Heavily Armed

Get fitness and sports nutrition tips from personal trainer Deniz Duygulu, an International Federation of BodyBuilders Men’s Physique pro athlete. For videos demonstrating correct form and advice on fueling effectively, check out his blogs and like him on Facebook.

Intimidated in the Weight Room? Power Through.

Intimidated in the Weight Room? Power Through.

All the grunting and slamming that echoes from the free-weight area of a gym can be intimidating to anyone. Regardless if you’re a woman, man, newbie or veteran gym-goer, there are ways to handle that feeling of insecurity so you can get on wit ...
Proper Post-Workout Nutrition

Proper Post-Workout Nutrition

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it is. But your post-workout meal is a close second. After a grueling workout, your body needs fuel fast to avoid succumbing to a catabolic state. When you’re exercising or when you ...
When to Eat to Burn Fat

When to Eat to Burn Fat

“Abs are made in the kitchen.” This is one of my favorite quotes, because it emphasizes how important proper nutrition and supplementation are to achieving that firm and toned body. But not only is it important to eat right but to eat at ...
Track Your Progress in the Mirror

Track Your Progress in the Mirror

“I’m working so hard, but the scale just won’t budge! What gives?” The scale can be your best friend or worst enemy. That’s why I recommend you use the mirror as your scale. The mirror doesn’t lie. In fact, it can ...
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

Have you breathed today? Then you need water. Have you eaten today? You’re probably thirsty now. Have you gotten in a good workout? Then it’s time to drink up. The body is approximately 60% water. Your cells, organs and tissues all use wa ...
A Fitness Model’s Favorite Foods

A Fitness Model’s Favorite Foods

I’m a personal trainer and a fitness model, and I maintain a body fat percentage of less than 6%. Nope, that’s not a typo; it is indeed a single digit. People say, “You must have to kill yourself at the gym to maintain that percenta ...