Tag: Bodybuilders

The Major Reason Bodybuilders Should Not Eat Tilapia | Straight Facts

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It’s no secret that fish is a key food group that are very beneficial to bodybuilders. In a recent video from Phil Heath – he claims that Tilapia is his fish of choice as he gets closer to a competition. This is because Tilapia has very little fat and very high protein. A perfect combination for bodybuilders. But upon taking a closer look, Tilapia might not be the best option for bodybuilders looking to perfect ….  Read More

The Best Ways To Prevent And Treat Stretch Marks | Straight Facts

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When you think about stretch marks – the first thing that comes to mind are women during pregnancy. That’s because the sudden and rapid growth of a child in a woman’s womb puts a lot of sudden stress on the skin. Something similar also happens with bodybuilders who start making sudden and massive gains. That bulking muscle stretches out the skin – and for some can lead to the same kind of stretch marks. If ….  Read More

How Blood Test Results Can Be Misleading For Bodybuilders | Straight Facts

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While there are many people who don’t do it. It’s important to get blood tests somewhat regularly in order to have a better understanding of your health in the long term. This is especially true for athletes who push their body to the limit. But what many people don’t know is that your test results can be different for bodybuilders… and lead to misleading assumptions potentially by doctors. Much like any medical test results – ….  Read More

Should Bodybuilders Take Arachidonic Acid Supplements For Increased Gains? | Straight Facts

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For most people, Arachidonic Acid is not necessary in your daily diet. Actually, it has some chance of further inflaming any sort of inflammable diseases you might already have. But there is some evidence to support that Arachidonic Acid supplements might actually help increase your gains. According to Jerry Brainum and a few studies that he has pulled up – this supplement can help kickstart muscle growth after a workout with very few health risks ….  Read More

Why Are Bodybuilders Using This Illegal Russian Drug? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Why are bodybuilders suddenly talking about using this illegal Russian drug known as Phenibut? You might find this drug name pop up in bodybuilding forums. So what’s the deal? Does this have any benefits towards lifting? Or is it something else entirely? Jerry Brainum gives you the Straight Facts in the video above! Bodybuilding, weight training, fitness – all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network. Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i ….  Read More

How Does Coming Off Steroids Affect Cortisol And Estrogen Levels? | Straight Facts

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While not condoned by the IFBB – it’s common knowledge that many bodybuilders (pro or otherwise) utilize steroids in order to reach the freaky size that spectators find so exciting. But after all the hard work while using steroids, what happens to your body after you stop taking the drug? Do all of your gains instantly disappear? The short answer is in a sense… yes. In this week’s episode of Straight Facts Jerry Brainum answers ….  Read More

Can You Really Get Bigger Muscle Lifting Lighter Weight? | Straight Facts

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Bodybuilding and heavy weights normally go hand in hand. The kind of hardcore massive weight that is conjured when thinking about stereotypes of bodybuilders. But for as long as bodybuilding has existed – people have debated whether or not you really need to lift heavy weight. One big reason for this debate is that lifting heavy weight constantly can lead to injuries – especially as you get older. But will you lose muscle mass for ….  Read More

What Food Supplements Worked Best For 60s & 70s Bodybuilders? | Straight Facts

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We live in a day where there are hundreds of options for supplements in the bodybuilding market. It has gotten to the point where there are so many options it’s near impossible to know which is the best to use and if there’s anything else missed out on. That’s why this week Jerry Brainum is breaking down the prime food supplements that old school bodybuilders used before things got so complicated. We’re talking about 60s ….  Read More

The Reason Vitamin K Is Important For Bodybuilders | Straight Facts

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When people start talking about vitamins it can be a real bore. There’s nothing inherently exciting about the vitamins you are supposed to take – yet they are important in very subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) ways. Case in point: vitamin K. At first glance vitamin K doesn’t have anything to do with bodybuilding specifically. It’s used to help clot blood. But there are many forms of vitamin K. Specifically, vitamin K2 can have ….  Read More

Magnesium And Dangers Of Cutting Water Weight Before Competitions | Straight Facts

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Magnesium is a very important mineral for everyone and the sad truth is that many of us don’t absorb enough daily. But this is especially true of athletes and anyone undergoing high intensity exercise… of course this includes bodybuilders. And while magnesium is a mineral that we should all keep track up for our overall health, it is extra important for bodybuilders to actually understand how magnesium can not only effect their health but their ….  Read More

The Problem With Boron And Testosterone Boosting | Straight Facts

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In the constant search for new ways to pack on more muscle and mass – bodybuilders and lifters will look towards anything that can give them an edge. That’s where supplement companies come in and try to take advantage of how passionately athletes are looking for a new way to get huge. Boron has been advertised as a mineral that can help boost your testosterone – but after checking the actual studies and facts… Jerry ….  Read More

The Reason Pre 1960’s Bodybuilders Didn’t Use Steroids | Straight Facts

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When people talk about old school bodybuilding – you might think about the Golden Era athletes like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Oliva. But in this week’s episode of Straight Facts we are talking about the OLDER SCHOOL bodybuilders. 1930’s – 1950’s era athletes like Reg Park and Steve Reeves. Jerry Brainum has a bone to pick with the comments online claiming this original giants used steroids – but according to Jerry this is wrong on ….  Read More

How Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Secretly Making You Fat | Straight Facts

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Bodybuilders and fitness advocates need to pay very close attention to every aspect of their body. And while bodybuilders are very disciplined about their diets, their training, and their overall lifestyle in order to build the best physique possible… they can be largely missing out on one particular aspect of the body – the intestines. Known as the intestinal microbiome – the thousands of bacteria that live in your intestines and colon have a large ….  Read More

Can The Supplement Glucosamine Heal Joint Injuries? | Straight Facts

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Joint pain and injury is some of the most common problems adults face – especially as you continue to grow older. This is even a bigger problem for athletes – as damaged joints can have a negative effect on performance. This holds true for bodybuilders who often put massive amounts of pressure on their joints and body in order to train heavy and gain mass. But an injured joint can mean time away from the ….  Read More

The “Anabolic Mineral” That Bodybuilders Keep Ignoring | Straight Facts

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When it comes to vitamins and minerals talk – people often get bored. They think these are the useless nutrition facts that have no real deep effect on exercise, training, and athletic growth. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, these nutrition facts might not be the most exciting details. It’s not “The SECRET to the perfect physique” like so many headlines try to spread to get big clicks. But the truth is ….  Read More

Top 3 Essential Supplements For Bodybuilders | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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These top 3 essential supplements for bodybuilders are a MUST for any weight training diet. Make sure you have these high priority supplements in your bodybuilding plan. Full info in the latest episode of Straight Facts with Jerry Brainum! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network Check out our Facebook: ….  Read More