Eat Like This To Gain Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time – conclusion

………… The Two Keys For Eating To Gain Muscle While Simultaneously Shedding Fat I’ve found two specific eating habits that are essential if you want to gain muscle and shed fat at the same time. This is the 3rd and final installment on this mini-series of how to eat to maximize muscle gain.  Click here for part 1 and...
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Dieting & Food

How To Eat Right For Bigger Muscles

……………… I’m starting a series today on how you should eat in order to gain more muscle mass.  This will be a 3-parter that I’ll finish throughout the month.  Here’s the outline: Why your eating habits are more important than your lifting habits if you want to get bigger (naturally) Why skinny guys stay skinny – plus, the fastest...
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Undulating Periodicity for Runners

We’ve been talking recently about how periodicity in your lifting program – systematic alternations in the intensity and volume over time – can improve your results.  And we honed in on undulating periodicity as an advanced technique. But what about runners? Periodicity Is Not The Same As Progression I previously wrote about how to incorporate progression into your cardio. ...
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News

Vermont Spartan Beast – Photos and Details

If you haven’t read my previous summary of the Vermont Spartan Beast, it might make sense to do that now.  You can also check out Cameron’s article on the Super Spartan.  In this article, I’ve got photos plus some description of the obstacles for you! Three notes: a) many of the photos are NOT of me or my team...
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Stretching in Public

I’m a big fan of stretching.  Well, maybe that needs a qualifier…  Let me explain. I’m a big fan of General dynamic stretching before a lifting/running/exercise session Specific warm-up sets before lifting heavy General static stretching and foam rolling after a session or on off days (or just about any time) By “general” I mean full-body, and “specific” means...
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News

The Vermont Spartan Beast – Summary and Lessons Learned

Those of you who have been reading for the past couple of months have heard about the Spartan.  Cameron did his Super Spartan in Carolina in early summer and I did the 12-miler Beast with some friends in Vermont last weekend. This article will have 3 sections: Summary/Highlights Lessons Learned Details of the Experience, with Photos Summary This was...
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Overtraining

I started writing this article 2 weeks ago, and it is now two days before my Spartan Beast race.  See my initial Spartan training plan but that quickly morphed into additional endurance sessions – but still no days off.  Hence, this article. I’ve always been skeptical about the concept of overtraining. I get questions all the time, usually from...
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