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  • 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
  • Carbs, Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

    Q: I’m a mature bodybuilding enthusiast. I’ve never competed, but I have been training hard with weights most of my life....

    Dave GoodinSeptember 10, 2013
  • How Much Protein Do You Need Per Meal?

    What’s the magic number? Twenty grams? Forty grams? How much protein should you get per meal? The dirty little answer to...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.September 4, 2013
  • Milk: Does a Body Good—or Not so Good?

    You’ve seen the arguments about milk and other dairy products. While they’re full of protein, the cows they come from are...

    Steve HolmanJuly 30, 2013
  • Protein for Sport Performance

    Which is better? Carbohydrate alone or an isocaloric amount of carbohydrate plus protein? Those old-school fools will tell you that all...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.May 13, 2013
  • Does eating more protein result in more gains in strength or muscle size?

     Q: Is it really necessary to increase one’s protein intake above the 0.8 grams per kilo of bodyweight recommended by most...

    Charles PoliquinApril 19, 2013