A review of Tiger Balm

Since I’ve bought it, this tube of “Muscle Rub” by Tiger Balm has not left my gym bag. Or my school bag. Or my side at all. I swear by it, and though I understand it’s just a pain reliever, when your IT band continues to act up and you’ve got muscle aches and pains, there’s nothing like this stuff. Nothing even comes close in comparison– not even your standard ibuprofen. So, how does it work, and why do I love it?

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On Glutamine Supplementation

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while– probably for a few months, ever since I discovered the magic that is L-glutamine. I was working a shift at a GNC the second day after leg day, when the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) are at their worst, and a friend of mine fed me two l-glutamine tablets. Ten hours later, my legs felt almost completely better. And no, I’m not making this up.  Continue reading

On how I’ve meal-prepped

A friend from a while back who was into bodybuilding first instructed me with diet advice by saying, “only eat what’s natural.” When I was 117 lbs, I followed this general statement and I lost around 10 lbs easily.  So, this was generally good advice. However, I didn’t want to stop there, because I still felt heavy (especially for my height), and I wasn’t satisfied with how my body felt or looked yet (I’m 5’0″ for reference).

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On a pretty cool YouTuber

Hi guys! A little bit of a different post today. A friend of mine has made a YouTube channel– and I really think it’s worth mentioning.

His name is Austin Lambert! He’s a bodybuilder, and he’s competing in April. I find his videos to be pretty informational and accurate. Definitely give it a watch. I’m personally a fan of the second video, it’s about dieting. I believe he just posted a new one on supplements. Check it out here!

 

On dieting– and why you’re doing it wrong

Nearly every fitness YouTuber, health blogger, or Instagram model you can imagine follows a flexible dieting or “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) approach to dieting. They advocate maintaining a lean build while enjoying life. And it obviously works. Nobody wants to fill their meals with only boiled chicken, brown rice, and steamed broccoli, all out of Tupperware. That’s boring. IIFYM supporters focus on their daily or weekly caloric and macronutrient intake in order to develop, and better yet, maintain fitness-model physique year-round. It sounds difficult and complicated, but so many people don’t realize that dieting is simple.

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