How to build muscle: Add 2 pounds or more of lean mass per month

Who doesn’t want to build muscle as fast as possible naturally? If you are just a beginner or intermediate, you want to maximize muscle growth as fast as possible. No one wants to waste their beginner gains and gain but a fraction of what they actually could have gained on a proper training program and…

Myth: Fasted cardio for better fat loss. Busted!

  Most people just want to achieve good healthy fat loss with lasting results. They search on the internet how to lose fat quickly, and inevitably comes across fasted cardio. Most dive right in because the “science” makes sense. The science being: When in the fasted state, fat is used for fuel instead of carbs,…

Retain maximal muscle when dieting: 3 most important points

Maintaining muscle during fat loss is most important, because muscle mass correlates with metabolism. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolic rate will be.Plus, you worked so hard to get it, now you’ll have to ensure to keep it. Dieting or eating in a caloric deficit can be somewhat stressful on the body,…

How much protein should you eat when dieting

Protein (amino acids) is the only macro-nutrient that can build and help retain muscle when losing fat. Yes, carbohydrates have a protein sparing effect, but if your protein intake isn’t sufficient, carbs won’t be able to spare your muscle during fat loss. And as carbs have to be reduced, due to calorie restriction during a…

27 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG

You want as much free testosterone as you can get so there can be optimal interaction with androgen receptors for optimal anabolic activity. So after testosterone leaves the testes and enters the bloodstream (that’s total testosterone), about 44–65% of the circulating plasma T is bound strongly to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and 33–54% binds…

17 tips for better Sleep

As sleeping is very important for testosterone production, you might want to improve your sleep quality or the duration thereof if that is lacking. You need at least 8 hours of sleep to prevent neuro-behavioral deficits, as only 6 hours of sleep will cause sleep deprivation. (R) Studies show that over eight hours of sleep (up…