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Would you prefer to listen to this blog? If so, click here. For every hundred people who try to take control of their health, ninety-nine will eventually fail. You could substitute ‘control of their health’ with ‘control of their finances,’ ‘control of their professional success,’ or ‘control of their destiny’ and get the same dismal … Continue reading The Path of Greatest Resistance.
When we think about the path to fitness success, we often obsess over tools, tricks, and resources. We want to know what our macronutrient ratio should be. We want to know which type of cardio is best for fat loss. It’s not that these inquiries aren’t meaningful. The food we eat and the exercise we … Continue reading The Secret(s) to Fitness Success
Quick Answer: Yes, but not much. Yet, there are other benefits of muscle growth that may lend themselves to your goal. When you hear a person talk about how ‘muscle burns fat’ s/he likely implies that the effect is significant. When it comes to the increase in calories burned when you carry more muscle, the effect … Continue reading Does Building Muscle Burn Fat?
Everyone is looking for the next big piece of technology to do ‘the work’ for them. We are obsessed with wearables, supplements, feedback systems, and fads. But are these interventions helpful? The answer is ‘it depends’. Below is a list of the only actions that will lead to definite outcomes in your health. Regular exercise … Continue reading Fat-Tech: Why Fitness Technologies Rarely Produce Results
Many gym-goers have become obsessed with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT is the type of exercise that causes burning muscles, burning lungs, and profuse sweating. Much of the draw this style of training is the expectation of high caloric burn and fat loss. But is HIIT the most effective way to drop fat? Let’s begin … Continue reading The HIIT Epidemic (and how it is killing your fat loss)
Tell me if you’ve heard this before: “Fat doesn’t make you fat”. Yes, it does. Just not in a unique way. Any food or nutrient eaten in excess will make you fat. This is why most diets work for people in the short term but rarely in the long-term. Take the ketogenic diet, for example. … Continue reading Everything Makes You Fat
We rely on willpower to overcome problematic habits. Reliance on will is likely why you fail. Willpower: when you take part in unhealthy behaviour and psychologically suffer for it, you say, ‘I’m not going to do that again tomorrow’. Tomorrow comes, you do it again, and you start the process over. Discipline: I know where … Continue reading The Power of Discipline
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