The Leangains approach is pretty straightforward: Eat all of your daily calories in an 8-hour window and fast the other 16 hours of the day. I just finished Martin Berkhan’s book The Leangains Method. It’s a great concept. It’s simple and it works. I’ve done it for 6 years. if I were to. Editorial Reviews. Review. Martin Berkhan is a veritable expert in a world full of charlatans. : The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped.

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August 31, at 3: What I do different has to do with psychology and digestion. Please try again later.

The Leangains Method (Martin Berkhan Book Review)

He needs an editor, but I guess him finding one he could take orders from is very, very unlikely. Comments Nice article Greg. But I still think the difference in calorie intake approch the more likely explanation, especially since there was no preliminary period to ensure all of the subjects were in neutral energy balance before the start of the intervention.

I heard your talk on 25 min a year ago and found this guy. It is similar to a doctor who sees a borderline low normal thyroid panel and says that everything is alright because it falls into the normal range. And I somehow doubt that fasting for 56 hours or 10 days will be beneficial for hypertrophy or strength gains, regardless of the hormonal response. In my mind, intermittent fasting should be the default for the population.


Martin was once ahead of the times but then he stopped being that and lost his age and now he is just a remnant of himself at age 30 or something.

You just need to be consistent. Having read your various pieces of work lfangains the years and observing your struggles with how best to apply it, it was really interesting to hear your insight and reflections.

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The “Leangains” Intermittent Fasting Study Is Finally Here

August 27, at 6: Its author makes a single promise. Greg, is the implication that IF is not a boon for adding lean mass? The name most people automatically associate with intermittent fasting IF is Martin Berkhan. Martin has been getting great results with some of his clients using IF especially those wanting to put on quality muscle while doing it. Makes me wonder what would have happened if they decreased the fasting window for the control group to say 9 or 10 hours which to me seems closer to what a lot of people who like higher meal frequencies do.

These principles will work for everyone, regardless of fitness level. My name is Martin Berkhan and I work as a nutritional consultant, magazine writer and personal trainer. I think this may help answer your question coming from a guy who actually does a lot of research on protein metabolism: On workout days, break the fast with meat, veggies and a fruit.


So much of the book is about himself and his views that really it reads like the crazed rantings of a egomaniac. I actually added 36 hour fasts followed by a workout. Side note to Abgrund: It is not a incidence that Berkhan connected many dods for his method BCAAs, calorie cycling, carb cycling, biggest meal after a fasted training and the dods are not connected leanggains this study.

The “Leangains” Intermittent Fasting Study Is Finally Here • Stronger by Science

All information and opinions expressed on this “site” and products is for informational purposes only, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Eating meat alone will cause the protein amino acids to be absorbed too quickly. Eat all of your daily calories in an 8-hour window approacj fast the other 16 hours of the day.

If you’re leangqins the truth and straight forward workable principles that will get anyone ripped and athletic then here it is.

August 28, at 9: Other people copy him because he is slow. Fresh, not in plastic box. Which idiot would skip breakfast? August 27, at 5: