What is the creatine loading phase?

Our bodies can produce around 1g of creatine daily, next to what we consume through our diet. However, without supplementing, the creatine stores are unlikely to be more than 60-80% filled. Because of this, many athletes use a creatine supplement. Often, they begin with a loading phase for creatine. Let’s have a look at whatContinue reading “What is the creatine loading phase?”

Why am I not getting stronger? 7 possible reasons why

We all have periods where it seems that whatever we do, we just can’t seem to get stronger. We grow frustrated and think, “Why am I not getting stronger? Is there something wrong with me?”. Often, it’s not because there’s something wrong with us. More likely, however, is it that we’re doing something wrong, somethingContinue reading “Why am I not getting stronger? 7 possible reasons why”

Creatine – The beginner’s guide

Creatine is an extremely popular sports supplement that increases performance in high-intensity exercises. Because of this, it’s used by many athletes who need explosive strength. But what is creatine, is it safe, is it good for beginners, and how do you use it? Let’s find out. What is creatine? Creatine is an amino acid primarilyContinue reading “Creatine – The beginner’s guide”

Does creatine make you gain weight?

Creatine is one of the most popular sports supplements on the market and is used by most athletes, from strength training beginners to professional bodybuilders. While creatine has many benefits, there is some concern that creatine can result in weight gain. But does creatine make you gain weight? If it does, how much will youContinue reading “Does creatine make you gain weight?”

BMR calculator – Calculate your daily calorie needs

Knowing how many calories you need to eat is beneficial for most, especially if you lift weights. We need to be in surplus to build muscle mass and gain weight, just as we need to be in a deficit to lose weight. There are different ways to calculate your daily caloric needs, but the easiestContinue reading “BMR calculator – Calculate your daily calorie needs”

A weekly gym workout routine for beginners

Every good workout routine, whether for beginners or more experienced lifters, have a few things in common. It’s built around compound movements, has at least two workouts for every muscle group weekly, and has a system for progression while trying to keep the volume at a reasonable level. We made the weekly gym workout routineContinue reading “A weekly gym workout routine for beginners”

How to set up your macros for weight loss – The beginners guide to macros

Setting up macros – often for weight loss – and counting them is a popular trend in the fitness and health community. While counting calories doesn’t focus on the nutrients in the food, macros counting does. As a beginner, macros counting might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This article explains everything youContinue reading “How to set up your macros for weight loss – The beginners guide to macros”

The beginners’ guide to strength training – Everything you need to know

As a strength training beginner, stepping into the gym for the first time can feel overwhelming. There seem to be a million different exercises and pieces of weird equipment. Finding the right combinations of these exercises can seem almost impossible. Sure, weight training looks complicated from the outside. Once you start, however, it isn’t thatContinue reading “The beginners’ guide to strength training – Everything you need to know”