The Muscle PhD | Dr. Jacob Wilson

Become a
certified trainer

The most comprehensive bodybuilding and exercise science course that’s designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a versatile coach, capable of training individuals from all backgrounds and enabling you to establish a thriving business of your own.

Become a
certified trainer

The most comprehensive bodybuilding and exercise science course that’s designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a versatile coach, capable of training individuals from all backgrounds and enabling you to establish a thriving business of your own.

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Writing your own Program Part 3

Writing a solid training program is one of the most nuanced tasks in the fitness field. How can you go about creating your own program? We’ll get into the nitty gritty in this series.

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Potholes

There comes a time in every veteran bodybuilder’s career where they have too many nagging injuries to count. How can we relate this to driving on subpar roads?

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Squats vs. Hip Thrusts

The bodybuilding community has rallied around the squat and hip thrust for glute development, but which exercise is better? New research may have the answer.

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Chest Training 101

Growing the pectorals is a goal of many gym goers. What’s the best way to go about developing this oft-sought after muscle group? Let’s see what the science says about the pecs.

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CUSTOM PROGRAMS

Quick tips

Can Cardio Cause Growth?

A recent review stated that endurance exercise can cause growth similar to resistance training but this benefit only occurs in older individuals. Young individuals do not get this effect.

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Sleep and Fat Loss

This study found that subjects who slept 8.5-hours per night lost more weight as fat compared to subjects who slept 5.5-hours per night when both groups consumed the same diet.

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Bands and Chains

Many think that bands and chains are just a powerlifting tool but they can be extremely useful for bodybuilders as well. Using bands or chains increases the amount of weight during the top half of the lift which forces the muscle to produce force throughout the whole range of motion.

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the gains you deserve

Take a short quiz to create a program that’s tailored to your goals and needs. No more going to the gym day after day just to get zero results. Crush through plateaus and start getting the gains you deserve with a custom training program.

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MACRO CALCULATOR

Our sophisticated macro calculator utilizes numerous body metrics and lifestyle habits to provide you with a full-calorie and macro breakdown to help you achieve your dream physique.

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