• You are here:
  • Home »
  • Author's Archive:

All posts by Matt Smith

Do Bodybuilders Deadlift?

Do Bodybuilders Deadlift?

The deadlift is one of the most effective exercises that you can learn. Working the vast majority of your muscles and helping you to burn calories, and increase strength and power. But many people dislike deadlifts and would rather train without them. Do bodybuilders deadlift? If so, why? Is it possible to become a successful […]

Continue reading
Do bodybuilders cut carbs?

Do Bodybuilders Cut Carbs? Your Questions Answered

Carbohydrates have had a bit of a bad rap over the past thirty years, which is unfair as they are perhaps the most effective macronutrient for fueling tough workouts. But many people claim that you should cut them out of your diet completely. Do bodybuilders cut carbs? And if so, does doing so offer any […]

Continue reading
Does beer lower testosterone

Is Your Pint Killing Your Gains: Does Beer Lower Testosterone?

When it comes to beer and health, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of having a balanced lifestyle, but not at the expense of looking after yourself. Alcohol consumption is always going to have an impact on testosterone levels, but then again so does everything: from how much time you spend outside, to […]

Continue reading
Can Vegan Bodybuilding Build Muscle?

Can Vegan Bodybuilding Build Muscle?

Can Vegan Bodybuilding Build Muscle? A common criticism aimed at vegan diets is that they make it very hard to build muscle due to a lack of protein-dense foods. But is this really true? Can vegans build bodybuilding physiques without meat? It is possible to build significant muscle while following a vegan bodybuilding lifestyle. Though […]

Continue reading
Do Bodybuilders Need More Vitamins?

Do Bodybuilders Need More Vitamins?

Bodybuilders eat a lot of food, it goes with the job. They are probably already consuming a lot more nutrients than most people. So why do bodybuilders often take multivitamins? Do bodybuilders need more vitamins? Or are they just wasting their money? The lifestyle of a bodybuilder requires more vitamins and minerals than that of […]

Continue reading
Do Bodybuilders Lift Heavy or Light Weights?

Do Bodybuilders Lift Heavy or Light Weights?

If you’ve read my article on powerlifting vs bodybuilding, you may be under the impression that bodybuilders focus exclusively on light weights. Yet, this is far too simplistic. Just because Ronnie Coleman shouts “light weights” doesn’t mean he’s actually using them. So, do bodybuilders lift heavy or light weights? Bodybuilders tend to train with a […]

Continue reading
Why do bodybuilders inject insulin?

Why Do Bodybuilders Inject Insulin?

Pharmaceutical insulin is a peptide hormone that is used by diabetics to help them lower blood sugar. But in recent times many bodybuilders have taken to using insulin to help them train. Why do bodybuilders inject insulin? Bodybuilders inject insulin because it plays an important role in muscle protein synthesis. Insulin is anabolic and can […]

Continue reading
Do Bodybuilders Get Drug Tested?

Do Bodybuilders Get Drug Tested?

It is an open secret that Pro bodybuilding is impossible without anabolic steroids and that all bodybuilders competing in non-natural competitions must be using. Yet anabolic steroid use is illegal, so how do the organisations behind bodybuilding deal with this? Do bodybuilders get drug tested? And if so, how come nobody is ever caught? Bodybuilders […]

Continue reading
Do bodybuilders count calories

Do Bodybuilders Count Calories?

Calorie counting is usually associated with some of the worst aspects of diet culture, but it can also be an incredibly useful tool. Many people use it to help them lose weight or even to gain weight. But what about bodybuilders? Do bodybuilders count calories? Elite level bodybuilders do tend to count calories and have […]

Continue reading
Why are Bodybuilders Weaker than Powerlifters?

Why are Bodybuilders Weaker than Powerlifters?

Why are Bodybuilders Weaker than Powerlifters? It doesn’t make any sense! Bodybuilders are absolutely massive, made up of nothing but huge muscles. They train more than powerlifters, they take more drugs, and they are better funded. So why can’t they out-lift them? The main difference between bodybuilders and powerlifters is that bodybuilders focus on muscle […]

Continue reading