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Ever wonder why some people can eat tons of carbs and more calories and not get fat? Or why some people have terrible diets and don’t exercise, yet live into their 90s? Or why some people eat too much salt but don’t get high blood pressure? As you may have guessed by the title of this article,
If you were around bodybuilding or were a hardcore gym-goer back in the 1990s or early 2000s, you’re probably familiar with ephedrine (or in its natural state, “ephedra,” from the herb called ma huang). You may also remember all of the controversy around it too. Ephedrine is a powerful stimulant
Okay guys, my tribute/contribution to MUSCLE INSIDER’s Arnold issue is the exercise that’s actually named after the man himself: the “Arnold press.” In the course of researching this lift, I did a few special, modified shoulder workouts. I have to admit I hadn’t used the Arnold press in years
I predict the two most revolutionary trends in health and fitness over the next several years will be in the areas of genetic testing and bacteria. The first is pretty obvious, but the second may come as a surprise. Then consider the 100 trillion tiny bugs and over 1,000 potential species living
How to get a good workout at a hotel while on the road
Okay, many of us have been there: You find yourself staying at a low-end hotel, you go down to the gym, and all that’s there is a broken spinning bike from 1976, covered in rust and cobwebs, and a padded decline ab
When it comes to water, some recommendations are all wet!
We’re always hearing different recommendations about how much water or liquid we should be consuming—eight glasses, one gallon, even two gallons! We’re told that it can detox the body, improve the skin, and even increase muscle
Sugar Alcohols: Are These Low-Calorie Ingredients Good or Bad?
A group of ingredients that’s getting more and more common in the supplements we buy (and that I often get asked about) is a category of nutrients called “sugar alcohols.” The reason for their popularity is
I’ve been telling MUSCLE INSIDER readers about MuscleGenes, the longawaited arrival of genetic testing for athletes and bodybuilders to help adapt their training, diet, and supplementation to their particular genetic traits. MuscleGenes is helping world-class athletes understand why
MUSCLE INSIDER columnist Mark Gilbert definitely practices what he preaches. Recently, he has co-authored a book in cooperation with Muscle & Fitness on HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT). Mark reviewed virtually all of the published research on this topic in the course of
Question: Can a guy really get ripped doing the If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) diet?
ANSWER: 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
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.