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  • 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
  • Latest Creatine Studies

    The basic function of creatine is to donate a phosphate molecule that reconstitutes depleted stores of adenosine triphosphate in muscle.

    Jerry BrainumApril 30, 2009
  • Steroid-Induced Muscle Gains

    A major reason that steroid-induced gains appear to evaporate when the drugs are stopped is that many athletes either lay off...

    Jerry BrainumApril 24, 2009
  • Move Over, Breakfast

    If you’re willing to sacrifice some gains in lean mass so that you don’t gain any fat, however, go for the...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.April 15, 2009
  • Estrogen Manipulation

    Just how bad gyno can get depends on genetic factors, such as the number of estrogen receptors in a man’s breasts...

    Jerry BrainumApril 6, 2009
  • Chow Down to Muscle Up

    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this line while working at GNC: “I just can’t seem to put on...

    Phano Paul SomMarch 31, 2009
  • Midlife-Muscle Supplement Guide

    Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle tissue, so it only makes sense that liberal use of a branched-chain-amino-acid supplement...

    Steve HolmanMarch 4, 2009
  • Compound Your Growth

    If you know something about muscle function, you realize that taking a couple of supplements together can help create exceptional anabolism—but...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 26, 2009
  • X-Only Mass Blast?

    We do a full-range movement, or very close to it, because we believe it better strengthens the muscle at all positions...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 6, 2009
  • IGF-1 and Mortality

    Intense exercise triggers the release of IGF-1, which repairs the damage and causes the tissue to grow.

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 3, 2009