Is there anything more confusing than dress sizes? They vary from store to store, they change year to year, and for the most part they seem completely arbitrary. Heck, from what I can tell a woman can be a size 12 at Zara and a size 8 and LK Bennet! She can also be a 12 on top, 8 in her skirt, and a 10 in her dress. Suffice it to say women’s sizes are pretty … [Read more...] about The Truth about Dress Sizes
I'm picky when it comes to my alcohol. I'm not a big drinker, but I have my favorites. If I'm drinking beer, then I'm drinking Guinness; unless it's crazy hot out, and then I'm drinking Banks. If I'm not drinking beer, then I'm drinking scotch or rum. (I'm a fun combination of Scottish-Irish-Canadian and Bajan roots.) I appreciate these drinks, but I'm not going to … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Fat Loss
Have you ever stopped to think that there might be an upper-limit to human metabolism? Basically a 'ceiling rate' at which we can burn through calories? Probably not, but don't worry... I did for you! I've heard rumors of people eating well over 10,000 calories during a single cheat day, or even every day during a period of intense training. This got me thinking... … [Read more...] about How Many Calories can you Burn in a day?
These are some personal observations on Weight Training, and some quick suggestions on how to improve your results. Firstly, any weight loss program worth ANYTHING involves weight training. If you are not weight training in some way, you are selling yourself short. And if your goal isn’t weight loss but muscle gain, well I hope the need for weight training is obvious in this … [Read more...] about Weight training fixes for men and women
Hypertrophy requires consistent challenge to a muscle group. You could argue it takes constant unaccustomed challenge. Hypertrophy can be seen as a sort of immune response to an unfamiliar challenge. It’s how your body reacts to an attack, in this case the attack is the challenge of the workout. Increasing the load (the amount of weight you lift) is one of many ways to … [Read more...] about Hypertrophy vs Strength