Supp Guide

Wrote this in 2010. 7 years later, what’s different? Not much. My recommendations and personal usage remain the same with one caveat. As far as fat burners go, there’s nothing legal left worth buying ‘cept caffeine pills. Back in the day, you could still buy some pretty  hardcore/grey zone thermogenics on bodybuilding.com, but those are […]

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Jack3d Review

This post will include a few random goodies: two awesome high protein recipes, the best tasting casein protein powders, a new BCAA recommendation, and a review of Jack3d. I’m a sucker for puddings and chocolate pudding with milk was probably one of the main contributors for my fatassitude when growing up. I could eat it […]

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I have previously hinted that intermittent fasting sidesteps the issues associated with stubborn body fat. Indeed I rarely find any need for advanced strategies to rid my clients of stubborn body fat. I will soon tell you why, but first let me give you some background information to what I’m talking about here. What is […]

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Early Morning Fasted Training

In the Leangains Guide I wrote the following: My general position on the fasted phase is that it should last through the night and during the morning hours. Ideally the fast should then be broken at noon or shortly thereafter if you arise at 6-7 AM like most people. Afternoons and evenings are usually spent […]

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Tlg

It’s about time I compiled a comprehensive guide to my system, so here it is. Intermittent fasting and Leangains How does Leangains differentiate itself from some other intermittent fasting based diets? Here’s a brief primer. The basics In-depth coverage of my approach, and the benefits of intermittent fasting, can be read about here. A much […]

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When Supplements Do More Harm Than Good

…in physique development and sports performance, even rather intelligent folks can be resistant to removing any one element of the puzzle when they are currently pleased with the results being produced and see things consistently moving in the desired direction over time. Are there any practical ways to help such people break the ‘perception is […]

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Fasted Training Boosts Muscle Growth?

A recent study shows fasted training affects the post-workout anabolic response to weight training more favorably than fed-state training. This study is very interesting to say the least, since it lends scientific support to explain the beneficial effects from both fasted-training and Leangains-style intermittent fasting. Let me give you the lowdown on this study in […]

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Questions & Answers

Quite busy lately, therefore the lack of posts. But I’m still alive and here comes some more questions & answers. The window of opportunity Q: Understanding that a caloric surplus is required for muscle building, is there a window post workout where nutrient partitioning is greater towards muscle building? I would think that the nutrient […]

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Randomness

I rarely have time to keep up with forums and the ongoing discussions these days, but occasionally I’ll take an hour or two and lazily browse around for a bit. Just found this post from a client on bb.com and thought it might be worth sharing. I just wanted to check into the IF thread […]

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BCAA roundtable

Do we need BCAA supplementation? The debate rages on. The following is an excerpt from Jamie Hale’s new book Knowledge and Nonsense: the science of nutrition and exercise. I recently gave my opinion on BCAA (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) in a roundtable discussion with HST founder Bryan Haycock, Alan Aragon and natural bodybuilder Layne Norton, among […]

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