Sure, dropping carbs might help you lose weight. But starting on a low-carb diet might be a path to fat-loss frustration.
You might know that BCAAs play an important role in muscle growth and fat loss. What you don’t know? Most supplements might be completely unnecessary.
Stop thinking about how many calories you’re burning each workout, and instead pay more attention to the signals your body is sending to make the most of your exercise plans and burn fat faster.
From cheat meals to extreme fat loss plans, here’s what you need to know about creating your own diet, and why focusing on food group diets can lead to failure.
If I could go back in time to when I first started lifting weights, I’d do everything differently. Back then, I was so worried about finding the right plan for me that I missed out on the two most fundamental aspects of exercise: movement and strength. Movement is easy to figure out, and yet mostly misunderstand. […]
How many motivational clichés does it take to get in shape? Whatever it takes. This is the type of (sarcastic) feedback that makes exercise so frustrating. Lots of talk that sounds good, but nothing that definitively shows you how to get from where you are to where you want to be. Most fitness information is a […]
Ever since muscle confusion became a popular term, there’s been a big debate about how often you need to adjust your workouts. For most people, the number of reps you perform are shockingly similar. In a survey of 100 people (equal gender split), 83 percent said they normally perform 8 to 10 reps per exercise. […]
Spend a lot of time with some incredibly fit people and you discover something very quickly: You don’t have to lift a ton of weight to be considered strong. Some of the most incredible feats of strength don’t even include any weight at all. (Whereas others certainly do; no matter what you think of powerlifting, […]
After years of making fun of Popeye and his spinach-fueled muscles, it might be time to apologize to the original muscle-bound vegetarian. The cartoon might seem outdated and outlandish, but research now shows that the concept might not be that far fetch. According to research compiled by Examine.com, nitrates, a powerful compound found in green […]
How can you tell the difference between overtraining and exhaustion from a hard workout? Let this be your guide to fatigue, soreness, and recovery.
The good, the bad, and the in-between in the world of health and fitness. It was a confusing week for diets. On one hand, you had a popular study about low carb vs. low fat diets slammed by basically every blogger. On the other, you had maybe one of the more refreshing pieces of science […]
Most lifters hate taking days off or resting. Here are three tips to help you figure out when your body needs a break, and how to become stronger stronger and avoid unnecessary injuries.