Creatine Supplementation

Creatine Supplementation

byBrandon Heavey|August 6, 2013 This post covers the ins and out of creatine.  What it is, how it works, why you’d want to supplement, etc.  If you’re impatient or don’t really care for all the nitty gritty details, skip down to the summary section for the highlights.  Ok,...
Diet Smarter Not Harder:Macro Timing

Diet Smarter Not Harder:Macro Timing

byBrandon Heavey|July 9, 2013 Fresh on the heels of my carb backloading experiment, I happened across a study examining a similar protocol.  However, instead of leveraging macronutrient timing to accelerate muscle mass growth (as in backloading), this study looked at its effectiveness in weight...
2 Month Carb Backloading Experiment

2 Month Carb Backloading Experiment

byBrandon Heavey|June 22, 2013 My Motivation I kicked off 2013 with an 8 week conjugate strength training and intermittent fasting (IF) experiment.  During this period I increased skeletal muscle by 0.7 lbs and reduced body fat by 1.6 lbs.  These changes in body composition dropped me from a body...
Eating Meat Will Kill Us All

Eating Meat Will Kill Us All

byBrandon Heavey|April 5, 2013 Subtitled  But only if it’s processed and even then probably only if you’re an overweight, inactive smoker.   Quarterly Meat Bashing It feels like a new study makes headlines every few months stating how the consumption of meat is killing us all....
Fasting / Conjugate Results

Fasting / Conjugate Results

byBrandon Heavey|March 12, 2013 For the past 8 weeks, I’ve been experimenting with intermittent fasting.  My goal was to cut body fat, while maintaining or possibly increasing muscle mass.  Well… the 8 week window for my experiment just closed, so now it’s time to take a look at...
Intermittent Fasting: Longevity

Intermittent Fasting: Longevity

byBrandon Heavey|March 8, 2013 Reading through the literature, it was interesting to discover that while most of the buzz surrounding intermittent fasting (IF) is a relatively new phenomena, the first documented study on the effects of IF on longevity was published in 1945.  In fact, this study...