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

Writing your own Program Part 1

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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Alcohol and Gains

Most bodybuilders and athletes would probably like to have a social life, too. Can alcohol intake impair gains? Is there applicable knowledge on this subject?

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Hamstrings in the Squat

Research continues to uncover minimal hamstrings involvement in the squat, but the fitness community often claims otherwise. What’s the deal here?

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Beast Mode

Have you ever gone “beast mode” in the gym? Let’s think about that for a second – how beastly are you? Let’s compare ourselves to the animal kingdom and see how we stack up.

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CUSTOM PROGRAMS

Quick tips

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris has long been marketed as a natural testosterone booster but literally no study has confirmed this assertion. Tribulus is not an effective supplement for anything bodybuilding-related.

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Bench Tip #1

Studies show that force production and muscle activation decrease during the second half of the press during the bench press. How does this impact max bench performance?

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Lifting Belts

Summary Powerlifters and bodybuilders often use lifting belts to prevent injury and improve performance (Finnie et al., 2003). While lower back protection is murky (read

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Burnout Sets and Growth

This study found that adding burnouts at the end of every workout in the last 4-weeks of a training protocol increased gains in size and strength more so than other training protocols.

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Lifting Belts

One way to improve your squat performance is by using a weightlifting belt. A good belt can help increase power production and won’t lower core activation like many people think.

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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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