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Staying Motivated With No Chance of Winning the 2016 USAPL Raw Nationals Championship

October 13-16 more than 1,000 athletes, family, and friends will flock to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in the 2016 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw …

The Week Before the Meet — Unstructured or Accounted For?

You have put in 2-3 months of training and now it is the time to heal/rest/recover prior to the meet. This is a time when your mind will start to …

Mindfulness

Five Bench Pressing Basics You’re Overlooking

The bench press is probably the single most popular exercise amongst gym goers. We are all trying to increase our bench press and everyone has been …

Why Powerlifters Shouldn't Train Alone

<i>Originally published in July 2016</i><p>Before getting into this article I want to note that not every powerlifter needs to train in a group structure. …

11 Stuffed Avocado Recipes That Are Basically Boatloads of Happiness

We’re big fans of avocado around here, and there’s nothing we love more than finding unexpected ways to get our fix. Stuffed avocados are the easiest …

Healthy Eating

7 Quinoa Salads We Want to Dive Into Headfirst

We know it's easy to overspend on to-go salads for lunch and at your favorite restaurant when you need a grain bowl fix. But before you reach for the …

Video: Loaded Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Turn a tater into a meal by stuffing it with a nutrient-rich mixture that's basically a lightning-fast vegetarian chili. The best part? It's a full …

Zucchini Noodles Drizzled in Tahini Bacon Sauce

Add cooked bacon and other ingredients for the tahini bacon sauce to a blender or food processor.<p>Blend together until combined. If the sauce is too …

Eat Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric for an Amazing Anti-Inflammatory Snack

Courtney Hamilton<p><b>It’s uncommon for a dish to provide nutrition, flavor, and convenience, but this Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower is that rare</b> …

Tip: Do High-Rep Plate Raises for Traps

This is really going to burn, but you'll love the results. Here's how to do it.<p>Are you a member of Team No-Traps? Then add this exercise into your …

Mixing Macros — How to Use Macronutrient Combinations to Improve Your Physique

Ah, the timeless debate of optimal macronutrient combinations. While prevalent for years in bodybuilding circles, I’ve seen bits and pieces of the …

4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight

To PR, Try These Heavy Squat Progressions<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Heavy squat stand-ups are one of the simplest things you can do to gain …

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Add Calories

For the majority of lifters out there, it’s that time of year again. Whether you’re a powerlifter, bodybuilder, Strongman competitor or just a …

Nutrition

A Year of Eating for Strength

One of the most common questions I get is about my diet. Whether it’s emails, Facebook, or just out with friends, it’s a common occurrence. As I’ve …

Nutrition

My 12-Week Diet in Preparation for 2016 USS Strongman Nationals

<i>Chase Karnes recently took second at USS Nationals. In this article, he explains his nutrition leading up to the competition. For a detailed account</i> …

Nutrition

Salmon and quinoa salad recipe

Ingredients<p>Salmon and quinoa salad<p>1 cup (200g) quinoa<br>• 3 cups (750ml) water<br>• 200 g snow peas, trimmed, sliced thinly lengthways<br>• 1 lebanese cucumber …

Food

Tip: Stop Disregarding the Importance of Sleep

Lack of sleep makes you fatter and even leads to muscle loss, regardless of diet. Check this out.<p>Since when did not getting enough sleep become a …

Sleep

3 Reasons You Can't Lock Out Your Deadlift

The deadlift is a unique movement out of the Big Three, because when you’re doing a heavy single there is no eccentric (lowering) part of the lift. …

Three Powerlifting Fads That Are Hurting Your Total

Powerlifting is evolving at a fairly quick rate. The improvements to gear, rules, addition of meet federations, the growth of raw lifting, and the …

Social Media

5 Must-Read Rules Of Successful Meal Prep

Meal prep doesn't have to be something you dread. Rather than making last minute grocery trips and guessing about the numbers, follow these 5 simple …

The Meat Manifesto

You've heard it all before: Eating red meat will give you cancer. It'll lead to strokes. It'll kill you. The so-called "experts" have been issuing …

Recipes

Do Processed and Red Meats Cause Cancer?

One headline suggested eating processed meat was just as bad as smoking and drinking. Another claimed that eating bacon would cause cancer. With bold …

Processed Meat

Kendall's Kitchen: Mustard-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is full of flavor, not calories. It's guaranteed to make your mouth water and your hungry muscles happy!<p>Usually, pork isn't a …

BBQ

25 Must-Haves for Your Clean-Eating Grocery List

You already know what types of clean ingredients you should be loading into your fridge, freezer, and pantry to give yourself endless meal and snack …

Nutrition

8 Granolas That Are Actually Good for You

Granola has a reputation for being the ultimate health food—and yet, it's usually the exact opposite. Most storebought ones are loaded with corn …

Nutrition

Got Bloating? Move Beyond Whey Protein

<b>If you’re involved in the fitness world, you are probably familiar with the benefits of using whey protein in a post-workout protein shake.</b> The speed …

Nutrition

Mackerel and Moroccan Mash: A Tasty Post-Workout Protein Hit

<b>This week’s recipe is amazing for a post-workout protein hit</b>. The mackerel, olive oil, spices, and cruciferous vegetables in the form of cauliflower …

Food