XWERKS Motion BCAA Review (2023): A Registered Dietitian’s Honest Thoughts
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by Perry Nix, MS, RD, LD
2M ago
Your gym bag is probably packed with some of the best supplements for building muscle, including protein powder, creatine, and pre-workout. Crucial for boosting energy and strength during a gym session and reducing muscle soreness afterward, you wouldn’t dare train without them. But imagine a single supplement that combines the benefits of all three.   Enter XWERKS Motion — an innovative supplement formulated to enhance endurance during intense exercise and support a quick post-workout recovery. Sounds too good to be true? We’ll find out in this XWERKS Motion review.  Our team o ..read more
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Assault Fitness AssaultBike Pro X Review (2023): Assault’s Best Bike Yet?
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by Joseph Lucero, MS, CSCS
2M ago
The Assault Bike ProX is one of the best cardio machines currently offered, as it provides a full-body, low-impact workout that can still be high-intensity. Popular in the CrossFit community, this fan bike consists of a belt-driven system and a heavy-duty steel frame, making it a great tool to build both endurance and strength.  Here at Breaking Muscle, our experts include athletes, strength and conditioning coaches, and certified personal trainers who are intimately familiar with this fan bike. We put it through hours of strenuous cardio workouts to see if it could take on the challenge ..read more
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13 Best Exercise Bikes for Home Gyms (2023)
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by Amanda Dvorak
2M ago
Out of all the cardio machines on the market, exercise bikes offer the best calorie burn in the smallest space possible. Certain bikes can work your entire body, some are low-impact, and others add a major dose of FUN to your training. Despite packing an efficient punch, the best exercise bikes cost similar to rowing machines —  as little as $300 to well over $2,500. Imagine the horror of spending thousands of dollars just to find out you don’t love your shiny new cardio equipment?! Lucky for you, I’ve done the research for you and gathered a list of the 13 best exercise bikes, so you can ..read more
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Transparent Labs BCAA Glutamine Review (2023): The Key to Post-Workout Recovery?
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by Perry Nix, MS, RD, LD
3M ago
Transparent Labs is renowned for its commitment to high-quality products, avoiding questionable ingredients like dyes, artificial sweeteners, and harmful additives. Grass-fed whey protein powders, creatine monohydrate powders, and branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements are among their most popular products. This article zeroes in on their best-selling BCAA Glutamine product, specially formulated for muscle repair and recovery. The well-documented benefits of BCAAs make them invaluable to minimize delayed-onset muscle soreness. By incorporating l-glutamine, Transparent Labs BCAA Glutamine ..read more
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How to Do the Preacher Curl for Building Bigger Biceps
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by Stephen Sheehan, CPT
3M ago
Legendary bodybuilders like Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman earned plenty of praise and Mr. Olympia hardware by constructing hulking physiques that included sculpted shoulders, killer quads, and bulging biceps. While most people don’t have plans to pose on stage someday, many lifters do have aspirations to walk around with muscular arms that look good in a tank top. Although the traditional biceps curl will help you inch closer to growing the guns of your dreams, there’s another great biceps exercise that belongs in your training program: the preacher curl. With this no-nonsense biceps builder t ..read more
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Element 26 Hybrid Leather Weightlifting Belt Review (2023)
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by Stephen Sheehan, CPT
3M ago
A weightlifting belt may not have a long list of features, but it’s a valuable tool that can help keep you safe, stable, and supported during your training sessions. As a longtime rugby player and strength athlete, I’ve been using a powerlifting model from EliteFTS that’s withstood plenty of punishment over the last eight years without sustaining any tears. But even though investing in a fully leather belt can be expensive, you don’t have to spend $150 (or more) to enjoy a more secure lifting experience. Enter the Element 26 Hybrid Weightlifting Belt — an affordable option that combines the st ..read more
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Chest-Supported Row vs. Bent-Over Row: Which Variation is Best for Building a Bigger Back?
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by Stephen Sheehan, CPT
3M ago
It’s no secret that building a well-developed back entails plenty of pulling exercises and enough protein to support your strength- and muscle-building efforts. While there are different routes you can take to achieve that sculpted look, the best back workouts revolve around a classic pull-day staple: the row.  The number of row variations to choose from may feel overwhelming, but you can’t go wrong with two of the most effective options: the chest-supported row and the bent-over row. But what reigns supreme in the battle between a bench-based back builder and a freestanding barbell movem ..read more
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Best NMN Supplement: Fountain of Youth in a Bottle? (2023)
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by David J. Sautter
3M ago
What exactly is the big deal with NMN? It all starts with NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). Think of NAD as cellular currency in your body. It’s required for things like energy production, DNA repair, and regulating gene expression. All of these processes sustain cell life and resist aging. As we age, our NAD levels drop, leading to a decline in these functions. Not surprisingly, this contributes to the aging process. This is why people are trying to maintain or boost their NAD levels. Experts believe maintaining higher levels of NAD can potentially slow down aging and promote longevity ..read more
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New Year’s Fitness Sales (2024)
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by Amanda Dvorak
3M ago
Getting in shape and eating healthier tops many people’s New Year resolution lists. Even if you already work out consistently and follow a solid nutrition plan, the new year can be an excellent time to set new fitness goals or try a new program. To help you kickstart your health and wellness journey for 2024, we’ve compiled a list of the best New Year’s fitness sales. We’ll update this page frequently as we gather more information about New Year’s sales, so be sure to bookmark it and keep checking back so you don’t miss any deals. Featured New Year’s Fitness Sales of 2024 Best New Year’s Sale ..read more
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Titan Series Adjustable Bench Review (2023)
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by Stephen Sheehan, CPT
3M ago
As a home gym owner with a keen eye for budget-friendly strength equipment, getting great value is one of the most important factors when deciding whether to pull the trigger on a potential purchase. However, when it comes to the uber-competitive adjustable bench market, it’s tough to contend against Rogue and REP Fitness — companies known for producing highly-rated options like the Adjustable Bench 3.0 and the AB-5200. Yet despite being better known for their power racks than their weight benches, Titan raised their standards and finally delivered a fully adjustable version that can more than ..read more
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