You owe yourself this

The Pittsburgh Steelers were on defense in a comfortable 3rd and long. But Troy Polamalu whiffs on a tackle, resulting in a fresh set of downs for the opposition. Coach Cowher wasn’t happy. The camera zoomed in on that famous snarl, but this time Cowher is...
Confidence, the Weight Scale and Fat loss

Confidence, the Weight Scale and Fat loss

Confidence is a big part of successful fat loss. While the basic physiological tenets, such as a sustained calorie deficit, HAVE to be in line, a So-So Plan that you believe in 100% will be more successful than The Perfect Plan that you just don’t think is good enough...

Losing Fat Is Simple, Just Not Easy

Losing fat is very simple. Just not easy. The mechanics of fat loss can be taught in under an hour (sustaining a calorie deficit, eating enough protein, regular weight training), and yet it’s still so damn hard for most people to pull off consistently. The...
Muscle Growth Incentive

Muscle Growth Incentive

Muscle needs “incentive” to grow. Asking it to do the same work it’s successfully done before won’t cut it. You gotta ask for more — lift more weight, do more reps with a given weight, do more (productive) sets — for your muscles to wake up and lay down some new...

“Don’t celebrate special occasions with food”

Approaching what’s usually a sunny long weekend filled with food and family, I wanna take aim at some “health advice” I truly hate: “Don’t celebrate special occasions with food. You’ll just build unhealthy associations between the day and eating too many...

Against Diet Challenges

I’m not a fan of the zillions of diet challenges you see all over social media. I get the reasoning behind them from a marketing perspective, but I’m more a case-by-case, individualization-is-numero-uno kinda guy. Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates wouldn’t...