Intermittent fasting: is it better or worse than just eating less?

Intermittent Fasting, or IF, is a common tactic used when a person tries to reduce the amount of food they are eating in order to lose weight (in the form of fat... read more

Get your recovery time in

Muscle recovery involves repairing the damage we exert on muscles after the stress of exercise. The muscle fibers break apart, but when repaired they become stronger than they were before. During this process, fluids are restored, and proteins are synthesized to repair the tissues. But as we age, these processes slow down. But they don’t stop – we just need more time to recover effectively. read more

What are your biggest nutritional challenges?

What are your biggest nutritional challenges? What do you find yourself doing again and again, even though you know it's not a healthy habit for you? Pretty sure you're not alone. According to a survey... read more

Do you feel limited by your limitations? Do you feel constrained by your constraints?

We all have limitations. We can't control most of them. But we can maximize the potential within those limitations. read more

Stop the Cardio Madness

SPOILER ALERT: If you enjoy doing cardio and don’t want to know why I think you shouldn’t, you may want to switch over to Instagram and look at some puppy videos. Here’s my... read more

When to eat protein - is “protein timing” a mythconception?

Ask an athlete, coach, or fellow gym-goer the question “when is the best time to consume protein”, and you will likely get many different answers. “An hour before.” “All through the workout.” “No... read more

Reverse dieting: Why you don’t (necessarily) have to eat less in order to lose weight

Conventional wisdom says that if you want to lose weight, you need to eat less. Basic physics, right? If you consume more calories than you burn, you gain weight, and vice versa... read more

Using a smartphone app to help you get better sleep: Sleep Cycle

Getting enough sleep can be tough, especially if you aren't aware of how you cycle through sleep during the night. The Sleep Cycle app can help you get the right amount of high-quality sleep you need to be rested and recovered. read more

What's in your shaker bottle?

The contents of one's shaker bottle are as varied as the athletes that are carrying them. In this article I list what I use pre, intra, and post-workout, and why. read more

Omega-3 fatty acids intake and muscle growth

This week, during one of my "comb the internet for interesting stuff" sessions, I came across a study that was conducted between 1999 and 2002. In the study, the intake of omega-3 fatty acids (as... read more

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