Things As They Are

We are now temporarily closed to the general public due to a plague of a bloody bug that went interspecies due to the twisted tastes for Bush Meat of the Chinese palate.

I want to gain muscle mass quickly, but can’t change my schedule around much, as I don’t have a lot of time to spare. What are some good Mass Hacks?

Ask someone who believes in miracles.

Should I cycle off of protein and other muscle building/workout supplements every other month to protect organs?

if you decide to completely ‘’cycle-off’’ protein for long enough, it is quite likely to result in rather dire consequences.

I get really sore after a good workout. Is it okay to use ice and/or ibuprofen to recover after I lift?

Sometimes, you just want to be sore.

When Maintaining Ketosis, How Do You Prevent Gluconeogenesis?

You Don’t.

I bought some creatine, put it in the cupboard and forgot about it. It’s now passed the expiry date. Is it still safe to use?

Moisture and heat are your real enemies here.

I’ve heard that the act of writing is like building muscles. How’s that work?

Repetition, repetition, repetition.

When doing deadlifts why do some people drop the barbell?

Why indeed?

I’ve been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis. I have a 6.25 curvature in my spine. Is weightlifting dangerous for me?

You can work around pretty much anything.

How helpful are BCAA/HMB/Creatine supplements for preserving muscle mass if you are running a caloric deficit?

BCAAs (particularly L-Leucine supplemented with Vitamin B6) and HMB become more efficacious (i.e. useful, practical and important) as anti-catabolic agents when in a situation of calorie deficit, a conclusion that has been supported in a number of relatively solid scientific investigations. My own opinion during 40 years of experience as a trainer and gym owner, as well as a competitive bodybuilder, also supports this claim. The further addition of creatine, especially in conjunction with a good resistance training scheme and not-too-much-cardiovascular and endurance training, will guard against the inevitable and real threat… Read More