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“A calorie is a calorie” — Um… NOT.

One thing that's remained true about the fitness and diet industry for the past four decades is this: it loves its math and  formulas. For decades the calories in/calories mathematical “balance” equation has ruled. But real science has been calling that into question...

The truth about deadlifts and program design

When discussing the most difficult resistance exercises to do... well, there's no doubt that squats and deadlifts are at the top. Both movements are complicated to master, and both create a specific systemic intensity that cannot be matched by other exercises. The...

The Potato and the Satiety Index

In Part 1 of my discussion of the potato, I showed you not only how incredible are the nutritional components of the potato; but I also showed you its importance throughout history in terms of supporting the development of various cultures and societies. But there is...

Muscle density and the weight of gold

I still shake my head at what passes for “knowledge” when it comes to building muscle and a better physique. For example: which of these is heavier: a lb of feathers or a lb of solid gold? What would your answer be? Most people know the answer to this riddle: a pound...

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