While high-protein diets have been a mainstay of athletes for decades, their popularity in the general public has waxed and waned. Could certain populations benefit from mimicking the eating patterns of their healthier peers? In the first installment of this series, we cover the efficacy of high-protein diets for people with type 2 diabetes.
It is commonly reported that it’s necessary to refrain from caffeine use for brief periods to prevent habituation and “resensitize” to its physiological effects, but where do these ideas come from? Does the sports nutrition literature support these claims? The answers to these questions might surprise you. Read on to learn how caffeine can enhance athletic performance and how to get the most out of caffeine supplementation.
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.
In the second-half of this series, I cover other important factors to consider when trying to select the best time to exercise. I also examine different strategies that may mitigate diurnal variations in physical performance.
In the first-part of this two-part series on the best time of day to train to maximize strength and hypertrophy adaptations, I cover the role of circadian rhythms in our ability to maximally perform certain tasks at different times of the day.
Post-activation potentiation refers to an acute improvement in force or power production. The strategies used to achieve this effect might improve various aspects of sports performance, but what about resistance exercise performance? Find out the answer to this question and more!
Welcome to part six of The Battle of Biology. Let’s cut right to the chase about the purpose of this article – I have made the decision to end my contest prep. In what will be the final segment of this series, I will outline the rationale behind my decision, but first, I’ll provide a… Read more The Battle of Biology: The Corona Conundrum