Deadlifting Update and Competition Live Stream

Since the last post I wrote, I’ve acquired a much better understanding of barbells and their impact on lifting performance. For the advanced lifter, the barbell will either make or break your deadlifting experience, as I found out in my case. About a month ago, my gym obtained two Eleiko barbells; one standard training bar […]

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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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Client Update

A pretentious introduction will not set the tone for 2012, so to hell with that, Happy New Year and cheers to all. I’ll kick off 2012 with another client update, talk some shit, and we’ll see where it ends up. I accidentally deleted half the post without saving, including a bunch of interesting and not-so-interesting […]

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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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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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The Definition of Lean Gains Part Two

Time for another Leangains success story. Success stories are emailed to me from people all across the globe and everyone has been using the simple but effective intermittent fasting guidelines I’ve outlined in “The Leangains Guide.”  This success story is from Spencer. Just like Tanner’s success story, it is an excellent example of muscle gain […]

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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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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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Interview Update and Some Random Goodies

The first interview I did back in 2008 also happens to be the most extensive. Though the basic Leangains protocol(s) hasn’t changed dramatically, Leigh Peele was kind enough to update and add the new information to the original interview. Martin Berkhan and Intermittent Fasting: Interview Speaking of Leigh Peele, I have reviewed her book on […]

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