Can You Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?
Can You Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?
The idea that you can maximize muscle growth while minimizing fat mass is an approach that most people dream of. Is it attainable? If so, for who?
Bacteria That Makes You Stronger
Bacteria That Makes You Stronger
I think we can all agree that inflammations and diseases impact your muscle development and that you can use your body’s resources in a better way when you’re healthy.
3 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Diet
3 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Diet
As a coach, this is a tough spot to be in because you may have to tell a prospective client, "You're not ready to diet." Here's what to ask.
Science is the New Religion
Science is the New Religion
Here we are 400 years later and we’re still arguing like popes and polymaths.
Carb Cycling to Get Shredded
Carb Cycling to Get Shredded
Most people are satisfied with the results they see from simply adjusting food quality alone. Others want to see more drastic results, so a specific macro breakdown is necessary IF they are ready and can handle these adjustments as well as the work that goes into tracking it.
The Pandemic Nobody Wants to Acknowledge
The Pandemic Nobody Wants to Acknowledge
The pandemic I'm speaking of is obesity, and unlike COVID-19, it doesn't seem to be subsiding. What's even worse is that it's getting worse each year.
Shitty Metabolism?
Shitty Metabolism?
If you build it, the gainz will come.
Digestion and Antacids: Helpful or Harmful?
Digestion and Antacids: Helpful or Harmful?
A new client came to me expressing digestion issues that started occurring over the last few months. It severely impacted her appetite and comfort. She was experiencing symptoms of heartburn, a sensation of a lump in her throat after meals, and more.
The Role of the Gut in Athletic Performance
The Role of the Gut in Athletic Performance
Not sure about you, but I don’t need my joints aching, or fatigue setting in when I’m trying to set some new PRs. Not to mention, roughly 70% of your immune system is in your gut...
More Nutrition "Facts" Debunked
More Nutrition "Facts" Debunked
Nothing is bad for us, per se. What we have to do is figure out how much we need, and then supply it in the correct amounts. But to villainize sugar, carbs, fats, and other nutrients is a gross miscarriage of judgment.
Enjoy a Drink and Still Lose Weight
Enjoy a Drink and Still Lose Weight
Let's be honest, tis' the season. Here's how to socialize with your friends, drink alcohol (more than a glass of champagne), all while still reaching your fat loss goals. Cheers!
The Ultimate Guide to Designing a Muscle-Building Diet
The Ultimate Guide to Designing a Muscle-Building Diet
"How do I make my own muscle-building diet?" is a complex question, and this article will take you through a complete step-by-step process. By the end, you'll have a muscle-building nutrition program ready to go.
Nutrition, Supplement, and Drug "Facts" Explained
Nutrition, Supplement, and Drug "Facts" Explained
No aspect of physical culture is more rife with myth, misunderstanding, falsehoods, and fantasy than is the field of nutrition. There is a very good reason that there exists so much confusion to this day when it comes down to what to eat: money.
Fat Loss Advice That Is Complete Bullshit
Fat Loss Advice That Is Complete Bullshit
I'm going to dive into the top-4 pieces of fat loss advice that are complete garbage and why they’re garbage. So, buckle up, buttercup, and grab some popcorn — it's lie detector time!
Career- and Body-Killing Food Allergies From Eating the Same Foods Too Often
Career- and Body-Killing Food Allergies From Eating the Same Foods Too O...
Eating the same foods too often can lead to a wide range of significant problems, such as difficulty breathing, an upset stomach, bloating, joint pain, low energy, skin rashes, lack of motivation, inability to focus, mucous build-up, and more.
Popular Diets, Simplified
Popular Diets, Simplified
Not sure if you should be going vegan or keto? What is the difference between vegan and vegetarians? Learn the basics of popular diets and nutrition and how to make them work best for you.
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip — Justin Harris Explains Carb Cycling
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip — Justin Harris Explains Carb Cycling
Carb cycling: A fancy phrase for rotating calories. Nutritionist Justin Harris breaks down why you should be carb cycling and why it works in simple terms.
WATCH: I am Vincent Dizenzo
WATCH: I am Vincent Dizenzo
“To be able to give back is a much bigger legacy than anything you’ll leave on a platform.” elitefts coach Vincent Dizenzo finds his calling in helping others by passing on knowledge, especially when it comes to dieting and weight loss.
Phases of Performance Nutrition
Phases of Performance Nutrition
Looking at dieting as one big picture can be incredibly stressful. Let's break that big picture up into three more manageable pieces. We'll call them phases: the post-show phase, the reverse dieting phase, and the meet prep phase.
You Can't Out-Train Processed Foods
You Can't Out-Train Processed Foods
My time spent in Italty resulted in the opposite of what happens to Elizabeth Gilbert in "Eat Pray Love." I didn't gain weight — I lost weight. The more I thought about it, the weight loss probably came from the quality of food in Italy. No ultra-processed foods here!
Simplify Your Nutrition
Simplify Your Nutrition
There is so much information about nutrition that it can be overwhelming. Rather than getting caught in that swamp, I suggest you stop reading and start dieting with some basic knowledge. I'll provide the info, but you'll have to do the rest.
4 Potent Supplements That Fight Insulin Insensitivity
4 Potent Supplements That Fight Insulin Insensitivity
Even if you're doing all the right things, sometimes the fat won't come off. One possible explanation for this could be insulin resistance. If you are insulin-resistant, it might help to try some supplements. These are four I've used with success.
10 Tips for Managing Fat Loss Goals on the Road
10 Tips for Managing Fat Loss Goals on the Road
Going on vacation is a blast, but not when you're trying to blast body fat. Nothing is more frustrating than working on a show-prepped and/or beach-ready bod only to lose progress while you're actually at the beach... so here are 10 tips to help you avoid that. Von boyage!
The Good and The Bad About Insulin
The Good and The Bad About Insulin
I don't think most bodybuilders who use insulin as a performance enhancer truly understand WHY they are using it and what it can actually do to their bodies — both good and bad. So let’s dive into the nitty-gritty on the subject of insulin...
Super Bowl Fat Loading Feast Options
Super Bowl Fat Loading Feast Options
Here are two versions of a Super Bowl feast that can easily be prepared just in time for the game. There are many versions of macronutrient cycling protocols that we use to maximize client success. These two examples are a great way to get you started.
How to Avoid Obesogens
How to Avoid Obesogens
Obesogens are kind of exactly what they sound like: a chemical that can heavily contribute to obesity. Get to know some of them by name, learn how to avoid them, and potentially drop some body fat.
Top 3 Foods for Grainy, Shredded Awesomeness
Top 3 Foods for Grainy, Shredded Awesomeness
The first two you might expect. The third one will rock your world.
Antioxidants and Adaptations: Do You Need Free Radicals to Get Hulky?
Antioxidants and Adaptations: Do You Need Free Radicals to Get Hulky?
The idea behind antioxidant supplementation is that antioxidants reduce free radical damage and subsequent muscle soreness, thereby improving recovery. But what if those pesky free radicals are necessary for hypertrophic training adaptations?
Sodium Intake: Why Be So Salty About It?
Sodium Intake: Why Be So Salty About It?
If you are eating a healthy balanced diet and are pretty active, adding some salt to your meals may actually aid you rather than hinder you.
Getting in the Zone Just Got Easier
Getting in the Zone Just Got Easier
Featuring TAO (a revolutionary nootropic masterpiece), making unbreakable mind-muscle connections is no longer an impossible task.
Energy Budget: Why You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss
Energy Budget: Why You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss
Your friend who runs seven miles a day is likely not burning any more energy than you are doing chores around the house. How the hell is this possible?
Q&A: Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally with the Correct Nutrition Strategies
Q&A: Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally with the Correct Nutrition ...
The sample nutrition plan and strategies included in this article can be used by any average lifter to naturally optimize testosterone levels.
Lean Gaining 101
Lean Gaining 101
Lean gaining is the holy grail of bodybuilding. This article will teach you how to do it in three easy steps.
How I Lost 30 Pounds in One Day: Secrets to Water Cuts for Strength Athletes
How I Lost 30 Pounds in One Day: Secrets to Water Cuts for Strength Athl...
There are a lot of ways that you can make a cut easier for yourself, keep your strength, and finish the meet with a high Wilks. Maximize Your Wilks and weight loss without losing strength.
All Together Now — The Nutritionist
All Together Now — The Nutritionist
This article relies both on a bird’s eye-view of the scientific discipline itself, with some history to make sense of the information, and on the input of people who actually use this knowledge on a day-to-day basis.
WATCH: Dr. Eric Serrano SPS Presentation — Factors that Influence Diet and Q&A
WATCH: Dr. Eric Serrano SPS Presentation — Factors that Influence Diet a...
In this final video of his presentation, Dr. Serrano gives advice on goal-setting, explains the factors that influence the success of a diet, and answers questions directly from the audience.
WATCH: Dr. Eric Serrano SPS Presentation — Eating and Supplementing for Fat Loss
WATCH: Dr. Eric Serrano SPS Presentation — Eating and Supplementing for ...
In part two, Serrano gives you macronutrient ratios, supplements for fat loss, and which popular ingredient found in many supplements you should avoid.
WATCH: Dr. Eric Serrano SPS Presentation — Eating for Size and the Problem with Protein Shakes
WATCH: Dr. Eric Serrano SPS Presentation — Eating for Size and the Probl...
In the first part of his presentation, "Sports Nutrition for Peak Athletic Performance", Dr. Serrano discusses nutrition for muscle gain, and shares several health concerns and issues with protein supplementation.
Raspberry Ketone Supplementation: A Woman’s Perspective
Raspberry Ketone Supplementation: A Woman’s Perspective
This compound became popular a few years back, especially after it received attention on national television. But does it work?
The Common Misconception of Dietary Fat and Carbohydrates
The Common Misconception of Dietary Fat and Carbohydrates
What have been the results of the prescribed increase in consumption of grains, breads, and pastas? Skyrocketing diabetes, even in children. There's a better approach.
Creatine Supplementation: A Woman’s Perspective
Creatine Supplementation: A Woman’s Perspective
What is creatine? What does it do? Is it safe? And most importantly, why is it left out of women's supplements?
Health Risk or Wonder Drug: The Lowdown on Kratom
Health Risk or Wonder Drug: The Lowdown on Kratom
Planning to try this new substance? Consider this research, as well as my personal experience using it, before you do.
Beta-Alanine Supplementation: A Woman’s Perspective
Beta-Alanine Supplementation: A Woman’s Perspective
Don’t make purchases based on pretty pink labels and bizarre claims.
Improving Insulin Sensitivity and Your Physique
Improving Insulin Sensitivity and Your Physique
You want nutrients to go to what you're trying to build: THE MUSCLE. There are ways to make your body better at doing this.
WATCH: How Much Protein Do You Really Need to Build Muscle?
WATCH: How Much Protein Do You Really Need to Build Muscle?
100 grams per day? 200? 300? And is it possible too have too much?
Fighting the Thanksgiving Fluff
Fighting the Thanksgiving Fluff
Holiday eating can be fun, but it can also sidetrack your diet, eat into your training time, and leave you feeling like that butterball on the Thanksgiving dinner table — unless you plan correctly.
WATCH: Sources of Pre-Workout Energy with Justin Harris
WATCH: Sources of Pre-Workout Energy with Justin Harris
Are all sources of pre-workout energy created equal? In this video, Dave and Justin discuss the best way to find motivation in the gym.
How to Wreck Your Training with Pre-workout Supplements
How to Wreck Your Training with Pre-workout Supplements
Highly caffeinated pre-workout supplements are robbing people of their strength potential. You read that right.
Energy Balance: How Your Body Fights Weight Loss
Energy Balance: How Your Body Fights Weight Loss
Let’s tackle some of the issues contributing to failed attempts at creating a negative energy balance.
The Fallacy of the Fat Burning Zone
The Fallacy of the Fat Burning Zone
To better understand how exercise intensity dictates fuel use, and what this means in respect to the fat burning zone, we need to review the energy systems your body can rely on during exercise.
Enjoy BBQ Season Without Wrecking Your Diet
Enjoy BBQ Season Without Wrecking Your Diet
You don't have to turn BYOB into BYOF (bring your own food, often in a cooler).
Morning Metabolism and Circadian Rhythms
Morning Metabolism and Circadian Rhythms
If Diet-Induced Thermogenisis is in fact a variable we can control through a choice on whether/how to distribute our calories across the day, it could be the example of magic metabolism claimed in so many fitness tip listicles.
Adaptive Thermogenesis  — The Beauty and the Beast of The Biggest Loser
Adaptive Thermogenesis — The Beauty and the Beast of The Biggest Loser
Starvation Mode is the not-so-accurate term for your body's reaction to extreme caloric deficits. What price do you pay for rapid weight loss?
New Product: elitefts Brain Torch
New Product: elitefts Brain Torch
After months of research, development, and testing, we're finally releasing an ammonia product unlike any other.
Under The Bar: How to Pull off a MASSIVE Bloat
Under The Bar: How to Pull off a MASSIVE Bloat
That time of the year is right around the corner. No, I’m not talking about giving and receiving gifts. What I'm talking about is...
Carbohydrate and Cortisol Control
Carbohydrate and Cortisol Control
I have implemented these nutritional and sleep strategies in attempts to manipulate my body into restoring a healthy hormonal profile.
WATCH: Hartman Explains Dairy, Vegetables, and Eggs for Physique Competitors
WATCH: Hartman Explains Dairy, Vegetables, and Eggs for Physique Competi...
These three areas of diet are debated frequently and fervently. Here is an established position and explanation by someone who has experimented with himself and others.
MythBusters 201-203: Gluten, Clean Eating, and The Fat-Burning Zone
MythBusters 201-203: Gluten, Clean Eating, and The Fat-Burning Zone
Are you falling for these foolish fitness fallacies? Here's the research behind these popular claims.
Don't Fear the Carbs: Timing, Sources, and Portions for Muscle Building
Don't Fear the Carbs: Timing, Sources, and Portions for Muscle Buil...
Intelligently consume this main energy source as a means to a better bulking season.

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