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Damage Control On Over Eating

Damage Control On Over Eating

Something that is inevitable for many contest prep or athletes that go through long term dieting is damage control that can happen for many reasons. When long-term dieting occurs there are long periods where food cravings will kick in and in the end it can get to us and cause more harm than good. If [...]

August 19, 2014Bob Kupniewski Nutrition Articles

IIFYM | Do You Even Bro?

IIFYM | Do You Even Bro?

The dieting world is very finicky. It’s very similar to politics in that so much discussion happens you tend to just tune out. It seems everyone has their own best interests in mind. Neither party wants to listen to one another to speak logic. All it takes is the mere mention of a poptart to [...]

July 24, 2014Brandon Hahn Nutrition Articles

Minority Report

Minority Report

This week, I have taken my family to the beach for our annual vacation to one of our favorite beaches. If you’ve never been to an actual beach, go… go to the ocean. It’s majestic. I love it. I don’t even like hot weather, but when there is sand and ocean waves nearby, I can [...]

July 17, 2014Cavino Johnson Nutrition Articles

Turn Down For What?!

Turn Down For What?!

Well, well… Here it is.  The most enjoyable Seasons of the year– Spring and Summer.  You’ve spent all Fall and Winter covered up in hoodies, making those gains in the gym and now it’s time to peel the layers of cothing off and show those gains to the world!!  What are we looking at on [...]

April 24, 2014Cavino Johnson Nutrition Articles

How to eat guilt free

How to eat guilt free

There are so many different phrases in the fitness community. We try to implement a complex structure to nearly everything. There are essentials to any aspect of living and then there are the little things. When a person embarks on a diet or whatever you choose to call it since it’s not a “diet” it’s [...]

April 2, 2014Brandon Hahn Nutrition Articles

The Biggest Winner!

The Biggest Winner!

I debated on whether or not to “weigh in” on this, now heated topic. I say heated because, if you keep up with social media, then you know the recent unveiling of a “winner” on a very popular weight loss challenge television show… Several people (and I mean thousands) have willingly stated their opinions on [...]

February 12, 2014Cavino Johnson Nutrition Articles

Mommy, where does protein powder come from?

Mommy, where does protein powder come from?

Thankfully, the phrase “nutrient density” is something that has become relatively commonplace. For the sake of this article, It is effectively defined as the percentage of a macronutrient out of the total energy density. If food is prepared differently, the nutrient density may vary. A good example comparison would be: Whole milk (full fat): 150 total [...]

November 27, 2013AX Writers Nutrition Articles

Is the post workout insulin spike beneficial for natural lifters

Is the post workout insulin spike beneficial for natural lifters

It is understood that muscles are more sensitive to glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis post workout. This has spurned the widespread obsession of taking in massive amounts of simple sugars surrounding workout periods in order to replenish “lost” glycogen stores. The question to ask is, does it really make a difference in the long run? [...]

November 19, 2013AX Writers Nutrition Articles

Is IIFYM a fad diet?

Is IIFYM a fad diet?

Unless you have been under a rock, you are hard pressed to find a person in the fitness community who has not heard of the concept of “If It Fits Your Macros” or IIFYM for short. There are many aspects of this diet that are seductive to both athletes and the general population. The concept [...]

November 12, 2013AX Writers Nutrition Articles

Staying lean year round

Staying lean year round

If you grew up a fat kid like myself then you know how grueling it can be to get down to an appreciable body fat and maintain those levels (yeah right!). Some people just think they were born fat and are going to stay that way forever. Some get a fire lit under their ass [...]

November 5, 2013AX Writers Nutrition Articles