Low End Carb Recommendations – Too High or Doesn’t Matter?

Low End Carb Recommendations – Too High or Doesn’t Matter?

Carbohydrate is the critical substrate for bouts of endurance exercise, especially at higher intensities 1-5. It has been well established that higher carbohydrate intakes are advantageous for these sports, although some data has been collected, most of the...

Keto and Glycogen – More Questions than Answers.

Keto and Glycogen – More Questions than Answers.

I was just sent the 2016 paper by Volek et al. investigating self-claimed long-term Keto-Adapted ultra-endurance athletes vs. endurance athletes who eat mow down carbohydrates. The study is super interesting and I am sure all the researchers would agree that there are...

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 with 2,416 men.

And look what they found.

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...

Science Is Not The A Joke

Science Is Not The A Joke

One of my colleagues called Science the Cosmic Joke. For a minute, I was high school furious. Yes, the more questions we answer, the more questions we produce. The human body and this world are likely incomprehensibly complicated. Boohoo. The answer is not ignorance....

Free Testosterone…Fairy Tale?

Free Testosterone…Fairy Tale?

If you really care about Testosterone and Endocrinology – read this. If you don’t, move on and keep believing the fairy tales.

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