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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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The Cardio Comedown

The Cardio Comedown

It’s a fact. Looking good naked requires visible abs. Abs are man’s aphrodisiac, the center of your physique and one of the few muscles that chicks actually care about. That’s just the way it is. So, how do we get visible abs? One of the arguably most popular answers that come to mind is ‘cardio’ and that’s what I’m going […]

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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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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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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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‘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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