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Speed Workouts on the Bike

For some reason I choose to live in the tundra that is Upstate New York, so I’ve had to find ways to train speed without having outdoor access or turf long enough for speed work. This past year I purchased two Woodway Curve Treadmills so that we can perform max velocity sprint work and tempo… Read more »


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New Website for Nutritional Information

New Website for Nutritional Information

Fred Duncan has started a separate website to discuss nutritional practices, new studies and host his online coaching over at Inside The Iron (www.fredduncan.com).  We will still be updating this site but there will be more articles and information posted on Fred’s site. This will feature articles from other respected coaches and a database of… 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 »

Real Lifters: A Dying Breed

Real Lifters: A Dying Breed

Originally Published: March 24, 2013 on Elitefts.net Some of us really love this shit. I don’t mean just working out every week; I have soccer mom clients that do that. I don’t mean doing a WOD and then proclaiming yourself the fittest person on earth, either. Hundreds of clueless sedentary people do that daily. I… 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 »

I’ve Got 99 Problems but My Shoulder Ain’t One

 I’ve Got 99 Problems but My Shoulder Ain’t One Everyone wants big cannonball shoulders, but not all of us are blessed with the perfect genetics to achieve this feat. So, you pick up a muscle and fitness magazine and you see a shoulder routine that a pro “uses.” Four sets of barbell presses, four sets… Read more »

Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 2: To Carb or Not to Carb

Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 2: To Carb or Not to Carb

Peri-Workout Nutrition, Part II: To Carb or Not to Carb In Part I of this article, I discussed some options for pre- and intra- workout nutrition and supplementation. The key word here is some. These are not the only options, just a few that I have found to be particularly interesting and useful for myself… 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 »