Our big summer of events

It’s finally starting to cool down and that means summer is officially over. And boy did we have a big summer! Here’s just a snapshot of our bigger events this summer. We sponsored almost 50 in total between January and June. Stay tuned to see which events we’ll be supporting …

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From bodybuilding to power-lifting: How’d Bridget go?

The day is here!  After my minuscule three weeks of training like a power-lifter, the competition day has arrived and I’ve got everything ready to go. Long socks in Bulk Nutrients orange ✔️ Borrowed weight belt ✔️ Borrowed soft suit ✔️ Plain t-shirt ✔️ Granny undies ✔️ Powerlifting Australia membership card ✔️ Snacks ✔️ …

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Muscle = Strong?

Here’s one of the confusing things about competing in the Pro Ranks for World Titles – we probably look the most muscular we ever have, so people assume we are pretty strong.  However, the truth is that with the extreme dieting and training involved, we are often exhausted and apart …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 9 – Peak Week

The wait for one of the most competitive WBFF shows outside of World Championships is almost over. Only three days to go! I’m excited, but a tad nervous. As I look around Venice Beach and catch up with some of my fellow pro-athletes, I’m humbled by the amazing physiques I will …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 8 – Confidence

I’m less than two weeks away from the stage and now only a few short days before I fly out to start my peak week in LA! The week before travelling is always a bit manic. Add in an international competition and it takes the mayhem to the next level. …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 7 – Self Belief

There are no coincidences that our greatest successes in life come at times when we feel most supported. I truly believe that one can never underestimate the power of words, the impact of a simple gesture or the genuine strength of self love upon the attainment of a goal. At …

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How To Cope With Comp Criticism

The amazing, personal, grueling and often roller coaster of a ride to the stage can be very rewarding if you’re seeking a challenging goal. It’s a great journey if you wish to push yourself physically and mentally outside of your comfort zone. Criticism from the judges Though, there will inevitably be a moment …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 6 – Travel

Travelling internationally can be challenging at the best of times. What to wear, what to pack, arranging visas, accommodation and flights. The list of things to organise can be endless. But what it’s like travelling and competing internationally as a professional athlete? Well take your normal list of things to …

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Stupid Questions Volume 7

Hey all! Welcome back to Bulk Nutrients’ Stupid Questions. This week we answer questions about obnoxious gym lads, the Swole Bible and once again… protein farts. Because, why not? This forum won’t be around forever, so we suggest you submit your question now to ensure you aren’t left with that niggling question …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 5 – Nutrition

If you have ever competed in body building you will know that nutrition during comp prep is incredibly different to what you might experience as a fitness enthusiast, someone undergoing a transformation process or someone just trying to lose weight. I am five weeks out, so at this point things are …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 4 – Bio-mechanics

I’ve hit the 6 week mark until LA – eek! As with every prep, there have been ups and downs, setbacks and challenges. Most athletes, those in professional sport, and fitness enthusiasts will know that injuries are just part of this territory. But how do you come back from injury? …

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Stupid Questions Volume 5

Hi there! You’re back again? Wow, we’re actually a little surprised! These stupid questions keep rollin’ on in and we’re more than happy to answer them for you. It seems that our answers to your gym related queries last week weren’t sufficient because we’re back again with more brilliant insights …

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Stupid Questions Volume 4

It’s time… Time for another very informative (and rather amusing) session of Stupid Questions Bulk fans! It seems that the gym is a confusing place to many of you, so today we’re going to answer some of those questions about the gym that have been really bugging you.   Our …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 3 – Muscle Engagement

Heading into stage, I’m often asked what is the most important component of body building to focus on when you want to build size, shape and symmetry. The answer may surprise you! While many would talk about the need to focus on hypotrophy programs, macro nutrient splits or the right …

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Alicia Gowans’ Road to LA: Part 2 – Injury And Flexibility

You’ve sneezed before right? I mean everyone has! But have you ever sneezed, popped a disc out in your back and potentially had your whole comp prep derailed? That was my week last week. Nine weeks out from stage and laying on the physios table, wondering how I was going …

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Australia Welcomes A New Natural Bodybuilding Federation – ICN

Hello ICN In case you’ve missed the memo, as of January 23 there is a new natural bodybuilding federation – ICN – iCompete Natural. So, why the sudden new federation? Well, there appears to be a growing market for natural bodybuilders. Differentiating between the tested and non-tested federations is all part of the …

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Lose fat by eating fat? Here’s the lowdown on the Keto Diet

Lose fat by eating fat? Um, okay! Here’s all you need to know about the ketogenic (keto) diet. The keto diet is a popular way of eating that is taking the bodybuilding and weight loss worlds by storm. The main concept of keto is eating very few carbohydrates and a much …

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IIFYM: What’s it all about?

“Well if it fits your macros bro?” We’ve all heard this phrase before, but what is it really all about? If it fit your macros (IIFYM) is a highly debated, but equally popular way of eating called flexible dieting.  This involves a focus on staying within an individual macro-nutrient goal, rather …

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