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.

  • 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 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 6!

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

  • 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 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 3!

    Find out what the latest supplement bandwagon is and all about Leptin and what it can do for you!

  • 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 Corner! Latest Research.

    Read more to find more about the ephedra ban, all about fibrates and their benefits and the advantages and disadvantages of estrogen control!

  • Big Cat's Corner: Issue 1!

    Read more to find more about the ephedra ban, all about fibrates and their benefits and the advantages and disadvantages of estrogen control!

  • 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.

  • Getting To Know Philiep!

    In this new series I will be detailing the training of a promising athlete, as I guide him to getting his pro card. It's a daring experience, because it's not about getting a fat guy in shape...

  • In Depth Testosterone Enanthate Profile!

    Testosterone is the prime male androgen in the body

  • In Depth Winstrol Profile!

    TThis is another one of the popular ones. Next to Deca and D-bol the third most abused substance among athletes is stanozolol, as documented by the many positive drug tests.