Category Archives: diet

What It Really Takes To Build A Beach Body

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For decades the term “beach body” has been penetrating the ears of many people aspiring to build the mainstream version of a dream physique. This is not that bad since some programs are very demanding and definitely better than spending your evenings stalking co-workers on Facebook while adding fat cells to your frame through hardcore […]

Will Eating Pizza Help You Build Sickening Muscle Mass?

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A long time ago, during my bulking days, I read a disinformation article entitled “Bodybuilding Has Lied To You”. The main point was that you need an incredible amount of calories to get big “bodybuilding” muscles, and therefore junk food is your friend…sometimes. Naturally, this notion turned out to be false, although many people continue to believe in […]

Is Roid Rage Real? A Steroid User Tried To Steal My Sandwich

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Have you ever heard of planned self-damage? It’s simple – instead of lying to yourself that you will eat clean forever, you plan your fails carefully to avoid a more severe crisis. The following story happened precisely because of this principle. It was early evening. The rest of the slaves were also happy that the […]

ANABOLIC WINDOW: NO PROTEIN, NO GAINS?

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This story took place a long time ago when I was still a naive rookie eager to discover the mystery of muscle construction. Summertime was just beginning, and I had a 2-month break from school ahead of me. Sounds good, but it wasn’t. I was at that age when the summer is more of a […]

Bodyweight Gains and Their Effect On Strength

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If you go to a training forum and write that you are 6′ and 160lbs, you will be advised to eat more to avoid evaporation from the planet and get to the magic 200-220 pounds. Cool, except that it‘s not nearly that easy. Most people have extremely delusional ideas how much one could weigh without […]

Intermittent Fasting – Is It As Effective As They Say? My weight loss experience with intermittent fasting.

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Intermittent fasting has gained a tremendous popularity in the lifting community as one of the fastest ways to get shredded. There are hundreds of photos showing successful journeys to status “RIPPED” achieved with help of daily meal skipping. While I don’t believe that intermittent fasting is magical, it does promote weight loss when applied with […]

Layne Norton’s Metabolic Damage? I don’t believe in it. There is zero logic behind the metabolic damage theory.

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What is “metabolic damage” according to Dr. Layne Norton? According to the video log of Dr. Layne Norton, he believes that low-calorie diets can slow down your metabolism to the point where you are actually gaining weight on diets under 1000 calories. Cool, but in what universe? Nature says it’s not possible. There are natural laws which […]

Bodybuilding Basics: Noob Gains Explained

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The so-called “noob gains” represent the 5-10lbs of muscle gained during the first 6-12 months of serious training. Those will be easiest and fastest gains that you will acquire as a lifter. Past that point, the progress will slow down tremendously. Noob gains differ from person to person. If you are really skinny, I mean […]