How To Count Macronutrients (A Comprehensive Guide)

Knowing how to track your macronutrient intake is an invaluable skill set to have whether your goal is to build muscle or burn fat. Not only does tracking macronutrient intake teach you a lot about the foods you eat, but it basically allows you to take complete control over you body… In this article: What are…

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The Best Training Splits For Building Muscle

When designing a muscle building training program, there are many variables to take into consideration. Training volume, intensity, and frequency are going to be at the forefront — and the most important variables to look at when designing your program. But once you have a good grasp on these training variables and how they fit into your program, the next…

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Daily Protein Intake: How Much Do You Need To Build Muscle?

It’s widely known that protein is critical for building muscle. A high protein diet is a must if your goal is to be lean and jacked. But how much do you actually need in order to build muscle? There are few main factors that influence how much protein you require: 1. Goal and Caloric Intake When…

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How To Set Up A Diet For Fat Loss (A Comprehensive Guide)

This is a comprehensive guide that outlines how to set up the basic structure for a fat loss diet. In this article, we will cover the following: Identifying and prioritizing what is important and what isn’t How to determine caloric intake How to determine macronutrient intake Progressing the diet If you follow along, you will…

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The Best Protein Sources For Building Muscle and Getting Lean

We know that protein is an absolutely critical nutrient for ensuring growth, repair, and maintenance of muscle tissue. Keeping protein relatively high is useful from both a muscle building and fat loss perspective. And one of the simplest nutrition rules to follow is to make sure you are always getting adequate protein. But some people…

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How to Instantly Improve Every Rep You Do In the Gym

There are many smaller details that go into planning an effective muscle building workout program. Things like exercise selection, exercise order, sets, rep ranges, rest periods, and so on… all need to be taken into consideration. And while all of these factors are very important, there’s one thing you must nail down first in order…

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How To Calculate Macros For Lean Bulking

As discussed in my last post, energy balance (caloric intake) is the most critical and underlying factor when you look at setting up a muscle building nutrition plan, or any nutrition plan for that matter. Next in order of importance is how you break down those calories into macronutrients. While calories basically determine whether weight will be gained or…

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How Many Calories Per Day To Build Muscle?

There are a number of smaller details that go into putting together a complete muscle building nutrition program. However, at the very foundation of everything is one very critical factor: caloric intake. There is a nutritional pyramid that Eric Helms created, which illustrates the importance of each piece of the nutrition puzzle very well. Here’s…

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What’s The Best Food To Eat To Gain Muscle?

This is one of the most frequent questions that has been landing in my inbox lately. So I wanted to address it here with a complete answer. In reality, it’s actually a bit of a misguided question… As there really is no “best” food to eat to build muscle. If I was to say chicken…

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How To Find Time To Workout With A Busy Schedule

So you’ve decided to begin a new fitness program… You’re ready to tackle your goals head-on, but as you look at your schedule, you’re having difficulty with just one thing… Finding the time to fit a training regime into your busy lifestyle. There’s work. There’s school. Family. Sports. And of course necessary leisure and down-time that…

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