Dietary Protein and Muscle Hypertrophy

Dietary Protein and Muscle Hypertrophy

This video lecture is based on a recent review of the scientific literature on dietary protein and muscle hypertrophy, which is available in full text for free here.  Much of what is currently practiced by the drug free bodybuilding community is supported by the research review, but the authors do propose one new novel hypothesis, which could impact current practices.  Their new hypothesis is compelling […]

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Omega 6 to Omega 3 fat Ratio and Inflammation

Omega 6 to Omega 3 fat Ratio and Inflammation

This is a short lecture explaining how the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio may impact inflammation.  It also provides a bit of contradictory evidence and makes a couple of simple recommendations.  

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Complementary Proteins: Why you don’t need complete proteins at every meal.

Complementary Proteins:  Why you don’t need complete proteins at every meal.

This short lecture explains why the old bodybuilding myth that you need to eat complete proteins at every meal or you compromise protein synthesis is false.  This is a really short one with a relatively simple explanation.  This is especially relevant for vegan athletes.

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Lipoprotien Metabolism: Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Lipoprotien Metabolism:  Cholesterol and Triglycerides

This is an overview of how cholesterol particles and chylomicrons (lipoproteins) are metabolized.  It includes both the endogenous and exogenous pathways.  

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Ketosis: Ketone production and metabolism.

Ketosis:  Ketone production and metabolism.

This is a short video  lecture covering the basics of ketone production and metabolism.  It is a “big picture” overview only.  It will give you a firm understanding of why ketones are produced and how they are metabolized for energy.

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Type 2 diabetes part II – What you can do about it.

Type 2 diabetes part II – What you can do about it.

In part II I present research and discuss some simple actions you can take to help to manage and even reverse your diabetes.  

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Why HIIT does not burn much fat, and why it doesn’t matter

Why HIIT does not burn much fat, and why it doesn’t matter

 

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My Experience With the Ketogenic Diet – With Advanced Lipid Testing

My Experience With the Ketogenic Diet – With Advanced Lipid Testing

This short video shows some advanced lipid testing during my trial run of the ketogenic diet.  I was on the keto diet for 4 1/2 months and did some advanced lipid testing to track my blood lipids.  My blood lipid response was a bit unusual and in fact, had me a bit concerned.  In this video I explain the basics of advanced lipid testing and […]

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How to Dose Creatine Supplements

How to Dose Creatine Supplements

The primary source of energy for the phosphagen system is a compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  ATP provides energy when it loses a phosphate to become adenosine diphosphate (ADP).  The release of the extra phosphate also releases energy that can be used to perform work (i.e., contract muscles).  The phosphagen system has a limited capacity because the store of ATP is limited.  As stated previously, […]

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New Study on Saturated Fat Getting Lots of Media Buzz

New Study on Saturated Fat Getting Lots of Media Buzz

You may have seen the recent news reports on the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) study.  The study, published in the prestigious journal Lancet here generated a huge amount of press due to the findings on carbohydrate and saturated fat consumption.   One of the defining characteristics of the study was the large size, 135,000 subjects! What were the interesting findings?  Probably the most significant and […]

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