Peter 'Big Cat' van Mol

Background

Peter "Big Cat" van Mol became the second official member of the Bodybuilding.com community back in 2000 when founder and then-CEO Ryan DeLuca asked him if he wanted to write content for the rapidly growing site. He had an educational background in molecular biology and biochemistry, and wrote numerous articles about bodybuilding, nutrition, and supplementation, as well as his column "Big Cat's Corner."

Before his passing, van Mol was an author, muscle model, editor at Muscle and Sports Science, and quality assurance manager and R&D specialist for Musculi, a Belgian sports supplementation company.

Articles

  • Top 10 Supplements For Bulking!

    If you estimate what is left of actual bio-active nutrients in today's series of processed foods you can also figure out that you'd need to eat a massive amount of calories to get the necessary building blocks for growth.

  • Big Cat's Corner: Issue 8!

    Big Cat touches base and gives us a little information on some new discoveries to ties between obesity and GLP-1...

  • Big Cat Meets Ernie Taylor: The Ernie Taylor Interview!

    Find out what is next for bodybuilding superstar Ernie Taylor. Learn about his amazing triceps, what contests are next, if he will fight Guy Grundy, tips for beginners and more...

  • The Physiology Of Fat Loss Part Five!

    We have arrived at part 5, the last of the purely theoretical parts. This time around we are discussing the various sex hormones like DHEA, testosterone and estrogen.

  • The Physiology Of Fat Loss Part Four!

    Ok, we are nearing the end of our theoretical ordeal. Today we are going to be covering, briefly, Growth Hormone, appetite regulation, cortisol and TNF-alpha and how they may relate to our fat loss efforts.

  • The Physiology Of Fat Loss Part Three!

    In part three of this article I will try to tackle fatty acid oxidation, the whole body beneficial effects of alpha2 adrenoreceptor stimulation and the effects of thyroid hormone.

  • The Physiology Of Fat Loss!

    The first article is related to lipolysis and non-shivering thermogenisis. To not complicate things too much, I will stick to discussing only the local effects on fat cells and their adjacent nerves in this first instalment.

  • Big Cat's Corner: Issue 6!

    Read an interesting take on the Ironman, learn all about vitamin A supplementation and much more!

  • The Physiology Of Fat Loss Part 2!

    I hope you have had the time to reread the first article and comprehend it fully before starting here. This time around we will discuss insulin resistance and how it works to our advantage.

  • Big Cat's Corner: Issue 5!

    Read an interesting take on the dedication of a bodybuilder, learn all about vitamin D supplementation and much more!

  • Big Cat's Corner: Issue 4!

    Find out what makes a champion, learn all about branched chain amino acids and much more!

  • Big Cat's Corner: Issue 2!

    Find more about the way supplement companies hype up products, all about topical fat loss, essential fatty acids and all about vitamin D supplementation!

  • Big Cat's Building A Pro Series - Part Two!

    This time I would like to take the time to tell you the story of our first mutual endeavour. This will give you some background on how we started working together and how we decided that he had the ability to become a pro.

  • I.C.E. Program #21 - Listening To Your Body!

    Learn about breathing, time under tension, lifting in a natural arc, compound movements, isolation movements, increasing strength while decreasing risk of injury, strength-size relation, and much more!

  • I.C.E. Program #20 - How Natural Are You?

    Being natural does not just translate in staying out of illegality, it means you have to apply a natural touch in nutrition, supplementation and even training. Oh, and sleep of course.

  • I.C.E. Program #19 - Anabolic Nutrition!

    There is something you can take though that is more anabolic than the strongest steroid. Carbs are basically sugar. You have simple sugars or saccharides, double sugars or di-saccharides and multiple sugars like oligo-saccharides.

  • I.C.E. Program #18 - Safety And Adverse Conditions!

    Find out how to prevent injuries and stay healthy and find out what to do if you do get injured. These tips could save you a lot of pain.

  • I.C.E. Program #17 - Training The Forearms!

    The most complete forearm building article ever. You will build huge lower arms quickly!

  • I.C.E. Program #16 - Training The Trapezius!

    So you've got a gigantic chest, you've built cannonball delts and your lats stretch so far your 20 inch guns can't reach your side anymore.

  • I.C.E. Program #15 - Training The Midsection!

    So you've managed to build a respectable X-frame. Now what? Well, why do you have an X-frame? To focus visual attention. And since attention is eventually always drawn to the center, that means you are putting your midsection on display.