Nutrition is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as "the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth," and additionally as "the branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans."

When it comes to fitness, no matter the overarching goal, the highest consideration must be placed on nutrition. It is virtually impossible to achieve a desired result without proper nutrition. This works in all cases and includes all phases of routine including cutting, bulking and maintenance. 

The truth is that one can not out exercise a poor diet. This is why nutrition is placed as the number one, top most priority amongst the three listed fundamentals of nutrition, training and supplementation found on

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