Stupid Questions Volume 15

Welcome everyone to the final edition of Stupid Questions! To celebrate the final volume, we’re going out with a bang thanks to the ripper questions sent in. Today we’re talking masculine bro shakes, alternative muscle recovery techniques and once again supplement snorting, which seems to be a popular topic among …

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Got The Outdoors? You Got a Gym!

Due to the pervasive nature of fitness infomercials, I’d be willing to bet that nearly everyone has heard that classic tagline “You gotta door? You gotta gym!” Whilst the product behind that tagline is questionable, I always liked the ‘minimal training’ concept behind it. With that tagline in mind, this …

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Stupid Questions Volume 14

Welcome to Volume 14 of Stupid Questions ✏ We hate to break it to you all… But we have just one more edition of Stupid Questions left before we take a break over winter! There’s every chance we’ll come back later in the year though so not all is lost. As for …

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Stupid Questions Volume 13

Ever wondered if a vegan protein shake would bring the boys to yard? Or if it’s ever okay to skip leg day? Wonder no longer Bulk fans! We answer these questions and many more this week in Stupid Questions. So hold onto your seats we’re diving right on in. Bruce …

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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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Full Body Workout Plan For Time Poor Bodybuilders

If you’re like me then you’re time poor and you’ve got limited time to dedicate to your weekly workouts. We live in a busy world and we’ve all got multiple commitments, but we still need to fit out training it.  So do yourself a favour and try out this excellent …

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Getting Enough Sleep

Whether your goal is building muscle, getting leaner or looking great naked, your gym results all depend on the following equation. Sufficient training stress + sufficient recovery time = progress If there’s one area everyone can improve on, it’s sufficient recovery time and in particular, sleep. Sleep is far and …

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Stupid Questions Volume 12

Hey there! You’re back again? Awesome because this week’s topic is nutrition and we’ve got some particularly stupid questions on the menu. Listen up. Because today we’re going to disclose what meal prep really is, the best ways to take Creatine and how much protein you can consume before going …

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Squatting 101 – Basic techniques for correct lifting

Are you looking to add squats into your workouts? Or do you just want to make sure that the squats you are doing will guarantee you the best results and greatest muscle growth? Squats can be a complicated exercise to learn, particularly given the many different styles and techniques that …

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BCAAs: What are they and how can they help my training?

If you’re into fitness, health or supplements in any way you’ve probably heard of Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAAs before or perhaps you already take them. The post workout shake (usually containing whey or a plant-based alternative) has taken great prominence in the protein supplement world leaving BCAAs to …

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Stupid Questions Volume 11

Welcome back Bulk Fans! This week in Stupid Questions we discuss water fountain etiquette, give some pointers on how to deal with ego lifters and find out why exactly the gym shuts over Easter. Let’s go!   First up this week is Peter who’s angered by water fountain hogs… Why is …

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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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Stupid Questions Volume 10

Welcome Bulk fans! Although we’re back in the gym this week, the focus isn’t on weights but more so on appearance. Because let’s be honest, that’s why we go to the gym anyway 😉   Our Stupid Questions winner this week is Matt who is truly invested in becoming Insta-famous… Will …

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

We’ve made the decision to focus on eating more healthy food.  We are determined!  We are focused!  We have a diet plan. Off we go. We start so well, but within a short amount of time we are so hungry all the time and our diet goes out the window… Again. …

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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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How much protein should we be having?

A new study has revealed that the recommended daily intake (RDI) of protein could be way off, especially for strength athletes and bodybuilders. While chugging down a protein shake after a workout has long been associated with muscle growth, there is more to it than that. The concept of upping …

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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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Stupid Questions Volume 8

Hey there! We’re back in the gym this week with Stupid Questions as we tackle the issue of ‘The Bulge’ and divulge some tips on how to get shredded. So let’s get to it, shall we?   Git Gud has quite the problem on his hands… How do I approach …

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