My Take on the Sumo Debate

Is the Sumo deadlift cheating? There’s a lot of discussion in the evidence-based space and once again, it’s a discussion being had between elite strength and physique athletes who are men. So, what’s missing from this conversation? Rather than debating the relative efficacy of sumo versus conventional, limb lengths, angles, which is quad dominant orContinue reading “My Take on the Sumo Debate”

The Smartest Way To Use Protein To Build Muscle (Science Explained), Jeff Nippard

Do you spend much energy trying to get enough protein? My sense of the research and evidence-based recommendations is that getting sufficient protein is a “big rock,” one of those essential pieces to maintaining a healthier bodyweight and building and maintaining muscle mass. AND daily protein, for me, is a “fix it and forget it”Continue reading “The Smartest Way To Use Protein To Build Muscle (Science Explained), Jeff Nippard”

“I feel like I could use a little bit of Gatorade right now,” Jeff Nippard, My New ‘Maingaining’ Diet Explained (How to Eat for Lean Gains)

At about 2pm every day, I hit a slump. I’m a morning person, and no question part of it is simply running low on steam. I’ve put in most of my best, most productive, most creative energies early in the day. By mid-afternoon, though, I’m done, at least for a while. I could use aContinue reading ““I feel like I could use a little bit of Gatorade right now,” Jeff Nippard, My New ‘Maingaining’ Diet Explained (How to Eat for Lean Gains)”

“113,000 Meatheads,” THE MUSCLE IQ TEST: Are You Smarter Than Average About Fitness? Jeff Nippard

If you want to take the quiz, it can be found at jeffnippard.com/muscleiq. I recommend giving it a go before watching the video. (Bonus, you get a code for 30% off programs for completing the quiz.) Am I smarter than average about fitness? I guess so. I scored a 77%, and apparently the average wasContinue reading ““113,000 Meatheads,” THE MUSCLE IQ TEST: Are You Smarter Than Average About Fitness? Jeff Nippard”

“There are huge genetic differences,” Jeff Nippard, Are You Stronger Than Average? (Noob To Freak)

I made the mistake of reading the comments. Are 95% of the lifters out there doing it to prove something? Is ego-lifting the dominant motivator for doing the damn thing? I love having some kind of “rational” and quantitative milestones to compare myself against as much as anyone, but there’s something about the “what strengthContinue reading ““There are huge genetic differences,” Jeff Nippard, Are You Stronger Than Average? (Noob To Freak)”