7 Ways to Slay Your Cardio Harder

7 Ways to Slay Your Cardio Harder Spoiler alert:  whether your goal is competition prep for a bodybuilding show or just fat loss in general, cardio is going to be part of the equation.  There’s no realistic way around it.  For most of the people I talk to and work with, it’s absolutely viewed as a necessary evil. Now yes, there...
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The Drop Set – Episode 86: 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Prep, Are Studies Worth Following?

Ever had a prep that didn’t turn out quite the way you had envisioned when you started?  If your hand isn’t up, your a liar – there, I said it!  Today I break down my top 10 reasons WHY so that we can strategize on how to prevent things from turning south.  Also, it’s becoming ever popular to cite scientific...
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Cream of Rice – A Primer on my Favorite Carb Source

Cream of Rice – A Primer on my Favorite Carb Source Ok, to be clear – my favorite carb source is bread.  Or cookies.  Maybe donuts.  French fries?  Pizza?  I could go on and on…can you tell I’m cutting now? But as far as “clean” carb sources, cream of rice takes the cake.  To be clear, I understand it’s not for everyone...
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The Drop Set – Episode 58: Building My New Diet LIVE, John Meadows Training Program Review

It’s been a wild summer but I’m BACK and we have big plans for the weeks and months ahead.  I kick things off this week as I week you through an unrehearsed construction of my new cutting diet.  I talk about what my macros are and why, how many meals I’m having, we’ll build them all from scratch, make mistakes...
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The Drop Set – Episode 48: Intermittent Fasting & Ketosis – A Practical Perspective

This week I get into the weeds a bit on my personal experience with both ketosis and intermittent fasting.  Not a lot of clinical/research data here, but more of a practical perspective based on the biases I had before trying them out and my thoughts after giving each a spin.
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Introducing the Q&A series!

So here we go!  This is the start of what I anticipate being a recurring series of posts, addressing the topics that clients, prospective clients, and random people ask that I feel are worth sharing with a general audience.  Without further ado, let’s dive in: Can I have an occasional drink and still lean out? Probably (maybe?), but the question...
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Weight tracking and expectations

Up-front disclaimer:  I don’t expect daily weigh-ins from all of my clients, and certainly not regardless of the phase of their training.  It takes a certain level of emotional detachment from the scale number (a skill worth learning) to make this worth the effort, but the insight you can gain from this process is extremely useful. That being said, the...
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