💪 14 Everyday Foods That Are Packed With Creatine

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Here’s what we’ve got on tap today:

  • The best bodybuilding shoulder workouts for every experience level.

  • Fourteen common foods that are absolutely packed with creatine.

  • Bodybuilder Tom Platz’s quad-tastic physique update at 67 years old.

And if that’s not enough, we also have recaps from a weekend full of competitions. But enough with the prologue — let’s dive in!

WORKOUTS

Boulder Builders

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What would you pick if you could only train one part of your upper body? There’s a case to be made for your arms, chest, lats, or even your traps as the most important element of a well-developed physique. But nothing quite ties things together like a pair of capped, three-dimensional delts.

But you can’t build your shoulders with the same battle plan you apply to your legs or back. The shoulder is a smaller muscle group that takes both precision and finesse to develop. 

And you know us — we’re all about finesse. So we’re here to let you in on the best bodybuilding shoulder workouts for all experience levels. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, you’ll have all the tools you need to get to work.

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NUTRITION

Chock Full O'Creatine

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You may know creatine as that powder your gym buddies scoop into their pre-workout. It’s an amino acid that naturally exists in your body and is key in producing energy for short bursts of intense activity.

There’s a reason athletes, from CrossFitters to bodybuilders, use the stuff. Supplementing with creatine has potential benefits for lifting and your overall health, including your brain, blood sugar, and ability to fight diseases. But if you’re not interested in supplements, you can get your creatine in the 14 common foods below.

BODYBUILDING

The Quadfather Returns

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Although bodybuilder Tom Platz never bagged a Sandow trophy, he’s still a prominent figure in the bodybuilding world. He competed in seven Mr. Olympia shows, highlighted by a third-place effort in 1981. But he didn’t need hardware to solidify his reputation — all he needed was a pair of massive legs that earned him the nickname “The Quadfather.”

His career may have ended decades ago, but Platz still touts gigantic legs at 67 years old. If you need the evidence, look no further than a recent Instagram post showing his rock-hard trunks in all their glory. No one can outrun Father Time, but Platz is proof that you can at least out-squat him.

THE DROPSET

Hooper Climbs the Mountain

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  • Veering away from bodybuilding for just a moment: This past weekend’s World’s Strongest Man was a beaut. And if you don’t know much about winner Mitchell Hooper, we’ve got the full rundown.

  • The hammer curl is one of the best biceps exercises around. But are you doing them right? Here’s a refresher.

  • Over 80 IFBB Pro League athletes across five divisions competed at this weekend’s Charlotte Pro show. Check out the results.

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THE RESULTS ARE IN

Carb Wars

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In the April 18 edition of The Ripped Report, we asked you to name which of these three carbs you can’t live without. Here’s how you voted:

  1. Rice (46.22%)

  2. Bread (27.73%)

  3. Pasta (26.05%)