Intermittent Fasting and Stubborn Body Fat

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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Fasted Training Boosts Endurance and Muscle Glycogen

In this article I wrote about a study that showed an anabolic rebound effect during feeding after fasted weight training. The title of that article ended with a question mark, since it was a (very) short-term study with results that were far from conclusive in regards to fasted training being superior to fed state training. […]

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The Leangains Guide

It’s about time I compiled a comprehensive guide to my system, so here it is. Note: A more current version of this guide, The Leangains Guide 2.0, is available in my book, The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected. That doesn’t mean you have to buy my book to get results. However, I […]

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The Secret Benefit of Being Lean

I sometimes get asked how it “feels to be lean” or hear remarks like “it must be awesome to be lean all the time“. I reply that I feel great and that being lean feels great. But that’s not the whole truth. People with a remote interest in fitness and health usually aspire to get […]

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Alan Aragon On Intermittent Fasting

My thoughts in IF, briefly, are that it’s a highly understudied area. The more research I review, the more I’ve come to find out how well-adapted the human species is to prolonged periods of zero food. There are several variants of IF, some are less conducive to typical recomp goals than others. I have come […]

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Intermittent Fasting, Set-Point and Leptin

I ranted a little about diet approach, leptin and the set-point theory on bodybuilding.com. Figured it could make for a decent post here. I added some extras in the form of a short review on the effects of intermittent fasting on leptin. Short background on leptin and set-point Leptin is a master-hormone with downstream effects […]

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Maintaining Low Body Fat

February was a busy month and I didn’t get around to posting much. Since things have cooled down a bit and I need to get back into the habit of writing, I’m gonna kick off this month with an article that touches on a few factors that I believe are important for anyone wanting to […]

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The Marshmallow Test

People will often feel inclined to explain to you why the numerous constraints in their lives have prevented them to achieve the their goal. They have so much else going on in their lives. A job, a girlfriend, social events to attend. Time-consuming hobbies. A car that needs fixing or some other project of critical […]

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Fasting and Metabolism

Made a few short comments in response to a blog post I just saw on The Fitness Spotlight. The post is here and below are my responses to some of the claims made. Just a few short comments on some claims here. Sorry if this has been covered somewhere among the comments, I haven’t read […]

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Questions & Answers

This is the first in a series of posts with the most useful replies I made in the íntermittent fasting thread on www.bodybuilding.com. Answers have been edited/updated when needed. Calorie Restriction (CR) vs Intermittent Fasting Q: I think CR in general is probably more healthy for some people than “fasting”. A: Depends on how you […]

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