Jordan M. Joy PhD(c), CSCS, CISSN There are a few hallmarks of a bodybuilder who has made it to the upper echelons of the sport. Big muscles and low body fat, of course, but also their veins always look like the road map of a town without a city planner, all different directions, big ones, … read more

Gabriel Wilson, PhD., CSCS Energy supplements are a leading category in sports nutrition, with millions of athletes, fitness enthusiasts and gym rats relying on stimulant-loaded supplements to fuel their workouts. Recognizing the ever-competitive pre-workout market, some supplement companies have resorted to extreme doses of stimulants, even approaching up to 600mg of caffeine. When does it … read more

Chris Hogan didn’t start out as an obvious champion. He played both football and lacrosse at college but when he tried to make it on a professional level, luck just wasn’t on his side. He joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and went on to be signed by the San Francisco 49ers, the New York … read more

When many of us think of bodybuilders, we imagine impossibly large men with ballooned, veined muscles reaching almost unearthly proportions, but when the phenomenon first started out two centuries ago, the aesthetics required were totally different. Western lifting dates all the way back to the late 19th century when strongmen in Europe would show off … read more

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Jordan M. Joy, PhD(c), CSCS, CISSN Every accomplished athlete knows that there is an intimate relationship between their diet and their performance and physique. As it pertains to gaining and maintaining lean mass, we need to eat a LOT of food, and if you’ve already attained even some muscle, you might need to eat in … read more

If you’re looking to pack on muscle mass, a weight-gain supplement is essential and will help you see results. Gainers provide a huge dose of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and more in one easy serving. Benefits include increased energy, faster recovery and nutrients to keep you lean and muscular. Sound like something you’d … read more

When you have an important event coming up, be it a big game, wedding or birthday celebration, you want to look your best – that means bloating is a huge no-no. Healthy eating and regular exercise are key to helping beat a puffed-out belly in the long-run, but, for a quick competition fix so you … read more

Jordan M. Joy MS, CSCS, CISSN Protein powders are becoming less of a supplement and more of a staple food. I’ve been asked to pick up protein on my way home nearly as often as any other single food item. This is directly relevant to protein’s importance in human nutrition – at least if you … read more