Dieting & Food

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Science

Image credit: oatmeal2000 I can already feel the hate mail coming, but I’m going to say it anyway: you shouldn’t always trust science. Instead, we’re going to talk about a better way of going about things. First off, I realize that there’s not a crystal ball that magically reveals all truth, and science is the best method we have...
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The Science Of Machines vs Free Weights – part 4 of 4 articles

There are surprisingly many scientific studies comparing machines to free weights.  You have to be careful about who is sponsoring them of course, but generally you’ll see pros and cons start to emerge if you read many of them.  I’ve done my best to summarize them in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series.  Now, in...
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Science News For Building Lean Muscle – November 2009


Here's a new science update for you. Members of LeanLifters get to read the whole thing.

Please post a comment on this. Of all the articles I write each month, the Science updates are always the most work. So I need to know if they are adding value. Maybe better would be to do separate, longer articles...
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Science News For Building Lean Muscle – October 2009


Here's a new science update for you. Members of LeanLifters get to read the whole thing.
Topics covered this month are:
Fat Burning Zone vs. Aerobic Zone Differences in Training
Best Form For Lat Pulldown
Skip The Leucine And Save Your Money
Does The Glycemic Index Of Foods Affect Exercise Performance?
Youth Injuries In The Weight Room
Static Stretching For Older Women – Good or...
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Science News For Building Lean Muscle – September 12 2009


Here's a new science update for you. Members of LeanLifters get to read the whole thing.
Topics covered this month are:
No Need For BOSU Balls
Single Set Lifting Is Not Effective
Older Men And Power Training
Lift Weights To Burn Abdominal Fat
More On Creatine...
Why I Don't Use Undulating Periodicity
Enjoy!

Sincerely, Darrin
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Science News For Building Lean Muscle – July 1 2009


Hey - I know I've been promoting several high-quality products recently and I figured you'd enjoy a hard-core post. This is one of my regular "science updates".

This month I cover:
Muscle Strength And Mortality Rates
Veggies and Muscle Mass
Green Tea
Endurance Training and Heart Fat
Time Of Day Issues
Valsalva Maneuver


Sincerely, Darrin
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Dieting & Food

Low Carb Diets Blur Memory?

Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts released results this month that might interest you.  So let me see if I can walk you through their study. Bottom Line: Low carb diets, especially in the initial stages where they are basically “no carb” diets, end up starving your brain.  So the key is you need some carbs, even in a...
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Science News For Building Lean Muscle – Jan 25 2009

Editor’s note – There is so much monthly science news when it comes to muscle fitness, that it’s probably hard for you to keep up.  In these occasional posts, I’ll summarize various items of research in the past 90 days or so.  I’ll cite the official reports so that the hard-core of you can read the science for yourself. ...
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