Intermittent Fasting and Cortisol

Intermittent Fasting and Cortisol

Intermittent Fasting and Cortisol This “article” started as a response to a Facebook thread I was tagged in yesterday where people were warning the original poster about exercising in the morning on an empty stomach due to it raising cortisol. So let’s examine this very quickly. Exercise also raises cortisol, so should we not exercise?… Read more »

Intermittent Fasting Cliff Notes

  Intermittent Fasting Cliff Notes Well, it’s 2017 and even though we have access to more information than ever before, there is still an abundance of outdated, hilariously wrong, agenda-pushing nutrition advice. I would consider myself pretty well-versed on the current and previous scientific literature regarding exercise and nutrition. I’m lucky enough to enjoy it,… Read more »

The Best Way to Bulk

The Best Way to Bulk

The Best Way to Bulk                When I wrote, Death to the Bulk and Cut Diet, I received a ton of feedback – both positive and negative. For one, I was attacking a bodybuilding staple which always ruffles feathers.  At the same time, I was bringing logic, science and results to an ineffective antiquated practice… Read more »

5 Protein Snacks That Taste Great

5 Protein Snacks That Taste Great               The health and wellness industry today is massive. People want healthier, convenient options and are willing to pay more for it. My previous articles on Protein Bars and Protein Powders (link below) have been two of the most visited on my site, so this is clearly an area people… Read more »

Peri-Workout Strategies When Fat Loss Stalls

Peri-Workout Strategies When Fat Loss Stalls Ever since I posted this series Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1 in 2012, it’s been the go-to topic that people have asked me to talk and write about. I’m convinced people like reading about nutrition and training more than actually doing it, but that’s beside the point. In case you aren’t… Read more »

Sports Nutrition to Maximize Athletic Performance – Part 1

Sports Nutrition to Maximize Athletic Performance – Part 1 There are few factors that athletes have full control over in attempting to reach their genetic potential. Nutrition is one of the most important yet over-looked aspects in an athlete’s preparation. Here are some helpful tips for sports nutrition to maximize athletic performance. Whether it’s combining the… Read more »

Bust Through Your Diet Plateau

You start your new diet and things seem to be going smoothly. Energy levels are steady and you’re excited to see where this can take you. The first week or two almost always results in noticeable improvements as you begin dropping a couple pounds, leaning up and heading in the right direction. The instant gratification… Read more »

Personal Training

Random Training and Nutrition Thoughts

  Almost everything you are reading on nutrition is subjective, sensationalized, agenda-pushing bullshit. I spent the last year purposely doing everything “wrong” in the eyes of the internet. I ate white bread daily, trained fasted, trained fed, under-ate for long stretches of time and over-ate for others, I didn’t use any supplements, ate way below… Read more »