What Are the Benefits of Being a Flexitarian?

There are all sorts of benefits from eating lots of plants. Now granted, I’m on the record for stating I don’t buy into the claim that meat is inherently bad for you (we dig into it in this article). However, I’m also on the record for stating you should eat your fruits and veggies (scope out our Guide to Healthy Eating). […]

Growth hormone (HGH) in sports

Growth hormone ( GH , somatotropic hormone , STH , HGH , somatotropin , somatropin ) is a peptide hormone of the anterior pituitary gland , which is used in sports to form muscle relief. Growth hormone or somatotropin (from the Latin catfish – body) got its name because in young people it causes a pronounced acceleration of linear (in length) growth, mainly due to the growth of long tubular bones of the extremities. The base […]

How to Build Functional Fitness

We’ve covered a lot of different ways to increase and build functional fitness. But our article barely scratched the surface: Gymnastic rings would be a great way to promote functional fitness. Working your way towards your first handstand is fun strength practice. A yoga routine could also be considered as “functional.” A hike would be a great way to prepare for traveling through natural landscapes. […]

Is CrossFit Functional Fitness?

CrossFit claims to support “functional movements” by using “safe, effective and efficient movements similar to those you use every day in life.” So yeah, that does sound like what we’ve been talking about this whole time. The difference with CrossFit is the intensity. It’s something we highlight in our Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit. CrossFit does promote functional fitness. It’s why you’ll see […]

How Do I Stop Mindless Eating?

After documenting what sets off our stress eating, we need to formulate a plan on what to do when our anxiety rises. That means it’s time to build…a Stress Response Menu! Our Stress Response Menu will be a list of actions or activities you can do to de-stress outside of eating. Ideally, you’ll do them before an eating episode, but they […]

Proper diet to gain muscle

If you’re skinny and trying to bulk up, this will be 90% of the battle. If you’ve been lifting weights for a while “but can’t seem to gain weight,” then you are not eating enough – it’s that simple. I thought I was one of those people who just could never gain weight…and then I learned it was all diet, started […]

Muscle Building “Superfoods”

Here’s a pretty good list of “superfoods” for bodybuilding. Eating For Muscle Gain The list… Eggs Almonds Salmon Yogurt Beef Olive Oil Water Coffee Hey, where’s chicken and tuna? It’s pretty rare that those two don’t make these types of lists. The problem I have with these types of lists is that some people tend to take them to mean […]