Nutrition

Nutrient Timing Endures: Circadian Rhythm Protein Timing

Nutrient Timing Endures: Circadian Rhythm Protein Timing

When I started bodybuilding some 7 years ago, everyone I knew ate big breakfasts and 6 meals a day. It was also commonly accepted that carbs should be limited to the start of the day while ‘slow’ forms of energy should be consumed later in the day. Before bed, people said to take casein with some fat to prevent night […]

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Is a Carb a Carb?

Is a Carb a Carb?

Are 50 grams of sugar more fattening than 50 grams of rice? Are whole grains always better than refined grains? Should you limit your fruit intake to avoid fructose overconsumption? Sure enough, not all carbohydrates are created equal. There are many methods in use to classify carbs and even terms for specific kinds of carbs. Take sugar for example. Sugar […]

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‘How Much Protein’ by Brad Pilon Book Review

‘How Much Protein’ by Brad Pilon Book Review

One of the questions I get asked regularly is which books I recommend. I usually answer that I don’t like books because they generally have an abysmally low information density, are rarely referenced and are almost always outdated. This is true for books in general, but it’s especially true for books about health and fitness.  I prefer to get most […]

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Caffeine is a Femme Fatale

Caffeine is a Femme Fatale

Warning: this article has been rated PG-13 for explicit language – which may be unsuitable for children – and misogynistic and religious satire – which may be unsuitable for feminists and religious fanatics. I want to tell you about a girl called Caffeine. Caffeine is nothing like Leucine. Caffeine isn’t hard to get, complicated or expensive. You don’t have to […]

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Workout nutrition is a scam

Workout nutrition is a scam

There are many studies that show workout nutrition increases protein balance and muscle gains from training. Many studies expose the benefits of post- and pre-workout nutrition and many studies even show that there is an ‘anabolic window’: a time period around the training session in which consuming protein has extra effect. Formulated otherwise, the anabolic window theory posits that protein […]

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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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