How Doing Less Can Lead to Doing More, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Off Days

When struggling with change or improvement, it might help to take something away from the situation, not add more to it. 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

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

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

The 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... 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

Testosterone in the aging male: You’re probably not gonna like this

Multiple choice question: What’s the one thing every male starts to lose after the age of 30? His car keys His sense of humor His mind His testosterone All of the above Ok, so in some of us... read more

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