The Skinny on Rapid Weight Loss Diets (Part 1)

The Lay of the Land: ~1,700 words (6-10 minute reading time) Take-away Points: Even if one were to completely stop eating for a week, most people just don’t expend enough energy to burn through more than 3-6 pounds of pure Read More …

Iron Philosophy 103 – Skepticism and the Slow Death of Nonsense

 In a hurry? Have some highlights! (TL;DR) A Few Guidelines for Spotting Potential Nonsense: Claims that a particular training and/or dietary practice is the only way to achieve a particular result. Promises of drastic changes in a very short amount Read More …

Getting It Right – The Pursuit of Optimum

In a hurry? Have some highlights! (TL;DR) You don’t have to get it all right all at once with training, nutrition, etc. to make great progress Trying to get everything perfect prior to getting started is a prime recipe for Read More …

Don’t Be Hasty (Part II) – What to Do After a Cut (Reverse Dieting)

In a hurry? Have some highlights. (TL;DR) Extended caloric restriction can cause reductions in resting metabolic rate (RMR) that persist long after the caloric restriction ends. After leaning out or cutting, trainees are liable to regain a good amount of Read More …

Don’t Be Hasty – Words of Caution and Advice for Cutting

NOTE: If you want to skip my preamble about why I think excessive bulking/cutting is unnecessary and probably suboptimal for most people, just start at the section labeled “Let’s Get Started.” So you’ve decided to do a cut. Maybe you’ve Read More …