How much cardio is right for you?

Video cliff notes: If you’re a strength athlete looking to maximize muscle gains, avoid cardio defined as moderate intensity steady state (MISS) in the video above, as it can interfere with your strength and muscle gains, not to mention recovery. So if you AREN’T an endurance athlete preparing for a marathon, going for long jogs…

22 Easy Life Hacks For a Sexier You

Eat home-cooked dinners at least five times per week Drink fresh squeezed lemon juice in warm water every night before dinner Try to get a good sweat every day doing things you enjoy Get sexier with these life hacks. (Speedo not included) Go for a massage once in awhile Hit a sauna or steam bath…

Get Your Sweat On & Reap The Benefits

Imagine this, something you can both enjoy and reap physical and mental benefits from! <Drum roll> And that is, steam baths and/or saunas! I stumbled upon a great article from Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D the other day, outlining the benefits of heat treatment for athletes. I’ll focus in on the parts that relate to muscular performance,…

I Put A Ring On It

It’s been a little over a week since I tied the knot on the beaches of Playa Mujeres, Mexico. If you’re in the process of planning a wedding, I highly recommend a destination one! Lots of fun, relatively painless to plan, and all of your friends and loved ones will get a vacation out of…

3 Keys to Improving Gut Health

At least 70-80% of our immune system is in our gut, and yet we are self-inflicting damage upon it by literally starving our good gut bacteria through overindulgence on processed foods, rancid vegetable oils, and low fiber diets. How can you ensure your gut can do as it’s intended and keep you healthy and running optimally?…

Squat Superset

I’ve been trying to find ways to torch my quads without undo knee stress. I’ve had a pretty nasty bout of knee tendonitis over the last month and can’t squat more than 225 pounds without debilitating knee pain. Like, really bad. So I’m started to make lighter weight “harder” through complexes, supersets and the like.…

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

You don’t need enriched flour or oatmeal to make great tasting pancakes! Try this yummy (and healthy) gluten free banana pancake recipe and thank me later. Ingredients: 3 egg whites 1 whole free range egg 1 large banana 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 packet stevia or splenda 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch of baking powder Combine…

Fat Burning Tip of the Week

Do you like to abuse the s-h-i-t out of your liver with aspirin and alcohol? Nothing like a binge drunk fest followed by the morning after hangover cure of two double-strength aspirins and a glass of water, eh? The liver is a resilient organ, sure, but it’s also a documented fact that a healthy functioning…

My Bucket List

Often you hear the story of the person who has been told they only have ‘X’ amount of time to live. Now faced with the prospect of their own mortality, they suddenly decide to make the most of things and cram a life’s worth of goals and dreams into a finite amount of time. I’m…