Caloric Restriction, Carbohydrates, and Hormones.

Caloric Restriction, Carbohydrates, and Hormones.

Anyone who has the view that sugar is the devil and insulin is it’s minion, don’t read this as you probably have already made up your mind and think I am in bed with the soda industry down here in the Jungle. Caring and well meaning Nutritionists or...
H2O2 and Why Your Stupid Diet is Stupid.

H2O2 and Why Your Stupid Diet is Stupid.

High fat and ketogenic diets are all the craze now, but it is important to remember that High Fat and High Carbohydrate diets in a hypercaloric situation are both going to induce metabolic inflexibility and… “It is likely that the pyruvate dehydrogenase flux is key to...
Training Volume – The Equalizer

Training Volume – The Equalizer

Here is what we know – volume is linearly related to gains in strength and hypertrophy until it is not. Training volume is also very likely the most important variable if hypertrophy is your main goal. We don’t know and the research is never going to tell us...
Testosterone = Less Heart Attacks!

Testosterone = Less Heart Attacks!

Imagine I take a bunch of 69 to 81 year old dudes and I stack them into quartiles based on testosterone concentrations. What do you think is going to come up? Will those with higher testosterone be more or less “healthy”? Well that is exactly what Ohlsson et al did...
The Interference Effect – Fact, Fiction, or Context?

The Interference Effect – Fact, Fiction, or Context?

The interference effect of aerobic exercise on strength and hypertrophy is well known. Also, a recently published RCT by Jones et al. found that in recreationally trained males (with an average max starting Bench of 154 lbs) high-intensity interval training did not...