Nutrition

The Myth of 1 g/lb: Optimal Protein Intake for Bodybuilders

The Myth of 1 g/lb: Optimal Protein Intake for Bodybuilders

Protein. It’s every bodybuilder’s favorite macronutrient and for good reason. Protein is extremely essential, super satiating and amazingly anabolic. Protein is awesome… but you’re consuming too much of it. Like most myths, the belief that you should take in 1g/lb of body weight has become so deeply entrenched in the fitness world that its validity is rarely questioned. Strangely, very […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: Bitter Controversy

Artificial Sweeteners: Bitter Controversy

Artificial sweeteners and other high-intensity sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose (Splenda), are one of the most controversial topics in the fitness industry. They have been linked to neurotoxicity, cancer, disruption of satiety mechanisms and many more bad bad things. But is their reputation as satanic sugar deserved? I could write a really long article about the industry hoaxes, the […]

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Leucine is a C#cktease

Leucine is a C#cktease

I want to tell you about a girl called Leucine. All her amino acid friends envy her, because Leucine is not just any girl, she’s a branched chain amino acid (BCAA), the most famous of the bunch even I’d say. Over the last 2 decades, Leucine got invited to tons of parties and researchers have been all over her. The […]

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Post-workout carbs: Are you drinking tons of sugar for no reason?

Post-workout carbs: Are you drinking tons of sugar for no reason?

There are two kinds of people in the fitness industry: those that give you advice and motivate you, so that you will buy their product, and those that give you advice, because you paid them for it. Nah, that’s just the cynic in me talking. Cynicism can be a good thing though: it allows you to be objective. And that’s […]

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