Tracking Your Calories

Tracking your calories is a vital key to reaching your goal. You could be trying to lose weight, maintain weight or even gaining weight. Knowing how many calories you are eating on a daily basis is the key to your success. In addition to the number of calories you are eating its also important to track the macro nutrient content … Read More

Sharing Knowledge

Sharing knowledge is something I have always liked doing. When I learn something new I like to share it with others. Sharing knowledge helps reinforce what I have learned while hopefully helping the person I am sharing the information with. We have all been taught that sharing is caring. What I was not taught is that not everyone I share … Read More

Protein Bars

I find it hard to find a decent protein bar made with whey protein that has decent macro’s at an affordable price. Kirkland Signature Protein Bars at Costco have been my go to bar as of late and they are easy on the wallet at about $1.50 a bar. Some people don’t like the taste or the consistency of the … Read More

3DMJ PODCAST #13: HOW MUCH DOES SCIENCE MATTER?

In this episode Eric Helms, Brad Loomis, and Andrea Valdez discuss experience vs. science, which one is better? This is a highly debated topic amongst both athletes and coaches alike. These two concepts shouldn’t be viewed as one versus the other, but rather as two fundamentally different, yet equally important skill sets. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Why You Can’t Gain Muscle and How to Fix It

New article by Peter Fitschen, PhD over at MuscleMonsters.com on reasons why you are not gaining muscle. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Building muscle mass is one of the main goals of lifters in any given gym.  Despite this, many individuals in the gym look pretty much the same from year to year.  Many are confused as to why they are not making progress … Read More

Protein Amount and Post Workout Protein Synthesis – Research Review

The latest research paper by MacNaughton et. al. shows that the response of muscle protein synthesis following whole-body resistance exercise is greater following 40 g than 20 g of ingested whey protein. Lyle McDonald goes over the study and provides us with his take on this latest research and its implications. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Protein Amount and Post Workout Protein Synthesis – … Read More

5 Science Backed Ways to Grow More Muscle Today

Good article by Steve Hall, over at his site Revive Stronger, on the basics of building muscle based on science. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ You want to grow more muscle? Of course you do, why else would you be reading this article? Muscle is great; it makes us look better, it makes us stronger, keeps us healthier and can increase our metabolic rate … Read More

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