Lifestyle

Carbohydrate Cycling

They say that timing is everything.  With regards to nutrition, this could not be any truer.  Think about it: making sure you have protein with a simple carbohydrate immediately after a workout, ensuring you spread out your meals every 2 to 3 hours, and making sure to plan out bedtime with your last meal all […]

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5 Nutritional Tips For Lean Muscle

The old saying “You are what you eat” is never wrong.  Look at those who pound sodas by the gallon and stuff their faces with chips and snacks.  Odds are those same people are overweight, do not exercise and at risk for some serious illnesses down the road (some sooner than later!).  However, those of […]

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Mind and Muscle Connection

Conditioning ourselves for any kind of event requires physical activity.  That is pretty obvious.  However, there comes a point when the body tells you to stop, yet there is still enough gas in the tank for a few more reps.  Imagine pulling dead lifts; there comes a point in the set where you are exhausted […]

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6 Tips to Stay Lean Year Round

If you are a regular in the gym, you hate these next few months.  It happens every year like clockwork; the couch potatoes make the annual migration to the gym for New Year’s Resolutions and bikini season.  They try to cut down and fit into that swim suit or look good for the ladies.  However, […]

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Sleep and Recovery

If you go online, or any supplement shop, you will see countless powders/pills that promote recovery.  Companies market to consumers that if you take their product, you will recover faster and support lean mass.  Sure there are benefits to a post workout shake and proper food consumption, but there is really only one way to […]

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Lean Mass Calculator

Dieting to match your specific goals is something that can be very frustrating.  With bulking, you run the risk of gaining too much fat compared to muscle gained and cutting can often lead to losing muscle mass.  Building lean mass is possible without eating massive amounts of carbohydrates as this “loading” can wreck havoc on […]

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Water: Fat Burner and Muscle Builder

Scientists have said that water is one of the most important substances on the face of the Earth.  Almost ¾ of the surface of the planet is covered in water and the human body is nearly 60% water.  With some much emphasis on this substance, it is no wonder that athletes and those who train […]

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Busting Through Fat Loss Plateaus

The best way to trim down and burn fat is through consistency.  Staying true to your goals and keeping the “cheat” meals to minimum will ultimately lead to the physique you want.  However, you might come to a point where your gains are slowing down.  When this happens, slight changes need to be taken into […]

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Motivation for Change

Committing to something and seeing it through until the end is hard.  Nothing in life worth having comes easy and having a great physique is no different.  Today was a recovery day for me and I was feeling pretty sore from my last workout.  I was pretty irritable and not motivated for my next workout, […]

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6 Tips for Fat Loss

With the New Year come new resolutions.  America is notorious for promising itself to lose weight by “bikini” season.  As much as I do not like resolutions, many people wait until this time of year to get things going.  Losing weight is no easy task and some will shed it, but gain it right back.  […]

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