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Of Course Metabolic Damage Exists (Just Ask an Expert)

Of Course Metabolic Damage Exists (Just Ask an Expert)

I recently re-released Metabolic Damage and the Dangers of Dieting, which was originally written about a decade ago. Back then it wasn’t long before I was rolling my eyes in disgust about what a buzzword “metabolic damage” had become in the industry. The term had been...

Interview with Karen McCoy of mccoyfitness.ca

I recently spoke with Karen McCoy at mccoyfitness.ca. We recorded the interview, and though it's not up on iTunes or anything, you can still download it and listen :) Download an mp3 of it here. (right click, save as)

The Truth About Stress and Inflammation

I hate it when real issues become reduced to industry buzzwords. The real facts get all twisted and taken out of context, then the quacks swoop in with instant magic solutions, just to make a buck. I was using the term “metabolic damage” way back in 2003, and a few...

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men

Every year I get clients and non-clients asking me my thoughts on testosterone replacement therapy for men. Several people also ask if I will write an article on it someday. Well, this is that article. Hormone replacement therapy for men and women has come a long way...

Energy Renewal

We’ve become stimulus addicts. This is often to our own detriment. Everything can feel rushed and sped up--even rushing to take a break, or rushing through your break. People “workout” during their lunch breaks, never really slowing down from the time they wake up...

The Front Squat: some benefits, and notes on execution

In my previous article on the Squat I argued that the squat is the number one, most effective exercise in existence, all things considered. However, for various reasons lots of people cannot do the normal barbell back squat, so other variations of the squat need to be...