Funding in Science

I see this topic pop up all the time: that study was funded by a _____ company so it must be compromised. Unfortunately, that is how some people fund their research questions. It doesn’t mean the study was rigged to fall in favor of a certain outcome. It also doesn’t mean you should ignore how Read More …

Meal Frequency: the surprising truth.

Meal Frequency in Overall Health Meal frequency is an interesting topic in the fitness world. If you ask most people, they’ll agree that frequent small meals are the best choice for a healthy lifestyle. Others will say that as long as you’re in an appropriate energy balance then it doesn’t matter. I wanted to take Read More …

The Keys to Periodization

Welcome to the Fundamentals of Periodization. In this post I’ll go over the basic concepts and a few classical studies that support using periodization in your training program.

The Non-Responders

You are probably not one of these people. They make up less than 15% of those who exercise. These aren’t elite athletes or weekend warriors. They are non-responders. Key Points Differences in training response can vary from 5% – 250% in both strength and hypertrophy. Non-responders often have a genetic profile that reacts like that Read More …

The Top Minds in the Fitness Industry

There are a lot of “gurus” in the fitness industry. These people are great at taking your money and not providing evidence for the advice they spew. They may even have thousands of followers who jump on anyone who tries to challenge them. This is very concerning, especially in the modern era when Google dictates Read More …