Diet and Nutrition

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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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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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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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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