A graphic shows the ebbs and flows of metabolism throughout the day. Fitness

Does Having More Muscle Really Increase Your Metabolism?

Recently we received the following question from a reader: “I’ve always thought that adding muscle speeds up your metabolism. But then I read this isn’t correct. So what’s the truth: Does increasing your muscle mass really increase your metabolism?” -Phil, Vancouver For as long as I can remember, a lot of people have believed that […]

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How Much Do Online Fitness Plans Cost?

The first rule of Born Fitness Coaching is: You don’t promote Born Fitness coaching. It’s been the staple of my approach ever since I started training people on the Internet, and for a simple reason: if I’m doing my job correctly, then I don’t need to promote. And that’s what I’ve done for more than 10 years […]

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Why You Can’t Bench Press More Weight

One of the best ways to become stronger is to stop spending all your energy focusing on your chest and start paying more attention to the other muscles involved. Some things never change. Sundays will always be better with football, repeat episodes of Seinfeld will still be funny, and the bench press will always be an exercise […]

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4 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

Becoming stronger—just like building muscle or burning fat—is not rocket science, but it is exercise science. There’s a way to make sure you improve and many (many) more ways to ensure that you don’t. And if past experience is any indication, the two biggest limitations to strength are: A)  What you’re putting on the bar, […]

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