Eggs are a common food consumed by many as a regular component of a high-protein diet. Many people forego eating the egg yolks in an effort to improve their health, but are they missing out on key muscle-building nutrients by doing so? Dr. Paul Henning investigates how eating egg yolks affects muscle protein synthesis.
Sleep is crucial if you want a premium body, but it's much more important than that. In fact, short sleep duration increases you risk of many diseases. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning explains the role that exercise plays in how well you sleep.
We are all well aware of the importance of protein intake as a means to help repair, regenerate and build muscle tissue. But do older athletes (35+) require more protein than when they were younger? In this article, Dr. Paul Henning examines the research to provide some insight for your training and nutrition.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, a large amount of research has quickly identified risk factors for severe COVID-19 such as older age, sex, and underlying chronic conditions like obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. Today, Dr. Paul Henning looks at how fitness levels play a role in severe outcomes.
Physical activity is important for all people, no matter their age. However, special consideration should be given to young teens. Here's a detailed guide with safe and effective workout routines for 13-year old boys!
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasis was placed on the elderly or those with pre-existing health conditions for having a higher risk of contracting and/or dying of COVID-19, but the focus has shifted to men. Today, Dr. Paul Henning looks at the research to learn why men may be more at risk.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has led to worldwide research aiming to identify the risk factors for developing critical illness and mortality caused by COVID-19. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning takes a look at the best available research to determine how obesity increases risk for severe outcomes and increased mortality.
While many people opt for barbell or other traditional training tools, we are here to talk about something a little less conventional but just as intense: Sandbag training. Here's a detailed guide on the ultimate sandbag workout routine!
Whether you are consuming apples, broccoli, bread, or chocolate cookies you are providing your body with sugar. But clarifying what kind of sugar we are discussing is crucial for a successful conversation. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning investigates the effects that added sugar has on health and performance.
Deadlifts have so many benefits that it can be difficult to tell what type of workout they should be classified as. Here's a detailed guide on whether deadlifts work back or legs and if you should do them back day or leg day!
Squats are great for the lower body but you should also do a few exercises so that your hip adductors, hamstrings, and quads are specifically targeted. Here's a detailed guide with the 10 best thigh exercises for leg day workouts!
Adding ankle weights to your workout routine is a great idea especially if you're seeking to spice things up and adding some resistance to your workout. Here's a detailed guide with 12 ankle weight exercises for strong and toned legs!
A big and strong back really contributes to your overall strength. The back muscles are the ones that help you twist your torso, pull your arms in and down, and keep your spine stable. Here are the 13 best compound exercises for back size and strength!
Have you ever noticed those long straps hanging from the ceiling in the gym or on your favorite fitness social accounts? They're a versatile and efficient piece of exercise equipment known as TRX bands. Here's a 30-minute TRX workout routine for full body power!
The debate on whether carbs are good or bad and their role in optimal health have dominated discussions of the human diet for quite a long time. In this article Dr. Paul Henning examines the current research on whether carbs are addictive, and what that means for their role in your diet.
Being a United States Marine requires more than just a love for your country. It also requires strength that only comes with hard work, an unwavering commitment, and an organized exercise plan. Here's a Marine workout routine for well-rounded strength!
While Jungkook's music has certainly made him a star, his physique has fitness-lovers interested in his trending workout routine as well. Here's a detailed guide on Jungkook's workout routine and diet plan!
Law enforcement officers willingly put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis. From acts of violence to trips and slips, it is just as important for an officer to be fit and athletic as it is for them to don their protective gear. Here are 10 exercises for a perfect police workout routine!
Inflammation is the body's natural response to protect itself against harm and can be characterized as either acute/localized or chronic/systemic. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning investigates the impact of diet on the inflammatory processes of the human body and what you need to know to make better food choices.
The average lifter will be able to deadlift more than they squat. The strength ratio of these two exercises can identify weaknesses and strength imbalances between muscle groups. Here's a detailed guide on how to calculate your ideal deadlift to squat ratio!
'While growing up and reading whatever I could get my hands on to learn about muscle growth; I could remember all the talk and input from so-called “experts” that you need to confuse a muscle for it to grow!' But is it true? In this article Dr. Paul Henning dissects the research to discover the truth.
Over the years there have been many low-carbohydrate and high-fat diet approaches to weight loss such as the ketogenic diet. But much less is known about its affects on muscle mass, until now. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning examines the effects of the keto diet on building and maintaining muscle.
High quality protein is absolutely essential for building lean tissue and promoting recovery from arduous training. But traditionally, higher protein diets have been viewed with a negative connotation and were proposed to cause kidney issues.
Hitting the gym doesn’t automatically guarantee you huge muscles. You have to do the right exercises with enough intensity to damage your muscles and give them enough time to recover and become stronger. Learn about the Best 5-Day Workout Split for Muscle and Strength with this fitness guide!
It may seem obvious but working out is vital for maintaining body weight, getting stronger, and being more flexible. There are 4 main types of workouts and here's a detailed guide explaining each of them as well as their benefits!
Side leg raises build strength around your knees and hip joints, which is ideal preparation for other exercises such as lunges, jumps, and squats. Here's a detailed guide on how to do the side leg raise and its variations!
What you put into your body is just as essential as maintaining a healthy exercise routine. This is especially important when doing strenuous workouts such as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Here's a detailed guide on what to eat before and after HIIT workouts!
If you’ve heard the term “bulking,” chances are that you’ve already spent some time around the gym or around people who often frequent it. Here's everything you need to know about dirty bulking versus clean bulking!
Hyperglycemia (i.e. elevated blood glucose/sugar levels) can have a negative impact on your health affecting everything from your vision to weight to your heart. So it's crucial to understand how to manage it. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning investigates supplements research has shown to improve glucose response.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) combines the benefits of strength training and cardio into one efficient and effective workout. Here's a detailed guide on how often you should do HIIT workouts!
Losing body fat, enhancing athletic performance and changing body shape are all by-products of optimum health, and optimum health can only be achieved via an optimum approach to nutrition. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses what it takes to create and maintain optimal health with easy-to-follow food choices.
Are you a guy who is dealing with embarrassing love handles? Are you tired of feeling horrible about your abdominal fat and want to get rid of it fast? If so, then we have the solution! We are sharing our top 5 exercises for getting rid of love handles. Each exercise was picked because it specifically targets the abdom
We were all told to eat our vegetables as we were growing up, because in order to be healthy and strong, we need to eat lots of vegetable every day. Or do we? In this article Dr. Paul Henning investigates to determine what the science overwhelmingly suggests.
Is your current ab workout not giving you the results you want? Are you putting in the work to get a six-pack but can't seem to get it? If this sounds like you, you need to add our top 5 weighted ab exercises to your abs workout!
Want to build a stronger body, prevent pain and injuries, and improve posture all at once? If so, then you need to start strengthening your hip muscles! Here are the 10 best exercises hip strengthening exercises for home workouts!
In order to gain muscle, it’s imperative that we repeatedly attain an anabolic response to our training and nutrition. New research suggests that a specific combination of nutrients dramatically increases anabolic response following training. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning dissects the research to learn more.
Full-body workouts are fantastic for targeting all the muscle groups in your body at one time. They’re a big time saver and can also help prevent overtraining. Here's a detailed guide on the best full-body workout for strength and size!
One of the most common reasons for hitting the gym is wanting to lose weight. The beauty of achieving that goal is that you’re not going to need any sort of special equipment if you know what you’re doing. Here are the 10 best bodyweight exercises for weight loss!
If you Google the term "weight loss" more than 3 billion results return in a matter of seconds. While there's a lot of weight loss information out there, what's the best of it? To clear the air, we are sharing our top 10 calorie-burning exercises for extreme body fat loss!
A gym membership is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. It's hard to put a price on your health. At the same time, at what point is a gym membership too costly? Here's a detailed guide on the average cost of a gym membership!
If you look at some of the most legendary male fitness figures of all time, almost all of them have similarly proportioned bodies. come to define the ideal male physique, one with low body fat and perfectly proportioned muscles. Here's a detailed article on the ideal male body proportions!
Your abs are the single most important muscle group when it comes to stability and strength. If you can sculpt them well, they’re also going to look great during the summertime, giving you that strong slender look you’ve been aiming for all year. Here are the 10 best ab exercises for women!
Type 2 diabetes is a deadly disease that affects over 400 million people worldwide and accounts for around 90% of all cases of diabetes. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses the impact that resistance training has on this deadly condition.
When you're on a mission to build a six-pack, waking up every day to bloated abdominal muscles can be the most frustrating thing. Here are 3 simple workouts and mistakes to avoid when fixing bloated abs!
No leg day is complete without showing those inner thighs some love. Not only does having strong inner thighs look great, but it’s also functionally beneficial. Check out this guide for 10 exercises for a killer inner thigh workout!
Our parents always told us to eat a good breakfast before going to school, but as we get older and enter teenage years and beyond; many of us start to skip breakfast. But what role does breakfast play in the overall picture of health & fitness? In this article, Dr. Paul Henning examines some evidence on this topic.
Chest-supported rows are one of the best row variations because they're particularly good at isolating your back muscles so you gain as much mass as possible. Here's a detailed guide on how to do the chest-supported row correctly!
The obliques are often ignored but developing them promises a lot of carry-over benefits, not just to your midsection’s aesthetic, but also to functional and athletic movements. Here are the 20 best oblique exercises for a powerful core!
Avid golfers all have one thing in common: they are constantly looking to boost their performance. There are many things you can do off the golf course to get a better swing and a stronger game. Check out the best golf workout program for lowering your handicap!
A name like “dead bug” doesn’t instill much confidence in the efficacy of an exercise, especially when we can instead opt for workouts that promise us a superhero physique. But the dead bug pulls its weight when it comes to excellent abdominal workouts. Here's how to do the dead bug exercise and its variations!
The shoulder joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body. It’s extremely mobile, allowing us to move our arms in almost any direction. Here are the 7 best evidence-based exercises for shoulder stability!
As we know, resistance training represents a potent stimulus to increase skeletal muscle mass and strength. However, without protein, net muscle protein balance will remain negative. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses the importance of pre-sleep protein as it relates to muscle protein synthesis.
Obesity rates in the United States have been rising exponentially in recent years. This increase has caused an increase in chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and more. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses the science of fat metabolism and how it relates to food and exercise.
Some believe that simply by exercising first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will burn more body fat, but if it were that simple; we wouldn’t have an overweight/obesity epidemic in our country. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning unwinds the confusion surrounding 'fasted cardio'
If you’re interested in bodybuilding then you know how important it is to build your muscles proportionately. Nobody wants a pencil neck sitting atop a barrel-sized torso. Here's an in-depth guide on the 7 best exercises to get a thicker neck!
Knee valgus is sure to cause a cascade of pain and injuries that keep you out of the gym long-term and stunt your lifting progress. Here's an in-depth guide on what knee valgus is and how to prevent it!
In the world of fitness and sport, injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. Thoracic outlet syndrome is one of such many conditions. Here's are the 7 best exercises and stretches for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome!
Maintaining skeletal muscle and physical function are absolutely critical to optimal health throughout the aging process. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses evidence based supplements that have been shown to fight off the effects of age related muscle loss, called sarcopenia.
Two of the most common pieces of gym equipment are resistance bands and free weights and they both have a place in your workout routine. Here's a detailed guide on resistance bands versus free weights so you can decide if bands are better for you!
While whey protein has been the most popular option for a long time, plant proteins are quickly catching up. Here's a detailed guide comparing whey protein with plant protein...the debate is finally over!
If you want to be as strong as possible, make sure to balance pushing movements with pulling ones in your exercise routine. Here's a detailed list of the best pull exercises for each part of your body!
Despite the lack of attention they may get from gym goers, the psoas muscles are among the most important muscles in the entire body as they are the primary hip flexors. Check out these 10 psoas exercises to stretch & strengthen your hips!
While it’s true training for muscle endurance over a long period of time may not result in huge gains, improving muscular endurance can still be beneficial for marathon runners and weightlifters alike. Check out these top 10 muscular endurance exercises for beastly sets!
You’re probably already familiar with the largest muscle in your gluteal muscle group: the gluteus maximus. But, what about the other muscles within your glutes such as the gluteus medius? Here's a detailed list of the 10 best glute medius exercises for strength and tone!
The gluteus minimus is an often-overlooked muscle that should be anything but the sort if you want to have a healthy and strong body for many years to come. Here's a detailed list of the 10 best exercises for gluteus minimus activation!
Due to an increase awareness of men’s health issues, including androgen deficiency, the use of testosterone therapy is growing. But what are the long-term implications of TRT on heart health? In this article Dr. Paul Henning looks deeper into the research to see if there's link to TRT and heart problems.
Anabolic resistance is responsible, in part, for muscle atrophy with aging, muscle disuse, and during disease states. This phenomenon is termed “sarcopenia”, or "age related muscle loss" and in this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses how fight the affects of muscle loss caused by aging.
There are plenty of ways to build killer arms even if you don’t have access to heavy weights, barbells, or large machines. Here's a detailed guide on the 10 best bodyweight arm exercises for getting shredded!
Before Eddie Hall is one of the most famous World’s Strongest Man competition winners and a multiple weightlifting world records holder. Here's an article on Eddie Hall's real workout routine and diet plan!
There are plenty of ways to build strong hamstrings even if you don’t have access to heavy weights, barbells, or large machines. Here's a detailed guide on the 5 best bodyweight exercises for a killer hamstring workout!
There are plenty of ways to build killer biceps even if you don’t have access to heavy weights, barbells, or large machines. Here's a detailed guide on the 7 best bodyweight bicep exercises for shredded arms!
With a fan base of more than 9.5 million followers, Ulisses Jr. is a fitness model and bodybuilder best known for winning multiple Musclemania competitions. Check out this article on Ulisses Jr.'s real workout routine and diet plan!
One of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, Vin Diesel has kept up an amazing physique throughout the decades, seemingly not aging one bit. Check out this article on Vin Diesel's real workout routine and diet plan!
Hailing from Bulgaria, Lazar Angelov played played basketball in his youth, but now is known more for his shredded abs as a fitness model and bodybuilder. Check out this article on Lazar Angelov's real workout routines and diet plan!
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormone disorder in women of reproductive age. In this article Dr. Paul Henning looks at the science and outlines steps women can take to improve symptoms and potentially reduce the risk of long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and much more.
Over the last few years, public and medical opinion towards marijuana has shifted, and it has gained wider acceptance across the board. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning discusses the effects of marijuana on athletic performance, hormones, inflammation, and cardiovascular health.
When people want to improve their health and transform their body, often it's their habitual alcohol intake is the first thing that hinders them. In this article, Dr. Paul Henning addresses the issue of drinking and how it impairs muscle gains. If you truly want to reach your goals, you'll want to read this.
If you’ve spent any time around fitness junkies, chances are that CrossFit has come up at least once. You don't have to go to the gym to do CrossFit. Read this in-depth guide on CrossFit home workouts for beginners!
Putting “skinny” and “fat” together is an oxymoron. For those of us who may not know what it means, it can be difficult to picture. Here's an in-depth guide on what skinny fat is and how to torch it fast!
Lower belly fat is easy to put on and hard to lose. Lifestyle choices like diet and exercise are the main causes of body fat, but it can also stem from your body type and the way you store fat. Read this in-depth guide on how to get rid of lower belly fat fast!
Dumbbells and barbells are some of the most commonly used exercise equipment due but a slam ball is even more versatile and easier to use. What is that you ask? Check out this guide for 10 slam ball exercises for a full-body workout!
The leg press is a classic lower body exercise but it requires a specific workout machine and the comparatively restricted movement doesn’t mimic the way your body moves in the real life. Check out this in-depth guide on 5 leg press alternatives that are home and gym friendly!
Dips are a great exercise to develop strong and balanced chest muscles. But don't worry if you're not strong enough to do them. Here's an in-depth guide on 10 dips alternative exercises for upper body power!
When you’re chasing ab strength, it’s easy to fall for the cult of crunches. But the road to a rock-hard core is both more complex and a whole lot more interesting than you’ve been told. Read this in-depth guide to learn the top 5 compound excersise from abdominal strength!
The glute ham raise (GHR) does what it says on the tin - it’s an incredibly effective way to grow your upper legs and build buns of steel. But the GHR machine is a bulky and expensive. Read this guide to learn the 7 best glute ham raise alternative exercises!
Between 2013 and 2020, Michael B Jordan became one of the most well-known paragons of muscle and form. He literally became the modern-day Adonis, and he makes it look easy. Check out this article on Michael B Jordan's workout routine and diet plan!
Whether you are a newbie or a long-time fitness enthusiast, you probably think of a barbell when you heard the words bench press. But what if you don't have a bench or a barbell? Read this in-depth guide on how to do the standing chest press with proper form!
Easily one of the most surprising transformations in the history of Hollywood was Kumail Nanjiani’s. It was like he disappeared one day, and came back later as one of the most shredded dudes in showbusiness. Check out this detailed article on Kumail Nanjiani’s real workout and diet plan!
Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises is pretty much unrecognizable because he went through an incredibly dramatic physical transformation to play the role of Bane. Check out this detailed article on Tom Hardy's Bane workout routine and diet plan!
There’s nothing like kicking back at the pool after a long week. It’s the quintessential kickback spot. It’s where everybody wants to be during the summer, it’s what you’ve spent all spring working on your beach bod for. Check out this list of the 8 best gyms with pools, saunas, and hot tubs!
Leg curls are effective for building strength in the calves and hamstrings but not everyone has access to leg curl machine. Check out this detailed guide on 10 leg curl alternative exercises that are home and gym friendly!
If you’re after Baywatch abs, it’s no secret that crunches won’t cover it. You’ve got to blast your core and keep your entire body engaged when you’re shooting for a six-pack. Learn about the killer ab wheel workout and 10 effective exercises with this fitness guide!
There is no debating the important role that protein plays in our health and body transformations. We hear from many sources that we should be consuming more protein to gain muscle and even aid in weight loss, but how much do we really need and does eating too much protein cause kidney damage? Find out more here.
Need some help hitting your weight loss goals? These gym memes are sure to get your blood pumping. Take some of the heat out off your sweaty gym sessions and shed some tears of laughter instead with this expertly curated list of memes!
A huge back means probably you have cut arms, a ripped chest and a 6 pack to be proud of. So what's stopping you from showing some extra love to the back side of your body! Find out more in this fitness guide!
Broad shoulders are one of the most aesthetically important things on a guy. It means power and exudes confidence. So here are the top 5 BEST ways to train and condition your side delts. Read more in this fitness guide!
The only rule of building muscle is- Leave no-one behind! Or no muscle group that is. It's common, and can lead to serious injury. Shoulders are visually impressive, but you should not forgo your rear delt and posterior muscles. Find out more in this fitness guide!
The bulls eye of our body is your abdominals. We ALL want a 6-pack and some even more! Apart from looking ripped on the beach, the maintenance of core body strength is vital to your whole well being. Here we list the 10 best core exercises for you-read more in this fitness guide!
Push-ups are the poster child for effective bodyweight exercises. When you’re down there on the floor, it’s just you and your muscles doing what they do best. This is them supercharged- a new variant that's hits a bit harder and targets completely different muscle groups! Find out more in this fitness guide!
Battle ropes have been cropping up in gyms all over the country. One might have suddenly arrived in your gym one day, and perhaps you're a little intimidated to give them a go. Fear not! These battle ropes are self explanatory, and the motion you feel as you get them moving is addictive. Find out more in this guide!
Kettlebells are taking the world by storm. They’re incredibly versatile, you’re able to hold them comfortably in nearly any position and add difficulty to what used to be fitness-for-dummies moves. These can all be incorporated to your gym routine for next level results. Find out more in this fitness guide!
Testosterone is one of the most well-known hormones in the human body. Its synonymous for male power and strength, but so much more than that! You will see increased energy, better muscle definition and cardiovascular health. Find out more in this health guide!
Fat burners are a category of supplement that seems too good to be true. Burning fat is notorious for being one of the more hotly debated topics in fitness. But what's not to love with a little help, not to different from your daily vitamin? Find out more in the health and fitness guide!
Protein Power, yes YOU need one! It really should be a staple in your gym arsenal, and a no brainer pick me up any time of the day. Find out how these protein filled powders will work for you in this health and fitness guide!
Sit down, relax, and do 15 reps of preacher curls! They will tone and bulk your arm muscles-It's that easy! No fancy equipment, just back to basics, and with guaranteed results. Find out more in this fitness guide!
It's hard enough finding free machines at the gym in peak times let alone navigating the market or workout supplements. We get it! Pre or Post, will it fill me with energy, will it build muscles faster? We answer all your questions here in this health guide!
Your body is an incredible system of muscles, and no one thing can work alone. They are all intricately linked and set off a chain reaction when you get moving. That's why it feels so good! The backbone of all of this is- The posterior chain. Find out more in this fitness guide!
Learning how to clean is a crucial skill if you’re serious about weight lifting. Cleans are one of the best ways to test your strength and a challenging goal to build towards if you’re looking for ways to show off your muscles. Find out more in this comprehensive fitness guide!
Lifting with a barbell is so satisfying. One of the best ways to display strength and prowess at the gym, and a perfect way for building bulge in your arms, shoulders, legs and core! All you need is weights and a bar and your ready to make gains. Read more in this fitness guide!
Your core is the pillar of all of your strength, and the tell tale spot when you see someone has let their fitness goals go. Using Calisthenics you will burn calories at ease, and enjoy little or no impact on your joints. Find out all you need to know here in this fitness guide!
One small static movement, one huge jump for the muscles in your body! I'm sure you have seen the odd gym goer jumping in the gym and springing onto boxes. You guessed it - that guy knows what's up when it comes to toning your whole body and making explosive gains. Find out more here!
What’s the one bodybuilding pose everyone knows? That’s right—arms up, biceps flexed. There’s no doubt that the biceps are some of the most impressive features on someone, at least when they’re fully developed. So find out how you can bulk your biceps in this fitness guide!