Gerald Brainum

Editor-in-Chief of Applied Metabolics newsletter & Former Science Editor of Muscle and Fitness & Flex magazines

“Food Supplements: Fact versus Myth” Seminar Q&A
Gerald Brainum discusses the most popular food and sports supplements,
which ones work and which don’t in a question and answer format.
LIVE Saturday, November 14th 11:30 am-12:15 pm PST @ TheFitExpo Virtual Theater
(available on-Demand starting November 16, 2020 to February 28, 2021)


Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jerry Brainum, and anyone who has read bodybuilding magazines over the past 35 years will likely recognize my name. I’ve had over 5,000 magazine articles published under my own name and various pen names. I was the science editor of Muscle and Fitness magazine for 10 years; editor-at-large at Flex magazine for 8 years. I’ve also written for Men’s Fitness magazine; Sports Fitness magazine; Muscular Development magazine; Muscle Mag International, and was a regular contributor to Ironman magazine for 28 years. Most recently, I was the science editor of Planet Muscle magazine. I’ve also written for many magazines outside of bodybuilding, including Penthouse and Let’s Live magazines. My articles have appeared in the foreign editions of over 30 international publications. I’ve won several writing awards, too. I’ve given seminars all over the world about nutrition and food supplements, and have lectured to the National Football League Player’s Association on the topic of “How to build muscle and strength without using anabolic drugs.” I’ve also lectured on the practical use of nutrition to treat mental Besides my writing, I’ve been a nutrition consultant for numerous elite, world-class athletes. These include basketball star, Vlady Divac; Vassiily Jirov, voted the “best boxer” at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, and Cruiserweight boxing champion of the world, 1999-2003; Floyd Mayweather Jr, undefeated boxing champ; Genaro Hernandez, Super-Featherweight boxing champ; Featherweight pro fighter, David Kamau. I served as Oscar de La Hoya’s nutrition consultant for three years and 12 undefeated boxing matches. I was a competitive bodybuilder myself, and trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the original Gold’s gym in Venice, California in the 1970s. Since then, I’ve also worked with other elite bodybuilders in helping them achieve top condition. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called me in recent years to ask about subjects related to nutrition. Frank Zane, a three-time Mr.Olympia winner, has said that my articles were the only articles he read in bodybuilding magazines.

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