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

Everyone keeps talking about either strength training or cardio for fat loss. What role does muscular endurance training (lighter weights, higher reps) have in fat loss mechanisms?

The answer has to do with mitochondria.

How Do I Permanently Lose Weight?

Only 1 permanent fix that I am aware of.

I Need to Gain 5 lbs. and Want to Know How Long It Takes?

That depends on what kind of weight gain that you’re after.

Quick & easy: how do you know when you’ve achieved Nutritional Ketosis?

So, now that you’ve decided to GO KETO, how do you establish that you are KETO?

Besides Food & Weights, What Else Is Important For Building Muscle?

The things available in your mental and emotional tool chest.

Which muscles are the most limited by genetics? Some of mine seem to grow a lot slower than others.

It’s totally dependant on your genetics.

Is it really true that you can only absorb 25g of protein at a time?

Only the ignorant or gullible believe this myth.

If Humans Have Been Drinking Milk For Ages, Why Does It Seem That Recently There Has Been A General Rise In Allergic Reactions To It?

The basic issue here is of completely genetic origin, not some menacing technological frankensteination of an earlier, supposedly more innocent, beautiful and pristine food product.

I’m a little confused. Is a movement like pull-ups a compound movement or an isolation exercise?

Although it’s fashionable and convenient to label exercises into a groups like isolation and compound, it’s probably a little misleading.