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Aging to Perfection With RP

Written by Crystal Zarbatany I never thought I would be in the best shape of my life in my 50s. To back up, I first purchased the RP templates after falling off the fitness wagon for more than a year and a half. After this break, neither my body nor...

by Crystal Zarbatany
on Feb 17, 2018
A Review of SteadyMD: Concierge Doctor Service

Back in 2016, I had a less than stellar trip to the doctor. Despite telling the Medical Health professionals all about my diet, training, and supplements (and my occupation), when I received my feedback a week later the response was basically a regurgitation of what I had already told them....

by Nick Shaw, Founder and CEO
on Feb 16, 2018
Is strength training safe for children?

Written by Tiago Vasconcelos In a word, “yes”, so long, of course, as proper technique is used. Rest assured, the belief that weightlifting might stunt growth is completely false. As children age, their bones lengthen. Epiphyseal plates, otherwise known as growth plates, are located in between the bones. When signaled...

by Tiago Vasconcelos
on Feb 06, 2018
Do you need training variation or patience to get through this plateau?

Chad Dolan, 1B.S., 1M.S., 2Ph.D. Student 1Florida Atlantic University B.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion M.S. Exercise Physiology 2Florida International University Nutrition and Dietetics   Do you need training variation or patience to get through this plateau? To answer this question, we must first break down exercise into its simplest...

by Nick Shaw, Founder and CEO
on Jan 09, 2018
The Case for High-Carb Massing

by Mike Israetel and Broderick Chavez The Case for High-Carb Massing   This article is about how to gain the most muscle possible. If you’re looking for any other kinds of info, our apologies. But if you’re looking to add some in-depth details to your knowledge on how best to...

by Dr. Mike Israetel, Co-founder and Chief Sport Scientist and Broderick Chavez
on Jan 09, 2018
Why Body Composition Is Underrated For Powerlifting

Written by Tiago Vasconcelos While it’s getting better as the sport grows, body composition is not often talked about in Powerlifting circles, and sometimes disregarded completely. What this means is that, in the sport of Powerlifting, the amount of fat athletes are carrying is largely considered irrelevant, the laser focus...

by Tiago Vasconcelos  
on Dec 30, 2017
Do Muscle Fiber Types Change with Training? An End To The Unfounded “Debate”.

Written by Andrew J. Galpin, Nathan Serrano, & Kara Lazauskas The Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Center for Sport Performance, California State University, Fullerton November 2017   Sports commentators love to describe explosive athletes as “made up of quick-twitch”. And while that’s certainly true, it’s not particularly helpful because...

by Andrew J. Galpin, Nathan Serrano, & Kara Lazauskas
on Dec 20, 2017
The Open Nutrition Tips

By: Dr. Mike Israetel The Open is coming up, which is a HUGE deal. To do your best, you need to make sure to train, rest, and EAT in the right ways. Now, the Renaissance Diet and our many articles on dieting right lay the groundwork of a fundamentally good...

by Dr. Mike Israetel, Co-founder and Chief Sport Scientist
on Feb 19, 2018
Why Massing is Beneficial

If you're weary of getting "too bulky", which is causing you to steer clear of lifting heavy and/or gaining muscle mass, we've got news for you! As RP's COO, I can tell you that the percentage of muscle gain (aka "mass") template orders we receive as compared to weight loss...

by Lori Shaw, COO and RP Cookbook Author
on Feb 14, 2018
The Problem of Evening Hunger

The Problem of Evening Hunger By: Dr. Mike Israetel   Let’s be honest. Lots of people cheat on their diets. Even those with some pretty strong willpower can succumb on occasion to the extreme hunger pangs of very low calorie diets. And while hunger can strike at most any time,...

by Dr. Mike Israetel, Co-founder and Chief Sport Scientist
on Jan 28, 2018
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