Is Your Fat Making You Suck?

I had just finished my “bulk” and was feeling swole (fat). This was a bit earlier in my lifting career and everywhere I turned it was “eat big to get big.” So there I was, freshly returned from my seventh meal of the day at Burger King and breathing heavy as I trudged up the… Read more »

Grade The Diet: The Atkins Diet

Grade The Diet: The Atkins Diet

Grade The Diet: The Atkins Diet             Whenever low-carb diets are discussed, the Atkins Diet always finds a way to sneak into the conversation. Back in the 90’s and early 2000’s, this diet was extremely popular and mainstream.  For the first time ever you could “diet” while eating bacon, ribs and chicken fingers; is it… Read more »

Why Most Diets Fail

Why Most Diets Fail

Why is it that so many people struggle with trying to diet down and show the muscle that they spend countless hours building? They don’t seem to struggle with “bulking” though, that’s for damn sure. We spend too much time in the gym, recovering from our lifts, reading about lifting, and planning meals to not… Read more »

4 Common Dieting Mistakes

4 Common Dieting Mistakes

4 Common Dieting Mistakes I don’t know one person that hasn’t dieted or attempted to diet at some point in their life.  Whether it was Atkins, South beach, Jucing or your own plan; you all tried it at least once.  I have worked with over 120 diet clients in the last 4 months alone on… Read more »

Choosing a Protein Powder

Choosing a Protein Powder I work with a wide range of clients, from NFL athletes to bodybuilders to regular people just looking to lose weight.  When I do their nutritional program, protein intake becomes a major part of their diet. For ease and time constrains, protein powder is a perfect way to get in extra… Read more »

Creating an Anabolic Breakfast

Creating an Anabolic Breakfast

Creating an Anabolic Breakfast So, here’s to another boring breakfast article. Thank me later. When it comes to nutrition, diet, and just looking really damn good, it often comes down to a myriad of things. Some choose to focus on calories in vs. calories out, some focus on optimal vs. suboptimal food choices, some low… Read more »

A Review of Carb Cycling

A Review of Carb Cycling

What is Carb Cycling? I’m sure you have an idea about what carb-cycling is just by looking at the name. You simply cycle your carbs. Ok, so what does that mean and what is it useful for? Basically, you alter the amount of carbohydrates that you eat day to day.  Carb cycling can be used… Read more »

Low Carb Diet to Preserve Muscle Mass?

Low Carb Diet to Preserve Muscle Mass?

Low Carb Diet to Preserve Muscle Mass? When it comes to diet there is not a cookie cutter approach that works for everyone. We are all individuals and should be viewed that way. This becomes really clear when you prepare someone for a bodybuilding or figure show. You might see some clients who need a… Read more »

Four Tips to Fix Your Shitty Diet

Four Tips to Fix Your Shitty Diet

Everywhere you turn there is a new diet. Some let you eat cheesecake, some make you fast, and some apparently make you look like a superhero. Regardless, they all share some common things. They have you in a routine, calories are generally controlled, meal timing is generally consistent, and there’s some good application of research;… Read more »

Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1

Peri-Workout Nutrition, Part I Depending on who you ask or what you’ve read, you may have different views on what’s necessary or most efficient in terms of peri-workout nutrition. When I first started training, I remember being told that “chocolate milk is great post-workout” or “you need fast acting carbohydrates as soon as your lift… Read more »

Fasts and Sprints for Fast Fat Loss

Fasts and Sprints for Fast Fat Loss

 Fasts and Springs For Fast Fat Loss Losing weight, specifically fat, is a struggle for most. This article is about what I believe is the most effective cardiovascular method for shedding fat fast and retaining muscle. People get too caught up in how many calories they burned, how long their cardio session was, and how… Read more »