November 27, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/27

Welcome, welcome, welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. I hope those of you in the U.S. had a fantastic and food filled Thanksgiving. Holidays are great, but always short-lived, aren't they? Anyway, it's back to our regularly scheduled program. So let's get to this week's list...
November 22, 2016

Testosterone 101: Sex, Health, and Everything Else

Testosterone is the most important hormone in the male body, and is responsible for regulating everything from sexual function, to overall health and performance. In the first of four articles about testosterone and it's importance, we discuss exactly what testosterone is, and the role it plays in almost everything...
November 20, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/20

It's Sunday, so that means it time or another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. We have another great list of articles this week - like I would give you anything else- so let's check them out...
November 13, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/13

It's time yet again for another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. Let's get right to it, and check out this week's list of great articles...
November 7, 2016

Aggressive Fat Loss

When used properly, an aggressive fat loss plan, can be very effective for helping people lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Here are the characteristics of a good aggressive fat loss plan...
November 6, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/6

Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. As usual, we have a fantastic line-up of articles this week, so sit back, relax, and get your knowledge on...
March 16, 2016

Stop Counting How Many Calories You Burn

Exercise has a ton of health benefits, there’s no denying that. But is weight loss really one of them? And does counting how many calories you burn actually do more harm than good?
March 1, 2016

9 Characteristics of Successful Fat Loss Programs

“What’s the best way to lose fat?” This is by far the most common question I get as a fitness coach. Everyone wants to know about the best diet, the best workout plan, or the best supplements. And while I’d love to tell them what those are, I can’t. Because the truth is, there is no “best” anything. Every program or plan is going to work differently for each person. That’s how it goes. But just because different plans work for different people doesn’t mean they don’t share common characteristics. It’s these characteristics that make those plans success. In my latest guest post for MyProtein, I break down the nine characteristics of all successful fat loss plans. How does your program measure up?   Read: “9 Characteristics of Successful Fat Loss Programs” on MyProtein    
February 28, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 2/28

Happy Sunday from Austin, TX. I'm down here with the RFS Mastermind crew chillin', eating BBQ, making some brain gainz, and of course training. And speaking of of training, we had the incredible opportunity to tour and train at Onnit headquarters. We got to check out their facility and went through a grueling training session courtesy of their coaches.
February 21, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 2/21

Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best health and fitness info on the web. There is so much great content this week, including 2 new posts on the blog, a new guest post, and 12 awesome articles, I'm not gonna waste anymore time blabbing. Let's get to it...
February 17, 2016

Sleep Your Way to Gains – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we talked in-depth about how important sleep is when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Now that we know why sleep is important, we’re going to talk about how to create your best nights sleep ever.
February 15, 2016

Sleep Your Way to Gains – Part 1

Sleep deprivation is a major health issue facing many people today. Unfortunately, most don’t seem to care. We’ve all undoubtedly heard the phrase “You snooze, you lose”; the idea being that, if you’re sleeping, you’re missing out on success, opportunities, general tomfoolery, etc. Well, whoever coined that phrase is a blithering idiot, to put it nicely. Sleep is important…like super important. Lack of sleep has been link to everything from obesity to early death. Staying out until bar close doesn’t sound all that important now does it? You may think that diet and exercise are the biggest drivers of progress, whether you are trying to lose fat, build muscle, or just get healthier. But you know what the biggest driver of a successful diet and exercise program is? If you guessed sleep, you get a gold star for the day. Sleep affects everything. Your hunger, hormones, ability to train and recover effectively are all directly related to the quality of your sleep. If you take a detailed look at the effects sleep deprivation has on your body, it gets scary. And that’s just what we’re going to in today’s article   The Effects of Sleep Deprivation   Before we get into the effects not sleeping has on you, we first need to know what constitutes “a good nights sleep”. Like most fitness-y things, this is highly individual. Some people may be able to function on 6 hours, while others need 10. The general research consensus is that most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. If you wake up tired in the morning, finding it hard to get out of bed, or hit the snooze alarm multiply times, you need more sleep. If however, you wake up ready to jump out of bed and don’t need four cups […]