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Does Creatine Build Muscle?

Back around 1992, I might have been one of the first couple thousand people to try commercially available creatine. It was in a product called Phosphagain, created by Anthony Almada and marketed by Bill Phillips through a magazine called Muscle Media 2000. In my...

Pomegranate Juice for Muscle Building

When I was a kid, I thought pomegranates were about the most exotic fruit I’d ever seen. Maybe that’s because my mom never added them to the family grocery list. Thus, my first exposure to pomegranates was in seeing my neighborhood peers eating them. I still vividly...

Chocolate Milk as Post Workout Drink

Once back in the early nineties, I took the article written advice of an old bodybuilding sage and made the cheapest form of protein powder. Unable to recall who it was, I only remember his tip for cash-strapped workout guys in their twenties. He mentioned that in the...

What Does Usolic Acid Do; Is it a Muscle Builder?

I recently dipped into Tim Ferriss’ latest book, ‘Tools of Titans.’ In the fifth chapter of Part 1 titled ‘Healthy’, Ferriss profiles a buddy of his in the field of ergogenic supplements. His name is Patrick Arnold. He’s touted as being, among other things, the go-to...

Is High Protein Bad for Kidneys?

Those of us who build strength and muscle are hyperaware of our protein intake. We certainly aren’t like many of my non-bodybuilding friends, some of whom could eat a bag of corn chips and wonder if what they’d just eaten was protein. I wish I could say that’s an...