What is Progression?

What is Progression?

What is progression? Far too often I see coaches or trainers blindly add more weight, prescribe crazy exercises they found on youtube, or follow a random template they took from the internet. Put simply, they throw shit at the wall to see what sticks. Progression is built upon knowing what goal you want to accomplish… Read more »

Why Your Brain Loves Junk Food (Part 1)

Why Your Brain Loves Junk Food (Part 1)

Orginally posted at www.elitefts.net America, land of the free…and obese. While prescription drug companies continue to scramble for the miracle weight loss pill (that diet and exercise stuff isn’t fun), obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease rates continue to escalate. While nutrition gurus continue to argue on Facebook about “high carb versus low carb,”… Read more »

Live Nutrition Q&A

Live Nutrition Q&A

  Tomorrow night, Wednesday October 23rd at 8pm, I will be a part of a live nutrition Q&A on the Elitefts Facebook Page.  This will feature myself (Fred Duncan) as well as Skip Hill, Shelby Starnes and Scott Stevenson.  In my opinion these are some of the most respected and successful coaches and nutrition experts… Read more »

Should You Avoid Eating At Night?

Should You Avoid Eating at Night? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but maybe there are good reasons to avoid eating at night. (I’m not talking about the old myth that says that anything you eat past 6 p.m. just magically turns into fat). I know that this is going to directly… Read more »

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 »