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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

9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

With the current state of things, many people are having a tough time adjusting to working at home - especially when other family members are around, and also trying to adjust. The... read more

2019 Virvitus Holiday Gift Guide

        With all the activity associated with the holiday season, you may have found yourself in need of some gift ideas. We present a few of our favorite recommendations to make this a... read more

Get Out and Get (Brown) Fat: Using the Autumn Temperatures to Your Advantage

As we move fully into Fall, the temperatures drop, daylight hours shorten, and we spend more time inside - where it’s warm, well-lit, and Netflix is available on a 24-hour basis. When... read more

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