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Does Protein Powder Go Bad?

Because it doesn’t rot, melt, or decompose like your standard refrigerated protein and produce, some of us tend to think of protein powder like flour, sugar, and other pantry staples — the kind that you forget to throw out...
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The Pros and Cons of Meal Replacement Shakes

So you know a guy who knows a guy who has been living on some meal replacement for days now, and you’re starting to wonder to yourself, “What is the big deal with food? Has technology overtaken it like...
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The Best Pre-Workout Ingredients for Focus

We’re not about to tell anyone that the only way they’ll PR is with a pre-workout, but it’s also not true to say that pre-workouts are completely useless or full of fluff. Yes, there are a lot of phony...
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Best Reviewed Meal Replacement Shakes

Whether you’re an athlete who has trouble filling a high calorie requirement or just a busy human being, you probably know the struggle of trying to prepare healthy food that hits all the right nutrition requirements. This is a...
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The Carnivore Diet: Does Eating 100% Meat Work?

If you’d thought extreme low-carb regimes had peaked with keto, remember that the human appetite for weird diets knows no bounds. Enter 2018’s fastest-growing nutrition trend and easily one of the most extreme diets imaginable: the carnivore diet. “No,” we...
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Research Suggests Keto Diet Is Good for Fat Loss, Not for Muscle Gain

A new study is one of the few to have looked at the effects of the ketogenic diet on muscle gain and fat loss. If you’re interested in health and fitness there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the keto diet...
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8 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Champions Share Their Pre-Meet Meals

Have you ever wondered what some of the top powerlifting athletes eat before they compete? Maybe it's just me, or maybe you've wondered the same. With the conclusion of the 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, I was curious...
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Could Baking Soda Be the Best Workout Supplement You’ve Never Tried?

While this sounds like your grandma’s folksy remedy for a kickass workout, baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) might actually have application for strength sports, especially metcons, HIIT, and other workouts that require serious anaerobic output. Editor’s note: The content...

Why Omega-3s Are Extra Helpful for Strength Athletes

Multivitamins and meal replacements will often be delighted to tell you that they provide all of your essential vitamins and minerals, but will conveniently leave off one nutrient that’s essential for optimal health: Omega-3 fatty acids. There’s no official recommended...

25 Days of Gifting: Supplement Package from Earth Fed Muscle!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Earth Fed Muscle are teaming up to give one lucky winner a Protein & T-Shirt Supplement Package! Earth Fed Muscle makes supplements for athletes, by athletes, without the fancy additives....

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Could This Gadget Zap Your Brain to Improve Lifting?

Strength athletes hear a lot about how they need to perfectly perform every one of their reps to create and enforce the right neural...

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