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.
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.
Rates of obesity are increasing at a rapid rate and this has coincided with more frequent snacking. Is there any value to this correlation or is it simply statistical noise? In this article, I div into why your snacking habits could be driving unwanted weight gain and increase cardiometabolic risk.
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