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How Long Will It Take to Lose Muscle?

Hey Angels and Alphas, Whether we like it or not, many of us will sooner or later have to pause our workout routines. We might be stressed at work, on a vacation, or just needing a…

10 Ways to Cut Sugar from Your Diet

Hey Angels and Alphas, Let’s be honest. There’s nothing wrong with going for an extra scoop of ice cream every so often or indulging in a craving every now and then. But the line between an…

The 5 Most Common Stretching Mistakes

Hey Angels and Alphas, As you probably know, there are about a billion reasons to make stretching a regular part of your fitness routine. It’s not only relaxing, but it improves your flexibility and range of…

The Many Proposed Benefits of Collagen

Hey Angels and Alphas, During this age of wellness and fitness trends, things such as coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and diets such as Keto and Paleo seem to be highly debated by fitness experts. One…

How to Fix Strength and Muscle Imbalances

Hey Angels and Alphas, Regardless of whether or not you realize it, you’re likely doing everyday tasks with the same side of your body. For example, you might go up your home’s set of steps with…

Does The Length of Your Workout Matter?

Hey Angels and Alphas, Many of us are lead to believe that if something is good, this means that more of that something will be naturally better. This mindset is prevalent in the world of fitness,…

Why Weight Gain is Targeted

Hey Angels and Alphas, As unfair as it sounds, we know our bodies tend to store fat in certain places more than it would in other places. Some of us store it around the waistline, some…

5 Habits to Improve Your Sleep Quality

Hey Angels and Alphas, There’s so much we can say about sleep. If you decide to go to bed early and get some quality sleep tonight, you’ll not only feel more focused and energized in the…

8 Habits Sabotaging your Weight Loss Efforts

Hey Angels and Alphas, We’ve said it time and time again – losing weight is a matter of expending more calories than you’re taking in. That being said, even though this sounds simple, weight loss is…

What’s Your Lowest Effective Dose of Exercise?

Hey Angels and Alphas, Determining your lowest effective dose of exercise is something that every trainee, beginner and advanced, should do. We know that sticking with a routine can be hard enough on its own, but…

Here’s How Muscle Recovery Really Works

Hey Angels and Alphas, You know it, I know it, everyone knows it – there are few things that feel more rewarding than finishing a hard workout. You feel accomplished, you’ve pushed yourself to the limit,…

The Importance of Sleep

Life as a professional bodybuilder can be hard. We are constantly looking out for new effective ways to gain muscle – the latest supplement, different workout routine, a new diet. All these things are very important…

Reverse Dieting From Competition

You have just completed between 3 or 4 months of long hard prep. During it, all your attention and focus were pointed to was how your body was looking, changing, and feeling. The day of the…

Occlusion Training

Ever wonder if it’s possible to build muscle mass by lifting less weight? And if there was, would it be something you might want to try? If the answer is yes then strap yourself in for…

Making Prep Enjoyable

Prep is hard. Prep is painful. Tiredness. Hunger. Cardio again… yuck. And if I ever see another plate of chicken and broccoli, so help me God…. Prepping for a competition can be ALL these things, and…

Balanced Hormones and Hormonal Imbalance – Part 2

In the last post, we talked about hormones and hormonal imbalance (symptoms, causes, and so on). Today, we’ll discuss all of the natural ways to balance your hormones (and treatment options for hormonal imbalance, if the…

Balanced Hormones and Hormonal Imbalance – Part 1

This is a topic that desperately needs discussion! I feel like there isn’t enough information about hormones and hormonal balance in the fitness community, even though they’re truly vital for your success at the gym. We’ll…

The Complete Guide to Foam Rolling

Hey Angels and Alphas! You’ve probably heard a lot about foam rolling from fitness experts, athletes, coaches, therapists, chiropractors, rehabilitators, and to be honest, from pretty much everyone nowadays. It’s true – foam rolling has gone…

Intermittent Fasting – The What, The Why, The How

Hey Angels, it’s Ally! Does the word “fasting” make you nervous? By now you’ve all probably heard of Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent fasting isn’t really something new – it’s been around for thousands (yes, thousands) of years,…

The Science of Willpower and Motivation

Hey Angels and Alphas! Let me ask you something – how come some days you can get up in the morning, make coffee, have breakfast, workout, and do it all in perfect succession, boosting yourself up…

Mastering Progressive Overload

Hey Angels & Alphas! Without a doubt, one of the most (if not the most) important concept in all of fitness is progressive overload. Let’s be honest. Some people go to the gym day after day,…

How to Craft an Empowering Morning Ritual

Hey Angels and Alphas, What’s your morning ritual? Whether you realize it or not, you have a morning ritual. There are things you do consistently every morning that either build your momentum up or down for…

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