7 Ways to make dieting suck less

7 Ways to make dieting suck less

This is a guest article by Demmy James: no hardcore science here, just good practical dieting advice.    People often say that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. When it comes to dieting, most people immediately think of two more “guarantees”: boring and hard work. While it will definitely take a bit of effort to dial […]

Should you keep the tension on your muscles? [Study review]

Should you keep the tension on your muscles? [Study review]

It’s not often that extremely unexpected scientific findings are published, but Goto et al. (2017) just did. They studied the effectiveness of triceps skull-crushers with a full range of motion (ROM) compared to a ‘keeping the tension on the muscle’ partial mid-range of motion. They found the partial ROM group had better gains in muscle growth as well as strength. […]

Menno Henselmans dips

Drugs, IIFYM and evidence-based fitness [video interview]

Arguably Menno’s most politically incorrect podcast, Jonny and Yusef from Propane Fitness interviewed Menno about drug use, IIFYM, metabolic damage, evidence-based fitness and a whole bunch of other stuff.   iTunes version: click here. Show notes and more from Propane Fitness: click here. Time Stamps 01:17      Introducing Menno Henselmans, former Business Consultant & Statistician turned bodybuilder and coach. 03:55 Menno’s […]

Exercise selection, high frequency training and mechanisms of muscle growth [live stream]

Exercise selection, high frequency training and mechanisms of muscle growth [live stream]

The Aesthetic by Science duo interviewed Menno Henselmans about training programming in this short interview. This was originally live streamed, so you’ll have to bear with a few lags and mic issues. How to select the best exercises for your training program? What makes an exercise optimal for hypertrophy? Is muscle damage needed for hypertrophy and do we have to […]

Gender differences in training [Interview]

Gender differences in training [Interview]

Jeff Nippard interviewed Menno Henselmans about gender differences in training. 4:01 – Muscular growth potential of women 9:45 – What about testosterone in women? 12:00 – What about anabolic steroid use in women? 17:00 – Are there upper/lower body differences? 20:44 – What is physiologically different about a man and a women’s muscles? 23:36 – Muscle damage, metabolic stress and […]


Training

Should you keep the tension on your muscles? [Study review]

Should you keep the tension on your muscles? [Study review]

It’s not often that extremely unexpected scientific findings are published, but Goto et al. (2017) just did. They studied the effectiveness of triceps skull-crushers with a full range of motion (ROM) compared to a ‘keeping the tension on the muscle’ partial mid-range of motion. They found the partial ROM group had better gains in muscle growth as well as strength. […]

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Nutrition

Menno Henselmans dips

Drugs, IIFYM and evidence-based fitness [video interview]

Arguably Menno’s most politically incorrect podcast, Jonny and Yusef from Propane Fitness interviewed Menno about drug use, IIFYM, metabolic damage, evidence-based fitness and a whole bunch of other stuff.   iTunes version: click here. Show notes and more from Propane Fitness: click here. Time Stamps 01:17      Introducing Menno Henselmans, former Business Consultant & Statistician turned bodybuilder and coach. 03:55 Menno’s […]

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Recipes

7 Ways to make dieting suck less

7 Ways to make dieting suck less

This is a guest article by Demmy James: no hardcore science here, just good practical dieting advice.    People often say that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. When it comes to dieting, most people immediately think of two more “guarantees”: boring and hard work. While it will definitely take a bit of effort to dial […]

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Miscellaneous

The Mind Body Podcast with Menno Henselmans [interview]

The Mind Body Podcast with Menno Henselmans [interview]

Lidor Dayan interviewed Menno Henselmans on the Mind Body Podcast about a host of different topics. The sound quality isn’t the best, but hopefully the content makes up for that.   1. How did it all begin ( 1:25-2:45) 2. Doubts and insecurities when building your own brand ( 2:45-6:10) 3. What does it take to make a living from […]

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7 Ways to make dieting suck less

7 Ways to make dieting suck less

This is a guest article by Demmy James: no hardcore science here, just good practical dieting advice.    People often say that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. When it comes to dieting, most people immediately think of two more “guarantees”: boring and hard work. While it will definitely take a bit of effort to dial […]

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Should you keep the tension on your muscles? [Study review]

Should you keep the tension on your muscles? [Study review]

It’s not often that extremely unexpected scientific findings are published, but Goto et al. (2017) just did. They studied the effectiveness of triceps skull-crushers with a full range of motion (ROM) compared to a ‘keeping the tension on the muscle’ partial mid-range of motion. They found the partial ROM group had better gains in muscle growth as well as strength. […]

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Drugs, IIFYM and evidence-based fitness [video interview]

Menno Henselmans dips

Arguably Menno’s most politically incorrect podcast, Jonny and Yusef from Propane Fitness interviewed Menno about drug use, IIFYM, metabolic damage, evidence-based fitness and a whole bunch of other stuff.   iTunes version: click here. Show notes and more from Propane Fitness: click here. Time Stamps 01:17      Introducing Menno Henselmans, former Business Consultant & Statistician turned bodybuilder and coach. 03:55 Menno’s […]

read more

Exercise selection, high frequency training and mechanisms of muscle growth [live stream]

Exercise selection, high frequency training and mechanisms of muscle growth [live stream]

The Aesthetic by Science duo interviewed Menno Henselmans about training programming in this short interview. This was originally live streamed, so you’ll have to bear with a few lags and mic issues. How to select the best exercises for your training program? What makes an exercise optimal for hypertrophy? Is muscle damage needed for hypertrophy and do we have to […]

read more

Gender differences in training [Interview]

Gender differences in training [Interview]

Jeff Nippard interviewed Menno Henselmans about gender differences in training. 4:01 – Muscular growth potential of women 9:45 – What about testosterone in women? 12:00 – What about anabolic steroid use in women? 17:00 – Are there upper/lower body differences? 20:44 – What is physiologically different about a man and a women’s muscles? 23:36 – Muscle damage, metabolic stress and […]

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Genetics, human metabolism & business advice [Podcast]

Genetics, human metabolism & business advice [Podcast]

David from the HPA Podcast interviewed Menno Henselmans about the role of genetics in strength training and losing fat, metabolic damage & reverse dieting and business advice for (fitness) professionals.   Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen in your browser (libsync)   Full show notes on the HPA website.

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Menstrual cycle periodization

Menstrual cycle periodization

Ok, we admit it. We coined that term, pun intended. Scientists use phrases like ‘menstrual phase based strength training programming’. Menstrual periodization is more concise and, well, interesting. More importantly, there’s hard science behind this concept. Women can gain more strength and muscle by designing their strength training program in accordance with their menstrual cycle. Here’s how.   Estrogen: convicted […]

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