I spend a lot of my time reviewing research. Enough time that I can tell you that there are definitely GREAT research papers, and then there are HORRIBLE ones that make you scratch your head trying to figure out how they ever were published in the first place. Truthfully there are many more papers that seem to fall in the horrible category the truth is, even the worst paper … [Read more...] about Body Building – What is it?
3 guys sign up for a research study on the muscle building effects of weight training. None of them have ever lifted weights before, and all three are between the ages of 20 and 21. At the start of the study they weighed between 130 and 143 pounds (light by North American Standards) Guy A - 130 pounds Guy B - 138 pounds Guy C - 143 pounds For their given age and … [Read more...] about Building Muscle
A quick good news / not so good news post today about building muscle and fasting. The Good news - Research shows (once again) that even 72 hours of fasting (way longer than I recommend) does not change whole body protein turnover or measures of protein oxidation (you're not losing muscle). This is great since with the Eat Stop Eat style of Intermittent Fasting we never go … [Read more...] about Building Muscle and Fasting
Wish I had included this quote in 'How Much Protein': Finally, research published in 2008 by Beelen et al [Beelen M, 2008] suggests that the effect that eating protein during a workout has on protein synthesis is no different then the effect that the workout alone has when you continue to measure after 9 hour of recovery. Bottom line, it's your workouts, and how well they are … [Read more...] about Drinking Protein during Workouts
Plus, a whole new way of looking at transformations contests! Here's a quick video that (hopefully) gives a detailed explanation of the Adonis Index... Now, to learn more about the Adonis 10 Week Transformation Contest (starts October 5th) this Thursday at 9pm. Just click here to go over to the teleseminar page and ask any question you want. Oh, and one last … [Read more...] about My Attempt to explain the Adonis Index