How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture? 4.5 months. I started January 18, 2019 at 190 pounds (around 20% body fat). The after the pic was taken May 1 at 165 pounds and 9.2% body fat, measured by DEXA. What has happened so far on the program? I cut weight for the entire first part...
<!-- 0 FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS Home / Blog / Podcast / Do Painkillers Reduce Muscle Growth? What 23 Studies Say Written by Michael Matthews For many people, ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen are godsends. Whenever they feel a niggling ache or pain, they pop a pill and feel right as rain. Elbow pain from benching?...
In a study of the dietary advice given by newspapers in the United Kingdom, “no credible scientific basis” was found for most claims. Indeed, “isreporting of dietary advice…is widespread and may contribute to public misconceptions about food and health”—and potentially not only the public. Scientists like to think they are not influenced by popular media. One study decided to put...
If you’re new to proper weightlifting, you have much to look forward to. You’re taking your first steps in a journey that can transform not only your body but your entire life. With every bit of muscle and strength you gain, you’re going to look a little better, feel a little better, and thrill a little more at the prospect of...
Why is the salt industry so powerful? It has its own PR and lobbying firms to play tobacco industry-style tactics to downplay the dangers of high salt intake, but salt is so cheap. How much money is the industry really making? As I discuss in my video Big Salt: Getting to the Meat of the Matter, it’s not the...
As fun as it can be to geek out on obscure and advanced muscle-building strategies, most people looking for advice on how to gain more muscle and strength just need to double down on the fundamentals instead. You know, compound exercises, heavy weights, progressive overload, and the like. There comes a point, though, where a basic understanding of the basics is...
I probably don’t have to tell you that steroid use is rampant in the fitness space. You probably also know drugs can make a big difference in size, strength, and body composition. What’s more, there’s still a strong societal stigma against steroid use, so most people are reluctant to admit they’re on the #dedication. So instead, they lie. They outright insist they’re natural,...
<!-- 0 FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS Home / Blog / Podcast / My First Live Event, Legion’s Scientific Review Board, An Exciting Barnes & Noble Deal, and More . . . Written by Michael Matthews “When’s your next book coming out?” “What kind of...
<!-- 0 FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS Written by Michael Matthews "I am more confident, more active, and my stress level dropped significantly" How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture? My pictures represent 7 months progress. I used to be 216 Lbs and approximately 28...
If pregnant crickets are exposed to a predatory wolf spider, their babies will hatch, exhibiting increased antipredator behavior and, as a consequence, improved survival from wolf spider attack. The mother cricket appears to be able to forewarn her babies about the threat when they are still inside her, so they would be pre-adapted to their external environment. This even...