How to Choose the Best Vegan Protein Powder to Fuel Your Workouts

Adam Bornstein | Apr 04, 2019
Most plant proteins are incomplete and don’t contain all of the amino acids your body needs. (We’re looking at you, rice protein and hemp.) If you want the best, high-quality plant protein powder, your options are limited -- but they do exist. Read More

Why The World Health Organization Approves of Carrageenan

Abby Langer | Mar 13, 2019
According to the World Health Organization, carrageenan is safe and does not present any risk of digestive problems, liver cancer, inflammation, bowel ulcerations, or birth defects. Here's how science debunked a myth about a fake toxin. Read More

The Healthiest Oatmeal Recipe: Overnight Oats

Adam Bornstein | Mar 12, 2019
If you're looking for a healthy oatmeal recipe that is also a grab-and-go-meal, then overnight oats are the perfect solution for anyone looking for a delicious blend of protein, carbs, and healthy fats.  Read More

4 Ways To Make Your Diet More Effective

Abby Langer | Mar 07, 2019

5 Tips From Pro Runners to Help You Run Faster

Ted Spiker | Mar 07, 2019

Tuna Poke Bowl

Adam Bornstein | Mar 07, 2019

The Peak Performer's Guide to Alcohol and Fat Loss

Morgan Lord | Feb 26, 2019
The rules of alcohol and fat loss start simple: one drink is no harm to any weight loss goal. But, beyond that amount, it becomes a slippery slope of how much, how often, and what you can do to ensure that what you eat after you drink doesn't become your enemy. Read More

How to Keep Your Mind Right and Boost Willpower (In and Out of the Gym)

Ted Spiker | Feb 19, 2019

Decoding the Diet: The Truth About Lectins

Abby Langer | Feb 11, 2019

Here's What A Juice Detox Will Really Do To Your Body

Adam Bornstein | Feb 05, 2019
If you’re looking to cleanse your body, investing in a juice to “detox” your kidney or liver is a complete waste of money. The only way to improve how your body “cleanses” is through different variations of fasting. Otherwise, all juice cleanses are based on fake science that ignores the way your body works and removes toxins. Read More

Work Hard, Play Hard: The Hangover Cure

Adam Bornstein | Feb 03, 2019

What the Best Trainers and Nutritionists Look For In Safe Supplements

Morgan Lord | Jan 26, 2019

Power Up Your Breakfast: Veggie Omelet Muffins

Adam Bornstein | Jan 25, 2019

Is Protein Pudding the Tastiest Diet Hack Yet?

Adam Bornstein | Jan 16, 2019

Which Sources of Protein Are The Best?

Adam Bornstein | Jan 10, 2019

Apple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Adam Bornstein | Dec 27, 2018

What's The Beef With The Carnivore Diet?

Abby Langer | Dec 26, 2018

3 Pro Tips To Train Around Shoulder, Back, and Knee Injuries

K. Aleisha Fetters | Dec 26, 2018

Start By Starting

Arnold Schwarzenegger | Dec 20, 2018

Collagen Protein: The Good, The Bad, The Overhyped

K. Aleisha Fetters | Dec 18, 2018
If you’re looking for collagen to boost your workout or lead to faster fat loss, don’t believe the hype. Collagen will work just as well as any other protein -- but you’ll pay a lot more for it (without any added benefit) and need to take more if it because collagen has a weaker amino acid profile. But, if you’re hoping for healthier skin, joint health benefits, and potentially some help fighting inflammation, then the right collagen product could be exactly what you need. Read More

The Benefits of Creatine: 7 Reasons Why It'll Upgrade Your Health

Adam Bornstein | Dec 16, 2018
Creatine is one of the most researched, safe, and effective nutrition ingredients, with more than 500 published studies. It’s naturally produced in your body, naturally found in food, has never been linked to any type of overdose that results in death, does not cause kidney problems, and helpful for both men and women. Its benefits include improving exercise performance, increasing endurance, building muscle, strengthening bones, and protecting your brain. Read More

Mint Protein Smoothie

Adam Bornstein | Dec 13, 2018

Should You Take a Multivitamin?

Adam Bornstein | Dec 13, 2018

The Protein Guide (And How to Upgrade Your Diet)

Adam Bornstein | Dec 13, 2018

Berry Coconut Oatmeal

Ladder Contributor | Nov 23, 2018

Are Fat Loss Pills Worthless?

Brian Sabin | Nov 20, 2018

If you want to lose weight -- and keep it off -- taking fat loss pills is the least effective approach. That said, if you’re looking for a small boost to help your body burn fat, there are a few ingredients that might help. In particular, caffeine, Coleus Forskholii, and Yohimbine, have evidence that supports their ability to assist with how your body burns fat -- just don’t expect those ingredients alone to create change.

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Why The Health Benefits of Coffee Are Better Than You Thought

Adam Bornstein | Nov 20, 2018
Many people consider coffee a guilty vice -- but the guilt isn’t earned. Coffee is considered one of the true “super foods,” as it is linked to many positive health outcomes, such as fighting against cancer, protecting your arteries, improving brain health, and helping exercise performance. Despite once being considered a health threat, in 2016 the World Health Organization removed coffee from its list of dangerous (carcinogenic food) and -- at the same time -- designated coffee as protective against liver and uterine cancer. Read More

Is Sugar Toxic? Here's What the World's Best Nutritionists Want You To Know

Adam Bornstein | Nov 20, 2018
Sugar consumption has decreased significantly over the last 20 years, and yet obesity has continued to climb. Science strongly suggests that sugar is not the cause of obesity, but eating too much sugar does contribute. You don’t need to completely remove sugar from your diet to be healthy (sugar is in many fruits and vegetables), but being aware of where it’s hiding is your best bet to clean up your diet, feel better, and help fight weight gain. Read More

Why Nutritionists Changed Their Stance on Saturated Fat (And What It Means For Your Diet)

Clint Carter | Nov 20, 2018
Eating saturated fat does not increase your chance of getting heart disease. But, saturated fat can still increase cholesterol levels, which causes other health problems. You can enjoy saturated fat in moderation, but your body doesn’t need saturated fat, meaning you don’t have to add it to your diet. Read More

How to Build Muscle: 4 Proven Techniques That Work

Adam Bornstein | Nov 20, 2018
If you’re struggling to build muscle, the best way to spark growth is by using a few techniques that go beyond just counting sets and reps. You grow muscle in 3 different ways (tension, stress, and damage), so it’s best to manipulate variables that increase any of those factors -- or all of them. Some of the best techniques are supersets, drop sets, wave training, partial reps, and the pre-exhaustion technique. Read More

Are Probiotics Worth the Hype?

Brittany Risher | Nov 20, 2018
We know that probiotics are good for your gut health, but it’s still unclear exactly how they are helping you. Science shows that probiotics only have clear, guaranteed benefits if you have a condition -- such a medically diagnosed problem -- that requires help. Otherwise, many of the benefits of probiotics for gut health are speculation. However, there is strong research to suggest that probiotics can help improve your immunity and fight disease. Read More

Is Your Diet Creating a Food Allergy?

Brittany Risher | Nov 20, 2018
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says there is “no relationship” to consuming a large quantity of a food and developing an allergy. Adult-onset food allergies are rare, but they do exist. However, the allergies are caused by other medical factors, meaning you shouldn’t worry about eating your way to an allergy or sensitivity. Read More

How Many Reps to Build Muscle? Follow This Approach

Adam Bornstein | Nov 20, 2018
Building muscle is less about special exercises or the “perfect” rep range, and more about taking a balanced approach to your training program. There are 3 primary methods of building muscle, and those 3 methods are best utilized if you combine low reps (1-5 reps), moderate reps (6-10 reps), and high reps (12+ reps). Adjusting these variables -- over time -- is the best way to gain muscle and maximize your genetic potential. Read More

Does Eating At Night Cause Weight Gain?

Adam Bornstein | Nov 20, 2018
When you eat is not as important as how much you consume or the foods you choose to enjoy. Your body does not store more fat at night -- or any time or hour of the day. And your metabolism does not slow down in the evening hours. Weight gain (and loss) is more directly affected by what you eat and how much. Read More

3 Ways to Make Every Abs Exercise You Do More Effective

Dean Somerset | Nov 20, 2018
In order to see the results from your abs exercises, it’s important to consider how you perform each exercise. There are 4 steps to make every abs exercise more effective, that includes: establishing tension, creating stability, adding speed (and intensity), and activating your glutes. When you apply these four tactics, you’ll find that every exercise becomes more effective. Read More

Is Cardio The Best Way To Lose Fat?

Adam Bornstein | Nov 20, 2018
There are many effective ways to lose fat, including cardio. If you’re looking for the most efficient way to lose weight, resistance training might be a more effective solution for helping you achieve your goals. However, if you’re not a fan of weights, you can still drop pounds effectively, it might just take a bigger investment of time per week performing exercise. Read More

The Best Weight Lifting Machines For Your Workout Goals

K. Aleisha Fetters | Nov 20, 2018
Despite their bad reputation, weight machines offer many benefits that barbells and dumbbells can miss. While you don’t need to use machines, there’s nothing wrong with including them in your workout. Not to mention, if you avoid all of them, there's a good chance you're ignoring equipment that could help you see the results you want, help prevent injury, and provide a way to help you do a better job of helping you “feel” muscles working that are hard to activate. Read More

Is a Ketogenic Diet Right for You?

K. Aleisha Fetters | Nov 20, 2018
A ketogenic diet can be effective for several medical conditions (such as autoimmune disorders), but the idea that you eat more fat to burn more fat is misleading. When you are in ketosis (eating, generally, less than 30 grams of carbs per day), your body will burn the fat you eat as fuel. But, just because you burn more fat you eat does not mean you burn more fat on your body. Read More

The Carbs Guide: Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Fuel Performance

Brian Sabin | Nov 15, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, carbs do not make you fat (eating too many carbs -- just like eating too much of any food -- is the problem). Research shows that the “Blue Zones” -- the areas in the world where people live the longest -- tend to follow higher-carb diets. Your best bet is to experiment with how many carbs you can tolerate, so you can understand what works best for you. Read More

6 Vegan Smoothie Recipes

Ladder Contributor | Nov 15, 2018
Making a smoothie can be one of the healthiest choices possible for your lifestyle goals, but it can be hard to know what your body needs. These 6 recipes remove the guesswork and give you a natural boost of protein that is great for your post-workout meal, or as a snack, meal replacement, or dessert. Read More