03/20/12: Follow Friday - The Birth of Athena
Introduction I have decided that another way I can help spread the truth about nutrition and fitness to as many people out there reading as possible would be to start a weekly blog post dedicated to other websites and bloggers that are fighting the good fight. By this I mean that they too are doing their best to give out accurate and supportive information. The only websites or blogs that I will...
Influence of squatting depth on jumping... →
Abstract It is unclear if increases in one repetition maximum (1-RM) in quarter squats result in higher gains compared to full depth squats in isometric force production and vertical jump performance. The aim of the research projects was to compare the effects of different squat variants on the development of 1-RM and their transfer effects to Countermovement (CMJ) and Squat Jump (SJ) height,...
The Paleo Manifesto, Pt. I: Idiot Ideology →
Opening Comments In keeping with the theme of evolution and nutrition, today’s article is going to be the first installment of a two-part series on the Paleo diet (also called hunter-gatherer, Stone-Age, or ancestral dieting). Even if you are not familiar with Paleolithic nutrition per se, you most likely are familiar with Atkins, The Zone, or South Beach, which are essentially less-strict...
Blog Updates →
Updated the side links this morning on the main page to include the following articles for easier access: Whole Eggs vs. Egg Whites Creatine: What Is It And Why You Should Supplement It Also, the article Supplements: What’s The Deal? has been updated. Don’t forget that you can keep up with my day to day journal through my training log here or follow/interact with me on Twitter...
Lift-Run-Bang: Darksidin'... Obsessions... Pt. 3 -... →
Your training life, just like your personal or professional life, is a journey. Or let me say, it’s supposed to be. People are in such a hurry to arrive at their destination that they never enjoy the trip, or even bother to ask themselves, what happens when or if I arrive at that destination? Quit? Make a new goal? Obsess over fat on their big toe? Want another inch on your...
Question: What are the major things that annoy you about the fitness industry? ...– Matt Perryman Thanks to Erick Stevens for posting this quote and link in NutMisc.
A Calorie Isn't A Calorie (?) →
Ever since Nicholas Clement defined the calorie as a unit of heat back in the 19th century, we’ve used it as a measure for the energy available to our bodies in the food we eat. The so-called “kilogram calorie” (or kilocalorie), which you see on nutritional labels, equates to the energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. These capital-C Calories...
Most Weight Loss Supplements Are Not Effective... →
It took every ounce of my self-control to not just type, “duh!” as my only comment for this article today. Normally I would not have posted up an article that I feel is so blatantly obvious, but I truly feel that there are so many people out there that still search for the secret to their weight loss in a pill bottle or through a specific, special diet. Weight loss is achieved...
Weekly Q&A - 03/06/12 - Responses Pt. 1
This is part one of the responses to the Weekly Q&A post that can be found here. If you’d like to ask a question then please refer back to the original post. Thank you and enjoy! shawmor answered your question: Weekly Q&A - 03/06/12 I eat roughly 1800 calories a day. If I burn 500 do I still eat 1800 or do I eat 2300? First, I have no idea if that’s how much you should be...
Weekly Q&A - 03/06/12
Reply to this post with your questions and I will do my best to answer them when I am able to throughout the day. Also, if I can’t understand your question then how do you expect me to answer it? Please do your best to be clear and concise with what you’d like to know. (?)
No gimmicks. No special book. No secret equipment. No magic pill. Weight loss is achieved by having an energy deficit. Weight gain is achieved by having an energy surplus. The end.
Make your life about experiences not appearances.
Anyone that bashes IIFYM clearly doesn't... →
Tracking Calories and Macronutrients
Important Points: Calorie/Macro tracking online is NOT 100% necessary. You don’t have to do it and no one is going to force you to. What matters the most is that you are eating appropriately for your goals and needs. There are several ways you can do this (eg: via portion control, via spreadsheet, via diabetic exchange lists). Calorie/Macro tracking is only as accurate as you make it. So,...
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for...– Neil deGrasse Tyson