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

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

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The Ultimate Pullup Program

Pullups are an amazing exercise, but because of all the muscles involved, they can be difficult to perform. Instead of struggling with the movement, it’s best to focus not only on your back muscles but also your core. By adding core exercises known as "hollow body holds," you’ll add the core stability you need to make it easier to perform pullups. Read More

How to Build Muscle: 4 Proven Techniques That Work

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

3 Ways to Make Every Abs Exercise You Do More Effective

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?

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

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

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

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