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  • Do You Need More Acid?

    Stomach acid is not the villain that TV commercials and pharmaceutical companies would have you believe. In fact, the hydrochloric acid...

    Iron Man MagazineFebruary 22, 2015
  • Throwback Thursday Bodybuilding Coaching: Pt 1

    We stand on the shoulders of our forefathers in bodybuilding, nutrition and science. Almost everything we know today must be credited...

    Ron NoremanFebruary 16, 2015
  • Postworkout Protein and Optimal Timing

    Much has been made in recent years of the importance of nutrient timing, a.k.a. making sure that you get adequate amounts...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 15, 2014
  • What is the optimal protein limit?

    Some time ago I reported in this column on a study of young men engaged in weight training that looked to...

    Jerry BrainumSeptember 15, 2014
  • Leucine: The Great Equalizer

    We all love whey protein. In fact, we love it because it tastes great and it’s less filling. Just kidding. But...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.September 6, 2014
  • Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

    Can you eat too much protein? An interesting question that suggests a second question: When does “too much” actually occur? Is...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.August 19, 2014
  • Street-Smart Fat Intake

    In Part 1 I suggested a surefire way to obtain essential fatty acids from supplements, getting the most nutritional bang for...

    Iron Man MagazineJuly 5, 2014
  • Street Smart Fat Intake

    Fats are under-appreciated, misunderstood and often considered the nutritional bad boys of the macronutrients. The reality is that fats are essential...

    Iron Man MagazineJune 30, 2014
  • Can You Train Hard Without Carbs?

    Although low-carbohydrate dieting is one of the most popular approaches today, it’s nothing new to bodybuilders, who have used it since...

    Jerry BrainumMay 26, 2014
  • Eggs-ceptional Protein

    The egg is considered a perfect protein source because of its complete makeup of essential amino acids, branched-chain amino acids and...

    Iron Man MagazineApril 30, 2014
  • What is the most anabolic nutrient?

    The expression “anabolic nutrient” is much bandied about these days in articles and ads. It suggests that a particular nutrient may...

    Jerry BrainumApril 27, 2014
  • Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Anabolic?

    Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer of linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid. Structurally, CLA contains both cis and trans...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 4, 2014
  • Vital Macronutrients for Building Strength and Muscle

    Ask any bodybuilder what the most important nutrient for building muscle is, and the likely reply will be, “Protein.” So it’s...

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 20, 2014
  • Get More Protein as You Age

    A recent study compared protein intake after a workout in young and over-40 subjects. The young men showed elevated muscle protein...

    Jerry BrainumNovember 15, 2013
  • Meat, Carnitine and Heart Disease

    A study released in April 2013 implicated beef as a primary cause of cardiovascular disease.1 What was surprising about the study,...

    Ron HarrisOctober 31, 2013