Joachim Bartoll

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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Thumbless Pressing – For Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Injury Prevention

Thumbless Pressing For Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Injury Prevention Written by Joachim Bartoll, November 20, 2015Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16) How do you grip the barbell when doing the bench press and the shoulder press?There are two different approaches; the regular grip with the thumb “wrapped” around the bar, and the thumbless grip (aka “false grip” or “open grip”), where you place your thumb beneath the bar and together with your fingers.There …

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Protein Powder Scams – Spiking and Melamine

PROTEIN POWDER SCAMS Are you getting fake and/or low-quality protein? Written by Joachim Bartoll, November 2, 2015 Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16) In the past months (end of 2015) several websites have reported about fake protein, mislabeled protein powders and nitrogen spiking. It all began with several class-action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers who unknowingly purchased spiked protein products. You can read one such lawsuit here: Classactionnews. A lot …

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High Protein Diets and Body Composition

High Protein Diets and Body Composition Does an increase in protein lead to fat gain? By Joachim Bartoll, August 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 12 High protein diets have been popular for many years within the fitness and bodybuilding community. One of the reasons are quite obvious: the majority of competing athletes use anabolic steroids, which increases protein synthesis around the clock and let the body use more protein for cell repair and …

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Athletes and Vitamin D3 deficiency

Athletes and Vitamin D3 deficiency By Joachim Bartoll, August 2015, for Classic Muscle Newsletter, issue 12 As some of you may know, I developed a vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 combined supplement for Body Science (MM Sports) back in 2012/2013. I came up with this formula because a high intake of vitamin D3 will increase the concentration of calcium in your blood stream. This happens because your body will up-regulate the synthesis and repair …

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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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