient, which in addition to providing energy, also furnishes the body with the necessary building blocks to create and repair new and damaged tissue. High protein diets are typically used to gain muscle and strength, however, these same diets may provide benefits for weight loss. The Problem...

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What is protein?

Protein Shakes, tuna and chicken are a bodybuilder's best friend, and as such, protein is often thought of as only a gym rat's food. Protein is an important and essential nutrient for everyone. It has several functions including (but not limited to): providing energy, building/repairing tissue and structural support (skin...

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Top 5 Ways to Get Stronger

Strength comes from three main areas: healthy diet practices, solid workout routines and genetics. Since you can't change your genetics, diet and exercise are the two areas that need attention. Through proper exercise, nutrition and supplementation, getting stronger is a very straightforward process. 1. Exercise. Your body strengthens muscles in...

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How to Eat Healthy

Your eating habits have a lot to do with your overall health. The types of food you eat can either prevent or speed up certain diseases. Eating healthy doesn't always mean counting your calories but it does mean being able to differentiate between good and bad choices. Step 1: Eat...

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Top 5 Ways for a Hard Gainer to Gain Weight

A hard gainer is a skinny person (usually male) that has an extra hard time gaining any sort of weight. It seems as though they eat and eat only to find that their weight stays the same. Hard gainers are still human and because of that, gaining weight requires...

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Avoiding Catabolic States

Packing on muscle can be done in two steps: lifting weights and eating more. When you workout, you cause tiny tears in your muscles that are later repaired which is what makes you bigger, faster and stronger. When your body is repairing, it's in an anabolic state. To gain...

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