Articles & Research

  1. BODYBUILDING FUEL FROM THE DOLLAR STORE. WAIT...WHAT?



    Most of the time my bodybuilding fuel consists of quality protein shakes and pre-prepared frozen meals that I take the time to create at home with fresh ingredients. Quality meal prep though is never cheap or fast, and the ingredients I work into these meals are carefully selected to provide me with maximum protein, lot's of greens, and a handful of carbs to power my workouts. 

    We can't be perfect, and sometimes I run out of meals that I make from my healthy meal prep sessions. This is where canned chili comes in. It's tasty, easy to prepare and best of all it's jam-packed full of protein. A full can of Puritan Mild Chili for example, has a whopping 28g of protein which can provide a huge portion of your protein requirements for the day. 

    I really like deals. I especially like deals when it comes to bodybuilding meals on the cheap. So I was particularly excited to

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  2. CURBING MY SUGAR ADDICTION

    Protang

    I've always had a sweet tooth and the holidays offer the perfect excuse to partake in some of my favorite things ~ Irish cream, marzipan and copious amounts of chocolate. I usually find it fairly easy to get back on track once the festivities wrap up, but this has been a particularly stressful winter and I have had a terrible time detaching myself from a regular dose of the sweet stuff.

    Jump ahead to spring and I've packed on 25 lbs that need to come off before my bikini goes back on! Time to drop the sweets, but behaviour is a hard thing to change overnight. I'm a bit of a mixologist, so I played with some ingredients and came up with a super smooth, creamy an

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  3. SMALL SPACE, SMALL BUDGET, BIG REWARDS

    Home Gym

    I have a small condo so my home gym needs to be very compact. I keep all of my equipment in a small trunk that doubles as a coffee table. I have a great assortment of home fitness equipment in there and I bought it all for under $100.

    Here is what I keep in my small exercise trunk:

    Resistance bands ($7 - $12 Walmart)

    Jump rope ($3.00 at the Dollar Store)

    5 lbs dumbbells ($10 / pair at Walm

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