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Getting to Know Your Doctor: What Your Relationship Should Look Like
think of your doctor as like a home inspector. They can point out the plumbing problems and where the electrical could use some work. They won’t do the work themselves, but they can give general advice or direct you to specialists
Neck Muscles: Key Players Plus How and Why to Target Them
Can you imagine being ripped and still having a pencil neck? To some extent, this problem solves itself.
Can Fitness Trackers Improve Your Workout?
In the end, whether a fitness tracker will improve your workout depends on how you approach your workout and your life in general.
How, Where, and Why to Cut Sugar
Some of the best and most common diet advice out there is as simple as this: cut sugar. However, a blind quest to cut all sugar will be practically impossible and it might not actually be that great for you. It’s nice to have a two-word action plan, but let’s put a little English on […]
What Are Superfoods?
So, if there’s no legal definition of a superfood, how are we making a list? We make our own rules, that’s how.
Can You Be too Old to Work Out? Exploring Age and Exercise
The relationship between age and exercise is complicated but the TLDR is that you’re never too young to get healthy or too old to stay that way.
Working Out for Weight Loss: How to Lift With Extra Pounds
For the most part, working out is working out. However, there are some things that you should be prepared to experience a little differently than others if you’re looking to slim down as well as bulk up.
More about Max Weight and One Rep Max
You’re not setting out to determine your one rep max for an exercise so that you can lift that amount one time every day. You’re determining your max weight so that you can build it into your weight lifting regimen.
Working Out and Heart Health
If you regularly lift you’re probably thinking of your heart. There’s a lot of good information that gets swept under the rug (like the value of knowing your target heart rate) and a lot of myths that get too much attention (like exaggerated heart problems in the lifting community). Fortunately, HTBM is here to set […]
What Is VO2 Max, and How Can You Increase it?
VO2 Max can describe the most oxygen that you can get from a breath or it can describe the amount of oxygen required for a given activity
How Alcohol and Tobacco Use Affect Your Workout
alcohol and tobacco use can and will negatively impact your workout if you let them.
Applying RICE for Muscle Soreness
RICE, or “Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate” is a tried and true method of pain relief as well as a helpful measure to make sure that mild wear-and-tear on your muscles doesn’t become something more serious.
Compression Braces and Tapes and Your Workout
Most compression braces are specifically designed to help support joints with a more limited range of motion like the knee or the elbow. These joints are meant to bend in a particular direction and lifting too much or messing up form on a new lift could damage the ligaments that keep the bones in a joint together.
Fridge Food: A Guide to Meal Prepping
You know that cooking on your own is healthier and cheaper than buying frozen food or eating out. But, you’re so busy. If you can’t stop off and pick something up on the way home, you need fridge food. You need to know that you can grab something out of the ice box, heat it […]
How to Shop Smarter for Groceries
A common theme here at HTBM is that bulking muscle isn’t something that only happens at the gym. It also happens in your heart, in your mind, and in your kitchen. But, if you’re going to have the nutritional tools that you need in your kitchen you need to know how to shop. Here, we’ll […]
An Introduction to Legal Steroids for Muscle Growth
Admit it: You’ve been at least curious about steroids. Even if you aren’t interested in taking them, you should at least know what they are. After all, they weren’t invented in some secret lab to rig the Olympics or create super soldiers for the government. Steroids have a bad rap but they’re naturally occurring and, […]
Exploring Intermittent Fasting
If you spend much time throwing weights around, you’ve probably heard of “intermittent fasting” as a tool that some people are using to lose weight and bulk muscle. Naturally, we’re all about bulking muscle be we’re also skeptical of fads, and you should be too. Here, we’ll explore the science of intermittent fasting, determine whether […]
How do Cable Machines Work Your Muscles?
Exercise sensations like Crossfit have us looking back to a simpler time. When weights were weights and men got strong by flipping tires. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the basics of body resistance and free weights – at HTBM, those are some of our favorite ways to work out. However, if you never open […]
Quarantine Activities to Stay in Shape
Here at How to Bulk Muscle, we try to write articles that won’t go bad over time. We do this by sticking to established facts of nutrition and exercise science, rather than playing newspaper or chasing trendy clickbait headlines. However, it looks like Covid-19 is going to stick around for a while and our readers […]
The Best Fat Burning Exercises
Here at How To Bulk Muscle, we tend to focus on – well – bulking muscle. However, we also understand that a lot of people who get into the sport are also interested in burning fat. So, what are the best fat burning exercises for people who also want to build muscle? You Can’t Actually […]
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