During intense, intermittent exercise and throughout prolonged physical activity, your muscles rely on glycogen for energy. Now, you may be wondering, what the heck is glycogen? Most of the carbohydrates you eat are converted to glucose. When the body doesn't need to use all of this glucose for energy, any extra is stored in the liver and muscles for future … [Read more...] about Heat and Exercise Recovery
Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet?
Firstly, let me be clear - Diets work. Saying anything less is disingenuous. They may not work as well as we would hope, but they absolutely work. All those ‘Diets Don’t Work’ headlines are nothing more than clickbait. However, there is a problem with diets… and that problem is what happens after the diet. You see, at any given time, more than a third of … [Read more...] about Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet?
Dear Fitness Experts
Dear fitness experts - Stop acting like you are one in a million. We’re actually a dime a dozen. It’s time to stop pretending. Pretending like we’re the only one who ever got into shape. That we’re the only one who is good at deadlifts. That we’re the only one with big arms, great abs, or a great bench. We’re not—we are a dime a dozen. And within that dime—that … [Read more...] about Dear Fitness Experts
Protein Intake and Body Weight
I do not understand the idea of prescribing protein intake based on body weight. It makes no sense to me. Prescribing protein intake in such a manner suggests that the protein needs of a 28 year old 6’4” man weighing 220 pounds with 10% body fat is the same as a protein needs of a 28 year old 5’6” tall women weighing 220 pounds with 50% body fat. This then suggests … [Read more...] about Protein Intake and Body Weight
Long lasting youth
It’s obvious to me that weight training is the secret to long lasting youth. Yes, genetics and diet and stretching and meditation and stress levels all play a part... But when I look at the one factor that seems to be the unifying link among the people I know who are "defying" the laws of aging, it is consistent weight training. It's not ALL they do, but it is the one … [Read more...] about Long lasting youth