Nutrition

Grains for your gains?

Grains for your gains?

Is there any truth to the ‘wheat belly’ phenomenon? Did you know grains are loaded with anti-nutrients that make your body incapable of fully absorbing their nutrients, and even worse, impair your ability to absorb protein?   Find the answers in this article.

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How to: traditional grain preparation

How to: traditional grain preparation

This is a guide from ManageMyMealPlan.com on how to get rid of the anti-nutrients and gluten in grains. If you don’t know why you’d ever want to bother with that, read this article about grains for your gains.   Grains, legumes and seeds often get a bad rap. Many of these products are naturally high in phytic acid, an antinutrient that inhibits the […]

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Metabolic damage & reverse dieting [interview]

Metabolic damage & reverse dieting [interview]

Juma Iraki interviewed Menno Henselmans about human metabolism, metabolic damage and reverse dieting.   Listen to the iTunes podcast version here.  

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Is cholesterol the forgotten anabolic?

Is cholesterol the forgotten anabolic?

Cholesterol is a small, fat-like molecule that supposedly clogs our arteries and kills us. But is cholesterol really the bad guy? Or maybe it’s the opposite: a lifter’s best friend?   Cholesterol & your gains: the research Riechman et al. (2007) found that cholesterol may be good for your gains. In their study, 49 elderly individuals completed a 12-week strength […]

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Metabolic damage: a scientific review

Metabolic damage: a scientific review

Metabolic damage. It’s every dieter’s worst nightmare. The theory of metabolic damage states that your metabolism slows down permanently, i.e. is damaged, after prolonged periods of being in energy deficit. This decrease in energy expenditure has been used to explain the occurrence of the yo-yo effect whereby people that have dieted for a long time often quickly regain their lost […]

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Sustainable self-development podcast: training & nutrition

Sustainable self-development podcast: training & nutrition

Abel Csabai interviewed me about a ton of stuff here in this hour long video podcast.   02:17: Mennos contest prep 04:56: How lean can you get without macro tracking? 09:26 – What were your goals when you got into fitness? 14:30 – When did you become an ‘innovator’ in fitness? 21:05 – The role of calories in gaining muscle […]

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Everything about protein and metabolic damage [interview]

Everything about protein and metabolic damage [interview]

Ian McCarthy from LiftingForLife interviewed me about everything related to how much protein you should consume, how new research influences recommendations and metabolic damage (last 15 mins or so).  

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