Common perception is that terms like “non-GMO,” “organic,” and “grass-fed,” indicate a food is nutritionally superior to alternatives. However, it’s a bit more nuanced than that. In this article, I take a deep dive into the available science to determine if these foods confer a significant health advantage over conventionally produced options.
It is traditionally recommended to consume a large bolus of carbohydrates prior to exercise. While this practice has been documented to improve performance during prolonged endurance activity, much less is known about its impact on resistance training. Fortunately, new research has provided some much needed insight on the topic. Do you need to consume carbohydrates in your pre-workout meal to maximize resistance exercise performance? Read on to find out the answer to this question and more.
Calorie cycling has a rich history in bodybuilding. While current research suggests this may be a useful strategy for fat loss, the jury is still out for muscle building. In this extensive article, I dive into the available evidence and provide recommendations for how to potentially set-up a calorie cycling diet.
Many “evidence-based” practitioners refer to the methods of old-school bodybuilders as “bro science” in order to discredit their application, but recent research suggests many of these primitive strategies may in fact be efficacious. Read on to find out what the bros had right all along.
Things have been going well since transitioning away from a ketogenic diet. I implemented the planned changes I discussed in my last blog post and I feel very satisfied with my current nutrition regimen. In this check-in, I’ll be providing a general update on each factor of my contest preparation, which means nutrition and my… Read more The Battle of Biology: No Sleep For the Wicked
For quite some time now, I have been a defender of the ketogenic diet. Not a proponent, but a defender. The reason for this is simply because I am pro-evidence. There are many within the nutrition space who equate nutritional ketosis with diabetic ketoacidosis and as such, announce that the ketogenic diet is not safe… Read more The Battle of Biology: Keto Krillin Project
When it comes to bodybuilding contest prep, we have three general areas of concern – nutrition, training, and supplementation (in order of importance). In my past two blog posts, I outlined my general nutrition and training strategies. In this segment of The Battle of Biology, I want to first brief you on my most recent… Read more The Battle of Biology: Completing the Trifecta
I ended the overview for this series by briefly touching on the initiation of my contest prep diet. For this installment, I’ll get more into the weeds of my plan, with a special focus on my training. I’ll go over my training program, including how it changes when I diet, and my most recent nutrition… Read more The Battle of Biology: Laying the Foundation
The thought of making a series about my current contest prep is particularly unnerving. While voluntarily starving yourself is a first-world privilege, a bodybuilding contest prep is one of the most grueling endeavors an individual can take on. As a fanatic of the iron game, I understand that many who plan to get on stage… Read more The Battle of Biology: The Overview