Wow. Finally saw a UFC fight that was worth staying up late to watch. (and trust me, this is an AMAZING feat of will power for me..) Now, regardless of whether or not you approve of Mixed Martial Arts I can tell you that there is some valuable lessons to be learned from this sport. After watching George St. Pierre continually improve as a fighter (he's the guy who … [Read more...] about Oreos, Back Pain and the UFC.
Here's a fun experiment for all you research junkies. If anyone has ever come across a research study that used ANY form of diet manipulation or weight training (that doesn't involve the use of steroids) AND where the subjects gained MORE than 10 pounds (4.5 kilos) of LEAN MASS over ANY time frame...could you please send me the reference. Happy hunting BP PS - The … [Read more...] about Fun experiment for you to try
I had a sudden urge to clean out my desk today, and while going through some of my old notebooks I found a page that had all my measurements from February of 2005.The awesome things about measurements is that they don't lie.With pictures, the right light, the right angles and BAM! you are a supermodel or shredded bodybuilder.With the wrong lights it's a whole different … [Read more...] about Muscle Loss While Fasting
Looking back through my old journals, I came across another crazy experiment that I once did.Do you remember back in the early 2ooo's when 'bulking cycles' were all the rage? Bodybuilders would purposely put on weight in the hopes that while most of it was fat, a little bit might be muscle.Well, I once took this to the extreme, trying to figure out how much weight I could put … [Read more...] about How do I gain weight?
The idea that you need massive amounts of protein in your diet in order to build muscle is one that will probably never go away. While I agree that many of us need to eat a little more protein than we typically do, I don't think we need super-mega amounts in order to pack on muscle.In a really interesting study published back in 1996, 43 men who were experienced weight lifters … [Read more...] about How much protein do you need to build muscle?