Maik Wiedenbach came to the US on a basis of a swimming scholarship to Fordham University where he became athlete of the year 2000 as we ll as a Hall of famer in 2012.

Being a professional athlete for 10 years and the highest level gave him a great starting foundation to teach others about health, fitness and nutrition

His personal training business “Maik Wiedenbach coaching” has bene getting 5 star reviews on


Yelp and


Seeing that there was a need to reach more people with the proper message in the fitness world, he quickly branched out from simply training athletes to writing articles for muscle and fitness


muscle and strength,, training and fitness mag

He accepted an adjunct professorship at NYU to teach exercise science and nutrition at SPS. and is one of the go to fitness experts on quora

He has also been featured in Vice TV , Fox news and the balancing act.

His first book 101 Fitness Myths was critically acclaimed by Kirkus reviews “ In a marketplace awash in a surfeit of quick-fixes, 48-hour promised results, nutritional phenomenon and miracle muscle-building techniques, Wiedenbach offers smart, realistic counsel on the importance of incorporating diet and exercise into everyday life.”

It was also featured in Forbes Magazine with the following quote: “To help us mere mortals get the most out of our workouts, Wiedenbach penned 101 Fitness Myths to correct the widespread misconceptions. Here are the top 10 most common that may trip you up in the New Year.” as well as in Raine magazine

His DVD the desk athlete was feautyred in the LA Times, The Desk Athlete DVD: A series of 10-minute exercise routines designed to reduce repetitive strain injuries. These occur when muscles are overworked, causing pain in areas such as the lower back, shoulder, neck and the dreaded “BlackBerry elbow.” Likes: Easy and direct. Using your body weight, a golf ball, a tennis ball and an exercise band, New York City trainer (and former German national swim team member) Maik Wiedenbach demonstrates how to massage problem areas, stretch strained muscles and strengthen opposing muscles. Anyone can do it.”

As well as the balancing act

Always staying one step ahead of the competition, he build up his science based youtube channel as a free resource with millions of video views and thousands of subscribers over the past 6 months.

His philosophy is that, when people join a gym, they are really looking for one of two things

Lose fat
Build muscle.
The training for those does not differ since you need to activate as much muscle to either keep it in a caloric deficit or grow it in a surplus.

There are three mechanisms of muscle growth.

Metabolic stress aka the accumulation of metabolites through mechanical work during the set.
Mechanical stress which is the tearing of the muscle.
Mechanical tension meaning the lengthening and shortening of the muscle.
Form there on we an conclude that you need

Volume and frequency to create the highest amount of metabolic stress you can recover from
Increased load aka getting stronger in good form while working all parts to the strength curve
Constant tension to in order to maximize mechanical tension 3. This also also means anything with momentum is out: swings, jumps since you can not effectively contract and lengthening during explosive movements.
As for setting up the diet

Here are the determining factors when trying to look fabulous:

Calories in vs. calories out: 40%
Macro nutrient breakdown a.k.a. how many grams of protein, carbs and fat do I need : 40%
Nutrient timing or when do I eat what?: 10%
Food quality which would be organic vs. conventionally grown produce, local foods vs. imported etc: 5%
Supplements: 5%
Most trainees are overly focused on points 4 and 5, thereby setting themselves up for failure.

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