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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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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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‘Stretching is B.S.’ Addendum

‘Stretching is B.S.’ Addendum

I received a lot of questions regarding my article about stretching and many of them fall in the category of ‘when I stretch, I feel better. How can you explain that?’ While such questions could be discarded as empirical evidence for being completely anecdotal, I’m a pragmatist myself and if stretching helped me I wouldn’t stop doing it either. However, […]

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Stretching is B.S.

Stretching is B.S.

If you’re a committed weight trainer, chances are you’re either stretching a lot already or think you should be stretching more. Historically, stretching has been considered one of those “does no wrong” activities, one that’s been largely overlooked by virtually everyone outside of a yoga studio. But over the last two decades or so, people have started to figure out […]

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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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7 Principles of Exercise Selection

7 Principles of Exercise Selection

To paraphrase a wise man, “Small, weak, and injured is no way to go through life.” But if you design your workouts around the wrong exercises, that’s exactly how you’ll end up; dreadfully unmuscular, embarrassingly weak, and prone to chronic injuries. Proper exercise selection can be tough. There are countless lifts to choose from and most of them have several […]

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