22 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Strict Budget

Budget Cuts

An athlete’s fridge and cabinets should be stocked full of nutritious, muscle building, healthy foods. The biggest problem with that is the fact that today’s economy does not allow most of us to spend as freely as we used to in order to eat healthy. It is much harder these days to spend $200 a week on bodybuilding food, than it was 10 years ago. Besides, most of us want to squirrel away as much l00t as possible so we can retire early.

Also, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend an hour a day preparing food. I’m not trying to cook a chicken every day for lunch. I don’t have time to whip up a 7 veggie, 2 cheese omelet’s every morning. However, the reality is that we need lots of healthy foods to helps us build muscle and lose fat. That being said, let’s examine how we can eat properly while minimizing the grocery bill and food preparation time.

Here are 22 tips to help you to quickly eat healthy on a budget.

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Tips for Recovering After a Head Injury or Concussion

The Symptoms of Brain Trauma

Fitness Brain

Head injuries may be caused by any number of trauma situations, ranging from accidents or athletics to fights or simple shaking or whiplash. But the result of a blow to the head is often the same: some level of brain injury due to an impact between the brain and the skull. And commonly, head injuries lead to concussions. This type of temporary brain injury may start with a loss of consciousness or a period of blackout, although this is not always the case.

The victim will likely suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:

  • confusion
  • inability to concentrate
  • headache
  • blurry vision
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • sadness
  • anxiety
  • sleeping issues
  • memory loss
  • and more…
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How the Right Fit Flatters


Tips for swole ladies: how to fit those curves into the proper outfit.

When it comes to picking the right outfit, one of the major factors to take into consideration is the fit. Picking the right size and a fit that suits your body will transform an outfit and compliment your overall look. Here are a few tips to help you dress in clothes that flatter your body:

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A Case Study – Do SARMs Work and Where to Buy SARMs Online SAFELY in 2019 (Without Getting Scammed)

Bodybuilder dips

You may or may not have heard of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, also called SARMs, the incredible new workout supplement that has been sweeping the bodybuilding market by storm. At Project Swole we set out to inform our readers about any of the latest hyped-up supplements. In this post, one of our ghostwriters set out to try SARMs and report on his findings and tell us how do SARMs work. Hopefully what you learn below will help you to make a decision as to whether or not to try SARM and where you can safely find and buy them online without getting scammed. Enjoy the post!

If you have heard of SARMs, then great, a lot of this might make sense off the bat. Either way my aim is to tell my experience and educate the reader. I will be discussing what SARMs are, how they work, where to buy SARMs safely, and how to buy them online without getting scammed.

Here are some of the topics which we will be covering today:

  • What Are SARMs?
  • How Do They Work?
  • What Are The Best SARMs?
  • Results You Can Expect
  • SARMs Side Effects and PCT
  • Where to Buy SARMs Safely

In this article, we will dismiss some of the common myths surrounding SARMs and give you everything you need to know in order to use them responsibly.

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5 Ways Proper Dental Care Can Help Athletes Avoid Illness

Proper Dental Care

We tend to separate the health of our teeth and mouth from the health of the rest of our body. But in fact, taking care of your teeth can have a great impact on your general health, likewise ignoring good dental care can have a negative impact on your health. Furthermore, given that we beat up our bodies with intense exercise, proper dental care can help athletes avoid illness.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 90% of all systemic diseases show oral signs and symptoms. Systemic illnesses are those that affect the entire body and not just one particular organ, such as diabetes where a mouth infection can make it more difficult to control this disease.  

Taking care of your teeth means keeping bacteria under control so that it doesn’t reach levels of oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Here are 5 ways that dental health can affect your fitness and what you can do to improve oral hygiene.

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Get in the Zone by Practicing Mindfulness Meditation

If you’ve ever been in the zone while practicing a sport, you know that the zone is a place you want to be. For competitive athletes under a lot of stress, being able to get in the zone is almost essential to be able to perform optimally and beat the competition. So whether you’re competing at nationals, you’re an aspiring Olympian, or you’re a high-performance athlete participating in competitive youth sports programs, it’s a good idea to learn about the zone. Here are some important questions:

  • What is the zone? How can the zone help me perform my best? 
  • How can I increase my chances of getting in the zone more often? 

In this article, we’ll answer those questions for you so you can achieve peak performance and beat the competition. 

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Effective Ways to Achieve Skin and Whole-Body Detox

Detox glowing skin

It’s normal to be self-conscious about your physical appearance. While looks ideally should not matter, there are specific situations when they do, like getting a job, entering the dating market, and attending a boot camp workout with full-wall mirrors. In these cases, you want to look your best, whether you’re swole, trim, lean, overweight, or average in all aspects. You can’t really force your body to grow taller but you can control your skin and body weight.

Best of all, you are not alone in your journey. The skin-care market is forecasted to grow $45 billion by 2023, per Technavio. One trend sees consumers focusing on protecting their skin from UV rays to combat premature aging and damage. The market insights report also expects the market for organic and natural skin-care products to expand as consumers prefer fewer chemicals in their cosmetics.

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How to Bench Press Safely Without a Spotter

Heavy Bench Press

A major concern for all of us big-shot men is how we can bench press when we are training alone. Chest day has always been an important day in the weekly training regimen. It might fall on a Monday, a humpday, or even a Friday, but it is and has always been one of the most exalted workout days of the week for those training with a partner, buddies, or teams.

This is a day when we can walk in the gym with our chests puffed out.

This is a day when we can train those all-important show muscles… the pecs.

This is a day when we can perform the “manliest of exercises”… the bench press!

Let us examine some alternatives to bench pressing flat with a spotter.

(Of course for those of us who already know how to bench press, the bench press is really no big deal. There are about 7 other exercises I’d rather do than bench and at least 5 other goals that are more important to me than having a big chest or a big bench… but I digress… this article is about bench pressing after all.)

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This is The Only Gluten-Free Meal Plan You’ll Ever Need

gluten free meal plan

A lot of Americans and honestly most civilized people happen to have really unhealthy lifestyles. These unhealthy habits may or may not include regularly eating out or ordering in food, making instant meals, and regularly indulging in different kinds of junk and processed foods. Now, the problem with this lifestyle is that it not only makes us gain unhealthy weight, but it also affects our overall wellbeing too, since you we usually end up feeling sluggish and lazy after eating these kinds of meals. 

This is why you will find a lot of people are slowly beginning to improve their diets and trying to cut out as much unhealthy food as they can so that they can reclaim and improve their health once again. One of the ways people are doing that is by switching over to different fad diets and dieting strategies, which in the case of this article, is a gluten-free diet. To help with meal planning there are services that will literally deliver the correct food directly to your door. You can click for more info on getting started with a gluten-free meal delivery service. Keep reading below to learn how and why to start a gluten-free meal plan and begin to configure your own gluten-free diet.

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How to Bench Press

How to Bench Press

Update: I found a sweet How to Bench Press video by elite powerlifter Dave Tate today. The video appears about halfway through this post. If you want to bench press for max strength and “think” you have perfect form, you NEED to watch this video. Therefore I am republishing this article today for every Swole Bench Presser’s benefit.

Your Questions

I get plenty of questions in various comments throughout the website, but I also get comments and questions via the Project Swole Contact Form.

Generally, I address those questions through e-mail, but often I do not have the time to reply to each and every question personally.

From now on I want to take a more proactive approach to answer Your Health Questions by posting them separately in the blog. This way we can be sure that everyone benefits from the Q & A.

Kyle wrote:

“Hey Steve, OK me and a friend got into an argument about how to bench. I said you should touch your chest and he said you shouldn’t because it can injure your shoulder you should stop like 1 inch away from your chest? What is the right way to bench?”

Response:

So, you want to know how to bench press properly?

How to Bench Press

The bench press is the most popular exercise in the gym among men. It is the strongest upper body exercise for most people and has been a social gauge (and wrongly so, in my opinion) of male strength and fitness for more than a century. Fortunately, bench presses are the #1 best exercise for building upper body strength and size, and so should be included in nearly all strength training routines.

On the downside, benching is responsible for many weight lifting injuries, especially in the shoulder area. Hopefully, this post will educate you as to how you should be bench pressing to avoid injury.

How to Bench Press

A concept of a bench press is simple:

Start by laying down on a bench. Place your hands on the barbell with your palms facing away from you (this is a pronated grip). Unrack the barbell and hold it straight up over your upper chest. Bend at the elbows to lower the barbell until it touches your mid-chest. Press it back up over your upper chest. That’s a rep.

In reality, using proper form on the bench press can be difficult to master, as you will see when you read this post in its entirety.

Now, to answer your questions…

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