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Unlock Your Muscle Gene

Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life

Ori Hofmekler, Joseph Mercola, D. O. (Foreword by)


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The author of The Warrior Diet presents a revolutionary nutrition and exercise program that can improve your health, longevity, and athletic performance
Provocatively written yet grounded in science, Unlock Your Muscle Gene is a revolutionary guide to physical transformation and the latest information on muscle conditioning, weight loss, and anti-aging strategies. According to Ori Hofmekler, we need to learn how to trigger the genes that retain and develop our muscles and extend our lives—we need to unleash this innate program that transforms pain to power and makes our bodies thrive.
Hofmekler exposes the false theories behind modern fitness and presents the actual biological principles upon which human diet and training should be based. He also details how to combine foods; the right meal timing and meal size; why we need to separate AM foods and PM foods; the ideal fuel to prevent “hitting the wall”; how long and how often to train; and whether we can develop a super-muscle fiber hybrid with unmatched strength and durability. Unlock Your Muscle Gene will inspire you on your path to a stronger, healthier, biologically younger body.

Praise For Unlock Your Muscle Gene: Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life

Unlock Your Muscle Gene revives the primal connection to why we train. Ori Hofmekler exposes the missing links of exercise and physical exertion that will rewire your body to achieve the genetic strength potential of your pre-historic ancestors. Combined with the tenets of nutrition originally detailed in The Warrior Diet, these methods will produce a physical metamorphosis that will bring about greater strength, vitality, and longevity. [This book] will forever change the landscape of physical culture, fitness, and nutrition and is sure to influence all that comes after it.”
—Carl Lanore, host of the internationally syndicated radio show Super Human Radio
“I can say without hesitation that Ori Hofmekler is consistently the most provocative, interesting, and challenging writer currently active in the fitness game. His latest venture has a spectacular multidimensional premise: hold back the hands of time through a specific combination of diet and exercise. And that’s just one dimension of this tome of transformation. On another level, the book presents a revolutionary approach that explodes orthodox bodybuilding-based resistance training and replaces it with an amazing resistance/endurance/long-strength/mitochondria-building program that is totally original. On yet another level, his dietary approach combines intermittent fasting with highly specific food selections that results in detoxification and estrogen management; it all combines to leave even us jaded, seen-it-all old pros shaking our heads in bemused wonderment. Hofmekler’s methods and ideas ram past holes in all the ‘smelly little [fitness] orthodoxies’ that George Orwell warned us about. This book is a needed gale of frigid mountain air whipping through a cigarette-smoke-filled room. It gets my highest recommendation.”
—Marty Gallagher, national and world champion team coach and former columnist for the Washington Post
“A practical, efficient, scientifically sound understanding of how to unlock your physical potential. Read this book!”
—Justin Mager, MD, internist, exercise physiologist, and health strategist 

“Ori Hofmekler is one of the great thinkers in natural medicine. He is constantly reviewing the new health truths that scientists regularly uncover. He is then able to translate these powerful research findings into simple and practical recommendations that can have a significant impact on not only improving athletic performance, but on health and longevity as well.”
—Joseph Mercola, DO, founder of, the world’s most visited natural health website

Author Ori Hofmekler clearly knows what he is talking about and does a great job in this book of simplifying what is, in truth, a complex arrangement of interactive factors that sustain biological vitality and fitness. Intuitively and rationally his breakdown of how muscle-building mechanisms, including what and when we eat, how we exercise, chemical interactions, circadian cycles and nutritional protocol make sense.”
New Consciousness Review

"Unlock Your Muscle Gene is a health guide from Ori Hofmekler, who encourages readers to seek their own way of building muscle that can lead to greater health in the long term. ... Unlock Your Muscle Gene is very much worth considering for anyone who wants to move toward a longer life."
Midwest Book Review

North Atlantic Books, 9781583943090, 200pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

About the Author

Ori Hofmekler is a well-known political artist and health expert. As the founder, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the health and fitness magazine Mind and Muscle Power, he introduced his revolutionary approach diet, nutrition, and exercise and went on to write The Warrior Diet; Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat; and The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. His dietary and training methods have been endorsed by nutritional and medical experts, scientists, champion athletes and martial artists, and military and law enforcement instructors.

The Warrior Diet, LLC and Defense Nutrition, LLC currently provide nutrition and training workshops for their followers, as well as certification seminars for health experts, medical clinicians, coaches, trainers, and military and law enforcement instructors.