💪 9 Foods To Energize Your Workouts

Happy Tuesday to all of our dedicated Ripped Report readers! And to everyone we know who is a New York sports fan — we’re sorry.

Here’s what made the list today:

  • Discover nine foods packed with magnesium for optimal energy production.

  • Classic Physique contender Terrence Ruffin joins forces with the 2019 Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry, for a torching shoulder workout.

  • Check out the 12 best bodybuilding exercises to sculpt an Olympia-worthy physique.


Maximum Cellular Energy

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Boosting energy for the leg press doesn't just depend on caffeine-loaded pre-workouts — you also need to fuel your body with the right energy-producing foods for a holistic approach to nutrition. One crucial nutrient for optimal energy production is magnesium, which also supports bone and heart health.

If you're an avid weightlifter, you should aim for about 320 milligrams (women) to 420 milligrams (men) of this powerhouse nutrient every day. Fortunately, many magnesium-rich foods like fruits, nuts, and seeds are easily digestible and affordable (Also, delicious.) Discover nine of these foods that can enhance your performance and help you feel your best at the gym.


A Dosage of Delts

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Bodybuilder Terrence Ruffin is fresh off a sensational victory in Dubai to secure a ticket for the Classic Physique Olympia on November 2-5 in Orlando, FL. Ruffin will have his hands full battling the four-time reigning champ Chris Bumstead and other division heavyweights like Urs Kalecinski and Ramon Rocha Queiroz.

To bolster his training, Ruffin recently teamed up with the 2019 Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry, for an intense delt session, which he filmed and uploaded to YouTube. The duo implemented unilateral moves and high volume to ratchet up the intensity as the road to the Olympia winds down. Watch the training clips and see how Ruffin looks to bounce back from his sixth-place finish in 2022.


Best of the Best

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Maybe you're not vying for the Olympia stage in November, but what's holding you back from achieving a physique worthy of the spotlight? Bodybuilding is an inclusive pursuit, open to anyone willing to put in the effort, whether or not they compete on stage.

As the name implies, this training style involves sculpting your body through resistance training. Bodybuilding grants you the power to become the architect of your physique, molding and reshaping it into its strongest form. This can include everything from achieving a more slender V taper and filling out your shirt sleeves to developing a broader back and well-defined legs.

With countless bodybuilding exercises available, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 12 for a comprehensive total-body workout that’ll transform your physique from the ground up.



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