Bodybuilding diet plan articles

Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

10 ways to make dieting a pleasure

The word ‘dieting’ can conjure up all kinds of negative connotations in people who know they should make a change to improve their health and body shape but already struggle with barriers to getting started like fear of becoming restricted, miserable and frustrated by the regimented eating pattern most people think ‘dieting’ consists of.
Even the word ‘dieting’ itself has become a word that the ‘politically correct police’ would ask us to shy away from in fear that we will damage peoples emotions in some way…..
The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t matter what you call it, the reason … Read more

10 tips if arms won’t grow

Guys, who doesn’t want bigger arms? If you’re reading this article I guess you want to know a few tips or secrets that will accelerate your growth.
If you’re training hard and eating enough and still struggling to add inches to your gunz read on and I will share some great information.
Don’t train back with biceps or chest with triceps.
The more weight you can lift (with good technique and maintaining tension on the muscle), the more damage you will create leading to a higher demand for adaptation (more growth).
If you train biceps straight after a back workout or your triceps after … Read more

How often should you weigh yourself

So you’re doing everything you can to lose weight. You’re eating clean, training hard and avoiding the peer pressure nights out and take aways. You’ve had a good week and jump on the scales…….
You haven’t lost any weight.
The disappointment and frustration you feel for a few hours after this will likely make you contemplate throwing in the towel and eating your body weight in pizza and chocolate or it might make you drastically restrict your calories in an effort to force weight loss to occur.
These are all completely normal feelings but before you ‘hit the hut’ have a think about … Read more

The truth about eggs

Eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet FACT!
Did you know we eat 1.2 trillion eggs a year worldwide? The average person eats 173 eggs per year. This popularity is probably due to them being one of the most versatile and affordable sources of protein available, I mean after all you can use eggs in so many ways: Boiled, scrambled, poached, fried, making omelettes, pancakes, in sauces, stir fries, rice, the list is endless.
But here’s 10 things your probably didn’t know about eggs
Brown eggs are better than whites???
Did mum ever tell you that brown eggs are better for … Read more

How to get rid of muscle soreness

Everyone wants to know what can you do to bounce back as fast as possible from post workout muscle soreness. Here are the most effective methods to speed up your recovery between sessions and get rid of ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ (DOMS).
Hot-Cold Contrast Showers
These increase blood flow and help to shuttle inflammation out of the muscle through a cycle of vasodilation (hot water makes the blood vessels dilate) and vasoconstriction (cold water makes the blood vessels constrict). Just take a 5 minute shower, and alternate between 1 minute cold and 30 seconds hot on the muscle you want to help recover.
Massage
Although it … Read more

The problem with online calorie calculators

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3 Workouts to get that V-shape

The ‘classic V-shape’ is something that even today is a look that men still aspire to achieve, and why not!? Broad shoulders and back and a tight waist with a good set of abs looks awesome!!
Getting broader shoulders
You getting broader shoulders will be somewhat limited by the length of your clavicle (collar bone) but this doesn’t mean your muscle gains are limited!
The muscles you want to target for getting wider are the medial (middle) heads of your deltoid muscles.
Your deltoids sit at the top of your arms and the medial head is responsible for lifting your arm laterally away from the … Read more

5 Low carb breakfast ideas

Everyone wants an alternative at breakfast
Here are some quick and easy recipes that will fill you up and get you energised and set up for the day. One to try every day of the working week.
Eggs & vegetables in coconut oil
Protein 27g Carbs 7g Fat 35g

Ingredients
15g coconut oil, 4 eggs, spinach, frozen vegetable mix (cauliflower, broccoli, green beans) & spices.
1.  melt the coconut oil to a frying pan
2.  Add the chopped vegetables
3.  Add 4 beaten eggs
4.  Add spices or pepper
5.  Stir fry until ready
Peppery Breakfast Steaks over Wilted Spinach
Protein 33.8g Carbs 3g Fat 18.6g

Ingredients
150g skirt steak, 2 Tablespoons hot chili … Read more