Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

The authors of this study wanted to investigate the toll very different diets have on the diversity of our gut microbiome. We’ve all probably heard the staggering estimation that we are home to around 100 trillion bacterial cells, a huge proportion of which live in...
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 elements...
Body Recomposition: What, Why, & How

Body Recomposition: What, Why, & How

   Being strength sport athletes, we want to put on size and strength without compromising our weight class (i.e. having to lose 20lbs before a competition). Besides cutting and bulking, there is a third option that is only just starting to gain traction, specifically...

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