Insider Training (Part II) – A Brief Update

Hey, guys! First off, an apology: I have been in Chicago this past week, attending the annual Society for Neuroscience conference. I had been planning to have a full post ready ahead of time to publish this past weekend, but 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 …

Toning Up – A Land of Fallacies

In a hurry? Have some highlights! (TL;DR) Above all else, looking more defined—or toned, or whatever you want to call it—simply comes down to having less body fat Lifting heavy weights will not automatically make you bulky (such claims must Read More …

Insider Training – A Look at Luke’s Current Training Activities

Hi. I’m Luke. You may recognize my name from around the site… I’m kind of a big deal around here.  = D Today, I want to tell you a bit about how I have been applying a lot of these Read More …

Manipulating Training Variables (Part II) – The Principle of Specificity

It’s a long one… Have some highlights! (TL;DR) Training specificity is a measure of how similar the things you do in training are to the final outcome (goal) you are training for. The higher the specificity of training, the more 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 …

Manipulating Training Variables (Part I) – On the Confusion Surrounding Muscle Confusion

In a hurry? Have some highlights. (TL;DR) If you constantly switch exercises, it is quite possible to make some progress on an each exercise without really making significant long term changes to your strength and physique. This is in part made Read More …