May 2010

Summer is right around the corner, just in time to make you feel guilty about your indulgence in one too many late night pizza runs. If there’s some holiday excess still loitering about your waistline, then worry not: today we’re talking fat loss…rapid fat loss. I wish everyone could take the long, slow, and steady approach to dieting, but the reality is that even the best of us succumb to long days at the office and long nights at the bar. Some of these recommendations will run counter to popular magazine rack and online bodybuilding protocols, but that’s okay. Just because juice...

Sure, you can always pick up unsolicited advice from your local locker room guru, but what are the chances of it actually being good advice? Unfortunately, the odds aren't in your favor. That's why we gave renowned nutritionist and successful bodybuilder Shelby Starnes his own column to answer your training and dieting questions. You see, unlike the big guy at your gym, Shelby has worked with hundreds of athletes who are looking for the same thing as you: a ripped, muscular physique. In this installment, Shelby shares how to transform yourself from a sugar-burning fatty to a fat-burning champ by using Very...

There’s a reason why the book Eat Less and Exercise More never made it to the top of the bestseller lists, yet “Lift Progressively Heavier Weights and Eat Consistently” is the mantra of every successful lifter. People do not like the simple reality about what it takes to improve their bodies. The depressing truth is that the majority of gym goers and Internet posters have just not achieved the overnight growth they expected. They agonize over the most intricate details of time under tension, insulin regulation, muscle protein synthesis, carbohydrate source, protein source, nutrient timing, testosterone and growth hormone spikes, cortisol manipulation,...

So you've read the Hypertrophy Cluster Training - Key Principles to Growth and you've have gotten this far. You understand what makes muscle grow and what makes a program successful. Here is HCT-12 Training Program. We will start at the beginning and leave no detail unexplained. WARM-UPS They can be boring. Mobility drills, treadmill or bike — anything that prolongs the time between walking through the door and the exercises that’ll actually make you bigger can be irritating. That said, you would be an idiot not to get prepared for the session ahead and doubly so if you didn’t ensure good long-term...

You should have by now read the Hypertrophy Cluster Training - Key Principles to Growth and the full details of the HCT-12 Training Program and you're therefore ready for the nutritional program. The aim of any diet is to provide the necessary calories and macronutrients to support your goals. Determining the amounts is the tricky bit and it is highly individualized. I wrote two articles (Nutrient Timing - When Science and Marketing Collide & To Bulk or to Cut, That is the Question - or is it?) which better explain the methods outlined below and the science behind them for anyone interested in digging...

Now that you're clear on the Hypertrophy Cluster Training Nutritional Program, we would like to take you through the recommended supplementation program. Following the training and dietary tenets set forth in the HCT-12 program will result in progress that will surprise most, and utterly amaze some. The physical changes that will be realized truly have to be seen or experienced to be believed. Big gains in size and strength, huge decreases in body fat, or both, would normally be enough to satisfy any sane individual. Well, perhaps we are a bit insane! Our credo at AtLarge Nutrition has always been optimize your body....

We've tried to make Hypertrophy Cluster Training as straight forward and as easy to understand as possible. However there are bound to be a few questions that crop up, so we have put together answers to some of the questions we anticipate will be asked. Many of these questions came from our test group who were introduced to Hypertrophy Cluster Training 10 weeks before public release so they should be a good indiciation of the types of questions that will be asked. We'll continue to update this FAQ as we receive new questions. Download the HCT-12 Bodybuilding Program (3.29MB) What does HCT-12 stand for? Q. Why...

Strength, power, muscle, and speed are our specialties at AtLarge Nutrition, LLC. Every single day we work with and speak with the best athletes in the world. We listen to their needs, hear about the rigors of their sports, and sympathize when they tell us they need just a little something extra to help them reach their full potential. That's when we head to our lab, lock ourselves inside, and design the highest quality supplements that will help the best of the best get the results that they want. Recently, we strove to formulate a product that would dramatically enhance performance while...