Cheesecake Master Martin Presents: Cheesecake Eve of Doom I-II

Every Christmas Eve is Cheesecake Eve, and so it fell upon me to once again face off against these wretched cakes. I did not choose this. But as one of the last of my kind (Level 10 Cheesecake Mastery*), it’s my duty to walk the earth and do battle with these cakes for the greater […]

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Best of Leangains Meals: Part 1

Once you go Leangains You won’t go back With meals like crack You’ll soon come back Each month a book And now you’re hooked Best of Leangains Meals: Part 1 Click this link to view the book in Google Documents. There’s no sign-in required and you can click “download original” if you want to save […]

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Is Late Night Eating Better for Fat Loss and Health?

If late night eating interferes with fat loss, why do people who eat more in the evening lose more fat than people who don’t? If carbs become fattening after 6 PM, how come people who eat more carbs after 6 PM lose more fat than those who eat them earlier in the day? If we […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Muscle Growth: Promising Potential

Can omega-3 fatty acids boost muscle growth? Well, let’s just say that I’m very excited to report about the results from two new studies that sought to answer that question. The results? I will tell you all about in this article. I don’t have time to keep up with the going-on’s in the forums, and […]

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A Critique of the ISSN Position Stand on Meal Frequency

When International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) released their position stand on the topic of meal frequency, two things stood out to me. First of all, a number of questionable conclusions are made in the abstract. With my last article in mind, the claim that “…increasing meal frequency during periods of hypoenergetic dieting may preserve lean […]

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Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss Preserves Muscle Mass?

Does intermittent fasting preserve muscle mass during weight loss? A new study claims it does. This is quite exciting, so I’m interrupting my planned schedule to give you the low down on these findings. I just got access to this paper and I’ll be writing this post as I read through it. The study: “Intermittent […]

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Birthday Cheesecake Mastery

The best way to celebrate your 29th birthday is with some good old cheesecake mastery. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. The official Leangains Cheesecake (TM) weighing in at a respectable 7 lbs. This one was au naturel. No cherries, no blueberries, no raspberries, no nothing. A no bullshit cheesecake. I actually […]

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Better Blood Glucose with Lower Meal Frequency

A new study called “Effect of meal frequency on glucose and insulin excursions over the course of a day” questions the all too popular recommendation of eating every so often to keep blood sugar in check. It actually shows that such advice can be counterproductive, as high meal frequency leads to higher blood sugar levels compared to […]

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It’s That Special Time of The Year Again

I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about Super Christmassacre 2010. This time my cheesecake mastery will be pushed to its utmost limits. I can sense the ominous presence of the cheesecake that awaits me tomorrow from miles ahead. Its dark and brooding power is not to be trifled with. However, I will not come […]

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Leangains Interviews, Meals, and Recommended Reading

For those of you who haven’t read the interviews with me over at Richard Nikoley’s site, head over there and check them out. Here’s the first part: “Martin Berkhan Means It.” Second part: “Martin Berkhan’s Workout Approach.” Third part: “Leangains: The Dietary Approach.” This is the latest one where I talk about net metabolizable energy […]

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