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 […]
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
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, magnesium, and zinc for men. In this part, we’ll look at additional supplements of use,
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
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
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 (this article is outdated, but might still be beneficial) 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
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.