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Dealing with Food Bullies

Dealing with Food Bullies

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had to help clients deal with the problem of food bullies, part of a larger category of problem I like to call “navigating the nonsense.” Navigating the nonsense usually has nothing to do with diet and training, and everything to do...

How to Change Your Life

How to Change Your Life

You can't change your life in one area without changing it in others. Whole industries lie in wait for you; they're hoping to tell you that you can change your entire life by tweaking one or two things. They're lying. They're slapping a new coat of pain on old ideas...

Client Case Study: Maxx's Before and Afters

Client Case Study: Maxx's Before and Afters

Why I do these client case studies? To illustrate that everyone’s journey is different and a definition of triumph and success is different for everyone as well – therefore there are no linear pathways – but there is expert guidance. Some people aren’t even aware of...

You're Not “Struggling” With Weight Loss of Physique Goals

You're Not “Struggling” With Weight Loss of Physique Goals

I get one or more emails every day expressing something like this: “Coach, I’m really struggling with my diet…” “Coach, I’m suffering because of all the sacrifices I have to make to lose this weight…” Let me ask you: are the words “struggling” and “suffering” really...

Lessons In Metabolism: A Case Study of Yours Truly

Lessons In Metabolism: A Case Study of Yours Truly

“Metabolism” has not truly been understood in our industry, but it’s one of these industry buzzwords that capture people’s attention. Today, in order to explore what metabolism really is—and what it’s all about—I want to share my own personal (and recent) example, and...

Sleep: The Unsung Hero of Sustainable Weight Loss

Sleep: The Unsung Hero of Sustainable Weight Loss

I’ve just returned from the bookstore to pick up some research I ordered. Because of my background in sociology, one of the things I always do at the bookstore is go over to the diet section and to see what books people are looking at and buying. Of course there is a...

The Joy of Being a Muscle Head

The Joy of Being a Muscle Head

This is a guest blog by Perry Mykleby: Meat head. Iron head. Muscle head.  Those are terms used to describe guys (mostly) who are longer on muscle than brains. In recent years, I’ve learned there’s a lot more head involved in building muscle than I...

Abel Leg Thirties

Abel Leg Thirties

I wanted to share a brutal workout or "circuit" that is for hypertrophy, and especially useful if you want to bring up your legs. It's called the "Leg Thirties." Oh yes indeed there are a lot of reps :) I have two demos to show you what they're like. One thing I want...

Review of the Audio66 BTS Sport Headphones

Review of the Audio66 BTS Sport Headphones

This is a guest post by Mike Forest. Scott was recently offered a set of headphones in exchange for an honest review. Thing is, Scott doesn’t listen to music when he works out, or even when he goes on long walks. Mike does. All the time. So… we had the company send...

The “Post-Facts” Era in the Fitness and Diet Industries

The “Post-Facts” Era in the Fitness and Diet Industries

Journalists are describing the times we now live in as "the Post-Facts Era," and they are at a loss as to what to do about it. It was bad enough back when politicians and pundits would look at the exact same set of facts, but use those same facts in opposite ways,...