Tag: Bodybuilding

Arnold Classic 2017 Muscle By Muscle Breakdown | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Jerry Brainum is taking a break from his usual Straight Facts topics to talk about this past weekend’s Arnold Classic competition. Having been an expert in training and nutrition for over 30 years – we couldn’t think of a better person to break down, muscle-by-muscle, each of the Men’s Open competitors and breaking down exactly why they placed where they did. See a breakdown of every competitor including Cedric McMillan, Dallas McCarver, Maxx Charles, and ….  Read More

The Biggest Reasons You Are Not Losing Body Fat | Straight Facts

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Even though losing fat in theory is easy – burn more calories than you consume and you’ll lose weight. But the problem is often times this isn’t enough. People still have trouble with stubborn fatty areas. The truth of the matter is the body is very complex causing you to hold onto fat. Jerry Brainum breaks down all of these variables to show you the best ways to lose fat. He comes at it from ….  Read More

The Dangers Behind One Of The Most Powerful Bodybuilding Steroids | Straight Facts

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Steroids and bodybuilding go hand in hand for many competitors. It’s the not so hush-hush topic surrounding all major bodybuilding leagues. But steroids is just a general term for performance enhancing drugs. There are a lot of different steroids out there. One such steroid is Trenbolone. Known as one of the more powerful steroids that a bodybuilder can use – this very illegal drug would appear to be the perfect substance for any bodybuilder that ….  Read More

How Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Secretly Making You Fat | Straight Facts

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Bodybuilders and fitness advocates need to pay very close attention to every aspect of their body. And while bodybuilders are very disciplined about their diets, their training, and their overall lifestyle in order to build the best physique possible… they can be largely missing out on one particular aspect of the body – the intestines. Known as the intestinal microbiome – the thousands of bacteria that live in your intestines and colon have a large ….  Read More

How To Get Max Gains If You’re A Vegan Bodybuilder | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Bodybuilders need protein to get maximum muscle gain… which normally requires meat. But what if you can’t eat meat? What if you’re a vegan? What is the best way to maximize your muscle gains and shred and still be a professional bodybuilding. Jerry Brainum explains the essential groundwork to maintain muscle mass without meat. Bodybuilding, weight training, fitness – all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: ….  Read More

The Ultimate Fat Burner That Was Banned For No Good Reason | Straight Fact

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The combination of ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin just might be one of the most effective fat burners to ever exist. Unlike many modern fat burners – this combo actually helped to combat against the dreaded “dieting plateau” that has plagued many bodybuilders for years. But in 2004 the FDA decided that ephedrine was too dangerous to be sold on the market and thus it was banned. But a little prodding done by scientists and some ….  Read More

Does Excessive Ejaculation Affect Your Testosterone Levels | Straight Facts

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Jerry Brainum breaks down the age old bodybuilding question of, “Can I spray all day without jeopardizing gains?” We all know Arnold’s views on the subject, but Jerry takes the scientific approach to this particularly burning question. Can ejaculation actually change your testosterone levels? It might be a joke question – but Jerry takes it very seriously. Thanks Jack. Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our ….  Read More

Can The Supplement Glucosamine Heal Joint Injuries? | Straight Facts

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Joint pain and injury is some of the most common problems adults face – especially as you continue to grow older. This is even a bigger problem for athletes – as damaged joints can have a negative effect on performance. This holds true for bodybuilders who often put massive amounts of pressure on their joints and body in order to train heavy and gain mass. But an injured joint can mean time away from the ….  Read More

Misconceptions Of The Golden Age “Fat Burner” Choline | Straight Facts

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People often ask what the Golden Age bodybuilders used to take in order to burn fat and get shredded. Bulking and cutting doesn’t work if you can’t cut off all the bulk and water weight before stepping onto stage. Choline often comes up when discussing old school methods for getting lean – but the problem is this is a wildly out of control misconception. Long story short – choline is NOT a fat burner but ….  Read More

Everything You Need To Know About The Amino Acid Taurine | Straight Facts

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Amino acids, and specifically branch chain amino acids, are known to be a key component in a bodybuilder diet. They are a big part of what helps your muscles grow to massive size and are not something to be ignored. But there are very many amino acids – so it’s also important to know which ones are worth your time and which ones aren’t. After all, many supplement companies want to make money first and ….  Read More

Should Bodybuilders Take Glutamine to Improve Muscle Growth? | Straight Facts

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The ultimate goal of a bodybuilder is to gain as much muscle as possible and then cut it down into a shredded and aesthetic physique. In the modern world, people try to find as many advantages as possible through science, supplements, and new training techniques. Glutamine is an amino acid that has been found through past studies to help improve muscle growth… but only in certain specific situations. Could a bodybuilder fall under those certain ….  Read More

What Are The Downsides Of High Dosage GH? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Jerry Brainum is back with another in depth answer to a bodybuilding fan question. This week a bodybuilder asks, “What are the downsides to high dosage use of Growth Hormones for men over 40?” Steroids and growth hormones are an (almost) unavoidable element behind the bodybuilding industry. So it’s good to have real knowledge before jumping into some serious drugs. That’s why Jerry goes deep into the facts and realities behind using growth hormones at ….  Read More

How To Increase Muscular Endurance Using Citrulline | Straight Facts

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A major problem with a lot of supplements in powder or pill form can be that they don’t absorb into your system as well as when the nutrient occurs naturally. This can lead to people mindlessly taking supplements that actually do nothing. Citrulline does not fall under that category. Naturally existing in watermelon, this amino acid can also be taken as a supplement and it actually works to improve your muscular endurance and reduce fatigue. ….  Read More

Best of Jerry Brainum Part 1 – Checking Your Test Levels

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Jerry gives medical and Doctor’s specifics on Test Levels and Prostate cancer – benefits in bodybuilding, weight training and health12% OFF Old School Labs at https://amzn.to/2eDZw22 with code DRASIN12 – The only supplements I trust and associate my name with. http://www.ricdrasin.com

Top 9 Factors Of Perfect Bodybuilding Genetics | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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It’s no secret that genetics play a big role in bodybuilding. But what does that mean exactly? It’s easy to look at someone like Phil Heath, Ronnie Coleman, or Flex Wheeler and say – “They have perfect bodybuilding genetics.” But what is actually going on with in the genetic make up that favors a bodybuilding physique? It turns out there is a lot more to it all than just “looking good” – and Jerry Brainum ….  Read More

How Often Should You Change Up Your Workout? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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How often should you change up your workout? That’s the question Jerry Brainum breaks down and answers in this episode of Straight Facts. Prevent training plateaus with the scientifically exact timing of how and when you should change your workout. Get the Straight Facts above! Bodybuilding, weight training, fitness – all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network. Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from ….  Read More

The Secret to Having Great ABS | Tip from JERRY BRAINUM | Chest Day At The Mecca Golds GYM

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Hey Guys! In Vlog numer two we will be working out chest at the mecca golds gym where we end up bumping into Calum Von Morger and get a great TIP of the night by the man him self fitness Guru Jerry Brainum. He will be sharing an amazing and helpful tip that you do not want to miss! HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE IT! Dont forget to Comment, like, share, and SUBSCRIBE ! JERRY BRAINUM ….  Read More

Can Too Much Protein Destroy Your Kidney? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Bodybuilders need protein in order to build massive muscle. So what happens if it’s true that too much protein can destroy your kidney? Are bodybuilders at risk? Jerry Brainum gets to the bottom of this with the Straight Facts. Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network Check out our Facebook: ….  Read More

The Pros And Cons Of Beta Alanine Supplements | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Beta Alanine is a supplement that is often used by bodybuilders to help boost their physical performance by staving off fatigue and increasing endurance. Of course for a bodybuilder this means bigger and better workouts each day you hit the gym… which then leads to better gains in the long run. But how much beta alanine do we actually absorb through the supplement? Recent studies show that it might not lead to as large of ….  Read More

Jerry Brainum: Most Supplements are Garbage | Iron Cinema

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Is HMB An Overrated And Overpriced Muscle Gainer? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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HMB is one of the more controversial supplements in the bodybuiding industry. Some claim it does wonders for muscle gains while others find it overrated and overpriced. With a heavy price tag, it’s important to know the real facts about this supplement before spending big $$$ in the long term. That’s why Jerry Brainum breaks down the real details about how HMB works as a muscle gainer and whether it is worth your time. Check ….  Read More

Is Muscle Memory Legit? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Muscle Memory has been subject to debate for years. Does it really exist? Can your muscles “remember” your gains after a break… making it easier to build muscle again? Jerry Brainum has the straight facts and final answer to this ever debated question. Check it out above. Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network Check out our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenerationIron And ….  Read More

Is Fish Oil Secretly Hazardous For Your Health? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Fish oil is an important source of omega 3 for bodybuilders and health conscious people alike. A tried and true supplement many cannot live without. But does this new study show that major brand fish oil is actually damaging your health? Jerry cuts through the crap and finds the ultimate solution in another episode of Straight Facts. Bodybuilding, weight training, and fitness – all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network. Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis ….  Read More

Jerry Brainum Interview: Steroids Should Be Legal | Iron Cinema

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Jerry Brainum makes a strong case as to why steroids should be legal and also comments on how bodybuilding is perceived as a sport by the mainstream media. Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network Check out our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenerationIron And follow us on Twitter: Tweets by GI_Fitness

Should You Use Carnitine As A Fat Burner? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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The supplement carnitine is somewhat controversial in the health world. It’s also often misunderstood as a fat burner by people who use it. That’s because carnitine does indirectly help with fat loss… though does not work in such a way to qualify it as a fat burner specifically. But that’s not even the main controversy. Some studies question whether or not carnitine could be hazardous to your health in the long run. Jerry Brainum breaks ….  Read More

This Is The Best Creatine To Get Massive | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Looking for the best creatine to get the job done? There are so many options – that’s why Jerry Brainum is going to tell you exactly which type of creatine works best for max muscle gains. Get massive with the straight facts above! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network ….  Read More

Jerry Brainum Joins Generation Iron Fitness Network As Chief Editor | Generation Iron

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Jerry Brainum has officially joined the Generation Iron Fitness Network as Chief Editor to overlook and contribute to the network’s expanding editorial content and scientific articles. As of today, Generation Iron is becoming the leading source of Fitness and Bodybuilding content with over 3,000 written articles and original videos in its archive. Jerry’s leadership within the company will continue making the brand a leading source in the bodybuilding industry. Jerry will also contribute to company’s ….  Read More

Can This Supplement Be Used As A Growth Hormone Booster? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Can this supplement be used as a growth hormone booster? Known as Arginine, an amino acid that aids in growth hormone release – Jerry Brainum breaks down if consuming Arginine as a supplement really does any good, the benifits of the amino acid, and what you can realistically expect from it. Get the Straight Facts above. Bodybuilding, Weight Training, Fitness – All on the Generation Iron Fitness Network! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the ….  Read More

What Should You Eat After A Workout For Max Muscle Gain? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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What should you eat after a workout to ensure you have max muscle gain? Does the 2 hour post workout window really matter? Jerry Brainum gives out the final answer with years of facts and studies to back him up. Find out what the ideal post workout nutrition is for your bodybuilding diet in our latest episode above. Bodybuilding, weight training, fitness – all on Generation Iron Fitness Network! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on ….  Read More

How Important Is Vitamin D For Bodybuilding Gains? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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You’ve probably heard this before even at a very young age, “You need to get out in the sun more!” In the ever growing digital world – it becomes less and less likely for people to go out and actually soak up some sun. But besides the social issues that might be caused by staying in doors, there is a very good reason to get outside during the day. Vitamin D. This is a very ….  Read More

How To Overcome Diabetes, Burn Fat, and Get Shredded | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Jerry Brainum breaks down the most important facts to burn fat and get shredded even when you have Diabetes. Watch the video above to get in depth nutrition, training, and weight lifting advice for bodybuilding with diabetes. Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network Check out our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenerationIron And follow us on Twitter: Tweets by GI_Fitness

Carbs And Bodybuilding: Everything You Need To Know | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Bodybuilding training vs carbs. Funny thing about carbs, the human body actually does not need carbohydrates in its diet. But it can be a useful tool for certain athletes – particularly runners and endurance athletes. But where does it fit in for bodybuilders? Jerry Brainum gives you the straight facts with everything you need to know about carbs’ place in a bodybuilding diet. Bodybuilding, Weight Training, Fitness – all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network! ….  Read More

Does Aerobics Really Ruin Muscle Gain? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Aerobics are often seen as the worst aspect of fitness for bodybuilders. Why? Because while it cuts away fat, it also ruins your muscle gains as well. But how true is that fact really? Jerry Brainum puts 30 years of studies and experience to the test with the definitive answer… and it might change the way you workout forever. Watch it above! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to ….  Read More

The Secret To Building Massive Muscular Calves | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Building Massive and muscular calves has long been the hardest of all body parts to perfect – especially when you want to become a mass monster bodybuilder. Jerry Brainum has not only the secret keys to building bigger calves… but also a specific workout that will change your leg gains forever. Check it out in Straight Facts above. Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates ….  Read More

The 5 Worst Bodybuilding Exercises Ever | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Not all exercises are created equal. Watch Jerry Brainum break down the 5 worst bodybuilding exercises that you could possibly be doing… you might be surprised how many are actually in your workout routine. Jerry also gives a few pro tips on how to improve on common mistakes that many lifters make when they go into the gym. Watch it above in Straight Facts. Bodybuilding, weight training, fitness – all on the Generation Iron Fitness ….  Read More

Top 3 Essential Supplements For Bodybuilders | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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These top 3 essential supplements for bodybuilders are a MUST for any weight training diet. Make sure you have these high priority supplements in your bodybuilding plan. Full info in the latest episode of Straight Facts with Jerry Brainum! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GenerationIron Check out our official website: Generation Iron Fitness Network Check out our Facebook: ….  Read More

How To Train For Massive Legs | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Getting Massive Legs can be one of the biggest challenges for a bodybuilder. That’s why Jerry Brainum is giving you the ultimate facts to blow up those gains. One of the biggest struggles both amateur and professional bodybuilders deal with is putting some hardcore mass onto their legs. Leg day is the bane of many bodybuilders’ existence… and chicken legs can often be the key factor that prevents a tried and true pro from grabbing ….  Read More