Monday, March 26, 2012

Pale(br)o Science

BroScience is a term used by some bodybuilding communities:

Broscience is the predominant brand of reasoning in bodybuilding circles where the anecdotal reports of jacked dudes are considered more credible than scientific research.
A sarcastic term implying that the time tested, muscle building wealth of knowledge developed and utilized by successful, experienced bodybuilders is inferior to the continually shifting hypotheses of articulate, textbook-savvy 155lb. chemists with little or no real world first-person experience to substantiate their conclusions. The term "Broscience" is oft repeated on bodybuilding and fitness oriented internet forums in an attempt to demonstrate online dominance as a substitution for success in the arena of actual bodybuilding.

There is even a site called  which highlights how science conflicts with popular myth in the bodybuilding world.

I think there is some similar stuff in the paleo world.....Palebro science perhaps.  People like Kurt Harris and Matt Lalonde are key in fighting the myths with science.


Miki said...

Science is a big word. I am sure you didn't mean the science that support the current nutritional guidelines. I'll take a good reliable anecdote and better still one that make evolutionary sense over Harvard's Public Health' gang kind of Science anytime.

Sol Orwell said...

Self-plug, but we almost have 4000 unique citations now: