How To Turn Fat Into Muscle? (And Can Muscle Turn To Fat?)

QUESTION: What’s the best workout and diet for turning my fat into muscle? Also, if you stop working out, is it true that your muscle turns into fat? If so, how do you prevent that from happening? ANSWER: Alright, it seems we have ourselves a 3-part question. I’m going to try to answer each part separately, but I…

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New Year’s Resolutions: How To Succeed

Dear Person-Who-Has-Made-A-New-Year’s-Resolution, Hello there. My name is Jay. Nice to meet you. If you’re here, it’s probably because it’s January and you made a New Year’s resolution to do… something. Maybe quit smoking. Save money. Travel more. Learn a new skill. Find a better job. Spend more time with your family. Get more sleep. Be…

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Negative Calorie Foods: The Ultimate List

QUESTION: I recently came across the concept of negative calorie foods (a food that supposedly burns more calories during digestion than the food itself actually contains… like celery and certain other fruits and vegetables) and wanted to know a few things. First, is this a real thing? Second, assuming it is, do I need to…

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The Best List Of Superfoods

Ever see one of those extremely useful lists of superfoods? Of course you have! A new one pops up somewhere every 5 minutes, so it’s pretty hard to avoid. But if you somehow haven’t seen this before, let me fill you in on what you’ve been missing. What Are Superfoods? Superfoods are foods that are considered to…

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Is Eating Too Much Protein Bad For You? (What The Studies Really Show)

QUESTION: I’ve always seen people (including you) recommend that people trying to lose fat or build muscle should eat a high protein diet, with the exact recommendation most often being 1 gram per pound of body weight. Sometimes a little lower, sometimes a little higher. However, I recently read that an intake this high could be dangerous…

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How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs & Lose Chest Fat: The Best Exercises For Moobs

QUESTION: I’ve successfully been using your workout and diet recommendations over the last year and have now reached a point where my body is finally starting to look good enough for me to show off. There’s only one thing stopping me… man boobs (aka moobs). It’s weird. Even though I’ve built a noticeable amount of muscle…

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How Long Should My Workout Be? 30, 45, 60 Minutes? Over An Hour?

QUESTION: I was wondering how long my weight training workouts should be? I’ve heard people recommend anywhere from 30 minutes, to 45 minutes, to 60 minutes, to 90 minutes or sometimes more? What amount of time do you recommend? I’ve also heard some people say that your hormones start to go out of whack after…

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I Don’t Want To Get Too Big: Lean Fitness Model Body vs Bulky Bodybuilder

QUESTION: I’m a 24 year old guy who wants to get lean and build muscle, but the problem is that I don’t want to build TOO much muscle and get TOO big. I’m not interested in looking like a bodybuilder, powerlifter or anything even close to that. I’m trying to get more of a lean fitness…

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