Nutrition

Unleash the Power of Adaptogens

By Lenda Murray Senior Editor As athletes we all know the importance of adapting to the progressive overload we put on our bodies to strengthen and build our muscles. We often take for granted all

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Fitness Tips and Fables

By Gigi Amurao As a fitness professional, I’m constantly being asked questions, many which are pretty crazy and that anyone with a little common sense can figure out. Other questions are more complex, and the

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CORTISOL: IS IT REALLY THE DEVIL?

By Chad Nicholls, Executive Editor “Cortisol is BAD!”  — The message has been emblazoned in our minds for years, leading us to believe that cortisol is the devil –  that we must rid our bodies

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Nutrition That Lowers Testosterone?

By Dr. Doug Kalman, Nutrition Editor When you are into bodybuilding, when you are into working out and seek to make muscle gains, most know having normal testosterone levels or even elevated testosterone levels aids

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Supplement Review: Machine Whey

By Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Looking at my slate of supplement reviews, it’s no secret that I spend a good deal of time browsing the various bodybuilding forums and YouTube fitness channels. This review

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Let’s Talk Supplements!!

Matt Samansky, Supplement Review Editor Welcome to Supps with Samansky, Digital Muscle’s weekly supplement review series! Before I begin breaking down products, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself beyond what my short

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Sports Drinks: A Sugar Trap for Kids?

By: Matt Weik We’ve all seen those commercials. The ones where our favorite athletes are drinking sports drinks and performing at a high level.  Kids envision themselves as these athletes thinking that they too can

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Moderate Alcohol for Extreme Bodybuilding?

By Dr. Scott Stevenson, PhD House of Pain Blog Decades later, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “advices” about bodybuilding still inspire introspection (or at least an occasional quotation): Is milk just for babies and should real bodybuilders drink

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Nutritional Science and Gut Bacteria

By Dr. Scott Stevenson House of Pain Blog Good bodybuilders and bodybuilding coaches have long known that everyone’s a bit different: Finding the unique dietary formula that works for the individual is vital for success.

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Dark Chocolate: An Ergogenic Aid?

By: Matt Weik Who would have thought that a visit to Chocolate World at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania would give athletes an advantage over their competition? As ridiculous as it sounds, it could actually be

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Antioxidants: The Cell Protector

By: Matt Weik Our bodies are constantly under attack! Thanks to antioxidants, our cells are shielded from harm. Antioxidants help protect the body from free radical damage.  Here’s a visual for you: Cut an apple

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Research Spotlight: RTD Protein

The IML Blog Series:   There’s no mistaking the multi-billion-dollar supplement industry these days. Seemingly everyone (and their brother) is trying to break into the industry, looking for a piece of the action.  Many of those

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50 Ways to Thrash Body Fat

By Dr. Doug Kalman, Nutrition Editor Whether you’re a competitive athlete or you just like the lean look, keeping your body fat in check may help to extend your lifespan.  I’ve put together a few

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Understanding Sugar Alcohols

By Lindsay Kent The Beauty Blog Planning meals, calculating macronutrients, and carefully reviewing food labels are part of the daily routine of most health-conscious people. To that end, you should be paying attention to sugar,

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Structuring a Diet for Fat Loss

By Ben Pakulski Question:  “How do you structure a diet for fat loss? Diet structuring for fat loss is a very popular and often misunderstood topic.  There are many different approaches and methods, such as

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