Bookworm to Bikini-Ready: 13 Weeks to the Figure Stage (Week 2)

By Caroline Gick This week, I’m going to get more specific about how I eat and how I train. I also want to talk about how I’ll be adjusting my diet and my workouts in the coming weeks as I get closer to my competition. The entire program I follow—both training and nutrition—has been developed for … [Read more...]

Caffeine and Creatine

Judging by reader response, there’s been some confusion regarding creatine and caffeine use, and I want to make sure, once and for all, that everyone knows precisely what to do with both. In the series of creatine pieces we just published, I suggested that you shouldn’t take creatine with … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To Creatine Supplementation Part 3

You’ve been asking for this one for a while, so here it is: Part 3—and the conclusion—of DH’s Ultimate Guide To Creatine Supplementation. At this point, assuming you’ve read the first two installments of this series—and if you haven’t, you should go back and read them now—you know more about … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To Creatine Supplementation Part 2

In the Part 1 of this series, I explained what creatine is and what it does in the body. The details may seem unimportant. Most of the so-called “experts” seem to think that. But in order to understand and interpret the science, we need to understand creatine at the most basic level so we can … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To Creatine Supplementation Part 1

In all probability, creatine is the most scientifically significant sports supplement of the past three decades. Several well-controlled studies have demonstrated a wide variety of benefits, which I’ll examine here. Most people, however—including supplement manufacturers and marketers—fail to … [Read more...]