Skinny Yoked: In Pursuit of Lean Mass
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My Lean MK2866 & MK677 Cycle Experiment Diary

First, off the bat, these are research compounds and are not to be used for human consumption. This website does not encourage or promote anyone use these compounds for anything other than research purposes. All

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Gym Membership Hunting 101: Insider Tips & Tricks

Gyms, for us, it’s as important of a decision as choosing a school for your child or a place of worship if you are religious. Iron is our religion and gains are our children, and

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What the heck is a “dream blanket” and why do I need one?

Every now and then we encounter news that debates the benefits and pitfalls of medical marijuana. While our aim here is not to get into that, CBD or cannabidiol is an important component of cannabis

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Is TestoFuel Legit? First Hand Review

Sometimes, even if you’re working out 7 days a week, seeing results can take a while (read exceptionally long to the extent that you just want to give up!). Your gym buddy’s gains are getting

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HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Review: Legit or Not?

We all know friends and family who cannot stop talking about their sauna sessions. Thanks to 21st-century technology, we have moved on from traditional heat saunas to energy-efficient infrared saunas. But many are skeptical about

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Cymbiotika: Cutting Edge Critical Nutrient Support

There was always a segment of the population that was fitness-and-health crazy, but now especially, both these areas have taken center stage. In fact, if there’s anything good that’s come of the lockdown era, it’s

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Best Mattresses for Athletes and Bodybuilders

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important pillars to leading a healthy life. And it’s all the more true if you have an active life, like an athlete. While there are many

Best Indoor Rowing Machines for Zero Impact Yet Intense AF Cardio

Remember the scenes in House of Cards when Kevin Spacey’s character Frank Underwood goes into the basement to get some exercise and clear his head? That’s not just because a rowing machine looks good on

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Why Ordering Protein In Bulk Makes So Much Sense

Those of you who want to build muscle mass and go at it during your strength training will find that protein shakes are quite the rage. Protein is the most essential building block (well, a

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A Complete Review of PEScience’s Top Selling Supplements

PE Science. You’ve probably heard of them as they’ve been upping their marketing recently. They sponsor some of the most “real” fitness personalities on the web, including Josh Vogel and Jeff Nippard to name a

4 Gauge Pre-Workout Review

4 Gauge Pre Workout: Locked & Loaded & Ready to Kick Ass

Pre-workout supplements are relatively new entrants in the workout supplement world and have become wildly popular. They have been adopted by both professional, as well as amateur athletes because of the range of benefits they

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Nitraflex Review: One of the Most Powerful PWO’s Legally Available

Got a one rep max coming up? Struggling to grow your arms and want to do a solid 2-hour arm destruction day? Regardless of your goals, sometimes we need a pre-workout that really kicks us

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Why Caffeine-Free BCAA’s Are Perfect Intra-Workout Drinks

Branch chain amino acids, our long friend, bro forum star child, and generally over-hyped supplement of entry-level natty bodybuilders the world over. This supplement has kind of taken a back burner in recent years, what

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Performance Lab Supplements Review

Finding a good supplement source is hard. It seems common these days for companies to spend more of their investment dollars in branding than they actually do in developing a quality product. To further consume

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Strong & Sustained Pre-Workout Energy via Performance Lab STIM

Some folks like a good cup of Joe in the morning. Others don’t really have the time for that and would just like to pop a pill, a caffeine pill. Yes, those exist and are

Strideline Sock Review

The Most Durable, Affordable, Form-Fitting Socks Out There

You probably never heard anyone talk about the best athletic socks because it is commonly assumed that all socks are the same. Most people are of the opinion that if you buy a pair that

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Combat Your Skinny Nature With Carb-Loaded Protein Blends

Everyone takes them but actually only some of us really need them. Yes, we’re talking about mass gainers, and if you’re confused, we’re talking about people with normal metabolisms and people with high metabolisms, the

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Bodybuilder Skin Care Regimen for Avoiding Pimples

Finding a light-weight, moisturizing, oil controlling, mattifying moisturizer isn’t easy, but luckily for you, Skinny Yoked has spent months experimenting for you and has finally found the ultimate skin clearing moisturizer for gym enthusiasts.

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Abs like Angelov – Lazar Angelov’s Shred Training and Diet Plan

STOP! Before you bother reading this article, first ask yourself these three questions 1.Do you want to be a real life Hercules? This is a serious question, you’ll have to buy new clothes to accommodate

Ultimate Workout Clothes & Accessory Guide

Choosing the right clothes for the gym can make the different between a good workout and an excellent workout. Learn what options are the best combination of function, style and affordability with the SY guide to workout clothes.

Explore some of the best shirts, pants, shorts, & shoes for weightlifting efficiently, comfortably and affordably in style. 

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Is Beta Alanine Worth It For Bodybuilding? Yes And Here’s Why

Alanine is produced naturally in the healthy body. For the body to produce proteins it needs amino acids. The body uses alanine to convert sugar to energy and eliminate toxins from the body. Beta alanine is

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Transparent Labs: Obliterating Proprietary Blends In Bulk!

Transparent Labs is a well-known brand of supplements, dedicated to providing science-backed formulas and products. As the name suggests, the company clearly shows all ingredients contained in each of their products. This is a refreshing

FNX supplements reviewed

FNX Supplements Hype or Legit: A Complete Analysis

For years now, FNX has been hard at work, creating some of the best “Made in the USA” products on the market. They’ve slowly been creeping up the ranks in popularity in weightlifting and bodybuilding

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How Check Your Hormone Levels At Home With a DIY Testosterone Test

Testosterone is the anabolic male hormone responsible for the proper functioning of a whole array of “masculine” characteristics in humans, chief among them being the ability to build lean muscle mass. Naturally occurring hormonal levels

The Exercises & Tools Needed To Build Anaconda Arms

Big arms. Ladies love them and guys wish they had them, or at least wish theirs were bigger. Big and strong, with as big of a circumference as possible, oh and veiny too, must be

Five Back Bulging Exercises for Ectomorphs

During game time, you’re often the last one chosen and perhaps some people refer to you as the “skinny guy.” There are people who feel that they gain weight even looking at a picture of

Top 9 Must Have Home Gym Essentials

Building a home gym is almost as complicated as choosing furniture for a new house. Whether it’s in your garage, your basement or in a dedicated building like The Rocks, there are a few tools

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Best Pull Up Bars Reviewed

So you don’t have to scroll all the way up again, here are the main categories of different pull up bars to consider. In each category we look at the bars we like the most

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Best Wall-Mounted Pull-Up Bars

If you want a muscular back and broad-looking shoulders, one of the best ways to do it is to do pull-ups. This is an exercise that you can do anywhere, as long as you have

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Best Doorway Pull Up Bar

So you’re living in a rented apartment or your moms house and can’t drill in the walls. We hear you. Or maybe you only have a couple bucks in your wallet but still want to

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Best Free Standing Pull Up Bar for 2020

Don’t want to be confined to working out solely in doorways? Want the freedom to workout in your basement, garage or outdoors on sunny days? Then a free-standing pull-up system is the perfect solution for

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Upper Body Stretches

Do you love the way it feels when you stretch after waking up in the morning? There are several reasons why it feels so good to stretch. Our bodies can greatly benefit from stretching, and

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Chin-Ups vs Pull-Ups

A lot of people think that chin-ups and pull-ups are the same thing. This couldn’t be any farther from the truth. While both exercises look similar, there are actually a lot of differences. Today, we

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Which Muscles are Used when Doing Pull-Ups?

We all know that certain muscles are used when performing certain exercises. But, do you know which muscles are used for each exercise? For instance, do you know which muscles are used when doing pull-ups?

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Top 4 Exercises You MUST Add to your Routine

The majority of gym goers start off with basic bodyweight exercises before they learn anything else, bodyweight squats, press ups, burpees, planks etc … But once they learn how to bench press properly, or how

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Spice Up Your Pull Ups: Creative Exercises for the Bar

Pull Ups are among the most difficult and impressive exercises you can perform in the gym. Whilst nearly everyone can bench press/squat/deadlift after a few weeks training, it can take people months or even years

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Why Kipping Pull Ups Suck!

Kipping Pull Ups are either seen as a harmless pull up variation or as the world’s most pathetic exercise … Depending on who you ask. The truth is more nuanced than that, but in a

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How to Build Muscle with only Bodyweight Exercises

A common question among non-gym members is whether they can build muscle or attain a decent physique using only bodyweight exercises. The answer is that yes it is possible – to a certain degree, but you should ask yourself why it is you want to restrict your program to just bodyweight exercises.

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Why You Should Consider Trying Plant-Based Protein Powder

Skinny Yoked has existed now for well over 5 years. The blog was originally designed to document personal fitness goals but quickly turned into a catch all natural bodybuilders diary. Over the last 5 years,

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Science Backed Hair-Thickening Shampoos & Tonics Reviewed

Whether you’re all geared up or just susceptible to natural hair thinning then being proactive about protecting what hair you have left is something worth seriously considering. Sure, the shaved head look can look pretty

Running to Get Cut: How to Jog Safely

There is a popular preconception that you want to build big muscles running, which is not an exercise you should include in your workout plan. Muscle loss is a big concern for bodybuilders, but another

A Bodybuilder’s Guide to Tanning: Sculpting Golden Physiques

Tanning. A much controversial yet fundamentally natural part of being a living organism on a plant that revolves around a burning ball of gas. It’s omnipresence kicks off our days and let’s us know when

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10 Best Clinically Dosed Pre Workouts for Serious Bodybuilders

Pre workouts. Yeah those. Yeah, this is Skinny Yoked.com, no need to pretend like you don’t have an addiction. If you’re a Yoked mofo then you by default regularly rage in the gym and unless

3 Ways Sleep Can Have a Direct Impact on your Gains

We are all, in theory, familiar with the healthy lifestyle trifecta: a healthy and balanced diet, working out and staying active, and getting enough sleep. However, there are times when achieving all three is more

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Top Beef Protein Supplement Brands Compared

The big world of beef proteins is scary. Cow? Chocolate? Drinkable? It doesn’t make sense yet it’s intriguing at the same time. Skinny Yoked investigates the beef protein trend in 2020 and compares some of

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Shaker Bottle Showdown: 5 Best Blender Bottles Reviewed

The humble blender bottle has evolved a lot in recent years and there are now more styles and forms than ever before. A nice mixer bottle is a worthy investment given how often it’s used so uit drinking clumpy-ass protein and upgrade yourself!

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The Most Over-Hyped Supplement Or The Holy Grail of Bodybuilding?

So you’re looking to step up your bodybuilding game. Maybe you’re on a bulk and want to keep that anabolic state steam rolling throughout the day. Maybe you’re on a cut and want to avoid

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We Tried The New Stronger Version of Assault and Liked It

So trends come and go in the supplement industry, but the latest trend of more transparent labeling and less proprietary blends seems to be here for good. Starting in 2014 and really exploding in 2015

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How to Find the Perfect Cologne for Every Occassion

Perfume? For men? What? If you’re asking yourself these questions just stop reading now. If you aren’t cultured enough to know this is a thing then you won’t gain any value from the rest of

An In-Depth Guide To Making Gains While Burning Fat

Getting huge but staying shredded: it is a rubiks cube of a puzzle that has perplexed the bodybuilder for millenia. The problem with getting huge but also being shredded comes down to the natural way