How to Actually Lose Weight

Over the past four months, I have been getting in shape for my new training book that will be released this winter.

Essentially, the goal is to cut down to as low body fat as possible while retaining as much muscle as possible. [Read more…]

Does Sugar Make You Fat?

Whenever talk occurs about our obvious obesity epidemic, it is always the same nonsense that is blamed as the culprit.

The two usual suspects are carbs and sugar.

To this day, people will tell you to avoid carbs to lose weight, and they will emphatically tell you to avoid sugar like it’s the plague. [Read more…]

A Simple Strategy for Weight Loss (Without Counting Calories)

Anyone who knows about how weight loss actually works will know that it is dependent on calorie input vs. calorie output (study, study).

In other words, you must be in a caloric deficit (burn more calories than you consume) to lose weight.

Unfortunately, most people are completely unaware of this simple concept. [Read more…]

6 Reasons to Get More Vitamin D

I wouldn’t usually write articles on the benefits of a single vitamin, but when that vitamin can offer numerous benefits to strength athletes and just people wanting to stay healthy, then exceptions have to be made.

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins you can get. What separates it from others is its versatility. [Read more…]

Clean Eating vs. If It Fits Your Macros

Well here’s an article that’s long overdue.

Ever since ~2009, the concept of ‘if it fits your macros‘ took the fitness world by storm. [Read more…]

“I Just Don’t Have Time to Workout”

Everyone these days says it.

They say that they “just don’t have the time” to get in shape. [Read more…]

Why You Should Abandon Your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year.

As we all know, this is the time where most people decide what their New Year’s resolution will be. [Read more…]

10 Ways to Improve Your Mood

 

1) Lift Weights

While it may sound shallow, the hard truth is that it’s difficult to be depressed when you’re walking around with a 6-pack and pythons for arms everyday. [Read more…]

The Top 5 Muscles That Project Power

If you’ve ever voluntarily set foot inside a gym, it’s safe to assume that you were there to improve your physique.

While some people may be there to lose weight (being body fat), I have rarely heard of anyone who wanted to lose muscle mass. [Read more…]

The Real Way to Cure Back Pain

Back pain.

This is the number one complaint that you’ll commonly hear among inactive individuals as they begin to creep into middle age.

Sometimes these people can even be in their early 20s and complain about having back problems, given the right circumstances. [Read more…]