How to grow muscle…According to Dr. Berg – What The Fitness Ep 39

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Eric Berg’s original video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pjG98krPT4](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pjG98krPT4)

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In this week’s What the Fitness, we discuss a recent video from Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor who has never met a topic that he wasn’t ready to give his uninformed opinion on. In this video he talks about ‘How to Grow Your Muscles.’ In it he makes various claims, the vast majority of which are unsupported by data. In the video I cite various references to debunk his claims that you can review below:

Growth Hormone: Great Expectations (Article on biolayne): [https://www.biolayne.com/articles/supplementation/growth-hormone-great-expectations/](https://www.biolayne.com/articles/supplementation/growth-hormone-great-expectations/)

GH does not increase strength
[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7525633/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7525633/)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8550787/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8550787/)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7864103/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7864103/)

GH does not increase skeletal muscle hypertrophy

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1550219/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1550219/#:~:text=In%20the%20young%20men%20studied,muscle%20and%202)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7864103/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7864103/)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20541030/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20541030/)

[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2825605/](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2825605/)

Muscle Damage is NOT required for muscle growth

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21270317/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21270317/)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29282529/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29282529/)
[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22344059/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22344059/)

Volume Load is the Main Determinant of Hypertrophy

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27433992/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27433992/)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20300012/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20300012/)

Greater lean body mass loss with intermittent fasting compared to non-IF

[https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2771095](https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2771095)

Protein distribution is important for optimizing muscle mass

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27903833/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27903833/) (my study)

[https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-018-0215-1](https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-018-0215-1)

[https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/150/7/1845/5823851](https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/150/7/1845/5823851)

[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6471574/](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6471574/)

Ketogenic Diet Impairs Muscle Building

[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6038311/](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6038311/)

[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5969192/](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5969192/)

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30335720/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30335720/)

Fast Eccentrics Create MORE Damage than Slow Eccentrics

[https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16874584/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16874584/)

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