Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

  Today I’m going to introduce a concept known as intermittent fasting. It’s an idea that has been gaining popularity with the health and fitness crowd, but has yet to catch on with the medical establishment or mainstream media.   Intermittent fasting is a pretty simple idea at its heart. It’s exactly what it sounds […]

Ramping Made Simple

  If you’ve browsed the weightlifting and bodybuilding forums for any length of time, one concept you will have likely stumbled upon is that of ramping. The term is often thrown about by experienced lifters, but is usually somewhat of a mystery to newbs. It sure as hell was a mystery to me when I […]

Is It Really Fear That Holds You Back?

“Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow.” – Steve Pavlina   Tell me, do you have the body you want? Are you living the life you want? Are you well on your way to reaching your potential as a human being? My guess […]

Fill Your Shirt Out Like A Man Dammit! Part 2

  In my last post I explained why building up a massive back is the best way to fill out our T-shirts. Even if all we want are sleeves that look painted onto our bulging biceps, we need to start with back training in order to make this a reality. So now that we all […]

Fill Your Shirt Out Like A Man Dammit!

  Admit it, you’ve worn t-shirts a size too small just so they would be tight around your arms. I’ll confess, back in the day I used to buy small shirts, though I was a medium, for no other reason than the snug fit on my arms.   It’s a fact, having a shirt tightly […]

Do I HAVE to Workout This Morning?

  God I don’t want to do this. It’s 6am and that’s all I’m thinking. I should just crawl back into bed and catch another half-hour of shuteye.   That’s not going to happen, of course. I’ve been up since 4:30am. With the half pot of coffee in me there’s no chance of falling back […]

Real Food Redux

  Upon re-reading yesterday’s post, I realized I was pretty damn vague about what constitutes real food. I have a habit of circling issues – I like to discuss things and let people reach their own conclusions. My belief is that the best answers will usually be the ones we find for ourselves.   Still, […]

Real Food Primer

  During the life of this blog, one thing you will see me oft mention is the concept of eating real food. I’ll write things like “Most people don’t need to take protein supplements, just eat real food,” or “Multivitamins cannot compensate for the nutrition found in real food,” or what will likely become a […]