Nutrition

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....

5 Uncommon Supplements to Boost Your Power

Workout supplements tend to all get lumped together: supplements for power, endurance, strength, and hypertrophy are often just labeled as supplements for "energy" or "athleticism." If you’ve tried as many pre-workouts as we have, there’s a good chance you...
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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...

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Adidas Releases Two New Shoes Under CrazyPower Model

Adidas appears to be joining the mix in the recent new training shoe releases. They recently shared their new weightlifting shoe, the Leistung 16 II, but now they've posted...

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