Featuring Stefan‘s Back Double Biceps photographed by Sebastian Räuchle.
Let’s eat and grow!It’s so easy, isn’t it?
Yay, bulking (=being in a calorie surplus to build muscle mass)! What sounds like a dream for many, is in my eyes even more difficult than cutting (=being in a calories deficit to lose fat). Why?
- Finding the balance between gaining muscle and gaining fat: some of us do not like the more “fluffy” look and don’t allow themself to eat enough; others just get into a dreamer bulk (=insane calorie surplus) and gain far too much body fat. The sweet spot inbetween is desirable as too much or too less fat are not favorable for building muscles.
- Hard gainer: you feel like you eat a lot of food but actually you are such a restless person, that it’s simply not enough; or your appetite is low (stress or whatever) and you just can’t eat that much.
Nevertheless, difficult is not impossible and therefore we collected some tips to help you on your gainz journey 😉 .
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Helping you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest while staying on track with your diet.
For me traveling is one of the most exciting and important things to do. I love seeing new places, learning about new cultures and eating delicious food. But traveling does put your nutrition goals at risk: most of the time you can’t control what you get served, how it is cooked or even if it has enough protein for you. Therefore I compiled some tips for you how to limit the damage and still enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
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Solving the dilemma of hot summer days and the need for a perfect roast.
I love my sonday roast! I go to the butcher and let him select a nice cut of meat for me and on my way home I plan how I’m going to cook it. A few simple sides to go with it. Most of the time this will be roasted vegetables, since I am addicted to their simplicity and deliciousness. But in the summer times my enthusiasm for sunday roast comes to a halt: it is hot outside and the last thing I want to do is adding heat by roasting something for ours in the oven. But I have found a solution and you will love it!
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Congratulations! You have made the choice to invest in your health: not only does losing fat make you look good naked but has also sustainable health benefits, as we already told you here, or for the science nerds here. Nevertheless, you may be overhelmed about the information available: What diet should I follow? Is it bad to eat carbs in the evening? Do I have to do cardio? Or go daily to the gym?
To be honest, it is much easier than you think. Create a calory deficit. How? We help you with some tips.
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Budino al cocco
First of all, credits to Anastasia Zinchenko, PhD from Science Strength who posted a very yummie dessert on her Instagram profile: a chocolate pudding with 100kcal per 1,5 liters! By the way, follow her if you want some evidence-based knowledge gains, diet motivation and some very badass powerlifting and bodybuilding action!
As I did not have exactly the same ingredients as the original recipe, I developed my own version, which is extremly simple, quick and versatile. One of my favorites is the “budino al cocco” (coconut pudding in Italian). It has approximately 20kcal for 0,75 liters and it’s therefore the perfect treat for you sweet-toothy-hard-dieting folks. Enough talking: here is the recipe!
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One of the most basic questions in training is: how much do I have to lift? There are training programs, that allow you to choose from a wide selection of exercises. For example you could find a program that calls for “4×10 repetitions of any quadriceps dominant leg exercise”. What exercise do you choose, and does it even matter?
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This one is a really hot one: is too much cholesterol bad or not? Make your own opinion by reading my short post and some of the references (linked) if you are particularly interested in the topic.
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