The Dangers of Metabolic Adaptation

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  The concept of metabolic adaption is scary to me. Not because it’s right or wrong, but because it’s often prescribed to dieters without any examination. People are told that if they have been dieting for a long period of time and are now having problems losing weight, then their hormone levels have been compromised […]

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Building Muscle Slowly

This post was created simply because I was feeling sorry for myself this morning. I wasn’t making any gains. Lifting weights was stupid. All I was doing was maintaining – complete waste of my time. (Yes, I was being a baby) So I took my measurements… then compared them to all of my older measurements. […]

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The truth about Calorie Deficits

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  By the strictest of definitions a calorie deficit means ‘any amount of calories that falls short of the amount of calories needed to fuel the energy needs of your body’. Or, put another way: A calorie deficit is any amount of calories that is unable to maintain a persons body mass. A calorie deficit […]

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More Protein, More Muscle…

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With some recent editions to the already impressive amount of studies on protein and muscle building I thought it was time to reiterate my views on the big P and muscle building.   In the later part of 2013 we saw a review by Schoenfeld BJ, Aragon AA, Krieger JW that attempted to review the […]

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Your ONE Thing for Exceptional Fat loss…

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This last year I made it a goal to get out more… Apparently, in the fitness industry I’ve developed a reputation of being rather inaccessible, and now that my kids are a little older (they’re 6 and 4 now) travel is a little bit easier for me, so I’ve been able to make it out […]

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The skinny on saturated fats

I’ve noticed a lot of information popping up about saturated fat, including its role in modulating Testosterone levels in men. Of course, the minute you say that saturated fats may increase testosterone most people say ‘and give you a heart attack’. Saturated fat can quickly divide people into being either pro (sat fat is super […]

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Calorie Counting

Calorie counting is a weight loss tool. And it is a very valuable tool. There are many people who have successfully lost weight by doing nothing other than learning how to count calories and adjusting their diets accordingly.  However, in my mind Calorie counting should be used as a tool, not a crutch. You should […]

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There is no substitute for hard work

I’ve met a fair number of successful, self-made people in my life. They all work in different industries, and came from different backgrounds and walks of life. The one thing they all have in common? They all work hard. And they all work a LOT. In my opinion success has always been about doing work. […]

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Gain Muscle, Lose Fat (just a guess)

  A little over 7 weeks has gone by since my dreadful DXA scan. If you remember, it was the scan that ended my brilliantly thought-out  7 week experiment of “what would happened if I stopped training and stopped fasting?”. Nothing good happened in that experiment – I lost 7 pounds of muscle and gained […]

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Because I deserve it

    I want this car. I read about it. I stare at pictures of it late at night. Every aspect of it is perfect in my eyes, but the simple truth is, I cannot afford this car. That is the truth, and it is the only truth that matters. Sure, we can debate all […]

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