Christopher Mohr

Background

Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD, LDN recently finished his PhD while majoring in Exercise Physiology, at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and holds a bachelors degree in Nutrition, from Penn State University, and a master's degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a sports nutritionist within the Athletic Department.

For more information about Chris' services, visit www.MohrResults.com.

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Articles

  • Football Diaries: Part One - The Lineman Diet.

    Since different players obviously play different roles, and lineman should naturally be larger than running backs, for example, I will first discuss how to help your body be the best it can be if you're on the line.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 3-10-06!

    The questions and answers posted here are about gaining muscle and losing fat. They also discuss the importance of eating enough food throughout the day. No food = No muscle. Learn more here.

  • Football Diaries: Part Three - The Lineman Workout.

    Over the past couple weeks I have discussed some important dietary considerations for lineman, or anyone who on the football squad who may be trying to gain weight. Of course diet is only half the battle; the other half is training...

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 10-10-04!

    One particular herbal supplement that is common among individuals is ginseng. Learn all about ginseng here!

  • Supplement Savvy - 3-23-04!

    In this week's column, learn about the effects creatine has on caffeine, if aerobic exercise burns more calories than resistance training and much more...

  • Supplement Savvy - 7/12/05.

    This review is from good 'ol New Orleans, home of the 2nd Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference. Get the latest research information right here about Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and the new designer coffee 'JavaFit.'

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 12-06-04!

    This is a review on studies done researching the effects of creatine, amino acids and more...

  • Post Workout Basics - Optimizing Glycogen!

    When you workout, you deplete muscle glycogen. This primary fuel source needs to be increased after a workout to feed your muscles. Learn more!

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 08-30-04!

    This article covers a study about low and high glycemic levels and how they impact a cyclist on a 64 km event. This article also talks about creatine as a healthy supplement, especially for vegetarians.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 5-10-06!

    Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers for football players wishing to control weight and keep hard earned muscle. See what they learned.

  • Supplement Savvy - 5-10-04!

    In this week's edition of Supplement Savvy, I'm going to discuss two products included in many fat loss supplements: CLA and green tea extract.

  • Prescription For Cardio Haters.

    My fitness goal was to add more cardio to my regimen. I typically did some cardiovascular work a few days a week, but I dreaded that 30-40 minutes on the machines. Learn how to get your cardio done...

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 2-2-05!

    Now that ephedra is merely a figment of our fat incinerating imagination, it's time to find a new adjunct to a healthy diet and intense workout routine. This time around we'll discuss Chitosan and Caffeine.

  • Shed Fat Now With These 7 Steps!

    Beaches and pools open up and American's clothes start disappearing like a magic act. It's time to shed a bit of winter's insulation (body fat) before you hit the waves. Follow these 7 tips to get on your way to a new you.

  • Single VS. Multiple Sets.

    All programs will work for some time, the reason for this is that our bodies quickly adapt to what we give them. This is the main reasoning for variation in your workout...

  • The Pro's And Con's Of Dietary Supplementation!

    Let's take a look into some of the pro's and con's of supplementation and hopefully the next time you see an ad for one of these products, you will be well equipped to sort through the hype and carefully scrutinize the science behind what is being sold.

  • Supplement Savvy - 9/01/05.

    After taking a little break and finishing my PhD I am back and ready for more. Today I am going to talk about the effects of static stretching and psyching-up.

  • Weight Loss/Weight Gain Sample Plans

    I continually get emails asking for more weight gain and weight loss meal plans. I recently received one from a female asking for a meal plan for women, too. So this week I am providing some sample plans for weight loss and weight gain.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 11-15-04!

    These conferences are often in cities where nerdy scientists can finally take off their safety goggles, put down their pocket protectors, and see the light of day as a true tourist would.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 09-06-04!

    Let's take a look at the first study of its kind in humans to measure the activity of one of the many products of myostatin available.

  • Supplement Savvy - 3-29-04!

    In this week's installment of Supplement Savvy, learn about the effects of carbohydrate supplementation to enhance post-workout protein synthesis and much more...

  • Give Yourself A Healthy Heart

    Exercise is crucial for the heart, along with not smoking or living on fast food. But let's not forget about some of the nutrients that we must include for optimum health.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 12-12-04!

    Staying up to date on the latest recommendations in sports nutrition is no easy task. But it is easier thanks to a special one-day symposium now held annually in October to kick off the American Dietetic Association conference.

  • LL Cool J's Platinum Workout: An Inside Look At His Training, Nutrition & New Book.

    LL Cool J has earned everything he has with hard work and dedication - training philosophy, nutrition tips and more below! Learn more as I have a roundtable with LL Cool J and his trainer 'Scooter' Honig.

  • Recovery Nutrition!

    The goal of recovery nutrition is to prepare the body for the next workout. While the body is at rest, it is the athlete's job to refuel it. By refueling the body, athletes may reduce muscle soreness and cramping, common complaints for many athletes.

  • Transformation For Mass Gains: How Arkad Yousif Gained 10 Lbs Of Muscle!

    One lucky reader was picked to be interviewed for his efforts in completing and continuing to make gains in lean mass. Learn why and how he made his transformation and what goal he is preparing for. Read on!

  • Optimizing Your Physique And Health Through Diet - Part 1!

    Are you ready to take the first step towards a year round beach body? If so it would be wise to continue reading and learn how to change your physique and perform at your potential!

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 6-14-06!

    Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers about MRP's and dinner, calorie intake, building strength and more. Check it out and get the facts here.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 4-11-06!

    Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today those questions have to do with losing body fat and updating a supplement stack. See what the doctor has to say.

  • Weight Loss Plan.

    A week long menu to get you started on your way to get shredded.

  • Summer Slim Down!

    Dietary supplements are, and always will be, immensely popular. Fat-loss supplements are particularly popular as America is currently facing an obesity epidemic. And, I might add, bodybuilders are facing a 4-pack epidemic...

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 12-01-04!

    This is a review on studies done researching the effects of essential amino acids, power development and energy expenditure...

  • American College Of Sports Medicine Review, Part I.

    Each year at ACSM's Annual Meeting, researchers, scientists, dietitians, physicians, etc. gather to discuss the latest research. In this article I will present information about energy drinks, and carbohydrate and antioxidant supplementation.

  • Supplement Savvy - Research Main Page!

    Chris Mohr's weekly review of the latest supplement studies! Find out what works and what doesn't so you can get the best possible results.

  • Studies About Weight Gain And Weight Loss!

    I thought these would be useful reviews to whet your appetite for what's to come with regard to weight loss and weight gain studies. Check it out!

  • Top 8 Supplements For Athletes.

    Here are the top 8 supplements that may be considered (everyone else does the top 10, so I thought 8 would be for a change of pace)...

  • Supplement Savvy: A Look At Some Recent Health Research.

    It's time to take a look at some pertinent research studies that have surfaced over the last few years.

  • HIT Vs. Periodization!

    Ask 10 people what they believe to be the optimal training regimen and you'll likely get 10 answers (maybe 11, if one person is indecisive). The true question: is there an optimal training regimen?

  • Meal Frequency And Performance!

    This week I'll discuss why eating the right foods more frequently will undoubtedly make you bigger and stronger-and this isn't some over hyped ad; it's real life, based on science.

  • Safe Fat Loss Supplements For Athletes.

    This week I'm going to review the science behind a number of the popular fat loss supplements available to allow you to make a sensible decision.

  • Effects Of Pre-Exercise Carbohydrate Supplementation For Mountain Bikers

    This week I review a recent research publication on preexercise carbohydrate supplementation and mountain bike performance; if this doesn't specifically relate to you, there may be some information you can extrapolate to your current workout ...

  • Meal Frequency And Weight Loss!

    Don't rub your eyes, do not pinch your cheek; yes you're awake, this is not a dream. While everything you may know up until this point has led you to believe you must eat less to lose weight, I'm here to question that theory-to an extent.

  • Chokeberry Juice: A Study Reviewed!

    This week I'm going to cover a few products that are a bit more obscure. Folks may encounter them, so I believe it is worth covering them.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 1-07-05!

    Conjugated linoleic acid is a supplement that has been proposed to increase metabolic rate, increase fat utilization, and thus, with these combined, result in weight loss.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 6-14-04!

    In this article I cover studies about the effects of caffeine and the importance of post-exercise nutrition.

  • Should Personal Trainers Be Dispensing Nutrition Advice?

    Who is the most educated when it comes to providing nutritional advice? Personal Trainers, Sport Nutritionists? Get answers to that and more right here!

  • Need To Lose Or Gain Weight? Find Out How To Here.

    This is a shortened plan with a one day sample each of a fat loss and muscle gain meal plan, including bonus recipes. Read on to spice up your weekly meal plans!

  • Training For Mass - What You Need To Pack On Muscle.

    While many are focused on losing weight; there are surely a handful of folks who have resolved to gain weight. Our goal here is simple... to put on mass muscle. Sample training program included.

  • Effects Of Creatine On Thermoregulation.

    Let's take a look at one study which considered the effect of creatine supplementation on various physiological parameters related to heat stress.

  • Body Composition 411.

    A scale does not decipher between body fat and lean body mass. Therefore it is most important to understand what your body composition is to make good judgments. Learn more here!

  • Supplement Savvy - 4-19-04!

    This week I'll compare different types of protein and the benefits of meal replacement shakes...

  • Safe Fat Loss Supplements For Athletes: Part Two!

    Last week I covered several dietary supplements purported to enhance fat loss. This week, I'll touch on just a few more popular products that are available.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 11-29-04!

    This week I'm reporting on my findings on carbs and amino acids...

  • Raising The Bar!

    We are all familiar with going out the door and not eating to only find ourselves hitting the local fast food chains or vending machines. Look at the details of this article to get some handy tips and facts when trying to pick a good snack bar.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 3-23-06!

    The questions and answers posted here are about lowering your body fat, how long you should take creatine, zma and other supplements and more. Read on to see how the Doc responds.

  • Optimizing Your Physique And Health Through Diet - Part 2!

    Last week I introduced you to what I believe to be a basic, optimal nutrition program that can be used for lean body mass gains and/or fat loss. Now that you have some basic guidelines, let's get to the exact program to get you started!

  • All About Partner Assisted Manual Resistance Training!

    This is all about partner assisted manual resistance training. With the exercises shown here you can get a good workout even without weights. Check out these partner assisted manual exercises!

  • Supplement Savvy - 7/20/05.

    Today I will continue sharing information with you from the 'International Society of Sports Nutrition Conferenc'. Get more details right here about protein, beta-alanine, and creatine.

  • Effects Of Creatine Ingestion On Muscle Thickness.

    This particular study measured the effects of creatine ingestion on muscle thickness in males and females.

  • Exercises For Defensive Backs.

    This article is for the defensive back and other athletes that are looking for a workout program to improve quickness and agility.

  • Seven Day Fat Loss Meal Plan! - Week 1

    I get so many questions about how to create a great diet plan that I have put together here what should be a very functional plan for better health and increased fat loss. Try it out!

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 6-21-04!

    In this article I cover studies about different supplements and their effects on exercise performance, and compare the differences of single versus triple set resistance training programs.

  • Priming The Gray Matter: Eating To Think Better.

    How many of you focus on eating to think better? Here are some tricks to increase your ability to always fuel your body with some great nutrients.

  • Ab Periodization Program.

    While it may seem like an impossible goal, with a little hard work and dedication, you too can have that washboard look...

  • The Pro's And Con's Of Dietary Supplementation: Part 1!

    Let's take a look into some of the pro's and con's of supplementation and hopefully the next time you see an ad for one of these products, you will be well equipped to sort through the hype and carefully scrutinize the science behind what is being...

  • Weight Gain Meal Plan: Part 2.

    There has been a tremendous amount of reader feedback with one common question, 'how do I pack on the mass'? Find out how to gain mass with the free meal plan below.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 11-19-04!

    This week I'm going to bring to you some of the work I heard recently at a conference I attended.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 6-03-06!

    Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Today we have some answers for getting abs to show, clearing casein protein, and supplement overkill. Learn more right here!

  • Insulin & Supplements: What You Need To Know!

    I've talked a bit about insulin in the past. I'm going to review my previous article previously published on Bodybuilding.com before delving into some new info.

  • Body Composition: Getting Measurements

    There are a number of techniques available to measure body composition. Learn about all of them here.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 3-22-06!

    The questions and answers posted here are about getting into better shape, which includes nutrition changes, and getting the abs to show a six pack. Read on to see how the Doc responds.

  • The Ten Commandments Of Training!

    Even if your weight training goals are just to remain healthy and maintain your current physique, there are certain rules you should follow. Therefore, I thought I would compile a list of what I'll call the Ten Commandments of Training.

  • The Most Important Nutrient: Water!

    The one nutrient that most people rarely give any thought to is water. Read on to learn more about water and some myths associated with it.

  • Safe Fat Loss Supplements For Athletes: Part Two!

    Last week I covered several dietary supplements purported to enhance fat loss. This week, I'll touch on just a few more popular products that are available.

  • Supplement Savvy - 9/15/05.

    Today I am going to talk about the effects of a competitive wrestling season on body composition, strength, and power in NCAA Division III college wrestlers.

  • Seven Day Fat Loss Meal Plan! - Week 2

    Here is a sample diet to please to the masses. This one provides approximately 2300-2400 calories, 45% carbs, 35% protein, and 20% fat. Try it out and see if it works for you.

  • HCA & Coleus Forskohlii For Fat Loss.

    Fat loss ingredients come and fat loss ingredients go. Here's a brief review of two that have a bit of research behind them.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 8-16-04!

    In this article I cover studies about the antioxidant effects of vitamin E and determine whether or not creatine blended with mg2+ is more effective than regular creatine.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 8-09-04!

    In this article I cover studies about different supplements and their effects on exercise performance, and compare the nutrient oxidative effects of resistance and aerobic exercise.

  • The Pro's And Con's Of Dietary Supplementation: Part 2!

    Last week I explored some of the factors that should be considered before taking any dietary supplement. This week I'll outline a few more ideas to provide you with the necessary information so you are not blindly searching for your favorite supplements.

  • From College To Real Life - Jim Makes An Amazing Transformation!

    Jim, a south Florida resident, went from college life to an office job with real life weight gain. He was not happy and decided to make a transformation. Read the interview and see how his program worked!

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 1-07-05!

    Green tea extract has recently seen a surge in popularity; it is hard not to find it on the ingredient list of fat loss supplements.

  • Insulin & Supplements: What You Need To Know - Part Two.

    Last week I touched on just two supplements that are commonly used to lower blood glucose levels, by enhancing insulin utilization. This week I'll cover a few more.

  • Top 10 Nutrients For Your Body!

    You cannot consistantly rip your body up in the gym and expect amazing gains without following some simple guidlines. These guidelines include diet, supplementation, whole foods, and of course sleep. Read on to learn more.

  • Packing On The Mass - Part II.

    Do you think you're a hard gainer? Then it is time to get a taste of some of the secrets to muscular explosion. Learn much more right here!

  • Tyrosine & Effects On Performance.

    Bodybuilding.com readers are quite an inquisitive group, which is great. This week was no exception with a great question coming in about Tyrosine. To learn more about this amino acid please read on.

  • Why I Got Involved In The Nutrition Field.

    I have been asked by many how I got involved in the field of nutrition. This article tells my story as motivation for others.

  • Supplement Savvy - 6/24/05.

    Once again it's time to summarize some more studies from the ACSM Conference. The abstracts I will speak of today include Creatine Supplementation, Cortitrol Supplementation, and L-Aspartate.

  • Training Children: Building Blocks For A Great Resistance Program!

    Physical inactivity & poor nutrition habits are ruining our lives. This is the first generation of children who will not outlive their parents. Get some valuable insight and tips about youth and training! Bonus: activity pyramid included.

  • Supplement Savvy - 5-03-04!

    This week I'll discuss the benefits of Cordyceps sinensis supplementation and the synergistic effects of creatine with ALA...

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 09-13-04!

    Individuals and companies are now in search of an effective replacement for ephedrine and synephrine has recently stepped up as the next in line for a sound replacement.

  • Supplement Savvy - 6/22/05.

    Last week I reviewed a number of studies presented at this year's ACSM Meeting. This week I'm focusing on a series of studies that was presented in the 'Protein Metabolism' session. Read on to see how carbohydrates effect protein synthesis.

  • Think 'Negative' To Grow!

    When hitting the iron, many consider only the movement or exercises, with no regard to the speed, eccentric portion, or time under tension. This week I'm going to discuss eccentric muscle actions and the importance to an overall lifting regimen.

  • American College Of Sports Medicine Review, Part 2.

    Each year at ACSM's Annual Meeting, researchers, scientists, dietitians, physicians, etc. gather to discuss the latest research. In this article I will present information about creatine phosphokinase (CPK), soccer, and caffeine.

  • Supplement Savvy - 9/23/05.

    Whatever happened to HMB? This study is going to put some positive light back on the subject of HMB with the introduction of KIC to the equation. Will this be the magic bullet in keeping muscle damage to a minimum? Read on to find out!

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 9-18-06!

    Have questions about the quality of your child's nutrition quality? This is an article you can give to your son and coach for detailed information on fueling young athletes. Get information on snacks, carbs, and more right here.

  • Supplement Savvy: More Questions, MOHR Answers - 5-17-04!

    In this week's edition of Supplement Savvy, I'm going to discuss the effectiveness of HMB supplementation.

  • Life Without Ephedra!

    Filling the shoes of this thermogenic powerhouse will be difficult, but several ingredients are ready to step up to the plate. Let's take a look to see if any are ready for the fat incinerating task at hand.

  • Supplement Savvy - 3-22-04!

    In this week's column, Chris Mohr, discusses how to evaluate dietary supplements. He will regularly be evaluating research for this site and allowing you to make informed decisions on dietary supplements.

  • Vitamins, Minerals, And Antioxidants!

    Vitamins and minerals are necessary for virtually all reactions to occur in the body. Both are very important and details about why will follow in this article.