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  • Night-time Protein for More Muscle?

    Milk protein has emerged over the past few years as the preeminent protein source for building muscle. While other protein foods,...

    Jerry BrainumJune 14, 2013
  • How to Gain Weight on Five Meals A Day

    Q: I increased my food intake to five meals a day a few months ago and thought I was making progress,...

    Stuart McRobertDecember 2, 2012
  • 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
  • Right Combination for Growth

    Most bodybuilders take creatine. It’s been shown to improve muscle energetics, enabling them to grind out more end-of-set growth reps, and...

    Becky HolmanNovember 16, 2011
  • Insulin and Muscle Mass

    The combination of insulin, testosterone and growth hormone is primarily responsible for the monstrous muscle size many pro bodybuilders display.

    Jerry BrainumMarch 5, 2011
  • Muscle: Vegetarians vs. Meat Eaters

    You rarely see an elite bodybuilding champion who’s also a vegetarian. There are, however, some notable exceptions. One is Andreas Cahling...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 6, 2010
  • Pyruvate: Muscle-and-Leanness Compound

    Simply put, pyruvate is formed during the metabolism, or digestion, of sugars and starches. It’s a key compound that jump-starts the...

    George Redmon, Ph.D., N.D.May 28, 2010
  • Good Nutrition: A Key to More Muscle?

    The authors suggest that factors other than nutrition must explain the differences between hard and easy gainers. On the other hand,...

    Jerry BrainumMay 10, 2010
  • Enzymes Expedite Recovery

    Need to recover more quickly? Then you’d better add proteases to your pillbox. Proteases such as bromelain, derived from pineapple, apparently...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.May 4, 2010
  • Weight Gain

    One popular snack food can be a godsend for bodybuilders. I’m talking about nuts, which are calorie dense and loaded with...

    Ron HarrisMarch 11, 2010
  • Ripping Up After 40

    If you change the distribution of your macronutrients to fewer carbs, you can radically change the look of your physique without...

    John HansenFebruary 21, 2010
  • Low Carbs, Low Training Intensity?

    Several studies have found that athletes who severely restrict carb intake suffer a loss of training intensity. On the other hand,...

    Jerry BrainumJanuary 16, 2010
  • Protein Intake

    Taking the protein before and after training blocked the response of both active and total testosterone to the exercise, much the...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 23, 2009
  • Supplemental Carbs

    It turned out that taking the carb supplement didn’t affect exercise performance, perhaps because the volume of training—five sets of squats—wasn’t...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 2, 2009