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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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Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back and Lower Body

Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back and Lower Body

In Part 1, we discussed the fiber type composition and biomechanics of the chest, triceps, and shoulders. In this installment, we’ll cover the other major muscle groups. Read the full article on SimplyShredded. Read the original on T-Nation.

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Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders

Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders

Building a massive physique, unfortunately, requires a more measured approach than simply trying to heave as much weight as humanly possible. To know how to best train a muscle, you have to first understand its physical structure, specifically its biomechanics and fiber type composition. This information helps you select the correct rep ranges, weekly volume, and rest periods for optimal […]

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