Protein is important for building muscle (and losing fat). But what do you do on a vegetarian diet? Eric Helms, Ph.D, shares how to follow a plant-based diet and still get all the protein, vitamins, and nutrients your body needs.
Training in the gym is one of the safest things you can do. But bad movement patterns can make some exercises risky. Here’s how to correct issues before they become injuries.
Want some insurance that exercises like squats and deadlifts won’t leave you hurt? The Valsalva maneuver is simple way to upgrade your fitness routine, lift more weight, suffer fewer injuries, and — potentially — even improve your digestion.
Underrated and underused, resistance band exercises can upgrade your workout without needing weights. Here’s how to use them to build more muscle, improve flexibility, and upgrade your workout.
Most people assume meal timing after your workout is essential. But new research shows that nutrient timing might now be as important as we once thought.
Taking every set in your workout to complete exhaustion might be a big mistake. Training to failure can build muscle and strength, but only if done right.
If you’ve read a diet book, seen a nutritionist, or hired a personal trainer, you’ve probably been told that in order to lose weight or gain muscle you need to eat more often. Maybe you were told, “eat five to six small meals per day” or that eating big meals was no good for your […]
Muscle-building research isn’t always about people who love to build muscle. The year was 2004. The quote came from one of my esteemed professors at the University of Colorado during a late-night statistical analysis. Back then, I was just a young “professional research assistant.” Translation: I was helping write grants, designing experiments, running tests, and […]
If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you know that I enjoy hosting random Q&A’s using the hashtag #AskBorn. And while I love the rapid fire interaction, sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough. That’s why I cover certain questions more in-depth, providing you with the details that will help you understand my answers. Ask […]
The notification hit my computer: Born… can you please give us clarification on deer-antler spray? Why are athletes using it? Immediately, I knew that Ray Lewis was to blame. And even worse? I was about to deflate all the media hype. The message was from Neema Yazdani. Some of you might recognize Neema’s name from […]
No matter what anyone says, there are rules for building bigger arms. Most people just get bad advice. Follow these 3 tips to grow more muscle even faster.
Why is it so hard to gain size? Because most people don’t realize they are making muscle building mistakes. Fix these 5 problems and you’ll accelerate your gains.