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If you stumbled here without checking out Part 1, please do so, as we are trying to touch on common dieting mistakes that we have all came across, or surely will come across, in our evergrowing quest to have the bodies of Gods…

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Not Mixing Up The Foods You Eat

Sure, dieting involves eating the proper, clean, and natural foods. But let’s face facts – eating the same stuff day in and day out gets MUNDANE!! It gets psychologically taxing knowing you have to eat the same bland food every day. Though it’s part of the physique game, things don’t always have to be so damn boring and shitty… Continue Reading…

In a perfect world, everyone would be lean, tone, muscular, athletic, and so on and so forth. Let’s face facts people – the less fat we have, the better we look, and the happier we are. There are those “activist” types out there that will say shit like “as long as you’re happy it doesn’t matter what you look like blah blah blah…” Duly noted. The fact of the matter is, not one sane person residing on planet Earth, will argue the fact that a toned body with minimal body fat, doesn’t look better than a body with unsightly fat on it. Not to offend anyone, but get real, people! Anyhow, our purpose here is not to mock the people that claim being overweight and out of shape is ok as long as you’re happy, but rather to touch upon a few common mistakes most people (men and women alike) make or run into when on the quest for their dream physiques… Continue Reading…

Grrrrr muscles!!! I love muscles – you love muscles – he loves muscles – she loves muscles! Moral of the story? People love muscles. Muscles are alot more than some sexy, bulging, veiny protrusions popping out from bodies. We are going to discuss Muscle Fibers up in here. Knowing what a muscle is more than just going to do Bicep Curls, knowing your muscles will grow. There is science behind muscular hypertrophy, just like there is science behind anything. Let’s delve in…

Muscles, Muscles, Muscles

We know what muscle is, but do we actually know what muscle is?? Muscle is soft tissue that is found in animalsMy muscles ain’t soft, biatch!“. Maybe they aren’t, tough guy, but they are still considered soft tissue – deal with it! Muscles produce force and motion – they are responsible for changing our posture, starting and stopping a movement, as well as control of our internal organs. Muscle requires oxidation of fats and carbohydrates to be powered, and requires protein to get big and strong. We all know this – this is basic, elementary education.

But are muscles just muscles? No!! There is more to muscle than meets the eye… Continue Reading…

This ain’t your everyday “eat more protein” piece, so get ready to read. Dis gon’ be goooood!

In the olden days, bodybuilders and athletes always made sure to get an X amount of protein each day. Proteins are the building blocks of muscles and they make your muscles get big and strong, which we all want. However, with the advancement of science and technology, just getting an X amount of protein per day is seemingly not enough. Don’t get us wrong, calculating protein requirements based on goals and bodyweight is an absolute must, but certain tweaks and advanced methods need to be applied to stay ahead of the curve.

Certain foods have certain properties – some better than others, and what we want, is to make each individual property of the food we ingest to work for us to make the best out of those nutrients and utilize them to the greatest of efficiencies. And guess what else? Certain proteins can actually alter our internal mechanisms and environment to create body conditions specific to our goals. Be it weight gain, fat loss, or recovery – protein manipulation and utilization covers all those bases! Continue Reading…

Top 3 Creatine Supplements

October 14, 2013 — 2 Comments
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Creatine Roundtable

If you’ve landed on this page, then hopefully you’ve read through our Creatine Roundtable Series – our 3 part series goes in depth on exactly what creatine is, what it does, and the various forms and how they differ from each other…

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Here, we are going to give you a rundown of Gone Liftin’ approved Creatine supplements to improve performance, muscular enhancement, and sports performance: Continue Reading…

It’s no secret that in any sport or activity (or life in general), mobility plays a role of the utmost importance. Just like it’s important to be flexible, as we noted in our article When Should I Stretch? How Should I Stretch?, it is as equally important (if not more important) to be mobile and agile. If you lack proper mobility, you are seriously prone to injuries and bad form. This is a BIG no-no! Poor mobility negates proper form, and poor form ups injury proneness – this is something that MUST be beaten into our heads!!! Too many athletes, particularly of the young variety, hit the gym hard with no regard for their form and their mobility. They can get away with it since youth is on their side, but in the long run, they are doing waaaay more harm then good. Do things the right the first time – do things right ALL the time!!! Continue Reading…

Curcumin, in recent scientific studies, has been shown to have muscle building properties.

Curcumin, in recent scientific studies, has been shown to have muscle building properties.

What is Curcumin? It is the principal compound found in the spice, turmeric. Simple. Good. But what does a spice have to do with anything? Glad you asked!

From this article found on T-Nation.com, the author, Brad Dieter, discusses that Curcumin is more than just the thing it was originally panned out to be, which is an anti-inflammatory agent, as well as a pain reliever. Luckily, recently there have been more and more studies conducted on Curcumin, and we are sure glad that they were! Lots of different positive benefits have been discovered about this potent little “spice,” or whatever you wanna call it. Looks like there’s more to Curcumin than meets the eye. Curious… Continue Reading…

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you're after...

Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you’re after…

Well, you made it here from Part 1, but hopefully you also read over The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, as well!

Messing with insulin is crucial. No components should be overlooked, and all the material we discuss here and in our other insulin articles should be read and understood to full capacity! Let’s finish this bad boy up with listing the remaining nutrients / strategies for increasing insulin sensitivityContinue Reading…