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What the fitness industry would not dare to admit and you may not like what I have to say….

Are Oversized Muscles a Biological Liability? Is your fitness routine rendering your body biologically unfit? © Ori Hofmekler I may have violated all conventional fitness codes of honor by even asking such question. This might be considered a crime against bodybuilding. Are oversized muscles a biological liability? I believe they are and so is anything […]

Can Your Body Become Intolerant to Energy? Part II:

©Ori Hofmekler Part II: Carb Loading Alert Are You Ready to Trade Off Your Health and Longevity for Sport?   Carb loading is a commonly used method geared to enhance sport performance. It involves a large intake of starchy carbs such as from pasta or rice prior to an athletic drill. If you have been […]

UPDATE: Dark Side of Creatine – The Science Behind the Truth

I apologize for my late response to these posts. I was on a long trip overseas. Regardless, I’d like to put the record straight regarding this topic.  (Read my first creatine post here) Creatine phosphate has been reported to inhibit AMPK activity (Ponticos M, Lu QL, Morgan JE, Hardie DG, Partridge TA, and Carling D. […]

Pre-Workout Nutrition

I’d like to put the record straight regarding pre-workout nutrition. This is a tricky topic that requires a short biological and science overview, so bear with me. Growing body of research indicates that nature selects underfed species for extended life-span and vice versa – it shortens the life expectancy of overfed species. Humans are no […]

Can You Stop Physical Aging?

Since oxidative stress has been found to be the main cause of aging, it gives that preventing oxidative stress will stop the aging process… But apparently that’s not the case in real life. In reality your body is designed to actually thrive under oxidative stress. Yes, this seems a bit tricky…but that’s what’s fascinating about […]

Muscle Rejuvenation Vs. Muscle Buildup

You Need to Decide What’s Your Main Goal… Getting Your Muscle Big or Keeping Your Muscle Young? Apparently You Can’t Have Both. If you follow conventional fitness guidelines- train hard and eat many protein meals throughout the day- good chance you’ll gain muscle size and strength. There is only one problem: As you get older, […]

Issues of “Leaning Down” Phase of Bodybuilding

I would say that the “leaning down” phase of bodybuilding (which is typically limited to several weeks at a time) is actually a healthy regimen involving calorie restriction and energy depletion. However, there are two issues with that phase. First is the frequent feeding factor. For the adult body frequent feeding may spell overfeeding even […]

Are You Biologically Fit?

According to evolutionary rules: If you’re not biologically fit, nature will render you dispensable regardless to the size of your muscles. Do you see yourself fit? Can you bench press your body weight? How about doing ten pull ups or fifty push-ups? If you can, you’re probably fit by conventional standards. But according to nature, […]

Two Eating Tricks That Will Prolong Life

Despite rapidly accumulating data on human nutrition, there has been great confusion as to what diet benefits human longevity most. To address this issue properly, we need to look to evolutionary biology. Like other species, we are originally programmed to benefit from specific foods and a specific eating cycle – these factors are inherent to […]

The Origin Of The Human Diet

Are You Biologically Aligned With Your Food Choices? Despite rapidly accumulating data on human nutrition, there has been great confusion as to what diet benefits human longevity most. To address this issue properly, we need to look to evolutionary biology. Like other species, we are originally programmed to benefit from specific foods and a specific […]