Christian Thibaudeau is an Olympic Lifter, Bodybuilder, and highly sought after Strength Coach. He currently writes for Testosterone Magazine, and has been pumping out high quality articles for as long as I can remember. As a fan of the iconic contributors to the field such as Mel Siff, Vladimir Zatsiorski, Charlie Francis, Fret Hatfield, Charles Poliquin, Pierre Roy, etc., I rarely find current fitness writers that bring something new to the table. Christian is this guy. Recently, he published a few articles covering a concept he calls “The Perfect Rep”, which is what I wanted to talk to him about today. He really unloaded some good info here, so enjoy.

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As I’ve discussed previously, taking antioxidants before, during, or after exercise is not a smart move (with few exceptions). Yet most popular peri-workout supplements designed to be taken at these times continue to include significant doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, NAC, and other conditionally detrimental antioxidants. For a more in depth review of why this is a bad idea, see my article here.

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The metabolic effect of adding muscle is misunderstood and greatly overstated. Most fitness professionals will tell you that each pound of muscle burns an extra 40-50 calories per day, which is just not true. The real number is about 6 calories. So you put on 10 pounds of muscle, and you’re buring an extra 60 calories a day…who cares? Thats a couple bites of a meal.

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DCP 2.0- The full write up

Posted: September 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Body Performance Solutions (BPS) is excited to announce the release of the second generation of the wildly popular fat buner DCP, we are now ready to release to you the newly formulated and super potent DCP 2.0!

While the original DCP worked very well and created quite a large following of raving fans, we did find a couple of limitations based on user feedback and emerging science.

One was directly related to an increase in something called CPT1, which was greatly important for fat burning (and it still is in the new formula) but it ended up depleting the body’s carnitine supply which led to side effects such as cramping in some users, and also just plain put a “governer” on the potential rate of fat loss (don’t worry, keep reading and this will all be explained).

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Trust me…I’m a Doctor!

We all know even the blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while, and Dr. Oz supports this grandparent-wisdom by actually making the theoretically sound suggestion of using Raspberry Ketones for fat loss, albeit buried amidst a pile of nutritional quackery per usual.

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Get More Sleep, Fatty

Posted: February 4, 2011 in Lifestyle, Misc.
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Research Roundup

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Misc., Nutrition, Training

Lots of interesting new research published in the past few days, I’m just going to bundle it all up here and encourage discussion in the comments section instead of dissecting it all myself. Read it, and tell me what you think. Now.

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