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Editorial Process

Last Updated:

November 29, 2021 at 10:37:42 PM

On this page you will find information about our editorial process for ensuring only high-quality articles are published.

We understand that trust must be earned, therefore this policy explains and sets out how Real Muscle produces only the highest-quality information that is accurate, clear, relevant, and useful.

It's easy to get fitness and health information online. However, finding reliable, relevant, and useful information can be difficult and even overwhelming.

Our mission is to collect the worlds most trustworthy science and practical information about fitness, make it inspiring and simple to use and understand, and make it accessible and free for everyone. We’re focusing on making trustworthy information available to everyone.

We break down complicated topics and eliminate jargon so you can easily understand the content, on the other hand, we provide our more scientifically-minded users with deeper knowledge resources, such as our Deep Define series.

We recognise that everyone's experience is unique, therefore we advocate for inclusiveness and understanding. We're here for everyone who wants to improve their fitness and health.

Our Method

Our editorial and integrity teams are dedicated to producing high-quality content while adhering to the most rigorous editorial standards. We make every effort to provide you with complete, unbiased, scientifically-based, inclusive, and clear information.

Qualified writers, editors, experts, and other contributors create, scientifically review, and evaluate our content. Our integrity team ensures that our evidence-based articles are accurate, evidence-based or scientifically correct, and adhere to our evidence-based article policy.

To ensure accuracy, the information on this site is continually evaluated by a team of specialists or fact-checked by subject-matter experts. Our scientific reviewers have vast expertise in their industry.

We look for relevant life experience and knowledge in our content authors. We give frequent feedback and continuous mentoring, as well as training based on our guidelines.

Sources, References, and Citations

We follow stringent source criteria and depend on peer-reviewed studies, university research institutes, government organisations, and other authoritative groups for our information.

Every piece is meticulously researched, and sources are double-checked to verify that they are current, authoritative, and objective.

Primary sources, such as research, scientific references, and statistics, are linked within each article or can be accessed at the references section.

Staying Up-to-Date

Our team keep a close eye on the fitness and health industry and research institutes, updating and reviewing articles as new information becomes available.

Articles have a predetermined maintenance schedule of once a year, but articles can be prioritised for update and review by the following.

  • Changes in standards

  • Updated clinical recommendations

  • Supplement and drug approvals or recalls

  • Concerns, suggestions, or reports from readers

If a user alerts us to a possible issue with our content, such as outdated, confusing, or contradicting information, our editorial and integrity team will remove the article, analyse it, make the necessary modifications, fact-check and scientifically review it, and republish the revised article.

Our Tone

Our tone is friendly and approachable, yet clear and concise. We emphasises clarity, accuracy, empathy, and diversity. We maintain our commitment to mindful language by studying language trends in fitness and health communities.

We also carefully select our words in order to dispel stereotypes and keep Real Muscle inclusive.


We're committed to giving you the finest possible service. If you think we could be doing a better job, please let us know. Contact us if you have any concerns or complaints regarding the quality or usefulness of our information, or if you believe an article or piece of content is out of date.

Please contact us if you notice cases where we are not meeting our high standards as outlined in this policy. We appreciate your input and feedback as we work to become the most recognised and highest-standard of online fitness, health, and bodybuilding resource for accurate and trustworthy information.

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