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.
Seven Day Fat Loss Meal Plan!
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! Section:
7 Day Meal Plan To Get Shredded!
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. Section:
An Interview With Strength Coach Mike Robertson.
This week I have a great interview with strength coach, Mike Robertson. Mike has some very solid information to share... This great interview will fill you in on his background both professionally and personally! Section:
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. Section:
An Interview With Trainer Eric Cressey!
Learn who Eric Cressey is right here as I ask questions about his background, how he got involved in strength and conditioning, value of education, challenges, and much more. Read on... Section:
A Day At The 2006 Arnold Classic!
Here is a quick recap of the 2006 Arnold and what some of the booths had to offer. In addition a Q&A has been added for those with bicep questions. Check it out. Section:
Supplement Savvy - 2/23/06.
For this issue of Supplement Savvy, I'm going to share with you a new study about CLA and its effects during resistance training. Learn more about it right here. Section:
Supplement Savvy - 1/23/06.
This is a study specifically about the effects of different post workout drinks and how they effect training. Regardless of the type of training, the goal is to adapt and improve. Learn more about this right here. Section:
Achieving Your Weight Loss Resolution!
Today I would like to share some ways to be successful with your fat loss resolutions in 2006. Here are 5 ways that will help you with this goal. Read on to learn more! Section:
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. Section:
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! Section:
Packing On The Mass - Build Tree Trunk Thighs!
If you're looking to pack on mass, the article below is a sample to do exactly that. You will find sample basic exercises with some variations as well. Check out this great program for building you legs! Section:
Burn More Fat By Sprinting!
Put aside the theory that low intensity cardio will burn more body fat than carbohydrates. Here are some studies that will show you how sprinting can burn more in less time. The myths stop here! Section:
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! Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
Give Yourself A Healthy Heart.
We all know that exercise is crucial for the heart, along with not smoking, or living on fast-food. Those are important but let's not forget about some of the nutrients that we must include for optimum health. Get more right here. Section:
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. Section:
Body Composition: Getting Measurements.
Recently I have received many emails regarding how to measure body composition. There are a number of techniques available for this purpose some of which I will talk about in this article. Learn about them here. Section:
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.' Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
Sodium Bicarbonate: Will It Reduce Muscle Soreness?
Here we are going to make an effort to answer the question about whether or not Sodium Bicarbonate will improve a workout and what the consequences may be if you ingest to much. Read below to learn more about this interesting supplement. Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
Trans Fats: Filling The Empty Seat On The Bus.
Dietary fat is a vital nutrient that is essential for health. Like other macronutrients, dietary fat is an important energy source for the body. Find out in this article what fat you want to avoid as much as possible! Section:
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. Learn more below. Section:
The Best Ways To Cheat!
Don't get too excited, guys and gals, I'm talking about cheating on your diet, not your significant other. After all, I'm a dietitian, not a private eye. In this article I am going to talk about some of the foods that are okay for cheat meals. Section:
Creatine And Fuel Use!
I've recently received a number of questions about some types of creatine and would like to take this opportunity to try and answer those questions. Find out more about creatine from the studies in this article. Section:
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. Section:
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... Section:
I've recently had a surge of questions about how to lose weight, the best diet to follow, and what fat loss supplements folks should consider. I've covered some in the past, but I thought I'd touch on a few others that are not covered very often. Section:
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? Section:
Traveler's Workout And Diet Plan!
Travelers unite. Here is a no-nonsense simple way to keep that physique while traveling. Included are types of workouts and grocery shopping suggestions. Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
Bodybuilding With Diabetes.
Weight training can be therapeutic and is recommended for the prevention and treatment of many diseases and illnesses. For example, it is recommended that people with diabetes exercise regularly. This is true for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Section:
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... Section:
Weight Gain Plan: Part 1.
This month I'm going to change the format of my column, as there has been a tremendous amount of reader feedback with one common question: How do I pack on mass? Find out here in this sample weight gain meal plan... Section:
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... Section:
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... Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
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... Section:
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. Section:
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. Section:
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... Section:
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... Section:
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. Section:
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