Training-Nutrition-Lifestyle of HARDCORE, Steroid-Free Bodybuilders & Powerlifters
Natural GAINZ Magazine from The International Physique League (IPL) focuses on the Training, Nutrition, and Lifestyle of HARDCORE, Drug-tested Bodybuilders & Powerlifters.
Natural GAINZ Magazine released its first issue on January 1st 2014. It is a quarterly publication.
ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & FEATURES
“…You have to concentrate on your goals and stay consistent…it’s important to continuously give yourself grace if you fall.”
Carbohydrates play a pivotal role in providing the energy needed to fuel intense workouts and support muscle growth. From complex to simple, these powerhouse carbohydrates are essential for optimizing performance and achieving those coveted GAINZ.
Sleep is not merely a restful state, but a critical factor that significantly influences an athlete’s success.
“If you would have asked me two years ago if I would be competing on stage, that answer would have been…’NO!’ I wanted to challenge myself, so I decided to do a competition. Never would I have thought I would earn an IPL Pro Card or that I would get the cover of Natural GAINZ Magazine.”
“Focus more on fueling your body, being strong and strength training, rather than how little you can eat. And the changes will come!”
“Wow! I never thought when I signed up for the IPL Maryland show that I would earn my Pro Card or that I would get the cover of Natural GAINZ Magazine! Since competing in the IPL, I’ve had so many opportunities. So many doors have opened for me in the fitness world.”
“As far as service members gravitating to competing, I think it subconsciously has to do with all the discipline and strict regimentation that we are used to.”
“I wanted that IPL Pro Card, that 1st place finish, those accolades everyone else but me were getting.”
“I used to be a cardio queen, chasing the ‘skinny look’. But now I love looking athletic, fit and strong like a cover girl!”
“I felt redeemed from my previous show, so I am very proud of what I accomplished.”
“I also really want to show women of all ages, but especially those who are older, that we can be fit and strong at any age.”
There’s a high possibility that you have forgotten about the jumps in gym class when you were in 8th grade, but maybe your muscles haven’t.
“…for Sports Model…try not be too predictable. The goal is to give the judges something they’ve never seen before.”
Natural GAINZ Magazine – Cover Story – Triple Threat! Kate Nightlinger – Pro Figure, Bikini & Athletic!
“I like a leaner look through-out the year. Yes, I am in shape year-round!”
“I lift because it is empowering to get stronger and see your body transform over time. I never dreamed I’d be a cover girl!”
“These are the exercises that help me dominate on stage.”
“To be able to do something you would only do or think of when you are younger is a good achievement.”
Vitamin B deficiency can cause extreme tiredness, depression and other mental health problems, so it’s important to get enough of these essential vitamins.
“Winning an Open Pro title is definitely one of my biggest goals for this year.”
“It’s just more me! It emphasizes the feminine badass in my core, and that is a euphoric feeling in itself.”
“I feel very accomplished and proud of myself from what I put out on stage.”
This article looks at the pros and cons of exercising in a fasted state and when it’s appropriate and not appropriate to do it.
Every pound counts, so preparation is crucial. Your goal should be to feel strong and ready when you’re called to the deck, with your mind fully focused on the task at hand.
Natural GAINZ Magazine – Big Switch! Elli Nichole: From Bikini, Angels, Sports Model & Gown To Figure & Athletic!
“I’ve always wanted to be a more muscular girl…I inevitably reached a point where my true dreams were calling.”
“I had a lot of growth and change, both physically and mentally. But I know I can do better. There is always room for improvement.”
…discover fun new ways to work out that will keep you motivated until you reach your goals.
“I had plateaued in my health and fitness journey at a 45lb weight loss and wanted to take my results to the next level.”
“I had no doubt in myself. As long as I did my homework, I knew I had a high chance of earning that crown!”
Here are six suggestions for accomplishing that goal.
“I knew what I wanted to improve, discussed it with my coaches and hit the ground running.”
Most people know it’s recommended to get more fiber in your diet, but do you know the two different types of dietary fiber and the purpose of each?
…eight rules that you need to keep in mind if you’re serious about melting your fat away.
“I was entirely ready to present, once I stepped onto the stage! I put forth great effort in my daily diet and rotation of each of my muscle groups.”
If you’re not sold on taking a day off from the gym, read on to discover what benefits it can provide…
“It was completely emotional. I was surprised, thrilled and overwhelmed all at once.“
If you are looking to pack on some muscle, protein is one of the essential nutrients your body needs.
This maneuver can be one of the best strength-building tools in your arsenal.