Site Guide

For beginners wanting the ins and out of my methods, or long-time readers who may have missed a hidden gem or two, I wrote a site guide. This will provide a coherent overview of essential reading as it relates to intermittent fasting, nutrition and good training practices. Let me know if you think something’s missing. Dec 14th: […]

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Welcome to the new and improved Leangains! The move from Blogger to WordPress has been a long time coming. Now that it’s done, I’ve a hard time explaining why it took so damn long. Guess one of my many shortcomings is trying to do everything myself, and that means some things never get done. Or take […]

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Updated October 25th After last month’s scientific debacle, there’s finally a good study on intermittent fasting and lifting. This one comes from Italy and also involves Grant Tinsley, but the change in scenery and colleagues must have done wonders for the man, because this is truly a huge bump in quality compared to his last publication. […]

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Finally, the first study on intermittent fasting and weight training has arrived. Thank God. I have been waiting since 2006 to find out. My body is ready.  The title of the study is Time-restricted feeding in young men performing resistance training: A randomized controlled trial. I previously mentioned it in Intermittent Fasting: Where Are We Now? and now that the paper […]

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Undergraduate and graduate students in NYC needed for a research study. Participate in a brief research study (approximately 45 mins) at The New School for Social Research (located in Greenwich Village, 1 block from USQ). Participants must have actively participated in an intermittent fasting pattern of eating for at least 1 month prior to taking […]

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Another Letter

It was another letter you didn’t understand. So let’s start at the end, instead of wasting time. At the end, you just don’t give a —k. But the point got through to everyone.

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The Leangains Letter

Come closer. I have something to tell you. The Leangains Letter I put it in my letter. I think you may want to read it.

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Consequence and Clarity

I’m a lot less naive than I was a year ago. I’m still naive enough to believe that I can explain something very few people might be able to understand. I’m writing and rewriting this article over and over again. Countless forms of the same damn thing. In the end it always ends up being […]

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Like Water

Earlier today, someone asked me about my biggest failures on my road to success, and I answered that they all came from stubbornly clinging to old ideas, and refusing to let go of them in spite of negative consequences. Here’s a part of my response: This kind of irrational behavior is termed the “sunk cost fallacy”. […]

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Ten Great Books to Expand Your Horizons

I’ve always been a voracious reader and even though I get most of my reading fix from scientific journals these days, I try to squeeze in an interesting book whenever I get a chance. “Interesting” to me usually means whatever topic I find interesting at the moment. And when something piques my interest, I binge […]

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