What’s the Best?

With the end of the year fast approaching we all tend to look back at our year and then set goals we would like to achieve in the new year. For a lot of people losing some weight or getting in better shape is often on that list. This is certainly validated by the number of new faces I have … Read More

Scale Weight vs Fat Loss

One of the main tools that I use to determine if I am in a caloric deficit is to weigh myself first thing every morning after going to the bathroom.. I track this in a spreadsheet and I plot the weekly average over time. In the image is my average weekly weight from week 27 to this current week 35. … Read More


Guest post by Boston-based strength coach and trainer, Ryan Wood over at Tony Gentilcore’s website. Today he discusses lessons learned and myths he avoided in losing 25 lbs. and dropping down to 10% body fat. Like a boss. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Today I’m going to outline five fitness myths I avoided to lose 25lbs. (I previously wrote a post talking about seven … Read More


New article from Layne Norton over at his website Biolayne.com explaining how protein is not just for adding muscle but is a valuable tool in getting shredded. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ If you ask any serious bodybuilder or physique enthusiast what the most important macronutrient is in terms of adding muscle you can bet your left bicep that 99% of them will answer … Read More

The Power of Words

I am currently in a weight loss phase as I work towards getting back to a level of muscularity and conditioning that I had prior to when I stopped training at the end of 2014. Dieting can be challenging especially when it seems like every day there is temptation to eat something that is not part of your diet for … Read More

Life Ain’t Easy: Train Anyway

I really enjoyed this article from Pete Hitzeman over at Breaking Muscle. It made me think about how I went from that out of shape and overweight dad at 46 to where I am today. It started with the simple goal of losing some weight. The key for me at least, was once I achieved that goal I immediately set … Read More

Podcast Interview – Eric Helms on Coaching & Making Adjustments

Great interview with Eric Helms of 3D Muscle Journey by Andy Morgan at Rippedbody.jp Eric Helms is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. As a part of the 3DMJ Team he coaches drug-free strength and physique competitors at all levels. Eric has competed since the mid 2000’s in natural bodybuilding, unequipped powerlifting and recently in Olympic lifting. He earned pro … Read More

When Should I Recalculate My Calorie Intake And Adjust My Diet?

Great article from A Workout Routine on when you should make adjustments to your diet. Having gone through several bodybuilding competition preps I can attest that this article is spot on! _____________________________________________ QUESTION: I’m currently looking to lose about 30-40lbs of fat and I’ve already calculated my calorie, protein, fat and carb intake based on your recommendations. However, I understand … Read More

My New Study on Fasted Cardio and Fat Loss: Take Home Points

New Blog post by Brad Schoenfeld at his site Lookgreatnaked on the subject of fasted cardio and his latest research study. _________________________________________________________________________________________ In the late 1990’s, Bill Phillips authored “Body for Life,” which went on to become one of the biggest selling fitness books of all time. In the book, Phillips claimed that performing 20 minutes of high-intensity aerobic exercise … Read More

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