Top 8 Meal Preparation Bags for 2017

Performance MealsA healthy lifestyle starts right from what you consume. Lucky enough, people are more conscious than ever about healthy living nowadays. They have greatly embraced the idea of food management for the purpose of saving money, losing weight, and healthy eating.

However, this comes at a cost, and many of them can no longer eat the cheap, low-quality food on offer in most restaurants. They have to pack their food in containers and tag them along, maybe to work in order to eat their favorite meal every few hours. With this in mind, several companies are solving this problem by manufacturing excellent meal preparation bags. So…

What is The Best Meal Prep Bag? The Answer is Right Here!

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10 Effective Solutions for IBS

probiotics healthy gut guideMany people in the United States experience digestive troubles, specifically irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or bouts of both. Most people can relieve symptoms on their own but in a few cases, the symptoms are severe.

Stomach pain should always be brought to the attention of your doctor, especially if recurring. Strong abdominal pain could be an indicator of a serious problem so needs to have medical attention.  For less serious pains or a diagnosed condition of IBS, there are several remedies you can use yourself to ease painful symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Come Off Steroids Safely

At Project Swole we don’t care for steroids, we don’t promote them and we don’t recommend using them. However, we realize some folks are going to use them anyway, and we DO support health. Therefore, every once in a while when we receive reader questions about a steroid stack, we get motivated to publish a post about using steroids as safely as possible, and one of the biggest factors of a safe cycle, is PCT – post cycle therapy. That being said, here are our tips for safely coming off your steroid cycle to maintain the best health possible.

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So lets you have come to your decision and you are considering risking it. You made the choice that completing a course of anabolic steroid is what you needed. You got all the information you know from the supplier in the gym. You know how they are taken and how long you should do it. At least you think you know. It’s what you don’t know about coming off the cycle that could destroy your results and impact your health.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Only 7 Exercises You Need To Do If You Want To Get Muscular

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I don’t know about you, but when I first started working out I was confused as hell. The typical commercial gym has around 100 different machines. How on earth do you know which ones to use, which are more important than others and which are not as important? Or better put, not optimal for your personal goals.

If you are just starting to get your feet wet with exercising, that may be overwhelming. I know it definitely was for me. But worry no more, this article will go right down your alley. I am going to give you a list of just 7 exercises you need to do in order to get muscular.

Yes, you can do it with just 7 basic exercises. It is more efficient, it takes less time, and most importantly, it works.

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Tips For Quitting Smoking

Healthy CoupleIt’s hard to move forward on your path to getting Swole when you get trapped by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Quitting smoking is a big step, but many have done it before and many more will do it after. So, here are some tips to ensure you’re the next one to kick the habit.

    1.   Set Goals
      Set your time and date to quit; you are going to naturally quit smoking so until then you want to continue smoking as usual.Set your time and date to stop and then keep smoking as usual up until that time. Don’t try cutting down before then, all that does it make cigarettes appears to be more valuable than less valuable.

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Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

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Everyone desires to be healthy. One way of making sure it happens is by exercising regularly. Once you begin exercising, you’ll start to not only feel healthier but also enjoy the benefits of working out.

Of great importance to note is that sticking to your exercise routine takes plenty of determination and discipline. Are you considering starting to work out? Are you clueless on where to start? Might you be wondering how often you need to exercise or which strategies to employ to get positive results etc? Well, this primer will guide you on everything you need to know about starting a workout routine. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Tips For Strengthening Your Spine

The spine is one of the most vital components of the entire body. Spinal problems can be incredibly serious. If something goes wrong and you wind up injured, you might be paralyzed. Strengthening the spine might not eliminate the risks, but it can definitely help to minimize them.

So, what can you do to strengthen your spine? The answers are plentiful. Within this guide, you will find tips for strengthening your spine.

Strengthening Your Spine

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The Top 5 Best Hamstring Exercises

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Serious fitness enthusiasts and athletes want to be able to lift thousands of pounds off the ground with minimal effort. It makes us feel good to be able to pick up anything we want. Especially when most guys in the world struggle to pick up even 100 lbs off the floor.

The number one way to make all these things happen? Train your hamstrings, lower back, and glutes (your bum) with complex free weight exercises.

Men and women alike should use these training tips. No amount of deadlifts are going to make a woman huge and bulky unless they TRY REALLY HARD to get huge and bulky on purpose. At the same time, no amount of body weight squats or lunges are going to get you big, strong, or conditioned. Train heavy and train hard, no matter who you are. And if you are a woman who is overly concerned about getting “too big” and just doesn’t want to lift weights, check out this mostly non-load bearing leg exercises for women to get an idea of some other exercises to work into a routine.

As I mentioned in my top 5 quad exercises post, your legs are the largest group of muscles in your body. By training your legs hard, you will be setting yourself up to gain the most progress compared to every other muscle group.

Strong hamstrings will allow you to:

  • Pick up anything heavy off the floor or ground.
  • Burn as many calories during training as you would when training quads.
  • Form the foundation of your body’s posterior strength chain.
  • Strengthen your lower back to protect from injury.

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Three Best Practices for Lower-Body Muscle Gain

Men often have a tendency to overdevelop their upper bodies at the expense of their lower bodies. There are also a few common misunderstandings about weight loss versus fat loss out there in relation to diet and nutrition. Don’t sabotage all your progress — especially if you’re trying to lose weight but gain muscle.

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Gaining muscle is a delicate balance between consuming enough calories (from healthy foods) and routinely working out. In fact, it is difficult to do both at the same time without sabotaging muscle gain. Read the rest of this entry »

9 Ways to Maximize the Effect of Modafinil

Brain ExerciseAt Project Swole we’ve written about Modafinil before. Whether you are a college student, you have multiple jobs, or you have a legit sleep disorder, Modafinil could be the medicine you need to help stay awake and accomplish your goals, without resorting to illegal drugs or overdosing on caffeine. It could be what gets you through your stressful day and still hit the gym with vigor.

9 Ways to Maximize the Effect of Modafinil

To start with, never forget that Modafinil is a prescription drug. It is often prescribed for patients suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work sleep disorder. Taking Modafinil the wrong way can have severe consequences. It is, therefore, important that you follow the prescription given to you by your doctor. If you happen to be using the smart drug off label, you need to know how to use it properly so as to get the best out of its potency.

Please note that this is not a medical advice. It is, therefore, important that you consult your doctor before you take a prescription drug. Having established this fact, let us go through the right way to use Modafinil to be able to get the best out of it. Read the rest of this entry »