Posts Tagged weight loss

Program Review–Boss Barbell Strength Method (on a cut)

Hot on the heels of my last review, I thought I would go ahead a review this program, since I’ve now run it for two mesocycles. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Boss Barbell Strength method (hereafter referred to as BBSM) is Dan Green’s own program. I started lifting at Dan’s gym, […]

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Can CrossFit improve aerobic fitness and body composition?–Strength and Conditioning Research

This is an excellent study on CrossFit. The only thing I really dislike about it is that they confounded the results by switching the subjects diets prior to beginning the study. Otherwise, the methods and conclusions seem very solid. Here’s a brief summary (the emphasis is mine): CrossFit-style training can significantly improve maximal aerobic fitness […]

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room – Pt. 1: The Elephant Itself

In a number of places, I’ve seen people who are dismissive of someone’s progress (including my own) or minimize it with statements like ‘Dat dere CellTech’, which is really just a euphemism for ‘He’s on steroids’. While this has bugged me, I’ve never posted on it mainly because I don’t feel like there’s any point. […]

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More Data is Always Positive

Something that I’ve seen over and over throughout the last few years in the realm of weight loss is the advice to only weigh yourself at long intervals, typically once a week, so I wanted to take the time to refute this stance a little. The idea around weighing yourself at extended intervals is to […]

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“Happy Holidays, now buy my fitness/nutrition book”

If you follow any fitness or nutrition blogs, you’ve probably seen this kind of message posted. You may have even been unlucky enough to get an email or twelve from some fitness person hawking whatever their latest fitness or nutrition book is. If this sounds familiar, let me clear the air on what these are […]

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Q&A: Diet–Pt. 2

NOTE: This is part of a running series of Question and Answer posts answering questions from readers and redditors. Q: I know that I need to eat with a calorie deficit in mind, but how many calories do I actually need to eat each day so that it’s not detrimental to my muscle gain/maintenance, and […]

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Q&A: Diet–Pt. 1

NOTE: This is part of a running series of Question and Answer posts answering questions from readers and redditors. Q: I know the purpose of a ‘cut’ is to increase one’s muscle definition by shedding body fat. How does this differ from what the rest of the world knows as ‘dieting’? A: Simply – It […]

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Q&A–Body fat related questions

I wanted to post up some of the questions I’ve gotten from time to time from folk regarding training and diet in the hopes that it helps other folk who are still finding their way. This will be the first of what is likely to be a length series. If you are reading this and […]

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There’s No Such Thing As ‘Cardio’

This is an awesome tl;dr on a study released by the author that shows something anyone who has performed a widowmaker already knows: Anaerobic resistance training builds cardiovascular fitness just as well as aerobic. And best of all, the author makes the full text of the study freely available. The Life & Times of James […]

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Fitocracy Member Spotlight: cabichandani – Fitocracy Blog

Congrats to one of my buds on Fitocracy and Dailyburn, Cabichandani, on his much deserved member spotlight. Fitocracy Member Spotlight: cabichandani – Fitocracy Blog

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