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How Many Meals Should You Eat a Day to Lose Weight and Build Muscle?

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

Gym-goers and bodybuilders often contend that eating smaller meals every 2 to 3 hours through the day is optimal for "stoking the metabolism," stabilizing blood sugar levels, and stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Many of these individuals will argue that going any longer than three hours without eating makes the body enter "catabolic mode." But is there any truth to such notions?

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Does capsimax burn fat

Does Capsimax Burn Body Fat? Inside Look at this Patented Capsicum Extract

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

The metabolic benefits of capsaicin and related capsaicinoids are now well-characterized by numerous clinical studies. But how does Capsimax encourage healthy weight management and improve body composition?

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Interview with JF Athlete Lori Squires, the "Hulk Blonde"

by Jacked Factory

We sat down with Jacked Factory Athlete Lori Squires (the "Hulk Blonde") to learn more about her start in fitness and the impact it has had on her on life outside of the gym.

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Taylor Baker Tucker bikini competitor

Interview with JF Athlete and Bikini Competitor Taylor Baker-Tucker

by Jacked Factory

Taylor is a certified personal trainer and bikini competitor. She has competed in bodybuilding since 2018 and continues to do so while training clients and promoting fitness on social media platforms. 

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Lauren Renwick: Fitness Fueled by a Love for Competition

by Jacked Factory

Lauren Renwick is a nationally qualified bikini competitor working towards her pro status. Always intrigued by the fitness lifestyle growing up, she had never dove deep into the fitness industry until 2018 when she competed in her first NPC Bikini competition and model search.

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The 3 Best Quad Exercises for Tree-Trunk Legs

The 3 Best Quad Exercises for Tree-Trunk Legs

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

Quadricep exercises such as the split squat, barbell squat, and leg press are often all you really need to pack on build a solid set of "wheels." The beauty of these exercises is that they also target a myriad of other major muscle groups, notably the glutes, hamstrings, and core muscles.

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How to Eat Healthy and Work Out While Traveling: Five Essential Tips

How to Eat Healthy and Work Out While Traveling: Five Essential Tips

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

There are several ways to stick to your diet and get a solid sweat sesh in no matter where life takes you. Follow these five nutrition and training tips when it's time to hit the road or take to the skies.

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Protein Bars: Are They a Healthy Meal Replacement?

Protein Bars: Are They a Healthy Meal Replacement?

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC 1 Comment

Are Protein Bars Good For You?  In our fast-paced, on-the-go society, more people are turning to healthy protein bars and meal replacements as a convenient way to stay on top of their diet. However, not all protein bars are made equal.  In fact, many protein bars are little more than a candy bar with some... View Article

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Mr. Olympia 2020 Classic Physique Results: A Showdown for the Ages

Mr. Olympia 2020 Classic Physique Results: A Showdown for the Ages

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

Featured Image Credit: Wittmannphoto via @MrOlympiaLLC For the fourth consecutive year, Jacked Factory athlete and reigning Mr. Olympia 2019 Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead saw himself in yet another showdown with the likes of Breon Ashley at the finals of the Mr. Olympia 2020 Classic Physique contest. After dethroning Breon last year by just one... View Article

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Do Multivitamins Work? What the Research Really Shows

Do Multivitamins Work? What the Research Really Shows

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

You’re at the store, perusing the health supplement aisle. You slowly make your way over to the vitamin section, and it hits you like a bolt of lighting – there are seemingly endless choices! But do multivitamins work? Multivitamins comprise the single most prolific niche of dietary supplements. It’s estimated that upwards of 50% of... View Article

 

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Hydrogen Water: Health Beverage and Sports Drink of the Future?

Hydrogen Water: Health Beverage and Sports Drink of the Future?

by Elliot Reimers, M.S.(C), CISSN, CNC

Hydrogen is ubiquitous in nature, making up approximately 75% of all particle mass in the universe. Recent research has been investigating the potential health benefits of molecular hydrogen (H2) gas therapy, which is suggested to treat over 60 human diseases.1 Lately, though, the focus has shifted towards hydrogen water benefits. So, are the benefits of... View Article

 

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AstraGin: Absorption and Protein Synthesis

AstraGin: Absorption and Protein Synthesis

by Jacked Factory

If you have not heard of AstraGin yet, it’s time to become more aware of what this powerful ingredient does when put in your supplements. Many of you are spending your hard-earned dollars on different products designed to help you go that extra mile. It only makes sense then that you’d want to ensure that... View Article

 

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