Everything in my life has been placed on hold for the past six years. I’m a shell of my younger self and here’s my story. I’m back!
I’m speaking to those well-intentioned trainers who miss the mark of our profession—internal and external health.
I’ve been heavy, lost weight, lost strength, and then piled the weight back on—more than once. Enough is enough.
Are you tracking calories? If so, are you tracking correctly? What kind of cardio are you doing? Are you expecting to lose the fat fast? Super stressed? When’s the last time you had your hormones checked?
I have been a fat boy all of my life and have struggled mightily to be less fat. Here’s where I’m currently at in the sea of macros and micros.
This isn’t an article outlining how to drop the bodyweight. What I do want to talk about is the mindset and dealing with all of the change that is to come when dropping a lot of weight.
Don’t start at 60 minutes a day on the stair stepper. It’s not about losing as much weight as soon as possible. Remember, it is very hard to gain muscle so we don’t want to be too aggressive with our weight loss and sacrifice the hard-earned muscle we have.
It’s better to have one cheat meal a week than to go off of the program and eat on a day that you’ve burned off a lot of calories and now have taken in more calories than lost. Don’t turn a fat-burning day into a fat-gaining day.
“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.
I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and training with Heidi, and I can say with absolute certainty that she is the real deal, an ATWR-holding meathead who’s willing to do what it takes to become, and in her case, stay the best.
A calorie at 7:59 p.m. is the same as a calorie at 8:01 p.m. Whether you’re eating at 7:59 p.m., 8:01 p.m., or in the middle of the night, it really doesn’t matter. Instead, consider each of the 24 hours in a day to be equal in terms of importance… or simply the number of calories you eat in a day.
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.
Are IR saunas really THAT beneficial? Do they truly have weight loss, detox, and anti-aging abilities?
I was beyond grateful that Dan Green still welcomed me to compete at Boss of Bosses V (a fantastic event) this year. Strap in and pay attention if you like a good drama.
I am excited to share highlights of early discussions that Steve Konopka and I have had as we work to turn our shared vision into a reality, helping athletes along in their journeys to become BAMF wrestlers.
What I try to offer here is information to both coaches and obese people about why and how to exercise — different reasons than the conventional assumption concerning weight loss — considering some of the difficulties inherent in the condition.
I hate to speak in absolute terms but there are certain rules that simply can’t be broken.
Dr. Rusin returns to the elitefts headquarters to get an update on Dave’s progress through two training phases.
As I am approaching my 29th week of this body recomposition, I have had no planned cheat meals. This might sound crazy and restrictive to a lot of people, but there is a method to the madness.
You’re going to be tired, you’re going to lose motivation, and you’re going to feel yourself going backward sometimes. That’s why it’s important to develop these skills and plan for the difficult times.
Life changes as our goals change, and life sure has changed a lot for me. My excuses of the past that let me go to extremes and live in excess during the holiday season are now gone.
Like most powerlifters, I’ve always bought into the old adage “weight moves weight”, and as my numbers grew, so did my ass. No matter how fat or out of shape I got, 40 was gonna be the turning point.
Following one, any, or all of these suggestions is a solid way to help prevent packing on some holiday pounds and to keep your strength gains strong.
Here are several reasons free weight training coupled with a real gym can be a superior alternative for a female trainee.
How many carbohydrates do you need in every meal? Should you consume more on training days than rest days? How many grams of protein are necessary? These actually aren’t the questions you should be asking.
It’s been more than a year since I last competed (not counting the unsanctioned and unseasonable non-invitational last December) and announced that I would be taking a step back from chasing the biggest bench possible.
Change is difficult but can hold great rewards. Here’s how I’m going to make it all happen.
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.
Two months ago I made the decision to compete at United States Strongman Nationals with the only goal of qualifying for Pro Women’s World’s in October.
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?
Years of self-destructive life and eating habits led me to 430 pounds and a combined diagnosis of pre-diabetes and hypertension. I had two options: make a change or die.
I started 2015 with a plan. Like most plans, it had to change throughout the year. I learned a lot and have even more to accomplish.
Direct from the minds of aspiring physique athletes, these questions zero in on common (yet complicated) dieting dilemmas.
Aside from lessening my bench stroke, carrying extra bodyfat has really no upside. Consider these five easy steps I took to finally say goodbye to Fatville.
You’re going to need to meet a very specific criteria before you can indulge on a day full of crunchy, salty, sweet, rich, and savory taste-bud bliss.
Before determining the process I would use during this grueling path to the leanest I’ve ever been, I first had to ask myself, “Is there a good reason why?”
By adjusting macronutrient ratios and splitting workouts into twice a day, you can overcome the lack of energy from low-calorie contest prep. You won’t even have to do cardio.
Side-step the fat fearmongers and accelerate towards a healthier heart and better hormone profile.
The dietary principles Gallman learned after a painful injury resulted in a return at the Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships.
As an active firefighter, Ken Whethem followed these nutrition rules to go from lean to shredded.
Use my steps to create your own strength and weight management protocol.
Tell people what they want to hear and you can sell them just about anything.
I followed all of the rules and got huge. It was more fat jacked than truly huge.
If you have time to answer texts and play angry birds, then you are probably not meant for this.
Any life you live will require sacrifices, and no one is better than anyone else for making health a top priority.
I developed three wardrobes: medium, large, and too damn big.
So why aren’t you achieving your goals? Maybe you can tell me the answer, but no matter what your answer is, it is always the same answer.