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.

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

Only the ignorant or gullible believe this myth.

Gym R(x): Self Sufficiency or How to Deal with Things Like Tendonitis & Other Minor Chronic Inflammatory Ailments.

The trick is to figure out what works in the real world and what is essentially just snake oil.

Is a lack of sleep related to muscle hypertrophy?

In the last couple of decades the amount of knowledge that we have accumulated with regard to the significance and profundity of the effects of sleep (or the lack of it) on the brain and body is staggering.

What Motivates You To Work Out When Other X-BBuilders Your Age Have Quit?

The things that motivate me to workout now are the same things that motivated me to work out then.