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  • Protein and Carbs During Training

    The authors suggest that the mechanism may involve an enabling of the muscle protein synthesis pathway, which makes sense because amino...

    Jerry BrainumJune 23, 2009
  • Peptides—the Next Super Supplement?

    Peptides are a collection of amino acids strung together. Put two together, and you have a dipeptide; put three together, and...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.June 20, 2009
  • Best Creatine-Loading Method

    In their zeal to label commonly used bodybuilding supplements as potentially toxic, the physicians conducting the study conveniently sidestepped the steroid...

    Jerry BrainumJune 8, 2009
  • Big and Ripped

    The branched-chain amino acid L-leucine is the most important of the BCAAs for muscle growth. Research shows that taking even small...

    Becky HolmanJune 2, 2009
  • Whey Data Are Way Good

    Take it immediately after exercise, and you get a rush of amino acids that leads to the creation of bigger and...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.May 9, 2009
  • Protein Burns Fat

    Science is finally catching up with the bodybuilding world. A new study verifies what muscleheads have known all along—that a high-protein...

    Becky HolmanApril 21, 2009
  • Fructose: A Gender Bender

    The initial study of young, healthy subjects shows that eating large amounts of fructose may be far more dangerous for men...

    Jerry BrainumApril 18, 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
  • Protein Timing

    Just 167 calories after your workout—it doesn’t take much to ensure that you get the optimal anabolic response to exercise. We’re...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.April 3, 2009
  • Need Cuts? Go Fish

    Only fatty fish contain generous levels of omega-3 fats—sardines, mackerel, salmon and halibut, for example. The lean fish favored by bodybuilders,...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 28, 2009
  • Posttraining Protein

    Because most bodybuilders prefer to have their protein used for muscle-building purposes, the question is what amount of protein maximizes muscle...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 26, 2008
  • Muscle-Science Roundup

    Here we are moving into 2008. Wow. It seems like only yesterday that we were stocking our garages with protein powder...

    Steve HolmanDecember 14, 2008
  • Eat Protein, Lose Bodyfat

    Twenty-four overweight or obese men and women were randomly assigned to one of three groups for a three-month nutrition and exercise...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.September 30, 2008
  • Arginine’s Anabolic Connection

    Various forms of arginine have recently played a starring role in sports supplements used to boost nitric oxide.

    Jerry BrainumSeptember 15, 2008
  • Pump Up the Carbs for Growth

    Recently I was picking the brain of top nutritionist Hany “the Pro Creator” Rambod, whose current clients include ’08 IRON MAN...

    Ron HarrisJuly 5, 2008