Five Boner Friday – Complication, Calorie/Macro Levels & Stupidity

1. Less complicated, not more. Losing fat or building muscle, the fix for slow or stalled progress is rarely making things more complicated. Most of the time the solution is to do fewer things MUCH better or much harder. 2. Bodypart specialization Body part specialization phases where volume/frequency are increased for brief periods are far more effective when equal attention is paid to the...

5 Boner Friday – NEPA, Diet Endings, & Poor Choices

1. Non-Exercise Physical Activity (NEPA) is important. I was slow to embrace how large a role NEPA (Non-Exercise Physical Activity) plays in a fat loss diet. Perhaps it was too many years reading lame mainstream NEPA-inspired fat loss advice like “when you go to KFC, park in the back of the parking lot.” That said, watching your step count before AND when you’re deep in a diet can be really...

The “Secret” Bodybuilders Rarely Attribute to Their Success

The “Secret” Bodybuilders Rarely Attribute to Their Success

Note From Bryan: It’s been a heck of a month. Writing, coaching, and trying to take care of clients during US and Canadian national holidays. That means no blog from me today. Instead, enjoy this guest blog from fellow coach and bro Robbie Farlow of Side Quest Fitness. Robbie is one of the hardest working young coaches you'll ever meet, and more importantly -- he's a great...

5 Boner Friday – Dieting, Training, and Bulking Up

5 Boner Friday – Dieting, Training, and Bulking Up

1. Make Wants Stronger Than Cravings I’m often asked about how I personally eat. Usually I avoid answering.  For one, I don’t have a gimmick to sell, unless you can trademark high protein, moderate carbs & fat, and calories to match the goal The other issue is, it can become a real sinkhole. People grossly overcomplicate basic nutrition, likely because doing the basics (tracking,...

Five Boner Friday — Good Advices Edition

Five Boner Friday — Good Advices Edition

Good advice is a wonderful thing. Certainly more helpful than bad advice, which, ironically enough, often sounds at the time like really good advice. Just ask anyone nursing a pec tear after hearing "one more rep bro, its all you." I've given some good advice over the years, mainly because I've been fortunate enough to receive a LOT of it. Even if I didn't realize it until much, much...