Tag: gains

Are Pre-Workout Supplements Worth It?

When you decide to use a pre-workout supplement, you can say that you’re getting pretty serious with your gym goals. And with such a huge market and countless consumers touting its benefits, pre-workouts must be effective enough to warrant the attention of even the most casual gym-goer. And… for the most part, it does. In…


What is Bulking? Will It Make You Gain Muscle?

So you want to get bigger and stronger and you look online and find that everyone is recommending bulking to you. But what exactly is bulking and how do you achieve it? The concept of bulking is pretty simple: just eat more calories than you expend. Over time, given that the calories you’re consuming contains…


A WHOLE DAY OF EATING + WORKOUT | 2018


Fast Food | Meal Replacement

What’s up, everybody? PJ Braun here, President of Blackstone Labs, and I’m in this weird outfit. I’m not in my normal attire that you guys normally see me in because I ran in here today to get a last minute haircut before I fly out of town, and I realized that I have not done…


CUTTING vs BULKING – Which One FIRST For Beginners?

It’s hard enough that, as beginners, jumping into the world of fitness means undoing a lot of bad habits, adding new good, but difficult habits, and exuding patience for results while staying motivated. But, when we actually sit down and start writing out goals, things quickly become a bit hazy. Sure, we all want to…


3 Weight GAINING Mistakes | How to Start Gaining Weight

Hard-gainers live quite a difficult life. They have aspirations for a more muscular physique but have less helpful information available than any other group. They’re often ridiculed for their size without much backlash. They’re supposedly “lucky” that they have to gain weight rather than lose, even though their struggle is often more challenging. But much…


What is Whey Protein? (Protein Shake)

As you look through your social media, you’ll typically see your “fit” friends posting their self-indulging pictures of their workouts, their progress, and of course, the supposed healthy food they eat. And undoubtedly, you’ll bump into the occasional post of the awesome protein shake they took right before they hit the gym. And by far…


Another Supplement For Building Muscle? Collagen Supplements Explained

If you ever were to search for supplements to improve skin, joint or bone health, you’ve probably stumbled upon collagen. And rightfully so. We’ve seen evidence of improved pain scores and pain-free range of motion, factors critical to athletes, as well as improved bone mineral density in osteoarthritic individuals. And yes, even improving skin health!…


How to gain MUSCLE MASS with ONLY calisthenics!


How Does Protein Build Muscle?

Alright viewers it’s time to hit the gym. And if you’re trying to bulk up, you know you need protein to help build muscle. But how does that work? How much protein do you need? How much is too much? Ahhh it’s all so confusing! First things first, there’s three different types of muscles; skeletal,…