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  • Liquid Protein More Thermogenic Than Solid Protein?

    Protein has the highest thermic effect of the three major macronutrients. In fact, one of the reasons that high-protein diets work...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.June 26, 2012
  • L-Carnitine: Fat-Burning Gasoline

    The March ’12 IRON MAN featured an article titled, “The Ultimate Fat-Burning Supplement.” It was all about L-carnitine. According to the...

    Butch LebowitzJune 25, 2012
  • Bodybuilders Under the Microscope

    Most of the critiques related to the alleged dangers of eating a higher-protein diet have turned out to exist more in...

    Jerry BrainumJune 22, 2012
  • Are Postworkout Carbs Necessary?

    Carbohydrates are the preferred energy food source for the human body. All the carbs we eat are converted into the only...

    Jerry BrainumJune 3, 2012
  • Supercharged Oatmeal

    You probably know that oatmeal is an excellent choice for breakfast. A bowl has around 20 grams of slow-releasing carbs, so...

    Steve HolmanMay 24, 2012
  • The Muscle-Building Joy of Soy

    Soy protein has been around since about the time Jesse Owens was kicking some major German ass in Berlin, at the...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.May 22, 2012
  • New Study on Carb/Protein Ratios and Muscle Damage

    Source: J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2012 Apr;52(2):151-7. Abstract: Previous studies have indicated that exercise-induced muscle damage might be attenuated by...

    Iron Man MagazineMay 11, 2012
  • Eggs, Lecithin, Choline and Your Heart

    Back in the mid-’60s and early ’70s, bodybuilders didn’t have the huge variety of supplements that are now available—like “fat burners.”...

    Jerry BrainumMay 8, 2012
  • Whey Helps You Get Lean

    I teach a college class in exercise physiology at a private university in south Florida. The questions I get are often...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.April 19, 2012
  • Fear of Fructose

    Fructose, or fruit sugar, has been getting a bad rep lately, primarily because of high-fructose corn syrup. Before HFC, fructose was...

    Becky HolmanMarch 11, 2012
  • Low-Carb Weight Loss vs. Heart Health

    Most diets these days, especially those of bodybuilders, tend to favor low carbs over lowfat plans, the previous trend. According to...

    Becky HolmanJanuary 20, 2012
  • Carbs, Exercise and the Fountain of Youth

    Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D., of the University of California at San Francisco, recently conducted a study on genetic triggers of -lifespan. As...

    Becky HolmanJanuary 4, 2012
  • Milk: Fitness Food or Health Scourge?

    The Internet is the best and worst thing ever to happen to the fitness industry. You can find some very bright...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.December 27, 2011
  • Damage Control

    Glutathione is often called the master antioxidant. In fact, according to the June ’11 Better Nutrition, it’s the most powerful antioxidant...

    Becky HolmanDecember 23, 2011
  • Carnitine, Heat Shock Proteins and Muscle Mass

    Heat shock proteins, also referred to as stress proteins, are found in all cells. Under normal conditions HSPs patrol the cells...

    George Redmon, Ph.D., N.D.December 22, 2011