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Tip: Cortisol Control for the Natural Bodybuilder

Out of control cortisol can make building muscle harder and lead to muscle atrophy when dieting. Here's how to keep it in check.

Tip: Adrenal Fatigue is B.S.

Here's what you really have and how to fix it.

The Easiest Way to Unlock Growth

Think you're not getting bigger or stronger because you're not doing enough? It may be the opposite. Here's how to unlock gains by recovering better.

Tip: Get Leaner and Healthier by Doing Nothing

Got 5 or 10 minutes? Mindfulness drills like this one can reduce fasting glucose, making fat loss easier. Check it out.

Tip: Pre-Workout Crocodile Breathing

Practice this technique and correct your dysfunctional breathing patterns. Here's how to do it.

Tip: How to Naturally Control Anxiety

Anxiety sucks, but the side effects of anxiety drugs can ruin your workouts. Here's a natural way to calm the heck down.

Tip: Train at a Higher Level With Tactical Breathing

Known as box breathing in military circles, this technique can also be used by lifters to improve performance. Check it out.

Fix Your Breathing, Build More Muscle

Crocodile breathing. Tactical breathing. Recovery breathing. Perform better, recover faster and de-stress with these 3 methods. Here's how.

Tip: Low-Carb Diets and Cortisol

Long-term low-carb dieting leads to chronically elevated cortisol levels. Not good. Here's how to avoid it.

3 Reasons You Can't Train Like a Juicer

Nothing wrecks a natural lifter faster than training like an “enhanced” bodybuilder. Here are the scientific reasons why.

What Overtraining Is and Isn't

Most people who use the word “overtraining” have no clue what it really means. Are you one of them? Here's everything you need to know.

The Best Time of Day to Train

Is there really an optimal time to hit the gym? A time that would give you better results? Here's what science has to say.

7 Ways to Cure the Workout Hangover

Stop sabotaging your gains. If you always feel smashed the day after training, you're doing something wrong. Here's how to fix it.

4 Ways Modern Life is Making You Fat

Even if you train hard and eat right, these four things can trigger fat gain, wreck your sleep, and kill your strength. Here's how to fight them.

Sex, Lifting, and Sports Performance

Should you really abstain before a big game? How does sex affect T levels? And do women really have better workouts after? The answers here.

4 Sleep Strategies for Athletes

Sleep like a baby, perform like a beast. Here are four cool sleep strategies to get the job done.

The Two Faces of Cortisol

Think you know all about the "evil" hormone cortisol? Chances are, you've got it all wrong. Here's the truth.

Fascinating Facts About Sleep

When you go to sleep, some pretty amazing things start to happen. You may be surprised.

Relax... Women Prefer Low-Cortisol Men

Studies show that women prefer men with high testosterone, but there’s more to the story. Check this out.

Curcumin: The Next Big Superfood

What can help you lose fat, fight off catabolism, smack down pesticides and make chicken taste great? Answer: India's golden superfood.

The Truth About Adrenal Fatigue

A lot of lifters worry about adrenal fatigue, yet some experts say it’s not even a real thing. Here’s the real science.

Four Ways to Jack Up Insulin Sensitivity

Put your carbs to work with three proven methods for enhancing insulin sensitivity, plus one spankin' new idea straight from the cutting edge!

Four Secrets to Beating Stress to Build Muscle

Stress can rob you of your gains. Here's how to prevent it.

Hormonal Optimization Through Sleep

How to get better quality sleep, recover faster, and be ready for the gym. Check out these tips.