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Your Fad Diet is Invalid

Going on a juice cleanse to reset your metabolism? Going on a ketogenic fast of only eggs, butter, and cheese to break through that stubborn plateau? Ripping shots of Apple Cider Vinegar to boost your metabolism? Here’s the thing, all of these can “work“, but not the way most people think. An ultra low-calorie juiceContinue reading “Your Fad Diet is Invalid”

3 Lies the Fitness Industry Still Tries to Sell You

  Either I’m already getting old and crotchety, or just getting more and more sick of seeing bull crap like this being shoved at people: I have seen too many people be ruined, lied to, and mistreated by the industry that I could write much more than a blog post about it. SO lets diveContinue reading “3 Lies the Fitness Industry Still Tries to Sell You”

5 Simple, Quick Ways to Increase Your Caloric Output

(SKIP TO #5 IF YOU WANT YOUR MIND BLOWN!) It seems like we are usually discussing caloric INPUT, but what about output? If you eat less, and move more – that will increase your caloric deficit for a weight loss goal. Actually, moving more is a great idea even if your goal isn’t weight loss.Continue reading “5 Simple, Quick Ways to Increase Your Caloric Output”

How Many Calories Should You Eat? The Answer May Surprise You…

  This is a question I get asked numerous times throughout the week in some shape or form. 99% of the time I will respond with a question… “How many calories are you currently eating? Per day? On weekends? Per weekly average? AND how is it affecting your desired outcome – whether that be fatContinue reading “How Many Calories Should You Eat? The Answer May Surprise You…”

What Are You Waiting For?

I’m going to start Monday. I’m going to start after vacation. Enough is enough. Why wait? Why leave it up to waiting if it’s something you really care about? Is it because it’s hard? Exercising isn’t hard, and eating like an adult isn’t hard. This is where many people are so terribly wrong it’s insane. InContinue reading “What Are You Waiting For?”

Strength Training Is The Secret Weapon as We Age

  Want to prevent aging? Then fight gravity. Gravity is the one physical force that we can do nothing to fully stop, but we can fight it – with muscle. Gravity, as we age, pulls things downward, it compresses our joints into pain, it leads to pressure, and aches, and pains. And the one thingContinue reading “Strength Training Is The Secret Weapon as We Age”

Showing Up Isn’t Half the Battle

  This is often said when people talk about the struggle of going to the gym. I get it, not everyone is as gung-ho about working out as I am. However, if your goals involve seriously transforming your body, improving your health, or getting the most bang for your buck, it takes more than justContinue reading “Showing Up Isn’t Half the Battle”

Why Training To Have a Nice Body Isn’t Shallow

  “I want to look like [insert athlete/celebrity name here]” “I want to have a six pack/flat stomach/ripped arms” There is nothing wrong with having these as aspirations. “But Mike, training for vanity is shallow and self centered!” Hell yes it is, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it! It’s YOUR body, you canContinue reading “Why Training To Have a Nice Body Isn’t Shallow”

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