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Bodybuilding Muscle Building

What it was like to squat every day

Squats are a difficult and exhausting exercise, sometimes causing fatigue for days. That’s why doing them every day is an intriguing idea, and I wondered if there could be an extreme reward for such an extreme protocol.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

RED-S syndrome: the dark side of staying super lean

I used to struggle to stay lean. I’d crash diet then rebound every time. So when I found a way to stay not just lean, but super-lean, I thought I’d found the holy grail. But it turned out to be a health-ruining nightmare.

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Fat Loss Food Musings

The nootropic effect of intermittent fasting, coffee, and nicotine

Intermittent fasting combined with coffee and nicotine makes a surprisingly effective nootropic. And unlike the usual nootropic drugs, there are no debilitating side effects, even with everyday use.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss Food

Should you track your diet?

Diet tracking isn’t the only way to lose fat or gain muscle, nor is it the best choice for everyone. It also adds time and work to meal preparation.

However, the payoff is complete food choice with fine-grained body composition control. That makes it uniquely powerful.

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Fat Loss Food

Calories in vs calories out: fact or fiction?

On one side you have people who say weight loss is just calories in vs calories out. The other claims that food quality is all that matters. So what’s the truth, and how should we tackle body composition?

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Bodybuilding Muscle Building

How to use the mind-muscle connection for more gains

I used to dismiss the mind-muscle connection as gym mythology, but science shows there’s something to it. Here’s how to apply it to increase gains and decrease injury risk.

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Food Food Reviews

Why is The Great British Bake Off so popular?

The Great British Bake Off has become an institution. It’s responsible for a surge in baking in the UK, and holds strangely wide appeal.

So why has an amateur baking show become so popular?

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

6 best practices of fat loss

Yo-yo dieting isn’t wise nutrition management, but it made me an expert at losing body fat. (Keeping it off came later unfortunately.)

All fat loss requires is that you burn more energy than you take in. It’s a simple concept, but there’s a lot of room for error in practice.

The principles listed here make the process as easy as possible and help prevent rebounds and unnecessary metabolic slowdown.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss Food

Low calorie jelly for candy cravings

Here’s a sugar-free substitute for gummy candy that takes minutes to prepare. It’s low in energy and high in volume so you can eat plenty of it. That makes it great for dieting.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss Food

How to eat anything and not get fat

Two of life’s best pleasures are good food, and being fit and lean. They seem contradictory, but despite widespread belief you don’t have to choose one or the other. You can be fit and lean and indulge in whatever treats you feel like. And there are no exotic supplements, drugs, or extreme exercise regimes needed.