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News, articles, pictures, videos & advice on everything related to bodybuilding - nutrition, supplementation, training, contest preparation, and more. Bodybuilding is specifically defined for purposes of this subreddit as the sport that involves preparing yourself for a competition (includes bikini, fitness, figure and physique). There are other subreddits better suited to those just interested in staying fit or building a beach body or lifting weights.
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The greatest performance diets may seem complicated and fancy, but they are all built on a foundation of basic principles and simple foods. Eat the right ones, and your body will respond accordingly. If your current regimen doesn't include the following body-builders, beeline to the grocery store and stock up on them, stat. Bonus: They're also all pretty delicious.
BUY IT: When purchasing eggs, do the basics: Always check the date and open the carton to check for cracks. Also, be sure the eggs are refrigerated in the store and when you get home with them. Although eggs stored out of the refrigerator won't necessarily cause illness, they do lose a grade per day when not refrigerated. PREPARE IT: Although many gadgets promise an easy way to separate the yolk from the white, the quickest, easiest method is to simply use your own clean hands. For this six-egg-white omelet recipe, crack six eggs into a medium-sized bowl. Next, using clean fingers, lightly grasp the yolks, lift them out one by one, and discard. With a fork or whisk, whisk the egg whites with salt, pepper and any of your favorite herbs until well combined and a few bubbles have formed on top. Spray a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place it over medium-high heat and add egg whites. After about 15 seconds, reduce heat to medium. Pull in on the edges of the omelet with a spatula and slightly tilt the pan so the uncooked egg runs under the cooked portion. Continue this around the perimeter until most of the uncooked egg disappears. Then fold the omelet in thirds, as if you're folding a letter to fit it into a business envelope. Using the spatula, carefully slide it from the pan to a plate and eat it immediately.
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International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, IFBB, the governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, was founded by brothers Joe and Ben Weider in 1946 in Montreal, Canada and it’s current President is Dr Rafael Santonja. IFBB headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain. IFBB is a member of SportAccord, International World Games Association, UNESCO, ICSSPE, amongst many other prestigious international bodies, being recognized as the sole International Sport Federation for the sport of Bodybuilding and Fitness in full compliance with the WADA Code.
Completely outside of this topic however, are bodybuilders. Are they fit and healthy individuals or not? Let’s break down some things to consider. Bodybuilders work out constantly. This is obviously a plus, as working out, whether it be cardio or weights, is good for the body, gets the heart pumping and blood flowing, while building muscle and endurance. They also eat healthy (most of the time). You’ll never encounter a bodybuilder who doesn’t keep a diet log and calorie count to some extent. A careful and thought out diet, in conjunction with a rigorous workout routine, are definitely in the pros column for bodybuilders being among the healthiest people on the planet. However, there is a massive con: the supplements. If you can show me a professional bodybuilder who doesn’t use some kind of dangerous supplement to give them the edge at the gym, I’ll show you someone who squeezes clean urine out of weaker people. On top of supplements to cut fat, increase energy, increase testosterone and whatever else causes people to get so big they walk like terminators, consider the dehydration (the vast majority of) these people go through on competition day. So if you’re on board with my argument; the jury is still out on whether bodybuilders are healthy overall. But it’s not about the health; it’s about the look.
There are quite a number of female bodybuilders who look fantastic. There is nothing wrong with a woman who loves to pump iron. There are plenty of female bodybuilders who do have larger muscles than myself most guys I know, but who rock it, and look hot. Admittedly, however, while writing this I did find myself imagining how many cases of beer some of these ladies could carry around for me. Here is a list of the top 10 wicked hot female body builders. If any lifters out there disagree with list membership or ranking, put down the protein shake and let it be heard in the comments section. Enjoy, lads. Prior to her career in bodybuilding, this native of British Columbia, arguably the nicest province in Canada, was a gymnast and dancer. She works as a fitness model and has been competing in bodybuilding competitions since 2001. If I only saw her face, I’d think she’s really cute, but seeing the abs, pipes and legs, I’m comfortable saying that this 5’3 blond cutie could probably throw me through a cinderblock wall. A fate with which I would be pretty happy.
A binder or list of women is never truly complete without a redhead. In fact, nothing is complete until there is a redhead present. According to an interview with her, she has always been athletic and everyone in her family has always been muscular, so in her mind, weight training and bodybuilding were obvious choices. She started bodybuilding while still a teenager back in 2002. Did I mention she is a cute redhead? I really can’t stress that enough.
California native Jennifer Rish is a woman who apparently likes to keep busy. In her late teens and into her 20s she was a kick boxer and briefly a gymnast. These days however, she divides her time between fitness modelling, competing and working as a nurse. Does anybody remember The Ultimate Fighter 8 finalist Phillipe Nover? He was an awesome fighter to watch, and called himself the toughest nurse in the world. I have to wonder if Rish would be able to break him in half. By the way, whoa, those calves. The second Swede on the list, Nordin started training at age 17, back in 1999, and started to compete at just age 20. Alongside her work as a fitness model, having been featured in many magazines, she is also a personal trainer and was on the Swedish version of The Biggest Loser. Her participant on the show was the season winner, losing over 90lbs over the course of the show.
With all of the current talk about Russia invading this country, bullying that country and trying to start World War III, my thought is, why not just send fleets of good looking Russian women across the ocean. I’d switch sides and work for them. Grishina’s childhood was hectic, frequently moving houses and schools, but her family always made sure to live where there was a gymnastics school. She competed in gymnastics in university and once out of school began to train in bodybuilding. Yet again, she is an example of a fantastic looking bodybuilder. She has been competing since 2004.
This fantastic looking girl from Arizona has been training and competing in bodybuilding since the early 2000’s, having started at age 19. Like some of the other women listed here, she started out dancing and competing in gymnastics before she moved on to fitness competitions. On top of her competitive career she has also worked as a personal trainer.
Erica Cordie is an interesting addition to this list, as she has not competed nearly as much as many of the other women. Instead, she has always viewed modelling as her main reason for working out and staying fit. Good for her, I really don’t care for her reasons, she can stay fit in order to work for the North Koreans, I’ll still think she’s gorgeous. She first took up weightlifting and bodybuilding after a skiing accident which caused her serious damage to her knee. Her original training regimen was simply to rehabilitate her leg, but it turned into a lifelong hobby. Wow, eyes.
There is no way to put this subtly. Brooke Holladay is all kinds of blonde haired, blue eyed, all-American sexy. She competed professionally in the late 2000s and won two competitions. Outside of bodybuilding, she was an accomplished dancer and was briefly a gymnast. Her actual career in bodybuilding, like Erica Cordie’s was very short, but awesome. She’s just, you know, so great. A bodybuilding diet and good nutrition are key components that will determine how successful you are in your bodybuilding program. Training without proper nutrition is like rowing against the current. At best, you would remain on the same place or even move forward a little bit, but in the end, you get nowhere. Online physique coach, fitness model and scientific author, I’m Menno Henselmans, the creator and director of Bayesian Bodybuilding. Once a former business consultant specialized in advanced statistical data analysis, I traded my company car to do what I’m truly passionate about: help serious trainees attain their ideal physique. My background in science and statistics helped me form Bayesian Bodybuilding.
While synthesizing fancy molecules and creating artificial cells for my PhD, I realized that lifting heavy stuff is the “magic pill” to stay cool. This is when I decided to combine my scientific background with my passion for fitness and nutrition. When you take a scientist, powerlifter, bodybuilder, coach, vegan and a rational thinker and shake it well, you get me. I started Hurricane Fitness 4 years ago. Starting out as a Boxer at the age of 11 and having been involved in various other sports since I was 6 years old, winning International medals in Boxing, I began running fitness classes in 2011 and since then have gone on to work alongside World and Olympic champions, amateur and professional bodybuilders, clinical and general populations from the ages of 9 to 88 years old, male and female. Since my teens I've been fascinated by the human body. What it’s capable of. What it can adapt to. And how to optimize its adaptation. When it comes the training and nutrition for aesthetics, performance, and health, science is an immense source of information. Great! However: it’s immense. And boring. (For most people, at least.)