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The Future of Bayesian Bodybuilding

The Future of Bayesian Bodybuilding

Why the domain change? What’s with the recipes? How did the seminar go? As regular readers of this site probably noticed, a few things have changed recently. Behind the scenes, a lot more great developments have taken place. Before I elaborate on what this means for you and what you can expect from Bayesian Bodybuilding in the future, let’s start […]

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Competitive Mass: What’s Your Competition Weight? [$]

Competitive Mass: What’s Your Competition Weight? [$]

All ideals aside, strength athletics is about competition. Competition by definition means your performance is relative to your other competitors. Henry Rollins was right in saying “The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the […]

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Powerful Stats

Powerful Stats

No, I’m not talking about a 400 lb bench press. I’m talking about statistical power. Statistical power is a greatly important concept for anyone who wants to interpret scientific research, because statistical tests form the basis of all scientific results. If you have no knowledge of statistics, you can’t properly interpret research. According to many great scientists, statistical illiteracy is […]

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The 3 Step Guide to Broscience

The 3 Step Guide to Broscience

Sup, bro. Today I’m gonna show you how to do broscience. Let’s get right to it, because I know you bros want this under 500 words. Step 1: Theory is Everything Forget about empirics, bro. The key to persuasion is theory. You want to have a theory that uses lots of big words, yet is easy to understand. Check this […]

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How many people use steroids?

How many people use steroids?

Without any ado, I give you the percentages of male steroid users per population in the United States. Steroids here is used informally (and incorrectly) as a catch-all term for androgenic anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, such as growth hormone, insulin and thyroid hormone. 2.7% of all middle school students (ages 9 to 13) 4.7% of all 7th […]

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RE: Predicting Your Muscular Potential

RE: Predicting Your Muscular Potential

From the ancient Greek artists to modern day bodybuilders, from aesthetic ideals of human proportions to haters and from controlled, statistical predictions to baseless claims, many individuals have developed formulas to predict people’s maximum muscular potential. However, despite such wide interest, the allure of genetic certainty and the fear of uncontrollable limitations have caused more controversy than they solved. After […]

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Bodybuilding vs. Aesthetics

Bodybuilding vs. Aesthetics

Take a look at the following physiques.   Do they inspire you? Do you want to become just like them? With all due respect to Markus Rühl and Jay Cutler, most people, even those that go to the gym, are repulsed by them. They may be big and lean, but they’re unattractive, unaesthetic as bodybuilders and artists call it. Before […]

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