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Training for natural bodybuilding [Interview]

Training for natural bodybuilding [Interview]

Bodybuilding-Natural interviewed me about a bunch of different topics, mostly related to training. This interview is a great short read to get familiar with my methods if you’re new to my site, since it touches on many topics I’ve written on. The interview is in Italian, but I’ve posted the English original below.   And yes, this is the third […]

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Iron Manager interviews Menno Henselmans

Iron Manager interviews Menno Henselmans

In this interivew, I talk to IronManager about training program design.  

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Old school training [Interview]

Old school training [Interview]

OldSchoolTraining interviewed me about training frequency, compound vs. isolation exercises, the powerlifts for bodybuilding, training to failure, BCAAs, ketogenic dieting and carbs as workout nutrition.   Read the full interview in English (Italian translation below) here.

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Energy balance myths: Why you can gain fat in a deficit

Energy balance myths: Why you can gain fat in a deficit

In my previous article I debunked the myth that you can’t lose fat and build muscle at the same time. You can and most people should. And that’s not the only major misconception surrounding thermodynamics and the energy balance principle.   Myth: Energy balance dictates weight change If you are in negative energy balance, your body will burn some of […]

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Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

We live in sad times for bodybuilding. Although broscience is finally losing face, it’s being replaced by what I can only describe as bodybuilding nihilism (‘nothing-ism’). Nothing supposedly matters. Nutrient timing? Just eat when you feel like eating. Full-body or split training? Whichever you prefer. Eating clean? Bro, what has washing your food got to do with anything?   Skepticism […]

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Researcher wanted [Job offer]

Researcher wanted [Job offer]

UPDATE: Applications are now closed.   I’m in need of a researcher for Bayesian Bodybuilding. The job offers the following. You get to work at the top of evidence-based fitness. Part-time e-job: you work from home. Flexible work hours and deadlines (for the most part): average demand expected to be ~20 hours a week. Salary: $2000 (USD)/month via private monthly […]

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Eric Helms & protein: a research review

Eric Helms & protein: a research review

“But Menno, what about Eric Helms’s research proving that you need more protein in a deficit? Doesn’t that show your literature review about the optimal protein intake is wrong?” – Random person, every day   Let’s review the research Eric Helms did on how much protein you need when cutting. He published a literature review and an experimental study as […]

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