Relevant Research in the Field of Strength Training and Sports #12

Written by Joachim Bartoll, January/February 2016
Free Article Published at Classic Muscle Newsletter, March 2016 (issue #18)


In this ongoing series, I will summarize recent and relevant studies within our field of Strength and Performance Sports – including topics such as Strength Training, Hypertrophy, Nutrition, Weight Loss and more. I will wade through all the new published research and pick out the gems – so you don’t have to. If warranted, I will also add my opinion on the findings and/or the methodology of the study. No matter if you’re an Athlete, a Coach or a Personal Trainer, this series will keep you up to date with the latest research in a manageable and easily accessible way.

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Athletes and Vitamin D deficiency

And the synergy of vitamin D3 and K2

Written by: Joachim Bartoll, September, 2015
Free Article Published at Classic Muscle Newsletter, Oct 2015


In 2012 I wrote an article about Vitamin D and its many benefits, especially when it comes to healing. At the same time I developed a vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 combined supplement for a Swedish company. I came up with this formula because a high intake of the active vitamin D3 will increase the concentration of calcium in your blood stream. This happens because your body will up-regulate the synthesis and repair of bones, ligaments and joints. Excessive calcium can lead to arterial calcification, but vitamin K2 reduces this buildup by increasing absorption where is needed. In other words, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 work synergistically with each other to heal the body.

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Online Coaching and Personal Trainers

Part 1: What you need to know and what to look for

Written by Joachim Bartoll
Free Article at Classic Muscle Newsletter, Agust/September 2015 (issue #12/13 – Summer Edition)


The Swedish Nationals and the newly started Tyngre Classic competition are approaching and I’ve once again been flooded by requests from athletes struggling with their competition diet and the lack of results. They all have one thing in common – they’re getting help from some “famous” Facebook– or Instagram Trainer.

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Red Meat, Salt, Eggs, and Other Goodness

Destroying the dogma from the clueless age of Big Pharma

Written by Joachim Bartoll, November, 2014 – previously published for online publication
Free Article Published at Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16)


When I got into nutrition in the mid- and late 80’s, the low fat craze had just begun and it skyrocketed during the 90’s. Fat intake should be kept low, preferable around 10 % of total calories or even less. Cholesterol was evil and saturated fats were to blame. Eggs and red meat got a lot of negative press (to the extent that people even today are still afraid of egg yolks). Later on salt (sodium) got a bad rap for increasing blood pressure and causing hypertension. The really scary part? Most of this dogma is still prevalent today – and most doctors still believe in it!

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