Monthly Archives: February 2010

Is there a limit to how much protein the body can use in a single meal?

Introduction A longstanding belief in fitness circles is that the body can only use a certain amount of protein per meal, and the excess is either oxidized or excreted. The ballpark range thrown around is 20-30 grams, with 30 grams being perhaps the most common figure. This guideline has led many trainees to go through […]

Lower Body Warm-Up – 10 Minutes to Better Performance!

In my last article, Upper Body Warm-Up, I provided you with battle-tested upper body warm-up concepts that ensure maximal performance both in the gym and in competition. In this article, I’m going to show you exactly what you need to do to better prepare for your lower body workout days. These Lower Body Warm-up techniques […]

Bodybuilding Principles with Shelby Starnes – Vol 1

Sure, you can always pick up unsolicited advice from your local locker room guru, but what are the chances of it actually being good advice? Unfortunately, the odds aren’t in your favor. That’s why we gave renowned nutritionist and successful bodybuilder Shelby Starnes his own column to answer your training and dieting questions. You see, […]

Carb Rotation – An In-depth Guide to Personalizing Your Diet

Carb rotation for bodybuilding nutrition is not a new theory. I first came upon the concept in the late-eighties via the Ultimate Dieting Handbook (although it had been practiced by diet theorists and human lab rats before then). This seminal manuscript by Michael Zumpano and Dan Duchaine introduced the basic science of ketogenic dieting to […]