The Muscle PhD | Dr. Jacob Wilson

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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

Fasted Training

Many bodybuilders perform fasted cardio or fasted training in an attempt to burn more fat as fuel. Is this the best practice for getting shredded?

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CNS Fatigue

CNS fatigue is kind of a hot topic in the fitness industry. Some will argue its existence whereas others will misuse the term entirely. What does the science say?

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A Tale of Three Bodybuilders

There’s many different pathways one can take when attempting to achieve bodybuilding glory. Let’s examine three such of these paths and how they eventually converge.

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Pain Killers and Gains

Many lifters take NSAIDs or pain killers to alleviate muscle soreness following intense training. Is this the best practice for promoting recovery and gains?

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CUSTOM PROGRAMS

Quick tips

Taurine

Taurine is a common ingredient in pre-workout formulas but that might not be the best idea for individuals wanting to build muscle. Endurance athletes will get the most benefits out of taurine.

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Alcohol Consumption

Most people generally understand that alcohol isn’t great for gains. But why is this the case? This study found that alcohol can impair protein synthesis following training.

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Whey vs Meat Protein

Our lab examined the effects of supplementing with whey or meat-based proteins over an 8-week training protocol. Whey and beef protein produced similar gains in

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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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Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is often touted as a fat loss supplement but the scientific evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Chromium isn’t your best bet for improving body composition.

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Leg Press Foot Positions

A common gym thought is that changing your foot placement on a leg press can influence muscle activation. This study confirmed that theory by finding different activation patterns in different positions.

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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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