Didn’t get a chance to catch up with the latest research this summer? Here are 22 of the most interesting research posts from July and August 2017.
1. Spot reduction is probably not a myth after all
2. Sleep optimization is underrated for your gains
3. 7 New research findings
4. The new meta-analyis on how much protein you need co-authored by Menno
5. Nutrient timing matters; protein quality often not so much
6. Muscle is not 5x denser than fat
7. Polyphenols can increase exercise performance
8. What makes muscle grow?
A review paper published just after this video strongly supported Menno’s critique of the role of metabolic stress for muscle growth:
And another study shortly after questioned the necessity of muscle damage for muscle growth:
9. Is the hip thrust overrated?
10. Your tongue position affects your strength?
11. Calorie counting isn’t for everyone
12. ‘Bad cholesterol’ can be good for your gains
13. How many carbs should you eat?
14. Athletes sleep better and perform better when training in the afternoon vs. the morning
15. Strength training may save your life one day
16. The best training program is the one tailored to your genetics
17. Many positive anecdotes about supplements are probably placebo
18. Linear vs. undulating periodization
19. BCAAs before a ‘fasted’ training may not just be useless but actually harmful
20. Many supplements secretly spiked with steroids
21. Is coffee healthy?