Bulking vs. Cutting: How to Get Started

Jennifer E. Engen

Bulking and cutting are strategic diet and exercise plans designed to help you build muscle and lose fat in cycles. While bulking, you’ll eat more calories to gain weight and use resistance training to build more muscle. While cutting, you’ll eat fewer calories to lose weight and body fat. Whether […]

25 Best Whey Proteins for Women in 2022

Jennifer E. Engen

This article contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As a woman, you know that you need to be vigilant about your protein intake. Protein is essential for maintaining muscle mass, and it can also help with weight loss. That’s why […]

How I Learned to Love Finishing Last

Jennifer E. Engen

Several studies suggest that when people feel judged for their weight, they are less likely to exercise in the first place. We also know that social stigma can cause stress, which can trigger a cascade of stress hormones — basically the opposite of a runner’s high. I live in an […]

20 Best Protein Powders for Men in 2022

Jennifer E. Engen

This article contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. If you are looking for the best protein powders for men, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will discuss the 20 best protein powders for men […]

Everything You Need to Know About Creatine

Jennifer E. Engen

If you like to shop for popular dietary supplements such as collagen powder or protein, you’ve likely spotted another popular supp when shopping: creatine. You can take this as a powder or liquid (usually in a shake)/. This is a popular supplement in the bodybuilding community because it bulks up […]

Do Slow Reps Build More Muscle?

Jennifer E. Engen

When you think of “pumping iron,” giant dumbbells and reps probably come to mind. But that weight lifting formula of load and repetition is overlooking a powerful component in the strength training tool belt: Tempo. Specifically, the benefits of slowing things wayyy down. “There’s a bit of this old school […]