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What Is Bulking? Why Are People Doing It? How Can You Start? ⁣

Bulking is common among people who are into competitive bodybuilding, but it’s also used among everyday people who enjoy spending time at the gym & are trying to improve their physique.⁣ ⁣ There are many ways you can approach bulking, but two main categories: clean bulking & dirty bulking. These have to do with the

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TESTING
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The Insider’s Guide to VO2 Max and Ultrasound Body Fat Testing

Exercise science has come a long way from the “no pain, no gain; keep running until you throw up” mentality you might have experienced with your middle school soccer coach. Today’s athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and brand-new exercisers can train according to their unique needs and goals because they have access to the testing and data

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BODY FAT
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Do You Lose More Weight if You Avoid Eating Before Exercise?

Whether you should train before eating (i.e. in a fasted state) for fat loss is a topic often debated. Here’s a summary of the main arguments and evidence.   When you train in a fasted or ‘postabsorptive’ state, your insulin levels or low and your body is using stored energy as the primary fuel source.

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BODY FAT
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What is Best for Weight Loss, Diet Only, Diet and Cardio or Cardio Only?

Different people have different ‘methods’ for losing weight: some focus on clean eating, some become cardio bunnies while others combine both cardio and dietary changes to achieve their goals. But according to research, what is the best method? A 2012 randomized controlled trial (the gold standard of research) lasting a year looked at whether diet,

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ELITE BODY DATA
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What is Carb Cycling? Can it Help You Lose Weight or Gain Muscle? 

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients integral to human health and cellular functioning. Carbohydrate cycling is based on the concept that carbohydrates consumed intermittently can make you more metabolically efficient. Typically it would involve consuming a low, moderate and high carb diets on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Fat would typically be the

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EXERCISE
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How Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health

Exercise is one of the most potent antidepressants that’s available to everyone, with the least side effects. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at the facts.⁣ ⁣ According to the American Psychological Association, 12.7 percent of Americans are on antidepressants, that’s one in six people. Antidepressant use has increased 64 percent since 1999, and women are

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