Joachim Bartoll

Supplements we use. Part 2: supplements for different situations

Supplements we use The most common and popular supplements when working with clients Part 2: supplements for different situations By Joachim Bartoll, July 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 11 In the first part, we covered the most important supplements for anyone interested in supporting their health and training efforts. These included a whey-based protein powder, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3 (with vitamin K2 MK4), magnesium, and zinc for men. In this part, we’ll …

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Long-Term Fasting – Why Would You Want To?

Long-Term Fasting 5, 7 and 10 days of fasting. Why would you want to? By Joachim BartollClassic Muscle Newsletter, August 2015 (edition #11) Fasting for 5, 7 or even 10 days have experienced a re-birth within the health- and fitness community as of late. While the majority of people unfamiliar with its positive health effects still frowns upon the thought of going without food, more and more people is getting interested in fasting, including …

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Testosterone, Part 2: benefits of testosterone and crushing some myths

Testosterone Part 2: benefits of testosterone and crushing some myths By Joachim Bartoll, June 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 11 In the first part we looked at our production of testosterone and the three forms of circulating testosterone within our bodies.When people speak of testosterone, most of us picture its masculine effects, such as larger muscles, more body hair and a deeper voice. However, that is only a small part of what testosterone …

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Supplements we use – Part 1: my top tier supplements

Supplements we use The most common and popular supplements when working with clients Part 1: my top tier supplements By Joachim Bartoll, June 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 10 What is the first and most frequent question you get asked as a trainer, whether it’s from a new client, a guy or a gal at your expo booth, or someone walking up to you at the gym? How to squat properly? Yeah, you’d …

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Testosterone Part 1: What it is and how it is made

Testosterone Part 1: What it is and how it is made By Joachim Bartoll, May/June 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 10 Testosterone is a 19-carbon steroid hormone belonging to the androgen group. It’s made from cholesterol (like all sex hormones) and its immediate precursor is DHEA. On average, a healthy man’s body will produce about 7 mg of testosterone a day, but not all of that Testosterone can be used by our bodies. …

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Regain Your Passion – How to Feel Excited About Life

Regain Your Passion How to feel excited about life Written by Joachim Bartoll, February 1, 2015 – previously published for online publicationRe-published in Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16) We live in a world where we go from doing one thing to another without much of a thought. We rarely stop to think and reflect about what we have accomplished, what we have contributed, and what get us excited and keep us motivated. …

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Red Meat, Salt, Eggs, and Other Goodness!

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 publicationRe-published in 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 …

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The importance of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is known as the energy vitamin and if there’s one vitamin that older people are frequently low in, it’s vitamin B12. In one study, 15% of adults older than 65 had clinically low levels – and most researchers and nutritionists think the number is much higher. As we get older we make less stomach acid and you need a protein found in the gastric juice called intrinsic factor in order to absorb …

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Simple ways to make the chest dip awesome

In Sweden, we have a discipline called Athletic Fitness, dating back to 1994. You compete in a physique-round followed by a strength-round and finally an endurance-round. In the strength-round you have to do as many repetitions you can in the pull-up and the dip.In the dip, you need to go deep as a frikkin’ clown, with shoulders way below 90 degrees with your biceps touching you forearms. Idiotic, yes.Now, in training, this is never …

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An easy way to structure Metabolic Conditioning Work

In 9 out of 10 times, your strength training workout should be programmed for increasing your strength and/or muscle mass, even when you’re on a diet. Lifting heavy with building muscle in mind is what built your physique and it is what will keep your muscle mass from withering away during a diet. With that said, there are ways to still be lifting weights and simultaneously burn a ton of fat. Doing some metabolic …

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