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“It is well accepted that coronary atherosclerosis is a chronic progressive disease that begins early in life and slowly progresses over several decades” before symptoms arise. However, the average age in cholesterol-lowering drug trials is 63; therefore, people have already been exposed to a lifetime of circulating LDL cholesterol. It’s no wonder pharmaceutical therapies typically reduce cardiovascular disease risk...
Key Takeaways The incline bench press trains your chest, shoulders, and triceps, and it’s one of the best exercises for developing your upper chest in particular. Proper incline bench press technique comes down to a few key points like lying on a bench set to a 30 to 45 degree incline with your shoulder blades pinched back and down, lowering the...
<!-- 0 Home / Blog / Podcast / Intra-workout Carbs, Drop Sets, “Maintenance Bulking,” and More Featuring Cody McBroom Written by Michael Matthews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbzte_68FpU I don’t appear on many podcasts these days, but when I do, I like to share the conversation here on my podcast if it’s something I think...
Today’s episode is the story of a professional golfer named Dru Love (son of the Hall of Fame golfer, Davis Love III), and how my team of coaches helped Dru lose close to 40 pounds and gain a bunch of strength and muscle.  When Dru was first introduced to me and my work, he was struggling with his body composition...
How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture? September 2018 (145 lbs, around 17% body fat) September 2019 (155 lbs, around 19% body fat) What has happened so far on the program? I followed a more flexible “If it fits your macros” diet. My main focus was having at least around 150 grams of protein each...
Coronary artery disease does not magically appear. The disease begins “during early childhood and progress unrecognized for several decades to its often final and unexpected endpoint of chest pain, disability, or premature death.” As I discuss in my video Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked?, “we need to remind ourselves that atherosclerosis begins in childhood as fatty streaks” in...
The plastics chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, was banned for use in baby bottles in Canada in 2008, in France in 2010, in the European Union in 2011, and in the United States in 2012. Then, in 2015, France forbade the use of BPA in any food or beverage packaging, something the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
<!-- 0 X X X X X Written by Michael Matthews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZO042Qow68 This episode is part of a monthly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: One Monday every month, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I...
Key Takeaways Maltodextrin is a high glycemic index polysaccharide sugar made from starch, and it’s used to improve the texture, flavor, and shelf life of many processed foods. Most research shows maltodextrin is just as safe as regular table sugar, and doesn’t damage your gut bacteria, promote tooth decay, or contribute to weight gain any more than other kinds of carbs. Keep...