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MacroFactor’s Algorithms and Core Philosophy

This article is Part 2 of a series of “Behind the Scenes” articles about the MacroFactor app. In this article, Greg addresses the two most important aspects of MacroFactor: how the app actually works, and the overall philosophy that infuses the app.

Body-Fat and P-Ratios: A Rebuttal To The Rebuttal To The Rebuttal

We published articles that questioned the popular belief that high body-fat levels impair p-ratios. Menno Henselmans published a rebuttal on his site shortly thereafter. We responded to his rebuttal, and shortly after our rebuttal was posted, Menno added to his article to respond to it. Unfortunately we feel the need to respond yet again, as his response lacked substance and was pretty misleading.

Should You Cut Before You Bulk?: How Body Fat Levels Affect Your P-Ratio

Should You Cut Before You Bulk?: How Body-Fat Levels Affect Your P-Ratio

Many people believe that if you get lean before you start a bulk, you’ll gain muscle more efficiently. Their reasoning often relates to concerns about insulin sensitivity: if you have more body fat, your insulin sensitivity will be lower, so you’ll gain more fat and less muscle in a calorie surplus. However, the evidence for this concept is surprisingly thin and shaky. In this article, we delve into what the science really says on the topic.

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