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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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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