Axle Fitness and Nutrition Blog

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How Many Calories Should You Eat to Lose Weight?

I get this question a lot: "How many calories should I eat to lose weight?" Most people assume that the fewer calories they eat, the faster they'll lose weight. Theoretically, it works, but the state your body enters after a few days of eating so few calories leaves your body craving more...

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STOP Doing 100 Pushups a Day: Do This Instead!

Many people seem to think that doing 100 pushups a day is a suitable workout. Before I explain why this is a waste of time, ask yourself if you REALLY want to do 100 pushups a day. I don't know about you, but it sounds pretty awful to me. I would hate to have to do this to stay in...

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How to Lose Face Fat

When I was obese according to the body mass index (BMI), my face was undoubtedly my biggest insecurity. I longed to have a chiseled, defined jawline like the Hollywood stars, but fat covered most of my face. Since I began my weight loss journey, I have lost a net of over 40 pounds and reduced...

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Three Colossal Weight Loss Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Dieting can be quite demanding, but with the proper tools and the right knowledge, it's simpler than you might think. I'm a big fan of simplicity, and I would even argue that you are doomed to fail if your diet regime isn't simple. I've gone on plenty of diets throughout the years....

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The Three Best Carbohydrates Sources

Carbohydrates play an essential role in maintaining proper hormonal balance throughout the body. Furthermore, they aid in recovery and fueling your workouts. Protein is overhyped, and fat isn't too far behind because of the trending keto diet. The truth is that carbohydrates are your body's...

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Intermittent Fasting: A Basic Guide

Intermittent fasting is a very convenient tool to lose weight. When I first started my weight loss journey, intermittent fasting was one of the primary methods I used to quickly and easily drop body fat. To this day, I'm still a big fan of intermittent fasting and use it to keep stubborn fat...

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Introduction to Nutrition Recommendations: Weight Loss Tips

Nutrition is a challenging subject to write about because everyone has an opinion when it comes to nutrition. It has even become an ethical issue in society, and rightfully so because of the way we treat animals to produce food in the modern era. Doctors make nutritional suggestions to their...

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​HIIT Workouts: High-Intensity Interval Training for Optimal Hormonal Response

When it comes to cardio, you should treat it no differently than you do weight training. Periods of high intensity followed by periods of rest/lower intensity. When you lift weights, your high-intensity phase is simply the time you spend lifting the weights to perform your sets. Your...

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The Best Shoulder Exercises and Sample Shoulder Workouts

Way too many guys in the gym focus too much on their flat bench press. Only a handful of guys who walk around the gym sport some truly respectable shoulders, but shoulder strength is crucial to building a functional body. Shoulder width is determined mainly by genetics just like your height is,...

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

I’m straight-up bananas for bananas. They’re cheap, delicious, and full of electrolytes that fuel your body’s micronutrient needs! Hands down one of my favorite healthy foods. As you may or may not know, I am not the most prominent advocate of bread. Conventional bread is full of gluten, which...

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