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Background

Since late 2000, Mind and Muscle Magazine has earned a reputation as one of the foremost science-based bodybuilding publications in the industry. Now nearing its 40th issue, Mind and Muscle continues to build upon this rich heritage.

Each installment is devoted to providing progressive articles penned by the greatest minds in the bodybuilding industry. Topics range from anabolic agents, sports supplements, neuroscience, nootropics and smart drugs, to the science of human muscle growth, fat loss and cell biology, health and longevity, strength training and bodybuilding principles, philosophy and much more!

Contributors include:

  • The "Father of Prohormones," Patrick Arnold
  • Renowned nutrition expert and author, Will Brink
  • Author of The Ketogenic Diet, Lyle McDonald
  • CEO/CSO of Avant Labs Caleb Stone
  • Mind and Muscle Associate Science Editor and author of Anabolic Steroids: Ultimate Research Guide Vol. 1 , Anthony Roberts
  • Author of Juice - The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems , Will Carroll
  • Famous steroid lawyer and author of Legal Muscle , Rick Collins
  • Columnist for Muscular Development's Chemical Corner, Bruce Kneller
  • President and founder of Science Link, Inc, Dr. John Berardi
  • Author of Anabolics 2006 and performance-enhancement expert William Lewellyn
  • The late Karl Hoffman
  • Author and founder of the Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) method, Bryan Haycock
  • Billy Carpenter, MS, RD and many more!

Articles

  • Don't Be THAT Guy: Gym Weirdos

    We all know these types of guys at the gym. You've probably seen one, know one, or hell, you may even be one. Here are 20 weirdos that are in every gym!

  • The Many Benefits Of Vitamin D.

    While there is evidence that excessive UV exposure is a risk for skin cancer, there is an equal risk in a lack of exposure. Are you getting enough sunlight? Learn about the many benefits of Vitamin D, the nutrient from the sun!

  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) & Sports Injuries.

    Despite the risk of side effects, the medical community has considered the safety/efficiency ratio satisfying enough to accept the administration of NSAIDs. With recent data however such a practice should be seriously scrutinized.

  • Hybrid Strength And Hypertrophy Training!

    This is an advanced routine that takes advantage of load/deload phases, failure and sub-failure training, rest-pausing, weight load progression, etc ... Give it a go and see if it works for you. Good luck!

  • The Language Of Cells, Part Six!

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • The Language Of Cells - Mainpage.

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • The Language Of Cells, Part Five!

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • The Language Of Cells, Part Four!

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • Artificial Sweeteners - Debunking The Myths!

    The world of sweeteners has been around as far back as 1879. Learn what these sweeteners are and the myths behind them! Check it out!

  • The Language Of Cells, Part Three!

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • Free Radicals And Vitamin E.

    Learn more about what free radicals are and how they effect the body in a negative way. Studies have shown antioxidants to reduce this damage. Learn more...

  • The Language Of Cells, Part Two!

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • Of Mosquitoes And Men - Immunology 101.

    The immune system has two arms of attack: the cell mediated arm and the humoral arm. The following information details some specifics about how viruses effect women differently than men. Read on to learn more.

  • The Language Of Cells!

    The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...

  • The Obligation Of Self-Improvement.

    It is my intent that this article prompts its sufferers to grapple with subjects as diverse as the inextricability of self-improvement from the harmony of nature, those traits which distinguish man, and the methods ...

  • Resistance Exercise And Androgen Levels.

    This article will show you some of the studies being looked at right now in relation to the hormonal profile of the vastus lateralis muscle. These studies look at hormonal changes in cortisol, testosterone, and growth hormone. Learn more...

  • Supplementing Her Sex Life!

    The topic of female sexual health has always seemed to take a back seat to the male side of things. This article focuses entirely on the female sexual experience and what can be used to improve it!

  • Chemically Correct: Caffeine Part I.

    Despite how caffeine affects my individual biochemistry, I find its widespread use fascinating. Here are my discoveries of a drug that is socially accepted by all ages. Get the scoop on caffeine right here.

  • Back To The Basics - Dieting Part II.

    Today I am going to discuss methods for ensuring progression throughout your diet and means to overcome sticking points during the process. This plan is to help ensure that progression. Learn more...

  • Back To The Basics - Dieting Part I.

    The goal here is fat loss and there are many ways to do it, regardless of what many protocols recommend. The information presented here is going to be aimed toward the less experienced.

  • Intelligent Self-Improvement - The Ideal Self And Reality.

    Are your goals realistic? Are you trying unsuccessfully to reach what you think is your ideal self? What I am going to try and do here is give you some ideas to work from. Then you can get on your way to living a better life.

  • Stop The Madness: Is Inconsistency Sabotaging Your Gains?

    Tired of not getting the results you want in the gym? Here are some tips to help make training a regular part of your life now and in the future.

  • Supplementing Your Sex Life!

    The topic of male sexual health is bigger than ever. Find out what supplements you can take to improve your sex life!

  • Carb Cycling Q & A.

    Here you will find what will hopefully be the 'be-all end-all Q & A' on Carbohydrate Cycling. From all of the questions I have received from my previous articles it seems to make sense to post this information.

  • Sprinting: An Examination Part 2

    What I'm looking to do with this sequel is incorporate several proximate bodies of theory involving sprinting and sprint-training into a single 'Sprinting how-to' for the bodybuilder and/or fitness-minded reader. Well then, let's get started.

  • Sprinting: The Purest, Most Powerful Physique-Shaper In An Athlete's Arsenal: Part I

    When it comes to cutting you up and promoting a nutrient-partitioning milieu conducive to building and maintaining a lean, muscular physique, sprinting simply cannot be beat. A simple look at competitive athletics demonstrates this pretty clearly.

  • Back To The Basics: Supplementation!

    We must get back to the basics of supplementation. In order to avoid the misinformation out there I have decided to write an article that covers the essential basics of supplementation.

  • Progressive Drop Sets: Pump And Destroy Your Muscles!

    They can be difficult and most certainly not to be done very often. In this article I will talk about progressive drop sets and how they can be very useful especially if you want to make your muscles burn.

  • HIT Vs. Volume!

    While each method of training has its own following there also those that use both. In this article we will discuss both methods to help followers of each.

  • M&M Quiz: Is Your Gym Hardcore?

    We want to know just how hardcore your gym is. The following quiz will let you know if your gym is hardcore or not. Try it out.

  • Gems Of The Low-Carb Revolution.

    I've taken the time to put together and provide you with descriptions and reviews of what I consider to be some of the best low-carb products to date. If you want to learn more about this then keep reading.

  • Don't Be That (Internet) Guy: Reloaded!

    Idiots and wankers are not limited to the gym. The online community is brimming with them. The fact remains that whether you are starting trouble or spreading misinformation, you're in danger of being THAT guy!

  • Clean Cardio!

    Beach season is right around the corner. This year, you're gonna do it right. Go to the beach, take off the shirt, and stand proud as all of the beautiful women gawk at your Greek-Godlike body. That's where Clean Cardio comes in.

  • Whose Body Is This? Society's Ideal Male Body.

    Men today are facing a quandary regarding masculine identity. Society has put together an image of what you should and should not look like. How does one let society decide how they should look?

  • Growth Hormone And Obesity!

    Growth Hormone - What is it and what does it do? Ever wondered what the hype about Growth Hormone (GH) is all about? Read on and you will discover the science behind the truth...

  • Carbohydrate Cycling Part Two: Cycle Manipulation!

    This is the first installment of a multi-part article. Here, we will briefly discuss my background, the basic tenets of the diet, as well as the basic diet structure and much more...

  • Carbohydrate Cycling: What You Need To Know!

    This is the first installment of a multi-part article. Here, we will briefly discuss my background, the basic tenets of the diet, as well as the basic diet structure and much more...

  • Old Gold: Old School Moves For Huge Gains!

    Power snatch and clean and jerk... Ideally, once you read this article, you'll have a solid understanding of what some of these lifts are and how they can help you reach your training goals. Now, let's have a look at some of the lifts.

  • How To Detect Supplements Scams!

    Find out how to detect supplement scams with this in-depth look at the fitness industry. Learn the psychology of business, of the consumer and what a honest scam is...

  • Pre/During/Post Workout Nutrition!

    What the supplement companies want you to think is that they hold the key to some magical information and science that you can not get your hands on or even possibly comprehend...

  • Behind The Scenes: Hypertrophy!

    This article seeks to examine some of the factors implicated in processes of muscle growth, and, in keeping with the spirit of Mind and Muscle Magazine, elucidate the elaborate chemical pathways that transduce their effects.

  • One Unit Of Anabolic Steroids = Jail: Learn Why!

    Lawyers representing aesthetic steroid users and strength athletes should be fully educated and prepared. Find out how they are changing the laws to come down on steroid users!

  • Steroid Arrests & Search Warrants: Know Your Rights! Part 2

    Bodybuilders all too frequently run afoul of the law; the current draconian steroid laws make the use and possession of performance-enhancing drugs illegal and punishable by imprisonment...

  • Check Your Neck! Learn How To Build Your Neck And Traps.

    The time it takes to train and stretch the neck can improve athletic performance, appearance and help prevent injury. If you suffer from tightness caused by long hours sitting at the office, the stretching alone should make your life more comfortable.

  • Looking For The Buff Chick Within.

    In my teens, I was all knees and elbows. In my 20's I was obsessively thin. At 30, after giving birth to my second child, my metabolism lurched. Suddenly I couldn't eat all that I wanted and stay perfectly thin. Find out what I changed.

  • Get A Grip: Learn How To Get A Super Strong Grip! Part 2

    Continue to improve your grip strength with these unconventitional exercises, such as tearing phone books, bending nails, and many others.

  • Chemically Correct: Nicotine.

    Stemming from the observations that cigarette smokers maintain lower body weights than their non-smoking counterparts. We take an in-depth look.

  • Get A Grip: Build A Super Strong Grip!

    For those of you involved with other strength sports or grappling, grip strength is an asset that deserves some attention. If you have trouble opening that jar of pickles in your refrigerator, you might want to read ...

  • Making Bodybuilding More Athletic

    The approach to strength training athletes take into the weight room is drastically different from which is taken in bodybuilding. Learn why and how to make your routine more athletic!

  • The Athletic Edge Is Performance Eating: Part 2!

    In the first installment of Performance Eating, we looked at caloric requirements, caloric intake, and carbohydrate intake. In this installment, we will examine protein, fat, and hydration.

  • The Athletic Edge Is Performance Eating!

    You will have to make some decisions for this program truly to work. With that said, this information is presented for those individuals striving to improve physical performance.

  • Chemically Correct: Alcohol!

    Warning! This is hardcore info. If you are offended by profanity, perversion, or anything like that then check out some other articles.

  • Quick Bodybuilding Tips!

    Warning! This is hardcore info. If you are offended by profanity, perversion, or anything like that then check out some other articles.

  • Strength Gains On A Diet!

    For the non-novice, non-chemically aided lifter, significant muscle and strength gains are generally not possible on submaintenence calories. This is because the body typically exists in a state of whole body anabolism or whole body catabolism.

  • A Revolutionary Approach To Speed & Strength Training!

    What I am going to present in this article is unlike any training system that I am are of - it is in complete opposition to what our intuition tells and to what we have been conditioned to think about speed and strength training.