Ameen Alai is one of a handful of coaches that can be said to have revolutionized the sport of bodybuilding. Guru Ameen entered the sport with a fervor as a teenager in the early 1990’s. As a pure ectomorph with an astoundingly low proportion of fast-twitch muscle fibers (i.e. the definition of a ‘hard-gainer’), he realized early on that if he was to have a competitive advantage, it would have to be from his mind. He quickly began doing what no other bodybuilder had done since the legendary Dan Duchaine – he dedicated himself to consuming peer-reviewed academic papers to learn how to transform himself, and his brother Adin, into veritable monsters.

Guru Ameen’s extensive studies paid off. He discovered that while anabolic steroids could cause muscular hypertrophy, the limiting factor was that they could not cause hyperplasia. However, he also learned that when human growth hormone was combined with insulin, the resulting IGF-1 pulse and consequent effect on mTOR could provide as much value to a bodybuilder’s physique as his anabolic steroid regimen.

Pioneering the use of human growth hormone in combination with insulin was a momentous event for both Ameen and bodybuilding, as evidenced by the dramatic transformation in the physiques of IFBB pros in the 1990’s. Along the way, Guru Ameen coached some of the top pro bodybuilders in the world, including Craig Titus, King Kamali, Don Long, and many others. At a loss to explain Ameen’s results, the bodybuilding community dubbed him ‘the Mad Scientist,’ and it stuck.


Since the 1990’s, Ameen redirected his focus from studying performance enhancement to studying health and longevity. Since the initial publications about the effect of resveratrol on autophagy in the early 2000’s, Ameen has been at the forefront of what is now called ‘biohacking.’ Combining his expertise in performance enhancement, health, and longevity, Guru Ameen now offers the most advanced training, nutrition, and performance enhancement programs on the market.

Guru Ameen’s programs are the only truly custom-tailored fitness programs on the market. They are distinguished by:

  • Using in-depth interviews, client bloodwork, and whole genome sequencing, Ameen tailors client programs to fit their health and genetic make-up with the goal of optimizing performance gains while maximizing healthspan.

  • Employing innovative and conservative performance enhancement programs to limit oxidative stress on the body.

  • Longevity focus: Guru Ameen’s programs are the only ones to utilize all three known longevity pathways (AMP-kinase, sirtuins, and mTOR) to improve healthspan.

  • Health focus: Guru Ameen’s programs pay particular attention to the prevention of cancer, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and kidney disease – all diseases that are far too common in the fitness world and most of the time, preventable.

Guru Ameen’s clients come from a diverse range of backgrounds and needs. They include competitive bodybuilders, strength athletes, endurance athletes, and fitness-focused laymen. What they have in common is a desire to improve their physical performance while prioritizing their health and longevity. If you want to optimize performance while improving your health and potential longevity, Guru Ameen is the coach for you.






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