Best Weight Gain Supplements

This is a guest post by Hugo Rivera CFT, SPN, BSCE; author of Body Re-Engineering A question most often asked by those who are just getting started in bodybuilding, especially those who are teenagers, is which supplements are best for gaining weight quickly and for bulking up. Assuming that all of the rules that are presented in my Weight Gain And Bulking Up Rules For The Natural Bodybuilder article, are being followed, then the supplements presented below will be of great help to those who are looking to gain weight and bulk up as quickly as possible.

Body Transformation: A Beginners Step By Step Guide

This is a guest post by Scott Tousignant of Metabolic Masterpiece So you’ve made the decision to undergo a serious body transformation... ROCK ON! This is going to be an incredible life changing experience for you. Now before you begin sculpting your physique into a chiseled work of art, let’s make sure that all of your ducks are in a row. Here are 10 easy, yet crucial steps to ensure that you follow through to the end of your transformation and experience the best results possible.... But first.. some perspective. Day 1 Photos

How to Make a Successful Body Transformation

This is a guest post by Stefanie O'Donnell of CougarFitness. Transforming your body and fitness level is project a lot of people would like to take on, but very few people actually follow through to completion.  Why is this? Is it super difficult to achieve? Is it expensive and time-consuming? Is it a goal that is too lofty to reach? The answer is no to all of the above questions.  What most people need is simply the recipe on what to do and how to get started.  Let me provide you with that here. But first, here's proof.

24 Good Reasons Why You May Need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

This guest post is from a section of the ISSA Training Guide. Have you ever wondered why taking a multi-vitamin is said to be an "insurance policy?"  Or maybe you've heard that you don't need a multi-vitamin IF your nutrition is very good. You know what I'm talking about right? "You can get all the vitamins and minerals you need from good, whole foods.  You don't need a multi-vitamin if you eat right." Could that be true? Here's 24 reasons that even IF your nutrition is right on the bulls-eye, you might consider taking a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement as that added "insurance policy."

Basic Nutrition – A Quick Guide

I would bet that without even thinking, you could name 4 or 5 diets or eating plans that are in the popular media...Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Atkins, South Beach, etc. Every time you turn around, there's a fantastic "new" approach to eating. It's enough to make your head spin! But it doesn't have to be that complicated. I've got some easy-to-follow basic nutrition principles that will help keep you on the right track. Beginner or advanced, these will work for you! Top 6 Basic Nutrition Things You Should Start Doing Today 1. Focus your eating on natural, unprocessed foods as much as possible. While I...
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How Planned Overtraining Can Build More Muscle

Training on the Edge - Learn How Overtraining on Purpose Can Get You Maximum Results FAST! "We've always been told that it's bad to overtrain. Guess what? Overtraining on purpose is where the REAL results are." ~Nick Nillson Overtraining is NOT evil. Overtraining can be exactly what you need to achieve continuous and rapid results in your training. But first, what is overtraining? Overtraining is, most simply, training too much. Your body is unable to recover from the volume or frequency of training and begins to break down. You not only lose motivation to train, you become more susceptible to injury and illness,...
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How To Train To Reduce Muscle Size ON PURPOSE

While this is very rarely the goal with weight training, there ARE people who actually DO want to reduce the size of a specific muscle or muscles (but without just stopping training and losing too much strength). Learn how to do it the right way! Steps to Reduce the Size of a Specific Muscle It may sound strange that anybody would want to REDUCE muscle size on purpose, but honestly, if that's one of your goals, you're not alone! Reducing the size of a specific muscle group or all your muscles in general is a more common goal than you might think. And...

When is the best time to consume whey protein?

When is the best time to consume whey protein?  This is a guest post by Nick Nilsson is Vice President of BetterU, Inc., an online exercise, fitness, and personal training company. Question: When is the best time to consume whey protein? The Best Time to Consume Whey Protein: 1. Immediately After A Workout If you only take protein once per day, this is the absolute best time to take it. Immediately after you finish your workout, your body needs raw materials to rebuild and recover with. If you don't supply the raw materials through eating, your body will break down muscle from elsewhere in your body in...