Screw Cardio. Forget Fasting

Screw Cardio. Forget Fasting

The fastest way to transform your body is to weight train twice a day. If you’re one of the many who alternates weight training workouts with busting ass on a treadmill, you may be spending the same amount of time to get inferior results. Cardio “works” of course. Higher-intensity training is fantastic for athletes and for improving body composition, even finicky markers like HDL cholesterol....

The Muscle Head’s Identity Crisis

The Muscle Head’s Identity Crisis

Moose was 17 years-old when I met him. And already over 200 pounds. Kind of chubby, yes, but certainly not fat. He was just… big. He was Moose. A ferocious college linebacker. Strong and intimidating, successful and popular. Moose was pushed to the weight room early and responded fast, weighing 265 pounds before his 22nd birthday. When he walked down the hallway even the faculty made room. “Here...

Why Is Everyone So Damn Gullible?

Why Is Everyone So Damn Gullible?

Years ago I was asked to track down the winners of the original EAS Physique Transformation Challenge. While the Phillips brothers had long since moved on and EAS faded into mass market purgatory, the contest itself might ring a bell -- the winners were featured in the original Body of Work movie. There were 10 contestants as I recall, and I was able to get a hold of 8 or 9 of them in a weekend....

Bigger, Fatter… Sexier?

Bigger, Fatter… Sexier?

Is Fat Beautiful? I wasn’t looking for Tess Holliday. But there I was, checking her out anyway. At a size 22, Tess Holliday (real name Tess Munster) is the biggest plus-sized model to ever sign a major modeling contract. I only know this because that’s what the click bait headline said. The one that brought Ms. Holliday and her accompanying shit storm to my attention. I should qualify: things...

You’re Fat Because You’re Stupid

You’re Fat Because You’re Stupid

You’re not that busy. It's not a lack of focus or willpower. And it’s definitely not due to some nefarious medical condition. No, the reason you’re fat is because you’re stupid. Yes, stupid. A moron, a fool, a slack-jawed mouth-breather. Or dumb as a post, if you prefer insults be analogies. Harsh? Hey, I was on your side. I had your back, love handles and all. I defended you on social media. I...