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Careful with your kidneys!

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Focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) is a rather rare kidney disease that is associated with anabolic steroid use. Unfortunately, this disease shows itself symptomatic only at its very advanced stage, when the kidney is already failing and a kidney transplant is necessary. Using anabolic steroids is a health risk and talk to your doctor about […]

Happy new year 2019

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Dear readers Happy New Year! May 2019 be good for you, for your family and friends. May you have lots of good moments for good memories, great workouts for good growth, and a sturdy health!

Q&A – Is it okay to feel physically sick (not ill) after the workout from the effort sometimes?

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Yes, it is okay. That feeling comes from an increased lactate level in the blood stream.When you work out hard and heavy, you go into glycolysis, producing energy from glucose directly without using oxygen. That results in an accumulation of the final product called pyruvate which is readily transformed into lactate. That lactate then, in […]

Q&A – odd cramps after elliptical

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Hey Doc. Question for you. I returned to leg training with a vengeance in November and December, working squats, dead lifts, lunges that had fallen off my routine. Now my quads are kinda tender to pressure, as in when I do back extensions. After I put 20 minutes in on the elliptical, I’ll squat down […]

Know who you trust

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The internet provides a lot of information for those who seek it. The problem is always how to be sure if it is true or not. This problem is especially big when it comes to bodybuilding sources. Sometimes you get conflicting information, sometimes you get an “expert opinion” and sometimes you don’t get anything at […]

The fallacy of protein content

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Just recently I saw a post where a guy said to a sick bodybuilder: “Eat a lot of amaranth and quinoa, so you won’t loose muscle while you’re sick”. It’s not only about protein content. It’s also about protein quality and digestability. Protein has been “quantified” in it’s “usefulness” for the body. This originates in […]

Sports hypnosis

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Recently I’ve started with athlete hypnosis to  improve sports performance. If you’re interested, give me a shout.

Focus on the outcome

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The target of bodybuilding is the growth of lean muscle mass. Marketing tricks you into believing in fantastic results and fast progression. That’s not how bodybuilding works. Look at the investment what you have (money, time, effort) and look at the outcome what you get in return. Whenever you engage in activity, a product or […]

The muscle doesn’t have eyes

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A very intriguing study published by Angleri et al. proves a pretty important point. Muscles don’t “care” WHAT you do, as long the overall load remains the same. In the study they compared three different training protocols. “Traditional” sets with 12-15 reps, increasing pyramid sets, or drops sets. They made sure that the overall load […]

BCAA’s are overrated

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I read often posts about how much BCAA’s should be taken and how important they are. BCAA’s are necessary to grow muscle, but only the initiation. All the other amino acids are needed too to make the muscle truly grow. […] they have presented us with intriguing evidence that despite the potent anabolic properties of leucine […]