Archives for: Body Composition

Make Progress Every Single Day: 4 Proven Ways To Get Consistently Great Results—In The Gym and In Life

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A few years ago, at the end of one of our training sessions, UFC fighter Demetrious Johnson (DJ) told me a story about the day he spent installing rain gutters with his father-in-law. DJ thought he was going to learn the tricks of the roofing trade, but what he learned instead was a powerful mantra—a mantra that everyone in my gym now recites every day—that helped catapult him to champion status and changed his life forever.…Read More

The Fat-Burning Workout and Nutrition Program That Won’t Kill Your Performance

Every January, millions of Americans flood gyms around the country looking to shed the unwanted pounds of fat that come with eating too many cookies, drinking too much alcohol and dealing with the stress of the holidays. By the end of February, half of those same people (or more) stop going to the gym and fail to reach their new year’s resolution to look and feel better.…Read More

Offseason Football Nutrition Part 2

One of the most popular topics in the sports nutrition world is nutrient timing. Specifically, people want to know how should they should be eating before and after their workouts to maximize their results in the gym. This is a topic that is chock-full of both real science and pseudo “locker room science.”…Read More

The Truth About Supplements

Tough Truths of Supplementation by Sol Orwell Examine.com Sometimes things are only amazing because they are new Usually, the first time a supplement is going to be used in a human trial the conditions of the trial are manipulated a bit to get a positive result. Now, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and it…Read More

Video: How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor

Using a heart rate monitor is one of the most effective ways to get more out of your training, but too many people don’t really know how to use one properly. In this episode, you’ll see just how easy it is to use a heart rate monitor and we’ll show you step by step how…Watch Video

Sports Nutrition Roundtable

Sports nutrition is essential to all areas of performance, so this week we brought in special guests Kiefer, James Fitzgerald and Mark McLaughlin to give their thoughts on how athletes should be eating. If you want to get stronger, more explosive and improve your conditioning, you have to pay attention to your diet. Check out…Watch Video

Bigger Smaller Bigger with John Berardi

If you’ve ever wondered how some guys in MMA can drop a ton of weight before a fight in a short period of time, Dr. John Berardi’s new online book “Bigger Smaller Bigger” profiles exactly how it can be done. The best part…it’s completely free! I have to say I greatly respect the amount of…Read More

How to Lose Weight the Right Way

Stepping on a scale to make weight has been a part of combat sports almost as long as they’ve been around. In 2000, the United Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were put into effect and the modern era of nine weight classes was born. Since then, every competitive fighter has had to make the choice of which weight class to fight in.…Read More

Intermittent Fasting – FREE Review by Dr. John Berardi


In the last year or two, there has been a growing interest in the topic of using Intermittent Fasting as part of nutritional strategies to drop fat. Personally, I’ve never tried it but I’ve read quite a bit about it and it seems like there’s a lot of people out there who have used this strategy successfully. When Dr. John Berardi sent me over his latest work, a FREE online book about his experiences using Intermittent Fasting, I immediately wanted to pass it along to everyone on the site. It’s a FANTASTIC read for anyone interested in learning more on the ins and outs of this unique nutritional strategy.…Read More

Research Review: Can Fish Oil Help Build Muscle?

Omega-3 PUFAs Augment the Muscle Protein Anabolic Response to Hyperinsulinaemia-Hyperaminoacidaemia

Long-chain n-3 fatty acids, more commonly referred to as Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, are unsaturated fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body; intake of these “essential fatty acids” is vital for normal metabolism. In the last 20 years, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats (or PUFAs, for short) have been the subject of an abundance of research, mostly touting their many potential pathways for improving health.…Read More

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