Elliot Reimers

Elliot is a raw powerlifter who enjoys researching the science behind how the human body works. He has a BS in Biochemistry.
Elliot Reimers

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About Elliot Reimers

Occupation/Education: Lab Research Assistant; BS in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota with hopes of graduate studies in Clinical Endocrinology.

Training Ambitions: 1000lb or higher 3-lift total in the 165lb-class in a raw powerlifting meet, and help others achieve their goals.

About Me:  I have been weight training since high school and it has grown into a passion of mine ever since. Moreover, I’ve spent countless hours researching nutrition, weight lifting, cardio, supplements, etc. I thoroughly enjoy the science behind how the human body works and implementing research findings to improve our health and physiques; knowledge is useless until you put it into action.

Elliot Reimers's Content

Complete Guide To Protein Anabolism And Catabolism
Explore the meaning of anabolism and catabolism in this comprehensive guide to the physiological factors and hormones that impact muscle growth and muscle loss.
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The Science Behind Betancourt Nutrition’s PUMP’D
Elliot Reimers provides the inside scoop on the science behind Betancourt Nutrition's hot new pre-workout Pump'D, which provides massive pumps through nitric oxide support.
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An Inside Look At 12 Common Bodybuilding Workout Habits
Elliot Reimers helps you to make sense of common and sometimes crazy gym practices. Grunting, belts, international chest day and muscle confusion. It's all here!
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Myth vs. Fact: Inside Look At 12 Bodybuilding Nutrition Habits
Post-workout Pop-tarts, egg whites and stoking the metabolism. The world of muscle building nutrition has some odd habits. Find out which are legit, and which might be a waste of time.
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Stop Working Out And Start Training: 4 Steps To Better Results
If you're trying to build muscle, it doesn't matter how much you sweat in the gym. Learn why chasing after anything other than progression is a waste of time.
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Ultimate Guide To The Keto Diet With Sample Meal Plan
Takes an inside look at the low-carb ketogenic diet, and it's 3 variations: standard, cyclical and targeted keto dieting. Guide includes sample eating plans and recipes.
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The Ultimate D-Aspartic Acid (DAA) Guide: Benefits, Dosages & FAQ
This complete guide explores the benefits and dosages of D-Aspartic Acid supplements. Learn about DAA and how it can help you reach your goals.
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Are Barbell Squats Dangerous?
Squats are the king of all exercises, but do the risks of performing them outweigh the benefits? If you want to know just how dangerous barbell squats really are, read on!
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Whey vs. Casein Protein Powder: Which Should You Use?
Find out the differences between whey and casein protein powder, and how they both can benefit athletic performance, muscle building and the fat loss process.
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Cutting Diets & Carbohydrates: Do You Need To Go “Low-carb?”
It is considered an absolute truth that to get shredded you must cut or cycle carbohydrate intake. Learn why carbs might just be helpful during periods of fat loss.
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Supplements That Boost Metabolic Rate And Help Burn Fat
This guide provides you with research-backed supplement ingredients and compounds that can have a positive impact on increasing your metabolism and burning fat.
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Supplement Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know?
It's time to test your knowledge of sports, performance and nutritional supplementation. Take this quiz and post your results to see how you "stack" up.
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Bodybuilding: Can Eating Too Strict Or Clean Be Unhealthy?
Can you eat "too clean" when building muscle? Take a look at the concept of clean eating and decide if your food restrictions are counterproductive to good health.
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Does Creatine Impact Recovery & Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness?
Can creatine help reduce training-related muscle soreness (DOMS)? Elliot Reimers takes a deeper look at cell biomechanics, and explores the answer to this question.
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5 Misconceptions About Intermittent Fasting
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around the Internet when it comes to the intermittent fasting lifestyle. This article separates truth from fiction.
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Citrulline Malate & L-Citrulline Guide: Benefits, Dosages & FAQ
This complete guide explores the benefits and dosages of L-citrulline supplements. Learn about citrulline and citrulline malate and how they can help you reach your goals.
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Soy Protein Guide: Benefits, Dosages & FAQ
This complete guide explores the benefits and dosages of soy protein supplements. Learn about the different types of soy protein and how they can help you reach your goals.
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The 60-Minute Workout Myth: Why Cortisol Isn’t The Lifter’s Enemy
Training longer than an hour makes you catabolic, right? Wrong! Find out why cortisol may not be the big bad muscle destroying villain you thought it was.
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Bodybuilding Nutrition: Create Your Own Muscle Building Diet Plan
Need a meal plan? This article helps you build a quality eating plan from the ground up. Topics include calorie requirements, macronutrient intake & meal frequency.
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Branched-Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) Supplements: Myth Versus Reality
Are branched chain amino acid supplements worth your time and money? Separate fact from myth and learn what BCAAs are, and how they compare to whey protein.
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Types Of Creatine: Is Creatine Monohydrate Still The King?
Which creatine supplement is currently the best option? This article explores the various forms of creatine and tells you if creatine monohydrate is still the way to go.
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How To Build Your Own Fat Loss Supplement Stack
This article takes a look at the top fat loss supplement ingredients, and shows you how to build your own fat burning stack or choose the best product for your needs.
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Complete Anabolic Diet Guide With Sample Meal Plan
The Anabolic Diet is a muscle building and fat loss eating protocol developed by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale as a method to induce safe steroid-like gains for natural lifters.
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Ultimate Paleo Diet Guide: History, Rules, Recipes & Benefits
Just what is the Paleo diet, and is it right for you? This guide takes a deeper look at the history and principles behind this popular eating lifestyle. Included are sample Paleo recipes.
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How Much Saturated Fat Should We Eat?
Saturated fats are a necessary part of a well-rounded eating plan, yet most of us are unsure about how much we can safely eat. Learn about proper saturated fat intake.
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How To Optimize Caffeine Intake & Timing For Fat Loss
Does caffeine really help your fat burning efforts, and if so, when and how much should be taken? Fine tune your caffeine intake and bolster your fat loss efforts.
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Metabolic Damage: What It Is And Is Not
Everyone in the bodybuilding and figure world is talking about metabolic damage and how it is a diet killer. This article explores the current "epidemic" of this condition.
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Protein Intake Per Meal: How Much Can You Digest?
Frequent feeding teaches no more than 30-50 grams of protein per meal. Many assume that the body can't handle more than this. Find out the truth about protein digestion.
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6 Resistance Training Myths That Never Die
You head the myths before: weight lifting stunts growth, women who lift get bulky, higher reps are better for toning. Set aside the nonsense and find out the real truth.
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10 Common Creatine Myths Dispelled
Creatine is one of the most popular and reasonably-priced sport supplements in the industry. This article separates fact from fiction by looking at 10 common myths.
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Macronutrient Intake: Are All Calories Created Equal?
For years the food industry preached "low fat" foods. Lately, it seems everyone is telling us to avoid carbs. Does it really matter which of these macronutrients you eat?
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Top 5 Workout Program Assistance Exercises You Should Be Doing
If you're like most lifters you've been using the same assistance exercises forever. It's time to infuse your training with 5 potent exercises you're probably not doing.
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Cheat Meal vs. A Planned Re-feed: What’s The Difference?
Take a detailed look at the pros and cons of planned refeeding and cheat meals (yes, there is a difference), and decide which is better for your physique and fat loss goals.
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How To Maximize Your Morning Workout With Proper Nutrition & Supplementation
Fear not, early morning lifters. Learn how to structure your pre, intra and post workout nutrition & supplements for better gains. Article includes sample diet plans.
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The Ultimate Workout Nutrition Guide: Part 2, Nutrition & Timing
Workout nutrition can be confusing. Learn about the role of protein quality and quantity, catbohydrates, fats and nutrient timing in this complete expert guide.
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Sweating Yourself Slim: The Truth About Perspiration And Fat Loss
Heading to the gym to sweat off a few pounds? Find out just how effective of a fat burner sweating is, and how good it is for releasing toxins and cleansing your body.
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50 Reasons You Might Be A Bro Lifter
Do you use a neck pad during squats? Pose or flex in between each set? Train with a hangover? Wear lifting gloves when curling? Then you might be a bro lifter, bro!
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Should You Vary Protein Sources To Maximize Muscle Building?
Leucine, mTor, and muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Find out how the protein foods you eat impact the muscle growth process for the better - and for the worse.
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50 Workout Excuses: Lame First World Reasons Not To Train Today
What are your weakest excuses for missing workouts? If you find them on this list, you might be making some of the most common (and lame) first world excuses.
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6 Easy Muscle Building Tips For Hard Gainers
Are you the scrawny guy in the weight room who can't gain a single pound no matter what you eat? This article contains 6 strategies for the “hardgainer”/ectomorph.
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Mighty Meathead Quiz: Test Your Muscle Building Knowledge
Test your knowledge of training, nutrition and supplementation with this true/false quiz from Elliot Reimers. Do you have a degree in Swole-ology, or failing Gains 101?
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Clean vs. Dirty Eating: Which Is Best For Building Muscle & Size?
What exactly determines if a food is dirty and off limits or clean and nutritionally sound? Learn how to logically classify food, avoid excess and eat with moderation.
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Fat Gain Nonsense: 8 Diet And Weight Loss Myths Debunked
Does eating at night make you fat? Do you need a cheat day? Is fruit bad? Do calories in fiber count? Find out the answers to 8 common diet and weight loss myths.
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72 Muscle Building Questions All Answered With Yes
Do you even lift, bro? Yes, yes and yes! Well if you do, then you'll know all the answers to these lifting questions. If not, you're missing out on all kinds of gains.
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Gym Success: Overcoming The Hidden Headaches That Hold You Back
Learn how to set aside gym judgment, find the right gym for your training style, and overcome personal obstacles. Don't be a victim of circumstance: reach your goals.
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8 Comments+ Post Comment

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Posted Sun, 09/28/2014 - 16:09
Maria Z

I read all your info. I am a lady and I have issues losing weight from "Antidepressant Discontinuetion Syndrome". What that means is I suddenly stopped an antidepressant I was on for 25 years and it became a nightmare for me, one of the horrors was a sudden weight loss. That I what I need help with. I do not want to get muscles, just want to gain weight.

The question to you is when one loses weight does that mean they lose muscles?

What could help me gain weight?

It states: "Elliot is a raw powerlifter who enjoys researching the science behind how the human body works. He has a BS in Biochemistry." Well I need your expert help what can help me gain weight? God Bless you in advance

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Posted Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:56


I would first recommend discussing the situation with your primary care physician.

As far as the weight gain goes, just simply start eating more. If you don't care what sort of weight your gaining you just need to eat more than you're burning.

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Posted Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:22

thanksfor the article i find it interesting and going to try it. only thing is ikeep trying to get help on what things to eat and how to do it. i wouls apreciate any help youcould give me on what are carbs and not i have problemin finding right amount to eat to equl out what i put out.

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Posted Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:03

Your articles are very informative and easy to understand; thank you for that! I noticed in your bio that you are interested in endocrinology and are currently a lab research assistant. I have a question that perhaps you can answer. I was recently diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome; what is the best way to supplement protein (and what types of protein) in order to prevent further catabolism? I've been combing the internet and have been unable to find any information in regard to hypercortisolism and protein supplementation. I appreciate any information you could provide!

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Posted Sat, 03/02/2013 - 17:39

i've read several of your articles and think they have all been great reads and informative. Keep up the good work!

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Posted Fri, 03/29/2013 - 18:17

Thanks David, I really appreciate the feedback!

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Posted Wed, 11/28/2012 - 01:09
Michael Adebesin

This article is a masterpiece.Thank you for taking the time to writing it. It is very educative in the area of working out and life's endeavor in general. It was well put together and eloquently written;It is very, very inspirational.

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Posted Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:16

Thank you Michael, I appreciate you taking the time to read it!