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Bodybuilding Science Review - Issue #27

Howdy,Couple interesting papers this week. But before we begin, come join our Facebook group: https:/

Bodybuilding Science Review

June 17 · Issue #27 · View online


Couple interesting papers this week. But before we begin, come join our Facebook group:, 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

Ingestion of an Amino Acid Electrolyte Beverage during Resistance Exercise Does Not Impact Fluid Shifts into Muscle or Performance
Effects of BodyPump and resistance training with and without a personal trainer on muscle strength and body composition in overweight and obese wom... - PubMed - NCBI
Hypertrophic effects of concentric versus eccentric muscle a... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
Calorie Shifting (Refeeding) for Max. Fat Loss: Classic Body Building Principle Has Overweight Women Lose 8kg of Pure Fat in 42 Days - 2.6x More Than Calories In vs. Out Predicts - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone
Resistance training-induced changes in integrated myofibrillar protein synthesis are related to hypertrophy only after attenuation of muscle damage. - PubMed - NCBI
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