Higher dietary protein combined with intense exercise promotes lean mass gain

More support for protein supplementation, this time in young men doing both resistance work and high intensity interval training. Our results showed that, during a marked energy deficit, consumption of a diet containing 2.4 g protein · kg−1 · d−1…

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The Pros and Cons of Garage vs. Membership Gyms | The Art of Manliness

Love Brett McKay and his wife, Kate, who write the Art of Maniliness. This is about the choice between going to the gym (a huge time and money sink, IMHO), and building a home gym in your garage. I have…

The Washington Post: 5 resolutions health experts hate to hear — and what to do instead

Very little written in the major mainstream media about fitness makes sense. Surprisingly, here is a piece from The Washington Post that does. If you want to do any of the things discussed in this article, you are getting very…

The Guardian: ‘It’s a miracle no one has died yet’: The Biggest Loser returns, despite critics’ warnings

A study in stark contrasts. First, you have what is arguably the worst health promotion idea ever created...The Biggest Loser. I think The Biggest Losers are the people who created, produce, and "star" in this drivel, and the companies that…

The Daily Beast: The Busy Person’s Guide to Becoming a Fitness Minimalist

Whoever this writer is, he is a man after my own heart. This is a very good, common sense set of recommendations about fitness minimalism. I might suggest a few different things, but this is mostly right on. No time,…

How Being Coachable Helped Me Tame the Beast – StrongFirstStrongFirst

Are you coachable? I never thought of a person being coachable as a definable characteristic, but this article describes it nicely. As a coach myself, who has learned from countless teachers over the years, most of whom I've never met,…

What Physics Can Tell Us About Martial Arts | Inside Science

This is a very thoughtful and interesting peek into how physics apply to martial arts. I've added this young scientist's book to my Kindle reading list. A scientific approach can reveal much about combat sports, and football. The range of…