The Real Truth About How Cardio Effects Fat Loss

Image provided by lululemon athletica I have visited this topic before in Is Cardio Effective for Fat Loss and The ABSOLUTE Best Type of Cardio, but based on the comments I received and talking to others about the subject, I think that I need to bring it up one more time. As I’ve said before,…



If You Don’t Do This, You Will Stop Building Muscle

Image by jason.lengstorf   Let’s get back to the basics. Nowadays, there are so many new exercise programs you can join that it’s getting a little confusing. Which is better: P90X or Insanity? Low reps or high reps? 5 sets or 2?  There are so many variables to work with, no wonder so many people are…



Is Animal Protein Bad For You?

Since “The China Study” book came out and “Forks Over Knives”, the documentary, the idea that animal protein, and animal meat in general, is bad for you is as widespread as ever. Many people are claiming that animal protein is a leading cause of cancer, increases mortality, increases the chances of heart disease, and does…



Delicious High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat Recipes

Image Provided by Darwin Bell  If you’re like basically everyone else, you miss all the yummy tasting food when you go on a fat loss diet. It turns out that most high protein food just does not taste nearly as good as all the high carb and fat foods that you were so accustom to. While…



Is there a limit to how much protein the body can use in a single meal?

I’ve gone over this topic before in How Much Protein Can Your Body Digest at One Time?, but sometimes you just can’t say it better than someone else can. In this case, I cannot say it better than Alan Aragon, one of the leading experts in nutrition as it relates to fitness and exercise. Below is Alan’s…



How to Get Motivated to Work Out

Image provided by Pink Sherbet Photography For some people, going to the gym is a constant struggle. It’s a test of willpower: Either you force yourself to go to the gym, or you give into the temptation to sit on the couch and watch t.v. Normally, it’s pretty hard for these people to go work out….



Does Eating Healthy Promote Better Bodies?

image provided by mhaller1979   I have a problem when people tell me that they are going to reach their fitness/physique goals by “eating clean”. It’s not a problem because clean eating is inherently bad or wrong; in fact, I’m all for it. The problem arises when clean eating becomes an end in and of itself,…



Are You Focusing On the Right Parts of Your Workout Program?

Image by AndYaDontStop   There is a kind of well known principle called the Pareto principle that puts forward that in many cases, roughly 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. This was first hypothesized when an Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of…



Creatine Kre-Alkalyn vs. Monohydrate: Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series comparing creatine monohydrate and creatine kre-alkalyn. If you missed the first part, please read it first by clicking here. In part 1 of Creatine Monohydrate vs. Creatine Kre-Alkalyn, we discovered the two important things: Creatine monohydrate does not produce much waste product (creatinine). Since stomach acid…



Creatine Kre-Alkalyn vs. Monohydrate: Part 1

Last post I compared creatine monohydrate to creatine ethyl ester, and concluded that monohydrate definitely has the upper hand for multiple reasons. Just because something is new, doesn’t make it better (and much of the time “new” supplements don’t have the kind of research backing it up that “old” supplements do). Fortunately, though, the amount…