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Free Weights vs. Machines: Quick Breakdown of the Pros & Cons
There's been debate about whether free weights or machines are best when it comes to working out at the gym. Instead of debating it, let's just take a look at the pros and cons of each, and which option may be best for you.

We'll be leaving out cable machines since those have aspects of both (cables are great to use though, in case you wanted an opinion).
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Whey vs. Casein for Building Muscle
Many athletes, and nearly all bodybuilders, supplement with some type of protein powder. Getting all of your macronutrients solely from food (your diet) isn't the easiest thing to do when you have and are building considerable muscle mass. Sometimes you go over your daily calorie limit trying to get enough protein, or maybe you end up taking in too much fat.
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Five Fat Myths You Probably Still Believe
The world is obsessed with fat, and in particular, fat loss. In typical human fashion, when a topic has a broad appeal you can be sure that it has its fair share of myths and misinformation to accompany it. This list breaks down five myths you probably still believe about fat loss.
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Post in Which supplements do you take — if any?
I think a lot of this is lost on the current folks here. It's strange that everyone keeps bringing up "natural" as if vitamins and supplements are unnatural. Vitamins are essential to us, there's no going around it; if you get your vitamin D from, say, almond milk, you're supplementing vitamin D from that milk, because it was never there to begin with. We have to put those vitamins into the milk. It's what we call fortified foods. I speak a little bit about that here:

When I mention creatine, it is quite natural. We consume creatine through meats, and we produce it (creatinine) in our bodies. This is true of many of the various supplements out there.

To first dispel the notion that these things aren't natural, we should define what natural means:
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What's the Difference Between Vitamins and Supplements?
The difference can be confusing for the mere fact that you supplement your diet by taking vitamins, or you take supplements that contain vitamins. While the two like to intertwine, there is a small difference between what they are.
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Starvation Mode — What Is It?
What Is "Starvation Mode"?

As a natural physiological and biochemical response to deep caloric restriction, your body will slow its metabolism in an attempt to keep you from dying. This essentially means slowing down the rate in which you burn calories, as well as making you feel lethargic to keep you from moving around too much. You'll also have a deeper yearning for food, since your brain is telling your body that you absolutely need to eat.
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Five Ways of Enhancing Your Beard's Growth
Facial hair is grown due to the androgens testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and how well your body utilizes these via local androgen sensitivity. Without the combination of these, facial hair can be sparse, giving an appearance of a weak beard.

If you're the type, like us, that wants to fully utilize your body's hormones to grow a fuller beard, you've come to the right place.
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Welcome to Androgrow!
Welcome to Androgrow, everyone.

I'm excited to officially pre-launch the site as we start to fill it with some fresh content. You could call it a beta of sorts, but technically all of the features have been through internal testing and there's not much reason to call it a test at this stage. But whatever you want to call it, let's go through a few points:

The site is brand new and was in development over the past couple of months.
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Contribute to the Glossary!
Hey everyone,

In case you didn't know, the Androgrow Glossary is open and editable to all members of the site. With the glossary we hope to educate people with the knowledge of Androgians. The glossary will contain information on supplements, diets (fad or not), and vitamins. Essentially, we want to make it an area of the site where people can look up what they're wanting to learn about before they make a decision on whether or not to purchase a product (or start a diet).

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