The Leangains Study

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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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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Maximum Muscular Potential of Drug-Free Athletes (Updated Dec 31st)

What is the maximum muscular potential of drug-free athletes or natural bodybuilders? And what does it take to get there? That’s the topic I’m going to revisit today. I’ve talked about the maximum muscular potential before in the short article “What’s my Genetic Muscular Potential”, where I presented a formula based on the heights and […]

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High Reps vs Low Reps For Muscle Gain: Roundtable With The Experts

Do high reps build more muscle than low reps? This is the first hot topic up for discussion in this upcoming series of roundtables where I bring together the brightest minds in nutrition and weight training science. Besides the original four horsemen, that is yours truly, Lyle McDonald, Alan Aragon and Borge Fagerli, I have […]

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Do Raspberries Stunt Muscle Growth? And much more

Some highlights from my twitter between January and April, with additional commentary. I tend to tweet about recent scientific findings and other stuff I find interesting. Do raspberries stunt muscle growth? Tweet: “I’m a sucker for raspberries and sometimes eat them by the pound as a treat with cinnamon or cacao. Raspberry ketones may have […]

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Book Review

Muscle Gaining Secrets Written in a straight forward, easy to understand manner, Muscle Gaining Secrets provides the road map to success which can instantly be applied by anyone. Jason Ferruggia Who is this book for? This book is primarily directed towards “hardgainers,” but everyone spinning their wheels with the generic high-volume muscle magazine-esque pump-routines would […]

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How To Look Awesome Every Day

Shortly before and after New Year’s Eve, there’s always a slew of articles and blog posts about how to train and burn off the holiday pounds. They mostly preach the same message about taking it easy and not overdoing it. It’s such a tired and boring topic, so I’ll spare you that. Last year around […]

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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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Meal Frequency and Mass Gains

Good article by Lyle. You can check out the progress I made with 16 hours of fasting and three meals a day here. I should note that gaining muscle on an intermittent fasting setup is not for everybody. For some people, it’s simply burdensome to eat the calories required for growth, in which case splitting […]

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What’s My Genetic Muscular Potential?

Lyle wrote an article based on conversations with me, Alan Aragon and Casey Butt, with regards to the maximum muscular potential of natural lifters and realistic rates of muscle gain. Here’s my take on the issue. Martin Berkhan of Leangains.com has a somewhat simpler model than Casey’s, also based on his observation of top level […]

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