Building High-Performance Muscle™
Author: Mike Roussell, PhD

500-Pound Deadlift Lessons
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, May 09, 2013

Great. Another article that makes you question everything you're doing. At least there are plenty of tips that we can start using right away.

Accelerate Gains By Overreaching
by Todd Bumgardner, with Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Feb 12, 2013

The most radical gains of your life won't come by accident. For that, you need a gut full of ambition and a borderline crazy plan.

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3: Who Cares?
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Jan 25, 2013

Who's afraid of the big bad omega-3 to omega-6 ratio? Not Dr. Mike.

27 More Nutrition Facts
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Sep 14, 2012

Here are 27 facts to either reinforce or to bring into doubt your current nutritional practices. Read, learn, adjust, and conquer.

7 Nutritional Strategies for Strategic Overreaching
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Jul 31, 2012

Everyone's terrified of overtraining, but controlled overreaching can be a powerful tool to make astonishing progress. Here's how to make it happen.

Mineral Mining for a Better Body
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, Jun 28, 2012

If your body is lacking a few key minerals, even your best muscle building endeavors won't get you anywhere.

Dropping the A-Bomb on Your Waistline
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, May 01, 2012

Getting lean is a heck of a lot easier when you take advantage of this lioplytic smart bomb.

Research-Approved Carb Cycling
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Wed, Feb 08, 2012

A better way to cycle carbs, one that allows you to have your cake and eat it too, literally.

3 Simple Fat Loss Fixes
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Oct 04, 2011

Having trouble leaning out? Try the Shake Diet, the 100-Gram Carb Cure, or the 3X Diet.

5 High-Calorie Breakfasts for More Muscle
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Roussell says getting big begins at breakfast. Give these bulking breakfasts a try and start filling out your shirtsleeves.

The Truth About Gluten
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Apr 29, 2011

Not all protein is awesome. Some of it can make you bloated and even put the brakes on hypertrophy!

Supplement Research Update: The Truth About Prescription Fish Oil
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Is prescription fish oil any better than your favorite fish oil supplement?

Curcumin: The Next Big Superfood
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Dec 31, 2010

What can help you lose fat, fight off catabolism, smack down pesticides and make chicken taste great? Answer: India's golden superfood.

One Hundred Gram Carb Cure
by Dr. Mike Roussell and Chris Shugart | Thu, Dec 16, 2010

Ridiculously simple. Powerfully effective. Get shredded using one simple guideline!

The Glycemic Index Revisited
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Dec 03, 2010

Happy 30th birthday, Glycemic Index! Here's a practical approach to using this tricky bastard.

Does Your "Fat Math" Add Up?
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Most people are misreading the fat research and as a result, their fat numbers are adding up to rotten health and bad body comp.

Four Ways to Jack Up Insulin Sensitivity
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, Jan 21, 2010

Put your carbs to work with three proven methods for enhancing insulin sensitivity, plus one spankin' new idea straight from the cutting edge!

Four Secrets to Beating Stress to Build Muscle
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, Dec 10, 2009

Barbells, food, supplements: What else do you need? Apparently, you need to frickin' relax or none of those things will work optimally!

Are Omega-6 Fats Really That Bad?
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Fri, Nov 06, 2009

You pop Omega-3's like Pez candy, but avoid Omega-6's like candy corn. Maybe it's time to use both.

Death Match: You vs. Your Body
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, Oct 22, 2009

It's a battle royale between you and your body: you want to lose fat while keeping your muscle, but your body has other plans.

Uncontrollable Growth
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Jul 15, 2008

Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

Nutrition Quest: Vol 4
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Tue, Mar 18, 2008

If you take glucomannan before a meal, it acts almost like a control rod in a nuclear fission reaction in that it blunts blood sugar levels. It also makes you feel full. Talk about a one-two fat-fighting punch!

Preparing for Battle
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, Jan 10, 2008

If you need to decide what to eat, track down those foods in the proper amounts, and then finally take a bite — the chances of you skipping that meal are much higher. Here's how to take the thinking out of eating.

Build and Burn
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Wed, Dec 05, 2007

The days of eating mass quantities of food and putting on as much blubber in the off-season as possible are over. The new approach consists of a series of mini-cycles of caloric surplus and caloric deficit.

Carb Cycling for Idiots
by Mike Roussell, PhD | Thu, Nov 29, 2007

It's wintertime and you're faced with the yearly seasonal conundrum: do I go on a mass building cycle and say goodbye to my abs until the spring, or can I possibly keep my abs while bulking up?

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