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Forum: General Board 08-27-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Creatine: once more falsely accused

It amazes me how often creatine is blamed for various athletic problems. These problems range from dehydration to severe muscle cramps. This is true despite the fact that numerous, well-controlled...
Forum: General Board 08-13-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Can you lift light and still make muscle gains?

A long-standing tenet in bodybuilding is that if you want to promote muscular hypertrophy, or muscle size gains, you need to train heavy, using lower reps. Conversely, training with lighter weights...
Forum: General Board 07-30-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Jerry Brainum
The latest on beta alanine

Studies continue to be published attesting to the value of beta alanine as an effective ergogenic aid for increasing both training and athletic performance. Beta alanine is an amino acid, and when...
Forum: General Board 07-22-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Thicker blood and testosterone

It’s difficult for men to be treated for low testosterone levels for a number of reasons. This is true even for men with clinically proven low testosterone levels. The reasons for the reluctance of...
Forum: General Board 07-16-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Jerry Brainum
A blast from the past

This is an excerpt from an article that I wrote 19 years ago that illustrates many of the popular bodybuilding practices of that time. Since I wrote this, I can assure you that all the information...
Forum: General Board 07-08-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Are organic eggs a shell game?

Those of us who purchase eggs are offered three main choices: 1) organic eggs;2)free-range eggs, which are also often organic; 3) regular eggs. Organic eggs are often touted for their nutritional...
Forum: General Board 06-25-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By Jerry Brainum
The fickle finger of fame

Ah, the vicissitudes of life. You can be up one day, down the next, or as Forest Gump memorably noted,”Life is like a bunch of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get next.” Take for...
Forum: General Board 06-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Maximizing anabolic hormones during training

Few would argue that testosterone helps to build muscle. Proof of this exists throughout the existing medical literature. One study, for example, showed that when a drug that blocks the effects of...
Forum: General Board 06-11-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Is this the cure for stubborn calves?

In 1990, I had the occasion to meet Dorian Yates. Yates was making his American debut at the Night of the Champions professional bodybuilding contest, which I was covering for a bodybuilding...
Forum: General Board 06-04-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Jerry Brainum
The mouthwash of champions

It’s no secret that ingesting carbohydrates improves exercise performance, particularly that related to exercise intensity levels and endurance. If you’ve ever viewed a long distance running event,...
Forum: General Board 05-31-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Dangerous protein drinks?

Consumer Reports magazine has a long established and well-earned reputation for independently testing various products for quality and efficacy. It was with some concern, then, when I learned about...
Forum: General Board 05-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Jerry Brainum
My top gym peeves

In over four decades of training at Gold’s gym in Venice, I’ve found a few things that consistently bother me. These peeves are not limited to Gold’s gym. but can and do occur in gyms that I’ve...
Forum: General Board 05-27-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By Jerry Brainum
If you?re young and fat, you?re probably deficient in testosterone

The prevalence of men lacking testosterone is far more widespread than is believed by most doctors. The usual test for measuring testosterone levels is the total testosterone blood test. The problem...
Forum: General Board 05-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Heat shock proteins preserve muscle

I’ve written two articles for Ironman magazine about heat shock proteins (HSP). HSP are stress-induced proteins that protect cells. They do so through a variety of mechanisms, such as preventing...
Forum: General Board 05-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Jones Justified

Arthur Jones, the late inventor of the Nautilus and Med-ex exercise machines, had a very acrimonious relationship with most exercise scientists. He frequently publicly labeled them as* morons or...
Forum: General Board 05-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Occlusion training boosts muscle gains in older men

Occlusion training involves restricting blood flow to working muscles by way of a cuff or tourniquet. Originally developed in Japan, this style of training has been shown to increase anabolic factors...
Forum: General Board 05-14-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 675
Posted By Jerry Brainum
An easy way to boost antioxidant nutrient absorption

Aloe Vera is a plant that grows in Africa, the Canary islands, and a few other places. For years, various medicinal properties have often been ascribed to aloe. Aloe vera juice is recommended for the...
Forum: General Board 05-13-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Getting more bang from your vitamin D buck

Vitamin D has emerged in recent years as a “star” nutrient” based on numerous scientific discoveries about its role in human health. For years, vitamin D was most closely associated with calcium...
Forum: General Board 05-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By Jerry Brainum
R.I.P Dennis Tinerino, my long time friend

I just found out about the death of Dennis Tinerino from cancer at age* 64. Dennis would have turned 65 in December. He was a well-known bodybuilder, having won the Mr.America title in 1967, followed...
Forum: General Board 05-03-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Am I a victim of Obamacare?

I have now experienced “Obamacare.” My insurance company has increased my yearly deductible by $500, while at the same time now charging for services that were previously covered under the plan...
Forum: General Board 04-30-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By Jerry Brainum
When your brain has left the building

We Americans seem to have an abundance of things to worry about.There is the threat of another attack from crazed, fanatical terrorists looming in our collective psyches, as is the current downward...
Forum: General Board 04-26-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Can arginine lower exercise fatigue?

Despite being classified as a “nonessential” amino acid because it can be synthesized in the body, L-arginine is extremely popular with bodybuilders. In the past, arginine was touted as being the...
Forum: General Board 04-17-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Aerobics and myostatin: an odd couple?

The thought of doing aerobic exercise is anathema to many bodybuilders. According to bodybuilding dogma, doing aerobics will melt muscle faster than butter thrown into a hot frying pan. The usual...
Forum: General Board 04-14-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Jerry Brainum
Does soy interfere with thyroid function?

When I began training over 40 years ago, the major protein source in commercial protein supplements was soy. The most popular brands at the time were those sold by the York Barbell company, who also...
Forum: General Board 04-13-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By Jerry Brainum
A good reason to eat your greens

The use of dietary antioxidant supplements, such as vitamins C, E and others in relation to exercise is controversial. Such antioxidants are suggested because exercise is known to induce a rise in...
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