The allure of non-stop progress

The allure of non-stop progress

With fat loss, we all seek non-stop progress. Preferably lightning fast, too. Oh, and while we’re asleep, if at all possible. Especially since there was — for many of us — a brief time, in the early days, when our progress might’ve actually felt that way. Think...
Minimal work != minimal effort

Minimal work != minimal effort

As I’ve gotten older and coached more people around my age and stage of life, I’ve increasingly come to believe in getting the most out of the least. That’s not doing minimal work and it’s certainly not minimal effort. It’s just...

Realistic fat loss calories

Most physique photos online have been filtered, doctored, or “favorably lit.” And many physique models lie about their diet and drug use and even their training info. But I’ll indulge the accompanying fantasy to make a point. This dude, Helmut...
Vacation Workouts

Vacation Workouts

Working out on vacation is a hot topic pretty much every July/August. It’s also a source of considerable anxiety. I’ve known people who stress so much about training on their summer holiday that they turn vacations upside down just to find a gym. Or worse, they...
Two diet challenges for you

Two diet challenges for you

There are many diet and exercise “challenges” out there. Most are directed at attracting newbies, which might actually be counterproductive: isn’t the process (not to mention life) already challenging enough? Instead of simply railing against the concept of a...