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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Taylor @ Team Universe!

This past weekend, Five Starr Stud Taylor Spadaccino made her debut on a national stage at the 2013 Team Universe in Teaneck, NJ.  After placing 3rd in her very first show last year she followed that up with a dramatically improved package in April at the NC State Championships, winning her class and narrowly missing out on the overall.  Following...
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Using body fat percentage to gauge your progress

When you go through the certification process to be a personal trainer, you learn about various ways of assessing the body to determine progress.  We’re taught to take measurements with a tape (waist, hips, etc), get a scale reading, and how to determine someone’s body fat percentage (typically using skin fold calipers).  With a weight and a body fat percentage,...
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