Reverse Pyramid Training FAQ

Questions and answers related to reverse pyramid training and weight training in general. An ongoing work in progress. Subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to get notified on updates to the FAQ. Foresee a damn long read when all’s said and done. Q: Is the +2.5 increase in the article […]

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Questions & Answers

It’s time for another Q&A session. Intermittent fasting and women Q: I’m a bit confused. Some people say I should do 16 hours of fasting, while others say that you now recommend 14 hours for women? A: Females do 14 hrs fasting by default. The fast typically lasts 16 hrs, and is usually initiated 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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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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Questions & Answers

Another Q&A. Click here to see all Q&A’s. Intermittent Fasting and Testosterone First a question related to the effects of dieting on testosterone and libido/reproductive function in general – Q: “My sex drive just winds down to nearly nothing when I’m running an intense caloric deficit. Is there some documented/anecdotal correlation on this, or is […]

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Questions & Answers

I haven’t updated in a while, so here’s another Q&A to let you know I’m still alive and kicking. This is compiled from recent e-mails and forum posts. Click here to see all Q&A’s. Salt This client brought up the topic of salt and water retention – Q: “..I’m guessing salt at this point isn’t […]

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Questions & Answers

Threw together some forum posts/replies to intermittent fasting related questions made in recent weeks, just to let you know that I’m still alive. Had two clients competing this weekend, and they both placed very well, so keep your eyes peeled for the client update I’m going to put up later this week or next. Breakfast […]

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Back at it

I’ve been knee deep in client work, which is why I haven’t updated in a while. I’m also now managing my own column in the one and only swedish bodybuidling mag we got here www.body.se. Also been working on the book, or at least trying to fit it in when I can. Jesus, can’t believe […]

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Introduction and updates (31/8)

My name is Martin Berkhan, nutritional counselor, fitness magazine writer and creator of Leangains. Leangains is a unique approach to strength training and nutrition. The diet involves intermittent fasting and strength training in order to reduce fat mass and increase muscle mass. This is performed by switching between phases of overfeeding and underfeeding, as well […]

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New testimonial and post of the day

Added a new testimonial, from Matthew S, which is very thorough and well written. Matt is an example of how the Leangains way of meal patterning may impact the social and psychological sides of life – for the better. Have a look at it in the testimonials section further down the page (fourth person from […]

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