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Can a guy really get ripped doing the If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) diet? What is the hype all about anyway?
The simple answer to this question is “yes.” However, as with most things in nutrition, there’s much more to this story. First, a little definition is in order. “
What are the top three best fat-loss supplements you’d give a client?
The most important and effective fat burner by far is lean protein and especially whey protein. Anyone who says different simply hasn't considered all of the research correctly. Protein has been shown
You always recommend this and that, but what’s your supplement regimen look like?
I approach my supplementation like a scientist but I use products that have both “validated” ingredients and that work for the “guy on the street.” Not surprisingly, I use whey protein
What is all the hype about your Fitness Inventor website? Step in a gym, and maybe I’ll take you guys seriously.
Whoa, calm down buddy, let’s get the facts straight here! We’re one of the only websites in the industry that doesn't sell supplements or even advertise. In
I keep hearing that whey protein only lasts for about two hours in your system and that it’s not anti-catabolic. If this is true, how come so many guys use whey? Is casein better?
I've heard and read tons of claims about how quickly whey is digested from “experts”
I read your online column on Muscle-Insider.com while I’m at work, and you’re one of the smartest in the industry by far! How much does it cost to hire you to do my diet?
I doubt that I’m the “smartest,” but your question allows me to get on my soapbox and have a little
I heard usnic acid is a great fat-loss supplement and is used quite often overseas. What’s your take?
Usnic acid is not used in the bodybuilding scene over here in England or in any other part of Europe. In fact, in Italy, usnic acid has been used in vaginal creams, foot
L-carnitine is supposed to burn fat inside the muscle, but my biochemistry teacher said that the stuff’s a total scam. Is this true?
L-carnitine is not a scam. It’s a fascinating amino acid for many reasons. It’s essential to mobilizing fat and can increase fat burning.
Q. I drink diet cola when I’m cutting up because it has no calories. It feels almost like a cheat because it tastes sweet, but I’m a bit concerned. I keep hearing that sweeteners are unsafe. Do they really promote fat gain and cause calcium leaching from
Q. How does synephrine work, and why the hell did Health Canada ban it from being included in any fat burners?
A. Synephrine is the principal active extract found in the herb Citrus aurantium (bitter orange). Most synephrine found in supplements is as part of Citrus