Welcome to our brand new weekend roundup, Three of the Best! Every Sunday, we'll post up Breaking Muscle's top three articles of the week. These pieces have caught your attention throughout the last seven days. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.


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#1 - Nutrition Advice to Turn You Into a Strength Training Animal

By Nicole DeMicco


Embrace your beefy thighs, sun-eclipsing booty, or any other body part that makes you feel a bit self-conscious. Appreciate the strength your muscles give you and the personal records you’ve set. Strength is beauty!




#2 - The Intelligent Athlete's Guide to Fueling Performance

By Mike Dewar


If you don’t understand calories, macronutrients, and the value of whole foods, you’ll never progress from average Joe to elite athlete. Unfortunately, misguided dietary recommendations and a lack of understanding by athletes of all levels contribute to widespread confusion about the best way to eat for performance.




#3 - Ladies: 3 Gym-Friendly Exercises to Develop Your Glutes

By Craig Marker


Limiting the movement to the hip hinge allows for better glute activation. Kneeling squats, banded kneeling squats, and kettlebell swings are great ways to activate the glutes without awkward hip thrusting movements in a public setting.




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