Dieting & Food

Stomach Fat – Subcutaneous vs. Visceral Fat

Subcutaneous Fat vs. Visceral Fat It’s almost too cliche to have fitness sites talking about abs and stomach fat as summer approaches, but then again, that’s important to most readers this time of year. Have you heard of the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat?  Mike Geary has a great article this week on the topic.  You can...
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Dieting & Food

Brutal Honesty: You Are Fat

I had the chance to speak with a friend who lived for several years in Italy. Over the course of a long conversation, he mentioned that Italy had many beautiful women. I asked him what it was about the Italian women that made them so beautiful. “Well, for one thing, they’re not nearly as fat as the women here.”...
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Dieting & Food

Maximum Mass

I just got off the phone with Skip La Cour, 6-time national bodybuilding champion.  DRUG-FREE national champion, that is. Skip La Cour – drug-free champion Skip is smart, funny, motivated, hard-working – things “bodybuilders” aren’t often credited for.  But to compete in that arena without steroids pretty much assures that only the most elite – both physically and mentally...
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Dieting & Food

How to Harness the Healing Power of Water for Muscle Health

Most people do not realize how powerful water is in the healing process. No, this is not an article about spa therapy, holistic medicine, or anything like that. This is about using simple methods to build muscle and strength as well as maintaining your overall health. Your body might be 60% water overall, but your muscles are actually...
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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Science

Image credit: oatmeal2000 I can already feel the hate mail coming, but I’m going to say it anyway: you shouldn’t always trust science. Instead, we’re going to talk about a better way of going about things. First off, I realize that there’s not a crystal ball that magically reveals all truth, and science is the best method we have...
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Portion Sizes & Calories Needed to Build Muscle, Lose Fat

Getting the right amounts of food is a huge part of the muscle-building and fat-loss equation. You can train as hard as you want enough in the gym, but if you don’t get enough food, you’ll never have the fuel needed to become stronger. On the other hand, if you eat too much, you’ll end up overweight and wondering...
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Burn Fat With The Thermic Effect of Food

When it comes to losing fat and building muscle, eating less food is not the answer to getting lean and cut. Others will try to tell you that losing excess fat is simply a matter of using more calories than you eat. What they don’t tell you is that eating significantly less will slow your metabolism. Part of the...
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