I like the articles on this site and some of my favorite are by Poliquin, because his dietary advice and training is definitely top notch. The guy is a beast too and I like his methods a lot.
However I find myself continuously annoyed by the ridiculous over the top claims he makes in his articles.
“I have a kid from the University of Southern California who was 25% body fat. I got him down to 12% in eight weeks, and he gained 25 pounds of muscle.”
“Not only can you retain muscle while losing fat, but as I talked about in the previous question, you can gain muscle. In fact, you should gain muscle if you know how to train and eat properly!”
"Last time I taught a Biosignature Modulation course in the DR, the students took my body fat Monday morning. I was at 8% and weighed 198 pounds. Anyway, five days later, after eating only Dominican Republic foods, I weighed 209 at 6% body fat. "
“One of the most important supplements to take when on a calorie restricted diet is BCAAs. You need about 50 grams a day.”
Some of this stuff is debatable (like massive megadosing BCAAs and fish oil), but some is just impossible. Poliquin never mentions whether these clients are on steroids, but regardless some dude gaining 25 pounds of muscle while losing 13% bodyfat in 2 months is as close to impossible as it gets.
And in several articles he makes claims like this, in one he states he got an athlete who was stalling to gain 29 pounds of lean mass in a month by supplementing megadoses of fish oil.
Also, to lose bodyfat and gain 12 pounds of lean mass eating fresh food in another country in FIVE DAYS. Seriously?
this is all from one article.
I’m not trying to hate because I really think his articles are some of the best, but a lot of that stuff is just so ridiculous…