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A Nutrition Myth that Keeps us Fat, Sick & Tired

On February 7, 2015 by Physical Culturist

The calorie-is-a-calorie myth might be the biggest fallacy in nutrition that keeps us fat, sick, and tired.

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10 Things The Best Athletes Do (That You Don’t)

On January 17, 2015 by Physical Culturist

10 important lessons about training and nutrition that we can all learn from the best athletes!

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7 Common Calorie Myths We Should All Stop Believing

On January 10, 2015 by Physical Culturist

There are some major misconceptions about calories, body weight, fat loss, and health. These calorie myths are often rooted in truth but presented in black-or-white terms that are useless at best, harmful at worst, and do little to help the average person lose body fat.

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How many of your health supplements are actually snake oil?

On December 8, 2014 by Physical Culturist

In this brilliant chart by David McCandless from 2010, you can see a gorgeous visualization of how many supplements are actually helpful — based on scientific studies — and how many are basically nothing more than snake oil.

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Top 5 Bulking Foods That Build Muscle (A Guide To Dirty Bulking)

On October 29, 2014 by Matthew Chan

I see it all the time: skinny guys carrying around tupperware filled with rice and chicken--and sometimes, with rice only--and other times, just vegetables, in an attempt to bulk up and gain some muscle. Despite hitting the gym regularly and sticking to their strict diet, they can't seem to gain weight. Here are my top 5 bulking foods that will pack on muscle fast!

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The 10,000 Calorie Sumo Wrestler Diet

On October 26, 2014 by Physical Culturist

This video follows Byamba, current world sumo champion, through his average day of consuming 10,000 calories. In and out of the dojo, Byamba shows us how to shop, cook, and eat chankonabe--a Japanese stew eaten by sumo wrestlers to pack on the pounds. Itadakimasu!

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The 20,000 Calorie Strongman Diet

On October 24, 2014 by Physical Culturist

This video follows Robert Oberst—aka Obie—one of America’s leading professional strongmen. In an average day, Obie consumes 15,000–20,000 calories to power himself through hours of punishing training. From the gym to the kitchen, Obie shows us the kind of fuel he needs in order to stay at the top of his sport.

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Is “Bulking” Dead?

On October 13, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The term “Offseason Bodybuilder” used to be synonymous with gigantic bloated physiques, offering a stark contrast to the dry and shredded anatomy charts that were presented on stage. There was something enamouring about the larger than life scale that some bodybuilders would blow their physiques up to in their pursuit of the ultimate amount of muscle.

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Bulgarian Food Wisdom

On August 8, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The people of Bulgaria are famous for their long life spans, and robust good health. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was discovered that the Bulgarians lived longer than any other known people, having an astonishing number of centenarians. There are many lessons to be learned from the traditional Bulgarian diet and this article does a pretty good job.

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Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

On May 28, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation. So why didn’t your grandparents have food allergies? It’s really quite simple…

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Health and Nutrition Secrets From Around The World

On April 19, 2014 by Physical Culturist

There are many places around the world where people live longer and know how to be happier than the rest of us. They live time-tested lifestyles that promise to protect us from a wide range of diseases. The key is knowing why they work and how to adopt them yourself.

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The Protein-Testosterone Connection

On April 2, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Anyone wishing to gain lean muscle mass must appreciate the significance of protein. Not only is protein crucial for hypertrophy, but it is also necessary for growth and repair when training for strength and power.

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Old Time Strongman Diets

On January 13, 2014 by Matthew Chan

Some insight on how old time strongmen ate to achieve their legendary physiques and strength!

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What Can We Learn From How Grandma and Grandpa Used To Eat?

On December 29, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Every successive generation seems to be getting sicker, with more illness and disability. This despite government claims that the science of diet has mostly improved from just 50 years ago. These claims are far from the reality the modern world and its population experiences.

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Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

On December 25, 2013 by Physical Culturist

There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition.

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Protein Sources

On December 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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New Longevity Benefits of Whey Protein

On November 2, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Many people think of whey protein as a supplement only used by athletes wanting to increase their muscle mass. But evolving research suggests the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine and...

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TIP: How To Determine If An Egg Is Fresh

On October 25, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Here’s something interesting we found on the internet. It shows you how to tell how fresh an egg is by placing it in a clear bowl of water. The position of the egg...

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The Eating Habits of Pro Bodybuilders

On October 17, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Below is an infographic illustrating the eating habits of pro bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Cutler, Lee Haney, and Ronnie Coleman.

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Eggs – An Excellent Food for Lifters

On October 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

How many eggs do you eat per day? Do you eat them raw? cooked? Do you isolate the yolk? Let us know how you eat your eggs! 🙂

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