Is Aspartame going to kill you?

Aspartame was originally invented in 1965, but the restrictions on it's use weren't lifted by the FDA until 1996. Even though the EU and FDA have declared that it is safe to consume, many anti-aspartame activists hold the belief that it can cause the following symptoms. cancerseizures headachesdepressionADHDdizzinessweight gainbirth defectslupusAlzheimer'smultiple sclerosis The FDA has been... Continue Reading →

Why You Stopped Losing Weight

Many of us get into fitness in order to lose weight, and focus on dieting to do so. I'll be writing more about weight loss in the future, but for now the graphic below by Bret Contreras does a really good job showing how diets allow you to lose weight. In a nutshell, in order... Continue Reading →

What is Hypertrophy and How To Train for It

If you've been lifting for long enough, even in isolation, you've probably come across people talking about hypertrophy. If you haven't googled it by now, hypertrophy is simply the increase of size of skeletal muscle through the growth of the component cells of muscle. Specifically, myofibrils and/or sarcomeres. How Hypertrophy occurs is a much more... Continue Reading →

How to Calculate Macros

TL;DR: if you realized that this article is incredibly long, you're right. This is a complex topic. Calculators do a great job cutting through all of these calculations, and I like this one the best. No lifting blog is complete without at least talking about the topic of macros. Let's be honest, nutrition is incredibly... Continue Reading →

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