What Are The Best Fat Burning Exercises? (The 5 Biggest Myths)

When someone asks me what the best fat burning exercises and workouts are, I respond with something they probably didn’t want to hear… “Fat loss is primarily a function of your diet, not your workout.” Yeah, that’s not quite the simple list of “best exercises” they were hoping for. For that reason, what comes next…

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The 5-Day Workout Routine

Most of the workout routines I design are based around 3-day or 4-day splits. Why? Because 3-4 workouts per week tends to suit most people’s schedules, recovery capabilities, and personal preferences, and allows for an optimal training stimulus to be provided. But… what if you wanted to use a 5-day workout routine instead? Well, in…

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How To Learn Proper Weight Lifting Form (And Why It’s So Important)

How To Learn Proper Form

If you’re doing any sort of weight lifting workout involving free weight exercises, machine exercises, or body weight exercises, it’s important to always use proper form. In this article, I’m going to cover everything you need to know about why form is so important, and how to actually learn it. This includes… Why proper form…

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Why Can’t I Gain Weight No Matter What I Do?

Why can't I gain weight?

QUESTION: I want to build muscle and gain weight, but I’m having trouble. I’ve always been naturally skinny. I’m the typical “hardgainer” with an “ectomorph” body type that has hardly any muscle mass. I’ve been working out and eating a ton of food every day to change that, but it’s not working. Why does it seem…

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How To Increase Your Metabolism: 7 Proven Ways To Make It Faster

Do you want to know how to increase your metabolism? If so, there’s something you need to know up front: most of the advice you’ll find is crap. It’s largely a collection of silly myths, dangerous methods, and insignificant things that may technically work but won’t actually be enough to speed up your metabolism to…

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Why Very Low Calorie Diets (500-1000 Calories A Day) Don’t Work

Why Very Low Calorie Diets Don't Work

Are you thinking about going on a very low calorie diet (VLCD)? If so, it’s probably because you understand that the one big secret to weight loss is eating fewer calories. Because once you understand that you need to eat less in order to lose weight, it’s common to then think “If I eat a lot less,…

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When To Drink Protein Shakes: At Breakfast? After A Workout? Before Bed?

When to drink protein shakes?

QUESTION: When is the best time to drink a protein shake? I’ve heard that before and after a workout is the most important, but what about other times like breakfast and before bed? Should I be drinking a shake at those times as well? What do you recommend? ANSWER: Good question, but before I answer…

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Metabolic Damage vs Adaptive Thermogenesis (And How To Fix It)

Metabolic Damage vs Adaptive Thermogenesis

Weight loss is hard, confusing, and full of problems. There are many different reasons for this, but today I want to talk about one of the biggest: your metabolism. Or, more specifically, the fact that your metabolism slows down while you lose weight. This fact has lead to many people asking me many questions about…

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