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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Articles

Training Frequency

Many people think training frequency is a closed case in the research, but we actually know very little about the optimum frequency for each muscle group. Let’s get into more detail.

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What is Broscience?

Broscience is a term we often hear thrown around, but what does it actually mean? How is a broscientist different from an evidence-based practitioner? Let’s discuss.

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Carb Cycling

Carb cycling is a popular stategy employed by athletes and bodybuilders in an attempt to improve exercise adaptations and body composition. Does it work?

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A Motivation Secret

The fitness industry is full of gurus telling you how to eat and train while offering motivation along the way. However, these gurus often forget a key secret.

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Training Muscle Fiber Types

Researchers and bodybuilders alike have pondered over the years if it’s possible to isolate muscle fiber types with specific training strategies. Is this possible?

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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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CUSTOM PROGRAMS

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Mind-Muscle Connection for Activation

The mind-muscle connection is a popular training tool used by many bodybuilders. This study found that trained individuals were able to increase activation in specific muscles when told to focus on them during a lift.

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Mind-Muscle Connection and Strength

The mind-muscle connection is a popular strategy for bodybuilders but it may not be best for strength athletes. This study found that force production was reduced when subjects used the mind-muscle connection.

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Caffeine

Caffeine is the most common ingredient in pre-workout formulations. Caffeine has been shown several times over to positively impact many aspects of exercise performance.

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Pre-Exhaustion Training

Many bodybuilders employ pre-exhaustion training in an attempt to increase muscle activation in compound movements. Research doesn’t support this theory, but there are other ways to achieve this effect.

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the gains you deserve

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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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