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.

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.

Should you carry out some form of training every day?

It will enable you to be happier just being alive.

How do you stay accountable to yourself with exercise?

X+Y=Z

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Is one’s metabolism a factor in determining the rate at which results from weight lifting are experienced?

So, while you have to play the genetic hand of cards that you’ve been dealt, you always have some interesting options

Some people say that you can use the power of the mind to lose weight. Is this possible?

As long as that power of thought is shrewdly accompanied by action, why not?

Do heavy weights with low reps build as much muscle as lower weights with higher reps?

Who and what are we to believe?

What Mistakes Do Most Trainers Make When They First Start Out @ The Gym?

Starting out at the gym is often an adventure into strange territory.