the Blog

Before, After, and the “On Vacation” Pics

Before, After, and the “On Vacation” Pics

Anyone who has been involved in fitness for more than a week has seen plenty of before and after shots. Sometimes these are amazing. Sometimes they are misleading. I’ve remarked in several of my books that many before and afters would be more accurate if they showed...

Of Course Metabolic Damage Exists: Part 2, A Reply to Critics

Of Course Metabolic Damage Exists: Part 2, A Reply to Critics

Hopefully you have had time to read Part 1 of my response to the idea, currently in vogue, that “metabolic damage doesn’t exist.” If you watched Dr. Schwarzbein’s excellent lectures you should understand a bit more about metabolic damage and how it plays out. Dr....

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...