Couple interesting papers this week. But before we begin, come join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/drmuscle/
, so we can chat hypertrophy, politics, and women.
OK, maybe just hypertrophy.
Moving on, the first study below found that BCAAs during workout had no effect (basically). Good trainers have known this since, like, 2008, and I’m surprised people still take BCAAs. If you’re going to take BCAAs, have whey instead. Whey is 25% BCAA, and it’s much cheaper.
The second study found that BodyPump and resistance training with and without a personal trainer had no effects on fat loss. Overweight women worked out and… didn’t lose weight. Why? Because exercise alone hardly makes you lose fat. To lose fat, change your diet.
Finally, the 5th (last) study suggests that muscle hypertrophy is not related to muscle damage. If that’s confirmed, we’ll have to rethink our theories of muscle hypertrophy. Cuz to be honest, almost all trainers will tell you hypertrophy results from muscle damage (“you damage your muscle and it repairs and grows bigger to protect itself” or some variation of that).
I’ll see you next week. Until then, don’t forget to join our Facebook group
Your bro in science-based natural bodybuilding,
Carl Juneau, PhD