Alcohol and Strength Training

Alcohol and Strength Training

What are the effects of alcohol on strength training? Anecdotally, I know alcohol affects my recovery which in turn affects my performance. I also know alcohol is inflammatory. But until now I had never truly read the research regarding alcohol and athletes. There...
Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

Summary: David, L.A. et al Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Nature 505, 559-563 (23 January 2014) Okay, this one goes deep. So buckle in and hang tight. **Before we dive into this one, I am just giving a general consensus of this article....
The Right Carbs at the Right Times

The Right Carbs at the Right Times

Years ago, I used to talk about carbohydrates in terms of “good vs bad” or even “simple vs complex.”  My way of thinking about carbs has evolved a lot since I first began working with athletes on their nutrition almost a decade ago.   I recognize now that each type of...
Where Do Muscles Come From?

Where Do Muscles Come From?

Where do Muscles come from? We hear a lot about muscle protein synthesis (MPS), catabolism, anabolism and amino acids, but what exactly are these things and how do they integrate into the world of strength sports? To answer that question, we need to discuss the...
Body Recomposition: What, Why, & How

Body Recomposition: What, Why, & How

          There is a lot of dialogue in the fitness and strength industry about “cutting” and “bulking.”  Cutting and bulking cycles started with body builders who needed to get in the single digits for body fat percentage to get stage ready, which is not ideal for...

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