Macros From the Ground Up – the Ultimate Starter Guide to Flexible Dieting

If you’re familiar with the words “flexible dieting, “macros”, “IIFYM”, or a few other terms but don’t really know what it means, this is what you’ve been looking for. If you know the basics but get lost in the details or find it’s too much of a pain to maintain macro tracking in the long term, this is what you’ve...
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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update – Five Starr Physique

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update – Five Starr Physique Update, 3/17/2020 – gym closures are being mandated across numerous states and I anticipate everything being shut down by week’s end. Based on the government’s recommendation to limit gatherings of 10 or more and to stay inside, I’d recommend staying away at this point – let’s all do our part to make this interruption...
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Form Fix – Squat Basics

Form Fix – Squat Basics Squatting is a key component of bodybuilding – if you aren’t doing it well, you’re selling yourself short and leaving some potential growth on the table. However!  A proper squat doesn’t necessarily look the same for every person.  Some people can get maximum depth while others struggle to hit parallel, and always going as deep...
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Video Update! Power Up Your Protein Shakes

Video Update!  Power Up Your Protein Shakes In a hurry and need a protein shake, but MORE than just protein? With a bit of planning ahead you can easily turn a standard protein shake into a legitimate meal replacement without the use of a blender – check out my go-to options to make it happen!
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Video Update! Form Fix – Behind the Neck Barbell Press

Video Update!  Form Fix – Behind the Neck Barbell Press If there was a movie ever made about bodybuilding in general, this exercise would be most likely to be cast in the role of chief antagonist.  Tremendously misunderstood and often feared because it is so frequently executed with such atrocious form, I thought it only fair that we give it...
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New Recipe! Easy Air Fryer Potatoes

New Recipe!  Easy Air Fryer Potatoes Let me just out myself right now:  I love me some carbs.  Like, seriously.  I know you reading this at home might be like “yeah man, me too” – but I don’t think you REALLY get it. I love me some carbs Without the structure and discipline of bodybuilding, I’d easily be pushing 3...
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New recipe! Protein Bar Batter Bomb

New Recipe!  Protein Bar Batter Bomb A while back, as my photo shoot prep was approaching its conclusion, I started poking around online for some variations I could implement into my meal plan once I embarked on my off-season/growth phase.  For some reason, I thought that making up some protein bars at home sounded like a good idea, in spite...
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