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Do Bodybuilders Eat Dairy?

Do Bodybuilders Eat Dairy? The Truth Revealed

With so many people turning against dairy, and so many misconceptions spread about the health effects of consuming it. Bodybuilders could be forgiven for giving it a wide berth. But do bodybuilders eat dairy? And is this the right move? Almost all bodybuilders eat dairy products, they are an inexpensive source of protein and healthy […]

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Why do bodybuilders eat raw eggs

Why Do Bodybuilders Eat Raw Eggs?

It’s a standard 80s movie cliche, but check out most bodybuilding forums and you will find evidence that many guys are still doing it. But why do bodybuilders eat raw eggs? In this article, I will try and find the answer. Some bodybuilders eat raw egg out of laziness, some add raw eggs to protein […]

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Do Bodybuilders Do Push Ups

Do Bodybuilders Do Push Ups?

The push up is rarely seen in gyms these days, particularly in bodybuilding gyms that are packed with benches, incline benches, dip bars, and chest press machines. But a pandemic-induced lockdown may have changed things for many people. Do bodybuilders do push ups? Or are there better alternatives out there? Most bodybuilders avoid performing push […]

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is chewing gum good for bodybuilding

Is Chewing Gum Good for Bodybuilding?

Watch any bodybuilding documentary and you will find big-name bodybuilders chewing gum during their workouts. This has led to a number of people wondering if there is actually a point to it. Is chewing gum good for bodybuilding? In this article, I will attempt to find the answer. Chewing gum offers no real benefit to […]

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Are abs made in the kitchen

Are Abs Made in the Kitchen?

In this week’s podcast episode, I attempt to answer the question “are abs made in the kitchen?”. After last week’s heavily researched podcast episode, I decided to have a more laid back approach to this one. The podcast is more of a collection of thoughts and anecdotes I’ve had around weight loss and body image […]

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Can Bodybuilding Supplements Boost Testosterone?

Can Bodybuilding Supplements Boost Testosterone?

Bodybuilding supplements cover a large range of products. But a surprisingly large percentage of them mention the ability to increase your testosterone levels. Can bodybuilding supplements boost testosterone? This article investigates. Some bodybuilding supplements can help support testosterone production, or bring it back to normal levels. But no supplements can increase testosterone levels in the […]

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How Far Can Natural Bodybuilding Go?

How Far Can Natural Bodybuilding Go?

Natural bodybuilding is supposed to be a drug-free version of bodybuilding. But as I have explained in the past, natural bodybuilding can often involve steroid use, insulin use, and HGH use. But let’s assume that you wanted to be completely drug-free. How far can natural bodybuilding go? Everyone has a genetic potential, a certain amount […]

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Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

We’ve all heard of dieting documentaries such as “What the Health” and “Supersize me”, but I’m going to ask you to do something for me. Stop watching dieting documentaries! They are absolutely terrible, completely unscientific, and a plague upon mankind. As you can imagine, this podcast is going to involve a high degree of ranting. […]

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Can Bodybuilding Kill You?

Can Bodybuilding Kill You? A Difficult Discussion

With the media attention that comes with bodybuilding, when a bodybuilder dies early it’s usually bigger news than it might have been. But there certainly have been a lot of bodybuilders who have died in the last few years. Often from heart problems. Is this coincidence? Or can bodybuilding kill you? Bodybuilding has been shown […]

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Can You Start Bodybuilding in Your 40s?

Can You Start Bodybuilding in Your 40s?

In my last article, I looked at the likelihood of becoming a successful bodybuilder in your 30s and decided that this was incredibly unlikely. But that there were many benefits to starting anyway. In this article I will try to answer the question “can you start bodybuilding in your 40s?”. There should be no reason why […]

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