Nutrition

What’s the Difference Between Grass-Fed Whey Vs. Regular Whey?

If you’re even vaguely interested in healthy eating, you’ve probably come across people extolling the benefits of grass-fed whey, beef, and dairy versus the conventional (and cheaper) grain-fed kind. “Grass-fed” and “grain-fed” aren't the only kinds of dairy you can...
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Can You Absorb More Than 30 Grams of Protein at Once?

Ever cooked up a solid pound of steak only to have someone tut tut and say, "Hey pal, you can only absorb 30 grams of protein at once. You're wasting that meat." Don't sadly slide the rest of that beef...

4 Science Based Protein Rules for Strength Athletes

Protein in the strength world is like money in the real world. It's like a form of currency that helps you get from point A to point B. Meaning, it can help you go from sore to "not as...

Do You Really Need High Glycemic Carbs Around Your Workout?

The idea that you need high glycemic carbohydrates to spike your insulin and replenish glycogen after a workout is common in the strength world. It’s an integral part of taking advantage of your “window of gains.” Unfortunately, this may...

4 Nutrients That Are Extra Important for Female Athletes

Men and women's bodies are different, but not that different. Most of the time, when a sports dietitian or nutritionist alters his or her recommendations for a female athlete, it's because of behavioral differences rather than biological differences. "What’s important to remember with...

Should You Eat Fat After a Workout?

There seems to be a general aversion to fat consumption post-workout for strength athletes. Although post-workout fat avoidance is not as common as the recommendation to drink a protein shake immediately after training, it has definitely become more prevalent in...

Is There a Post-Workout Anabolic Window?

“Protein in an hour, Strengthen thy power. Protein delayed, No gains are made.” This might as well be carved in stone at the exit of every gym in the world. The race to gulp down a protein shake within one hour of training...

Is a Glutamine Supplement Actually Worth Your Money?

“Now with 4 grams of glutamine per serving!” screams your new tub of protein powder, and upon reading it, you might think, “Hey, that’s great! Now I don’t need to buy a glutamine supplement. Or should I get one...

Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for Strength Training?

If you haven’t seen it thrown around Reddit, you might have heard it ballyhooed by a gym bro: ketosis just works, bro! You get to eat all the bacon and cream you can stomach, shred fat, maintain muscle, and still...

The Lifter’s Guide to Theanine

As work and tech encroach further and further into our private lives and the mouse wheel of modern life spins faster and faster, nutrients that promote relaxation are becoming more of a priority. Magnesium is a common recommendation for folks...

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Handling Competition Day Like a Pro: A Strongman’s Primer

Fear, excitement, anxiety, and pure enthusiasm or apprehension are all things we can experience in the hours leading up to and during a contest....

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