How Many Times A Week Should You Deadlift & Squat?

*Note* This has been one of my most popular posts on Quora, I thought it ought to also work for the website, so I’m re-blogging it here. Both of these multi-joint exercises exert incredible stresses on the spine, individual vertebrae and intervertebral discs, as well as core muscles, postural muscles and main drivers. If handled intelligently, qualities like fortitude, dedication and willpower are good and beautiful tools. Like any good tools, they’re reliable but only guaranteed to build and not cause injury if applied within their measured tolerances. When these qualities are… Read More

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.

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.