Year: 2016

Low Protein Days: Fight protein habituation, improve cell health and performance

Low Protein Days Fight protein habituation, improve cell health and performance Written by Joachim Bartoll, April 17, 2016Classic Muscle Newsletter #19, 2016 In my second book, ‘The Maximum Muscle Guide,’ published in mid-2009, I wrote a chapter on protein cycling. The main reason for including “low protein days” (less than 50 g protein during 24 hours), was to avoid protein habituation. At the time of writing the book, I had used the concept of …

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SO, YOU LIKE TATTOOS? The risks of life-long toxic-mediated inflammation

SO, YOU LIKE TATTOOS? The risks of life-long toxic-mediated inflammation By Joachim Bartoll, February 2016, for Classic Muscle Newsletter #20, 2016 Tattoos have become increasingly popular over the last 20+ years; to the extent that the once somewhat daring self-statement have become diluted as people get them without even thinking.I remember discussing tattoos as a teenager in the late 80’s. Back then, the only reason we could think of to get a tattoo was …

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Muscle Tension and Going to Failure

Written by Joachim Bartoll, February 15, 2016Classic Muscle Newsletter, February 2016 (issue #17) The concept of continuous muscle tension is quite old. We wrote about keeping a muscle under constant load/tension in our old internet magazine Ironmag Online in the late 90’s, and I’ve covered it from time to time on various discussion boards. The subject of tension and muscle failure usually comes up after some “know-it-all” has watched a video of a pro …

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Healing tendon injuries with nutrition

Healing tendon injuries with nutrition Written by Joachim Bartoll, January 2016Classic Muscle Newsletter, March 2016 (issue #18) Tendon injuries can be one of the worst hurdles for anyone who regularly participates in exercise or sports. They heal slowly and can seem to last forever, and the current therapies to treat them don’t seem to be very effective. While minor muscle injuries are more common than tendon injuries, such as strains or sprains, they often …

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How I lead my life

How I lead my life Part 1: the daily structure and my rules for living by Joachim Bartoll, January 1, 2016Classic Muscle Newsletter, March 2016 (issue #18) Over the last year, I’ve got dozens of questions about how I structure my days and if I have any valuable tips and strategies to keep productive, lean, healthy and fit in my forties.So, I decided to make a little series about the structure of my typical …

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