Branching Out for More Muscle

Jerry Brainum

Branching Out for More Muscle

Bodybuilders do not need to eat protein. There, I’ve said it. Before I’m accused of an ephedrine overdose or outright psychosis, permit me to qualify that seeming heresy. What bodybuilders—and everyone else—need are amino acids.

During the digestion process, whole-food proteins, such as milk, meat and eggs, are broken down into their elemental parts, which are amino acids. Twenty-two dietary amino acids have been identified. Eight are considered essential, in that they cannot be synthesized in the body but have to be supplied by food. While all essential amino acids are vital for making gains in muscular size and strength—indeed, recent studies show that only the essential aminos are required in muscle protein synthesis—some of them are more vital than others.

The Hepburn Routine

Bill Starr

The Hepburn Routine

Last month I presented a workout aimed primarily at beginners and those who want to include some quick lifts in their routines, a program I learned from Sid Henry of Dallas. This month’s routine is of an entirely different nature and is meant for advanced strength athletes. Don’t even consider trying it unless you’ve spent several years in serious strength training. You must establish a solid base before this routine will bear fruit.

The Brothers Grimm

Stuart McRobert

The Brothers Grimm

It’s been three months since Yiannis and Stelios performed the two pseudo workouts I described in the first column of this series. The brothers are making consistent progress and are thrilled about what bodybuilding is doing for them.

Their training routines now reflect their different body structures. Previously they’d always followed the same routines. They continue to train together, spot each other and encourage each other.

Use Testosterone, Beat WADA?

Jose Antonio

Use Testosterone, Beat WADA?

Testosterone enanthate has been studied perhaps more extensively than any other androgen.1 One study gave 13 nonathletic men 200 milligrams of testosterone enanthate every week for six months, with a control group of eight healthy men receiving a placebo. In the testosterone-treated subjects, fat-free mass increased by 10 percent, and fat mass decreased by 16 percent. The authors concluded that “the administration of testosterone enanthate in pharmacological doses for six months resulted in a modest reduction in fat mass and small increases in fat-free mass, muscle strength and bone density.”

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