The Back And Biceps Workout

Looking for an effective back and biceps workout routine? Cool, because that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. In this guide, I’ll cover: The benefits of a back/biceps day. Different splits and schedules. How many sets to do. Which exercises to do. What order to put everything in. Four back/biceps workouts. Ready? Let’s get…

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Wishes vs Goals: One Neat Trick Your Doctor Does Want You To Know

Wishes vs Goals

In order to keep my sanity, I frequently avoid conversations around nutrition when I am not otherwise required to do so. I didn’t always actively avoid though; I’ve had my share of monologues dispelling myths and giving advice. But because the truth is rarely sexy, it doesn’t hold up to the excitement that the internet…

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Do Carbs, Sugar, Or “Bad” Foods Make You Fat? (Here’s The Truth)

Do "bad" foods make you fat?

People often ask me if eating a certain food, food group, or nutrient will make them fat. Common examples include… Carbs Sugar Fat Fructose Gluten Dairy Alcohol Fruit Red Meat Unhealthy Food/Junk Food/Dirty Food Fast Food Food That Cavemen Didn’t Eat And on and on and on… Really, you can think of any food in…

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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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