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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…


Build Muscle and Burn Fat at the Same Time – Is it Possible to Lose Weight and Bulk Up?

Building muscle or losing fat. It’s usually recommended to do one or the other, especially if you’re not a beginner. But is it possible to do both at the same time? Two training routines dominate most fitness and bodybuilding circles. Bulking, where you eat a caloric surplus to gain weight and build lean mass, and…


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!…


3 Muscle Supplements Worth Your Money

After highlighting the lack of scientific support for three very popular muscle building supplements in my previous video, I’ll be remiss not to address the other side of the coin. Although the list might seem a lot shorter, there are supplements that have solid research suggesting it can be helpful for muscle growth. So, without…


Whey Concentrate vs Isolate

The preaching of protein, that’s pretty much what PictureFit has been all about for a few years now. And no doubt you’ll always have me touting protein’s importance for virtually all types of fitness goals. If you wanna get stronger, build muscle, or even burn fat, having more protein is almost always a good idea….


Can This Supplement (ZMA) Actually BOOST Testosterone?

New supplements popup all the time, all of which promising to help you reach the mythical fountain of gains. Sure enough, ZMA supplements are of similar variety, making claims that it can boost testosterone, help with recovery, and promote muscle protein synthesis. All the ZMA rage started back in 1998, when a study observed Division…


Glutamine Supplements Explained in 60 Seconds – Should You Take It?

Should you be supplementing with Glutamine? Glutamine is actually an amino acid that your body can create and is by far the most abundant amino acid found in your body, especially in your skeletal muscle (90%) . But even with such high amounts in the body, glutamine is still considered a “conditionally” essential amino acids,…


BCAAs Explained in 60 seconds – Should You Supplement With BCAAs?

BCAAs. What are they? Should you be taking them? BCAAs are actually amino acids, branched chain amino acids. They’re also “essential” amino acids, which means your body can’t make them and you have to eat them. And there are three of them. Isoleucine, which helps with energy uptake and preserves protein breakdown. Valine, which isn’t…


Ketone Supplements – Do They WORK?

With the rise of the ketogenic diet in today’s health and fitness climate, it’s no surprise that a means to further monetize the trend has quickly sprouted. And in this world of fitness, not many other popular monetization exists outside of supplements. In just the past few years, we have seen a substantial marketing surge…


How to Gain Weight the Right Way

As popular as weight loss videos are, it’s time to look at the other side of the scale. The notion of gaining weight has escaped the grasp of many naturally skinny individuals. It seems like no matter what they do, they can’t put on a single ounce of extra mass. And it doesn’t help that…