Bodybuilding

Jonny’s “Cut” – Sorta Stalled

Fat loss is not linear. I mean, it is, kinda, in the beginning…but nothing lasts forever. So, I’m stalled. Well, sort of. In reality, I have still dropped .4 lbs over the last week, which is fairly significant, but due to the amount of fat I still have on me, I would have liked to…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – 5 Weeks In

If you missed the first edition of this series and would like to catch up, check out Jonny’s “Cut” – The Intro. You will often hear people claim that training for aesthetics isn’t a “sport”. I beg to differ. Just about every sport requires a level of dedication and consistency, but when it comes to…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – The Intro

So, I have decided to do a “cut” and shed some fat. One of the drivers behind this is that Vanessa is preparing for the Ms. Wings of Strength International/Chicago Pro Bodybuilding Shows at the end of June, and I wanted to “sympathy diet” with her. But let me be real: Another reason for this…

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Nutrition for the Athlete (part 2)

A few myths addressed, and basic macronutrient requirements In the previous installment, we gave a basic overview of the process of digestion and nutrient absorption.  Before moving on to the real application section (designing your diet for maximum energy), it’s important to discuss a few implications of what’s been written already, and perhaps dispel a…

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Supplement Roundup: The Real basics: Creatine, Preworkouts, Protein, BCAAs

Dietary supplementation tends to be one of the biggest black boxes in most athlete’s training programs.  Anti-doping rules cloud the issues of what is “natural” and what isn’t, pharmaceutical-type labeling on herbal remedies and wild claims regarding performance enhancement or fat loss (rightly) turn most consumers into skeptics, and massive price tags on tubs of…

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I’m a Woman and I’m Worried Lifting Weights Will Make Me Bulky

You’ve got a client who’s thinking about lifting weights. She’s excited to start, but she’s also concerned that lifting will make her add too much muscle. She doesn’t want to look like the guys she sees at her gym, but she does want to start lifting. In this podcast, personal trainer Dell Farrell explains how…

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