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.

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?

Amateur Keto Cookery PT. 2. Why You Should Do It.

So, dieting is hard and being fat is easier?

I’m 60+. People my age are already checking into old age homes. Can I still be fit? How fit?

Nature wants to write you off. On the other hand, you may have alternate plans.

What is the probable effect of a KETO diet on LDL (bad) cholesterol, if any?

One man’s meat is another’s poison.

When building muscle do actually put on more muscle fibres?

You could sort of see it that way.

As you get older, should you focus more on strength, cardio, or flexibility?

There’s a damn hell cat on your path, man!

Body Fat %: How Low Can I Go & Still be Healthy?

Less is not always more.