Dear fitness experts - Stop acting like you are one in a million. We’re actually a dime a dozen. It’s time to stop pretending. Pretending like we’re the only one who ever got into shape. That we’re the only one who is good at deadlifts. That we’re the only one with big arms, great abs, or a great bench. We’re not—we are a dime a dozen. And within that dime—that … [Read more...] about Dear Fitness Experts
I do not understand the idea of prescribing protein intake based on body weight. It makes no sense to me. Prescribing protein intake in such a manner suggests that the protein needs of a 28 year old 6’4” man weighing 220 pounds with 10% body fat is the same as a protein needs of a 28 year old 5’6” tall women weighing 220 pounds with 50% body fat. This then suggests … [Read more...] about Protein Intake and Body Weight
It’s obvious to me that weight training is the secret to long lasting youth. Yes, genetics and diet and stretching and meditation and stress levels all play a part... But when I look at the one factor that seems to be the unifying link among the people I know who are "defying" the laws of aging, it is consistent weight training. It's not ALL they do, but it is the one … [Read more...] about Long lasting youth
Lean bulking... I hear this term a lot these days. As opposed to a "normal bulk" where you eat whatever you want, gain muscle and fat, then diet the fat off later, a "lean bulk" is where you try to minimize the amount of fat you gain. To be completely honest with you I really dislike the idea of bulking, always have. In my experience it works sometimes for men … [Read more...] about Lean Bulking
So you may be thinking "What is 'uniform muscle growth?" - and to answer your question I would say - Uniform muscle growth is the EXACT opposite of the type of muscle growth you normally see in someone who is weight training. Contraction dependent muscle growth (also called work induced muscle growth) is "Non-Uniform Muscle growth". Using new measurement techniques we are … [Read more...] about Uniform Muscle Growth – A sign of Steroid Use?