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Bodybuilding Science Review - Issue #43

Dear bro,The year is almost over. Looking back, I'd say 2017 was the year of volume. Volume is a key

Bodybuilding Science Review

December 30 · Issue #43 · View online

Dear bro,

The year is almost over. 

Looking back, I’d say 2017 was the year of volume. Volume is a key driver of muscle hypertrophy, and the bulk of the evidence is starting to suggest it may be the most important variable.

The first review paper below provides a nice recap (the authors went so far as to call volume “The Most Effective Variable in Resistance Training” in the title!).

More and more researchers agree, too. I even heard Dr. Brad Schoenfeld mention it last week in an interview (second link down below). In case you live under a rock, Schoenfeld is arguably the leading muscle hypertrophy researcher.

So, volume is key. That’s gotta be the #1 trend in hypertrophy research in 2017.

On the nutrition side, protein is still a popular topic, and protein powder is still the #1-selling sports supplement. In that spirit, I’m happy I got you 5% off from today’s sponsor, Genetidyne – a US-based company. Just enter DRMUSCLE5 as a coupon when you check out.

Here’s why I like Genetidyne:

- They sell only supplements that have been proven to work, without hype or fluff

- They use only efficacious dosages based on clinical studies (Bill Haskins, the founder, has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology)

- They say they’re founded on morals and ethics, and based on my communications with Bill, I trust them

To be honest, that’s a rare sight in the supplement industry, where most promotions are misleading, to say the least. Fake before-and-after photos anyone?

Personally, I’d recommend the Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate Powder. I’ve used a powder like that for years. No artificial flavour, no sugar, no sugar substitute. Just the good stuff. You get 27 g of protein per 30 g serving – that’s the most I’ve ever seen. In other words, the protein is very pure.

Genetidyne only ships in the US. Enter coupon code DRMUSCLE5 at checkout to save 5%.

Thanks for sticking around this year. I appreciate it. Best wishes for huge gains in 2018,

Carl Juneau, PhD

Volume for Muscle Hypertrophy and Health Outcomes: The Most Effective Variable in Resistance Training | SpringerLink
Hypertrophy Researcher, Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, Answers Your Questions
What 22 Studies Say About the Best Way to Build Muscle
Magnitude of Muscle Strength and Mass Adaptations Between High-Load Resistance Training Versus Low-Load Resistance Training Associated with Blood-Flow Restriction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | SpringerLink
International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Rapid Weight Loss vs. Slow Weight Loss: Which is More Effective on Body Composition and Metabolic Risk Factors?
Impact of moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity physical activity on mortality
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