May 27, 2017 admin No comments exist

As I write this post the Kickstarter campaign for Gravity: The Weighted Blanket is coming to a close. I really hate when companies use research to make egregious claims then rip-off customers. So I’m going to break down the section labeled “The Science” from Gravity’s Kickstarter page to see if their claims stack up to…

February 3, 2017 admin No comments exist

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…

May 5, 2016 admin No comments exist

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…

December 10, 2015 admin No comments exist

There are so many choices when it comes to training programs. These options can range from wanting an active lifestyle to powerlifting. Often, it’s hard to decide what to pick. If you’re looking for a great training program let this guide you. If you’re a trainer or coach this post may not directly help you…

August 22, 2015 admin No comments exist

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.

July 10, 2015 admin No comments exist

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…

April 23, 2015 admin No comments exist

Anabolic Resistance in Hypertrophy Athletes and recreational weightlifters often aim to maximize the hypertrophic response to exercise in hope that it will translate to an increase in performance or a better physique. If you read something like this then you would think that you can get anabolic resistance from bulking. This simply isn’t the case….