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What Should I Know About Nutrition Before Starting My Bodybuilding Journey?

This article about the bodybuilding journey is a contributed post by fitness writer Shannon Turnbull. Bodybuilding is a holistic journey that affects many aspects of your lifestyle — including your diet. Studies have shown that bodybuilder diets are more about quality than quantity, and nutrition plays a vital role. We’ve previously discussed how vegan diet programmes […]

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Do Bodybuilders Need More Sleep?

Do Bodybuilders Need More Sleep?

Sleep is the most underrated factor when it comes to your physical and mental health. It is just as important as diet and exercise but is so often overlooked. Many an amateur bodybuilder has had every aspect of their training finely tuned, but made the error of not getting enough sleep each night. But, do […]

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do bodybuilders do keto

Do Bodybuilders Do Keto? A Complete Guide

The ketogenic diet is no longer the fresh new and exciting diet it was five years ago. Today, it is just a normal diet followed by a large number of believers. But is keto big in the bodybuilding world? Do bodybuilders do keto? If so, does keto offer them any advantages over their competitors? Very […]

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Do Bodybuilders Inject Oil?

Do Bodybuilders Inject Oil? Everything You Need to Know

Ten years ago, if you had told me that there would be people injecting oil directly into their muscles I would have believed I was talking to a crazy person. It sounds horrific. But it is becoming increasingly popular. We’ve all seen the crazy photos of amateurs going overboard, but do bodybuilders inject oil? And […]

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Do Bodybuilders Intermittent Fast?

Do Bodybuilders Intermittent Fast?

Intermittent fasting has been a popular dieting technique for a while now, and many fitness professionals recommend it to their clients. But do bodybuilders intermittent fast? Some natural bodybuilders may use intermittent fasting during a cut. However, pro bodybuilders are unlikely to follow intermittent fasting as it has no real benefits while making it more […]

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Do Bodybuilders Have Cheat Days?

Do Bodybuilders Have Cheat Days?

Anyone who has grown up on a diet of Bodybuilding YouTube videos and documentaries such as Pumping Iron will remember watching their heroes eating massive cheat meals. But do bodybuilders have cheat days? Or are they more disciplined in their approach to nutrition? Many bodybuilders still have cheat days, particularly after competitions. However, having a […]

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Do bodybuilders fast before a competition

Do Bodybuilders Fast Before a Competition?

The modelling and acting worlds are full of stories of people fasting for long periods before a shoot or particular scene. The idea is that avoiding food will help to keep you looking as lean as possible. But what about bodybuilders? Do bodybuilders fast before a competition? Bodybuilders do not fast before a competition. This […]

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Calories on menus

Calories on Menus: Are We Missing the Big Picture?

England has recently made it the law that any restaurant or pub chain that employs over 250 people must place calories on menus. This has been welcomed by some and derided by others. After reading several articles online I thought that it would be a good idea to take a look at what the science […]

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What Foods Do Bodybuilders Eat?

What Foods Do Bodybuilders Eat? Analysing the Pros

What foods do bodybuilders eat? A simple question with a relatively simple answer: Bodybuilders will eat pretty much anything. But successful bodybuilders know what to eat and at what time. This article will take you through everything you need to know about bodybuilder nutrition. While no two bodybuilders will follow the same diet, there are […]

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What foods do bodybuilders avoid?

What Foods do Bodybuilders Avoid?

There are hundreds of resources online telling would-be bodybuilders what foods to eat. There are also a lot of articles talking about what foods to avoid. But how accurate are they? What foods do bodybuilders avoid? There are no foods that all bodybuilders avoid, all of the time. Some foods and drinks such as junk […]

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