Category Archives for Muscle Building

Guide to Daily Undulating Periodization (DUP) Workout

There’s an interesting trend going on right now in the world of strength training and physical fitness. It’s called Daily Undulating Periodization, or DUP for short, and it’s

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5 Full Body Medicine Ball Workouts to Try

Medicine balls are an incredible piece of home workout equipment, and if you have medicine balls at your local gym or athletic facility, then that’s even better. Medicine balls make it easy to do a number

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Lower Chest Workout: How to Build Your Lower Chest

Building the lower part of the pecs is one of the most difficult things to do in the gym. Your standard bench press is great for building the upper chest area but the lower area often doesn’t get the

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Why Stretching Before a Workout Is Important

I would assume that you probably learned about the benefits of stretching long before today. As early as elementary school, gym teachers and tee ball coaches have been teaching us routine stretches and

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Should You Drink Protein Shakes Before a Workout?

Protein shakes are among the most popular supplements available today. They are found not only in bodybuilding supplement stores but in grocery stores and health-food establishments.Protein supplements

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How to Get Abs for Girls & Still Have a Feminine Look

Who doesn’t want to burn off that wobbly belly fat or other body fat to look great? Of course, most of us do and we also want awesome abs. Having incredible-looking abs that make everyone at the gym

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Our 12 Days of Christmas Workout: Whip Yourself into Shape Just in Time for Christmas

Finding time to workout over the holiday season can be challenging. Crunched between family responsibilities, cheese platters and wine, staying fit during the holidays requires both motivation a planning.The

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Calisthenics Workout Program Options to Work On

Calisthenics is defined as gymnastic-style exercises that are performed using your own body's weight to build muscle and achieve “bodily fitness and grace of movement.” Rapidly growing in popularity

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How to Start a Strength Building Routine

Life is infinitely easier when you are strong. Whether it's carrying children, pushing stuck cars out of snow embankments or carrying copious amounts of groceries, being strong enables you to carry out

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NAC Bodybuilding Facts and Guide

​N-acetylcysteine, colloquially known as NAC, is a nutrient that is exceedingly popular in the bodybuilding and fitness worlds. With its powerful antioxidant properties, NAC supplements are ubiquitously

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10 Massive Benefits of Doing Push-Ups Everyday

The standard push-up: The tried, tested, and true upper body workout. Every stereotypical football coach in the movies makes their players do push-ups. If you were asked to name an exercise on Family Feud

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7 Best Pre-Workout Supplements for Women to Take to Step-Up Their Workout Game

More and more women today are using pre-workout supplements to enhance their workouts and the overall effect of the work they are doing. There are thousands of potential pre-workout powders as well as

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What is Aesthetic Bodybuilding?

Aesthetic Bodybuilding is a specific sub-category within the vast arena of the world of bodybuilding. For decades, bodybuilding has been defined by its propagation of the huge, thick, and sinewy muscle-packed

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New Kettlebell Techniques to Include in Your Routines

Kettlebells have experienced a resurgence in popularity over the last decade with a marked upswing in consumer sales. A ubiquitous sight at gyms and training studios across the country, kettlebells are

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How to Use Macros for Fat Loss and Muscle Building

What are Macros?“Macros” is the colloquial term for macronutrients—large amounts of specific nutrients that are used to fuel and sustain the human body. Macronutrients come in the form of carbohydrates,

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The Best Weight Gain Supplements For Men

There is so much focus on weight loss and cutting in the fitness industry, it can be tough to find information on weight gainers. In most cases, it’s men looking toward increased body weight and muscle

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What Happens When You Stop Taking Creatine?

Anyone who has tried creatine supplementation like creatine monohydrate or creatine phosphate knows there are near-immediate effects. Use these supplements long-term and you’ll really see a change

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7 Best 1000 Calorie Protein Shakes For Bulking

Trying to add bulk without sacrificing your health can be a challenge. One of the best ways to achieve your goals is to incorporate a 1000-calorie shake into your daily eating. You can use it to increase

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10 Best Fruits For Bodybuilding

Fruit and vegetables contain essential nutrients the body needs, but many bodybuilders who are fitness, muscle building through muscle growth, or weight loss-oriented tend to avoid

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High Volume Training For Strength And Stamina

Strength is an important goal for people who weight train and want to build muscle mass, but it shouldn’t be the only goal. Well-rounded trainers will focus on both strength and stamina. The length

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