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11 Reasons You Need Fish Oil

March 25, 2019
Written by Cody McBroom

Inflammation is the leading cause of chronic disease in today’s society. Thankfully, there are various dietary and lifestyle changes we can make to help decrease inflammation in the body.

One change you can make is increasing daily intake of omega-3 anti-inflammatory fatty acids to balance out the fatty acid ratio in your body and therefore help manage inflammation.

Fish oil is a common omega-3 supplement and is continuing to grow in popularity.

With the growing popularity of fish oil supplements comes a surge in supply and many different supplement options available. Some fish oil supplements are very low quality while others are third party tested and worth the extra cash. Some have a full 3g combined EPA and DHA, while others may only have half that in a dose.

So how do you choose a supplement or diet change that’s right for you? Is it worth the cost to add fish oil as a daily supplement? And what are the proven benefits of increasing omega-3 intake?

All valid questions you should be asking before popping those big yellow pills.

What are Omega-3s?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat found in foods and in the human body. The two long chain forms of omega-3s are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are found in fish and shellfish.

ALA is another omega-3 that is a short chain fatty acid found in plants like flaxseed and chia seed. ALA is thought to be a less potent form of omega-3 and does not provide the same health benefits as EPA and DHA. The body will convert small amounts of ALA into the more powerful EPA and DHA.

EPA and DHA each have their own vital roles to play in the human body. Both have been linked to fetal development, cardiovascular health, and cognitive health. DHA is a true powerhouse in the body, a key component of all cell membranes.

While omega-3s are known as the anti-inflammatory fatty acids, omega-6s can actually be pro-inflammatory.

The Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio

One of the best reasons to take in omega-3s is to offset the cumulation of omega-6s from the Standard American Diet. Omega-6s are another type of fatty acid that is pro-inflammatory, found in almost all packaged foods like crackers, cookies, and corn-fed beef.

The optimal ratio will vary depending on your individual genetic makeup and lifestyle, but some research suggests a ratio of about 2:1 omega-6 to omega-3s. Unfortunately, that ratio for many people today who eat a standard Western diet is closer to 20:1. It’s therefore no surprise that many people struggle with inflammation and chronic disease.

These cheap omega-6 oils are unstable polyunsaturated fats that, when cooked at high heat, become oxidized. Oxidized omega-6s can cause inflammation in the body and damage DNA. A high omega-6 diet can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.

Having higher concentrations of omega-6s has also been correlated with sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue associated with aging. Balancing your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio may help the body resolve inflammation while also helping you get better gains in the gym and maintain muscle mass as you age.

The best way to increase amounts of EPA and DHA is through your diet. Foods high in omega-3s include fish & shellfish (especially fatty fish like salmon and sardines) as well as various nuts and seeds.

Health Benefits of Omega-3s

Research on fatty acids is ongoing; in fact it’s one of the most studied supplements on the market, which makes sense because by the time you finish this article you’re going to assume it’s a “wonder drug”.

Scientists have also studied many cultures that eat a high amount of seafood containing omega-3’s (who also happen to have lower risks for chronic disease) and therefore the amount of literature on omega-3’s as a nutrient, is even larger. Remember that in all literature, there is causation and correlation. Meaning we always need to dissect things, study a bit more and even use our own personal anecdote to make good decisions with our supplementation.

That being said, here’s the amazing list of benefits omega-3’s (fish oil) may be able to provide you with:

[If you’d rather listen to it, check out the podcast we did on all things fish oil – with “The Fish Guy”, Evan Demarco]

1.Cardiovascular Health

Fish oil is said to have protective heart benefits by reducing inflammation and triglyceride levels. One study showed that a high dose prescription of omega-3s staved off heart disease risk in already high risk patients. This doesn’t mean taking fish oil can prevent all cardiovascular decline, but it is promising for those people who are at risk for heart disease.

2. Cognitive Function

While there isn’t a clear link between fish oil and brain health, scientists have found those who eat a diet low in omega-3s may have higher risk for alzheimer’s. Additionally, one 2016 study suggested that eating fish once per week may protect against cognitive decline.

And although fish oil is not a stimulant, it does increase brain activity and that may cause a stimulatory effect after supplementing. In our experience, this occurs more often or is more noticeable once consistently taken over time which is exactly why we suggest it for individuals who have long work hours or need a creative mind for extended periods of time.

3. Reduced Inflammation

The role of omega-3s and inflammation has primarily been studied by looking at arthritis pain. When compared to ibuprofen in a study, omega-3s demonstrated “equivalent effect in reducing arthritic pain.” This suggests that fish oil may be a safer alternative to NSAIDs and help reduce overall inflammation in the body.

Anecdotally speaking, our coaching staff as well as our colleagues in the industry have seen great results from clients with joint pain and inflammation supplementing with omega-3 fish oils.

4. Depression Relief

Wait, what….?! Depression?

I know, it probably sounds like we’re reaching now but don’t worry – we don’t sell any supplements and aren’t affiliate with any either. But studies have actually shown, “fish oil supplementation has been noted to be comparable to pharmaceutical drugs (fluoxetine) in majorly depressed persons, but this may be the only cohort that experiences a reduction of depression. There is insufficient evidence to support a reduction of depressive symptoms in persons with minor depression (ie. not diagnosed major depressive disorder).”

So what does this mean? This means that if someone is truly suffering with clinical depression, this may be a healthier alternative to opt for than heavy pharmaceuticals. It also doesn’t necessarily mean that taking this as an average individual with average mood swings is going to make everything butterflies and unicorns every day, but in my personal opinion if there’s anything that may correlate to positive moods – it’s worth it, because in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle we’re extremely likely to have better moods, less depression, and likely less stress or anxiety.

5. Children’s Health

This is why you may see many prenatal supplements with DHA/EPA included in them, now. Or people like Dr. Rhonda Patrick supplementing with ultra-high doses of fish oils while she was recently pregnant and breastfeeding. One benefit is treatment of ADHD, “supplemental DHA above 300mg appears to be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in children when supplemented.”

During pregnancy it’s smart to supplement with this for hormonal, neurological, and visual development for the baby. Add to that, it’s been shown to help increase birth weight of the child.

6. Blood Glucose and Insulin Sensitivity

This one is iffy, if we’re being honest. Here’s what Examine.com has to say, “No significant influence on insulin sensitivity seems to be the consensus, although there are isolated reports of both an increase and decrease (in response to a glucose tolerance test and fasting, respectively).”

So why even list this as a benefit? Mainly because there are isolated reports of increases, which may suggest that in combination with other healthy habits or influences it may have an effect. An example of this is that there has been reports that omega-3’s can increase muscle protein synthesis, but that would not happen without the combination of resistance training and protein consumption. However, if fish oil can help increase those 2 important benefits in the body – it’s worth it.

We’ve listed enough for fish oil to be worth taking so if there’s a 5-10% chance it could increase insulin sensitivity along with other healthy habits you’re practicing, it’s worth adding to the list!

7. Exercise Induced Oxidation

This has been noted to be increased in elite athletes with fish oil supplementation, but what does this mean for you?

It means that it may increase exercise induced oxidation in the body for you, too! The reality is that elite athletes who were in the study, but doesn’t mean we don’t receive the benefit from it as well. May it be lessened due to them being physical specimens? Very well so, but oxidation in the body is a positive process for both health and fat loss. So we’ll take it!

8. Body Recomposition

We use “recomp” lightly, because technically that means losing fat while building muscle – aka damn near impossible in majority of people. However we used this term here because we believe fish oil can help both fat loss and building muscle, not simultaneously but in the sense that both may be improved indirectly.

Physical results come from proper nutritional strategies and hard training; both which may be directly improved by supplementation of fish oil, mainly due to the inflammation benefits behind it. But the point here is simple, if you want to change your physique you shouldn’t skip out on fish oil.

9. Fat Oxidation

“An increase in fat oxidation (percentage of energy being taken from fat tissue) has been noted with fish oil supplementation.”

If we read that statement alone, we’re ALL IN on fish oil… but slow down, because it’s not that simple. The reality is that a.) you’re taking in more fats by consuming fish oil and therefore your body has more fats to burn, so fat oxidation increasing is a given and doesn’t directly mean you’re burning more fat from your body. And b.) this is more than likely majorly caused by correlation, meaning in combination with other healthy habits.

But the truths to this statement are a.) scientists did all the studies and put out this statement, which does give it merit. And b.) if your body becomes trained to be better at fat oxidation, it will burn more body fat when going into a diet and training hard. Which means this could be beneficial for future dieting.

10. Disease Prevention

This has been hinted at throughout the blog, but it’s worth adding in as its own standalone bullet point.

Fish oil has been shown to help prevent multiple diseases and autoimmune related illnesses. Is it because of the EPA/DHA? Is it simply an after-effective of the inflammation reduction fish oil causes? Is fish oil a super-food?!

We can’t be sure but we do know that science has proven this as fact and that means increasing your longevity and well-being, so it’s worth supplementing.

11. Balance Your Fatty Acid Ratio

Based on the science and literature available, ingesting additional omega-3s is clearly not a cure-all. However, it can help balance out your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio as discussed above. The ideal ratio for you will depend on a wide set of variables, but a lower ratio than that of most of Western culture (eating a diet high in processed foods) will help to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

This right here is the last bullet point for a reason; that reason being it’s the dominating key to the majority of health benefits omega-3’s possess. What we mean by this, is that you will get much more benefit from balancing your omega-3 to 6 ratio than you will by simply supplementing a fish oil capsule and completely ignoring your omega-6 intake.

Increasing Your Omega-3 Intake

Before you reach for those fish oil pills, remember that there is no magic pill that can solve all of your problems. First look at your current diet and lifestyle to see what changes you can make. Do you eat many fried foods? What about foods with long lists of ingredients and various oils?

We recommend looking at what you’re currently eating and seeing what changes you can make before relying on any supplement to be the band-aid on a poor diet.

If you want to experiment with making some diet changes and potentially add in a supplement, check out the following tips.

1.Eat More Fish

The best way to increase amounts of EPA and DHA is through your diet. Foods high in omega-3s include fish & shellfish, various nuts and seeds (like chia seeds and walnuts), and grass-fed beef.

If you want to up your fish intake, look for sustainably sourced fish that is low in mercury. Specifically if you are pregnant or nursing, you would want to avoid fish that are high on the food chain, which could have a higher accumulation of toxins.

The FDA has recommended to avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish, all of which may contain high levels of mercury. Learn where the fish you’re eating are coming from to know that you’re consuming high quality food.

The American Heart Association recommends 2 servings of fish per week. Salmon and anchovies would be your best option at 1-2g omega-3 per serving, but omega-3 content will vary between fish species.

Pro Tip: Maybe you’ve heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares at your local farmers market, but now there are even some fish CSA shares available like this one. Talk about connecting with your food source!

2. Cut Down on Omega-6s

If you choose to increase your intake of omega-3s, it would also behoove you to cut out foods high in omega-6 fatty acids like soybean, corn, sunflower, or safflower oils. This will help bring that omega-6 to omega-3 ratio back in balance (balance meaning they’re both important, however ~75% of US citizens are likely consuming too many 6’s and too little 3’s – we need both, but in the opposite balance as most currently have).

One great way to cut down on omega-6s is by doing more of your own cooking! When you eat at a restaurant, you never know how much oil or even what kind of oil your food is being cooked in. Avoid excess inflammatory oils by cooking more of your own meals at home.

For meal prep tips – read this next!

3. Supplement

Another option to increase your omega-3 intake is with a fish oil or krill oil supplement. Most studies have suggested taking 2-4 grams combined EPA & DHA per day.

When looking for a supplement, choose one that is third party tested for purity and sustainability (i.e. Friend of the Sea, Marine Stewardship Council, and NSF International).

Some fish oil supplements can be high in filler oils and low in actual EPA and DHA. Be sure to look at the nutrition facts on the supplement and see what percentage omega-3 is actually in the product. You want about 70% concentrate in the supplement. For example, if there’s 1 g of fish oil and 700mg of combined EPA & DHA, you’re probably getting a solid product.

Some fish oil supplements we recommend are Puori and Viva Naturals.

Krill oil is another supplement that may be even more bioavailable than fish oil, not to mention a more sustainable option. The fats in krill oil are phospholipids, instead of triglycerides as in fish oil, which can be used more immediately by the body. However, you will typically need more krill oil than fish oil, so be sure to look at the omega-3s per serving size on the label. And again, look for a quality supplement that is 100% krill oil like this one.

What about those fish oil burps?

If you are burping up fish oil after taking a supplement, chances are you either have a low quality supplement or you’re having trouble digesting the capsules.

Check your supplement quality first by doing the freezer test – put your fish oil supplement capsules in the freezer overnight. If they turn cloudy, your supplement might be high in omega-6 filler oils. If the capsules remain clear, you have a high quality supplement!

If you’re still getting the dreaded fish burps, try taking your supplement with a full meal. This should help your body digest the capsules more easily, being in full-on digestion mode. Another option is to try a liquid form of fish oil instead of a capsule.

I said it above and I’ll say it again, eating fish or adding in an omega-3 supplement is not a cure-all. As with most topics in the nutrition and fitness space, success is linked to dialing in the basics. Always start with diet and lifestyle changes, like eating mostly whole (not fried) foods and getting adequate exercise, to get manage inflammation in the body and keep your heart and brain healthy!

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Muscle strains seem to happen at the most inopportune time. They are a common injury…

Science
What I’ve Learned From Setting Targets Too Big
Lifestyle
What I’ve Learned From Setting Targets Too Big

Things that take hard work, scare you quite a bit, push you further and harder…

Lifestyle
The Exact Breakfast For A Leaner Body [What To Eat & Why]
Nutrition
The Exact Breakfast For A Leaner Body [What To Eat & Why]

“Exactly What To Eat For Breakfast To Get A Leaner Body” Follow These Exact Breakfast…

Nutrition
13 Things That Make A Perfect Diet
Nutrition
13 Things That Make A Perfect Diet

There is no such thing as a “perfect diet”… Even though I did record a…

Nutrition
Navigating Through The Holidays (Realistic Holiday Health Outcomes)
Lifestyle
Navigating Through The Holidays (Realistic Holiday Health Outcomes)

This isn’t your typical “Thanksgiving Survival Guide” nutrition blog that’s going to save you from…

Lifestyle
What Does Your Body Store As Fat Easiest? Carbs vs. Fats
Nutrition
What Does Your Body Store As Fat Easiest? Carbs vs. Fats

Is it harder for the body to store carbs as fat, than it is to…

Nutrition
Is Flexible Dieting Good For Weight Loss? IIFYM vs. Meal Plans
Nutrition
Is Flexible Dieting Good For Weight Loss? IIFYM vs. Meal Plans

Is Flexible or Rigid Dieting Better For Weight Loss? People who use a flexible diet…

Nutrition
Second podcast
Coaching
Second podcast
Coaching
Take Advantage of Our Personal Trainer App with These 13 Tips
Training
Take Advantage of Our Personal Trainer App with These 13 Tips

When someone, i.e. you, wants to decrease their body fat, increase their strength or muscle…

Training
One Rep Max Calculator (Tool + Supporting Research)
Training
One Rep Max Calculator (Tool + Supporting Research)

The 1RM (One Rep Max) Calculator An Introduction To The 1RM Calculator (One Rep Max) …

Training
The Most Important Amino Acid & How To Optimize Your Meals With It (Leucine Threshold)
Nutrition
The Most Important Amino Acid & How To Optimize Your Meals With It (Leucine Threshold)

The Importance Of Leucine Threshold For Building and Retaining Lean Body Mass   Leucine threshold….

Nutrition
"Selfish" or "Self-Interested"
Nutrition
"Selfish" or "Self-Interested"

Are you Selfish? Or Self-Interested…? Have you ever felt selfish for trying to start something…

Nutrition
The Secret To Success
Coaching
The Secret To Success

  This weekend, I learned the secret to success. Not how the most rapid fat…

Coaching
What’s The Best Workout Split For You?
Training
What’s The Best Workout Split For You?

This is a VERY common question we get at TCM (what’s the best workout split?),…

Training
The ABSOLUTE Best Way To Burn Fat
Training
The ABSOLUTE Best Way To Burn Fat

Everyone always wants to know, “What’s the absolute best way to burn fat?!” And I…

Training
Prescription Weight Loss Drugs: Potential Risks & Benefits
Nutrition
Prescription Weight Loss Drugs: Potential Risks & Benefits

An introduction into weight loss prescription drugs Losing weight can be a journey full of…

Nutrition
Cracking The "Carbohydrate Code"
Nutrition
Cracking The "Carbohydrate Code"

I get a ton of nutrition questions on a daily basis, but the topic that…

Nutrition
EPISODE 3: The Successful Mindset & Attitude
Lifestyle
EPISODE 3: The Successful Mindset & Attitude

Two weeks down…. Only ten more to go. Damn… TEN?! I think time has slowed…

Lifestyle
Resistance. The #1 Thing Holding Us Back.
Coaching
Resistance. The #1 Thing Holding Us Back.

Overcoming resistance is success, period. To achieve a result, we need to overcome resistance. And…

Coaching
How Much Protein Can You Absorb In One Meal?
Nutrition
How Much Protein Can You Absorb In One Meal?

What Does “Protein Absorption” Mean…? From a nutritional view, absorption describes the passage of nutrients…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] It’s not what you do, it’s how you feel.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] It’s not what you do, it’s how you feel.

It’s not what you do, it’s how you feel. Maya Angelou has a famous quote,…

Daily Dose
Maximizing Your Performance During The CrossFit Open
Nutrition
Maximizing Your Performance During The CrossFit Open

Five weeks of serious CrossFit action coming at us as we’re only a month away…

Nutrition
15 Challenging Workout Finishers You Need To Try
Training
15 Challenging Workout Finishers You Need To Try

You just finished your workout—you’re semi-gassed out, sweating from head to toe, each of your…

Training
Body Fat Overshooting (Post Diet Consequences)
Nutrition
Body Fat Overshooting (Post Diet Consequences)

We live in what feels like the peak of a fad diet culture, where media…

Nutrition
Is a Carb a Carb? Do Nutrients Matter? How much do I need?
Nutrition
Is a Carb a Carb? Do Nutrients Matter? How much do I need?

Is a carb a carb? Does it matter where we get our macronutrients? Or is…

Nutrition
Finding Clarity & Presence [Day 2 Resurrection Week]
Lifestyle
Finding Clarity & Presence [Day 2 Resurrection Week]

The second day of the most eye opening week of my life has arrived and…

Lifestyle
Fish Oil Supplementation 101
guides
Fish Oil Supplementation 101

Fish oil supplements are widely used for their health and wellness benefits. Fish oil is…

guides
Never Give Up
Lifestyle
Never Give Up

Sometimes waiting to reach our goal can feel like an eternity, especially when that goal…

Lifestyle
Intermittent Fasting – Everything You NEED To Know
Nutrition
Intermittent Fasting – Everything You NEED To Know

Intermittent Fasting… Talk about a dietary can of worms! Typical bodybuilders and “Meat Heads” hate…

Nutrition
Train Like an Athlete
Training
Train Like an Athlete

For many reasons, everybody should aim to train like an athlete. First of all would…

Training
"Post College Party Pouch"- Losing Weight After College
Nutrition
"Post College Party Pouch"- Losing Weight After College

College is full of beer, parties and cheap microwave dinners and although that may sound…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Redirect Your Impatience.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Redirect Your Impatience.

Redirect Your Impatience. My daughter is about to turn 4 next month and she has…

Daily Dose
What SHOULD & SHOULDN’T Run Through Your Mind, On Your Death Bed
Lifestyle
What SHOULD & SHOULDN’T Run Through Your Mind, On Your Death Bed

I get asked the questions, “If I could recommend one book, what would it be?”…

Lifestyle
Better Gut, Better Abs.
Nutrition
Better Gut, Better Abs.

  Do the things I’m going to share with you in this article today, and…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] MJ, Kobe, Tom Brady… You.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] MJ, Kobe, Tom Brady… You.

MJ, Kobe, Tom Brady… You. Full context here – I don’t like watching sports, AT…

Daily Dose
12 Reasons Strength Training Trumps Cardio
Training
12 Reasons Strength Training Trumps Cardio

90% of people who come to me expect that they’ll need to do a bunch…

Training
The Training Solution For Those Who "Don’t Have The Time"
Lifestyle
The Training Solution For Those Who "Don’t Have The Time"

Making enough time for fitness seems to be a pretty common roadblock amongst people. In…

Lifestyle
The Truth About Calorie Calculators
Nutrition
The Truth About Calorie Calculators

The truth about calculating calories is frustrating, sadly. But as sad as it may be,…

Nutrition
Concurrent Training: A Practical Guide, Backed By Science
guides
Concurrent Training: A Practical Guide, Backed By Science

Introduction: What is Concurrent Training? Concurrent training consists of combining aerobic/anaerobic training (e.g., long distance…

guides
The Definitive Guide To Creatine Monohydrate
guides
The Definitive Guide To Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine Monohydrate… might just be our favorite supplement.  Why? Well, because we can recommend it…

guides
Blue Light Blockers (Benefit or BS?) and Trainings Effect on Sleep: Research Roundup w/ Dr. Brandon Roberts
Science
Blue Light Blockers (Benefit or BS?) and Trainings Effect on Sleep: Research Roundup w/ Dr. Brandon Roberts

Each month I will cover two research articles on nutrition, training, sleep, supplements, or anything…

Science
5 Laws of Conditioning
Training
5 Laws of Conditioning

A lot of people get confused about or over think their cardio/conditioning. This could be…

Training
[Daily Dose] Growth must be forced.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Growth must be forced.

Growth must be forced. This is going to be short, to the point, and powerful…

Daily Dose
Research Roundup (Exercise Order and Fast vs. Slow Weight Loss)
Nutrition
Research Roundup (Exercise Order and Fast vs. Slow Weight Loss)

Each month I will cover two research articles on nutrition, training, sleep, supplements, or anything…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] The 10 Training Commandments.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The 10 Training Commandments.

The 10 Training Commandments. Full transparency, I stole these from another strength coach (Ben Bruno)….

Daily Dose
How To Get Jacked As A Vegan [The Detailed Nutrition Plan For Vegan Lifters]
Nutrition
How To Get Jacked As A Vegan [The Detailed Nutrition Plan For Vegan Lifters]

Many people think being vegan and gaining muscle are oxymorons, they are opposites, you can’t…

Nutrition
17 Diet Lies’ They Told You, And You Believed.
Nutrition
17 Diet Lies’ They Told You, And You Believed.

  Fasting before cardio will burn more body fat. Plain and simple, this is just…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Self-Made is Made Up.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Self-Made is Made Up.

Self-Made is Made Up. If you’re a hip-hop head (i.e. someone who loves rap music),…

Daily Dose
The TRUTH About Meal Timing
Nutrition
The TRUTH About Meal Timing

The great debate of fitness nutrition has always been Nutrient/Meal Timing. I get so many…

Nutrition
21 Rep Schemes To End Training Boredom (And Shock New Muscle Growth)
Training
21 Rep Schemes To End Training Boredom (And Shock New Muscle Growth)

At some point in your training, the basics just get boring. Let’s face it. 5×5,…

Training
[Daily Dose] Master The Basics.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Master The Basics.

Master The Basics. One of the biggest mistakes people make in the gym is overcomplicating…

Daily Dose
A Day in The Not So Average Life – VLOG Ep.2
Lifestyle
A Day in The Not So Average Life – VLOG Ep.2

For a chance to start your 30 day transformation, visit the links below! The 30…

Lifestyle
Cortisol – The Double Edged Sword of Fat Loss and Muscle Growth
Physiology
Cortisol – The Double Edged Sword of Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

Cortisol… one of the most feared hormones, also one of the most misunderstood. It’s also…

Physiology
Diet Hopping (How "Chasing The Shiny Red Ball" Is Holding You Back….)
Nutrition
Diet Hopping (How "Chasing The Shiny Red Ball" Is Holding You Back….)

Quit Chasing The Shiny Red Ball Do you bounce from diet to diet? Or try…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] You should love how you look!
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] You should love how you look!

You should love how you look! I saw a picture that was taken of me…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] “SHUT UP, WEAK-BRAIN! // Speak up, strong-brain!”
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] “SHUT UP, WEAK-BRAIN! // Speak up, strong-brain!”

“SHUT UP, WEAK-BRAIN! // Speak up, strong-brain!” I committed to a handful of habits for…

Daily Dose
Top 3 Overrated Fads, in the Diet World
Nutrition
Top 3 Overrated Fads, in the Diet World

Today my goal is simple and hopefully a quick one… That is to break down,…

Nutrition
KAIZEN
Lifestyle
KAIZEN

“Continuous Improvement” “Embrace Change” “Change for the Better” These are all definitions of the Japanese…

Lifestyle
How to Create A Fat Loss Meal Plan
Nutrition
How to Create A Fat Loss Meal Plan

First we need to define and differentiate the different kinds of diets you can follow…

Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] Losing Stubborn Body Fat
Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] Losing Stubborn Body Fat

Stubborn Body Fat – AKA Our Biggest Enemy. You know… Spare tire, love handles, hips,…

Nutrition
How Much Protein Is Too Much? [What The Research Says]
Nutrition
How Much Protein Is Too Much? [What The Research Says]

I have heard countless times, whether in magazines, from YouTubers, vegans and even health professionals…

Nutrition
Pre | Intra | Post – Mastering Your Workout Nutrition
Nutrition
Pre | Intra | Post – Mastering Your Workout Nutrition

High carb vs. low carb is a seemingly endless debate on my Instagram feed, with…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Your efforts need to match your goals.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Your efforts need to match your goals.

Your efforts need to match your goals. I attended a webinar recently and the speaker…

Daily Dose
Clean Eating VS. Tracking Macros
Nutrition
Clean Eating VS. Tracking Macros

So here’s my take on the “Clean Eating” diet… It can make you fatter, not…

Nutrition
"Eating Organic" – All Hype? Or Vital For Health?
Nutrition
"Eating Organic" – All Hype? Or Vital For Health?

Organic food…. Is it worth the extra money? Will you get sick and diet if…

Nutrition
Understanding Your Neurotype (Personality Testing For Individualized Results)
Coaching
Understanding Your Neurotype (Personality Testing For Individualized Results)

  Understanding Your Neurotype Table of Contents What is Neurotype Training? Who Should Use Neurotype…

Coaching
EPISODE 6: 5 Steps To Habitual Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle
EPISODE 6: 5 Steps To Habitual Lifestyle Changes

I am officially six days away from the half way marker of this 12-week journey……

Lifestyle
Nutritional Periodization For Fat Loss
Nutrition
Nutritional Periodization For Fat Loss

This is my second time writing this article, to be honest. The first go around…

Nutrition
8 Ways To Handle Your Diet On Christmas
Nutrition
8 Ways To Handle Your Diet On Christmas

1.) Don’t Stress, Have Fun! Might seem weird that the first tip for not ruining…

Nutrition
7 things you didn’t know about carbs (but need to)
Nutrition
7 things you didn’t know about carbs (but need to)

Carbs, carbs, carbs… love them or hate them they’re a topic to discuss because they’re…

Nutrition
How To Change Your Behaviors and Lose More Weight
Nutrition
How To Change Your Behaviors and Lose More Weight

We appear to be going about health and weight loss all wrong. As nutrition coaches,…

Nutrition
Low Calorie Foods That Fill You Up
guides
Low Calorie Foods That Fill You Up

When you think about hunger, what comes to mind?  Pain in your abdomen or a…

guides
8 Ways To Instantly Sleep Better
Lifestyle
8 Ways To Instantly Sleep Better

Sleep… None of us “get enough” and we all want “more hours in the day”……

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] Nobody is Self-Made.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Nobody is Self-Made.

Nobody is Self-Made. We’re here out in Arizona for a team retreat and wow… my…

Daily Dose
Why You SHOULD Drink Coffee… [Myths vs. Truth/Benefits]
Nutrition
Why You SHOULD Drink Coffee… [Myths vs. Truth/Benefits]

As a huge coffee lover, I’ve decided to take some time today to stand my…

Nutrition
[FREE NUTRITION COURSE] Learning How To Eat For Results, The Right Way.
Nutrition
[FREE NUTRITION COURSE] Learning How To Eat For Results, The Right Way.

Macro’s, Calories, “Clean Eating”, Food Tracking Software, Going Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo… The fitness nutrition…

Nutrition
How To Count Your Steps For Weight Loss
Science
How To Count Your Steps For Weight Loss

Does Your Body Adapt To NEAT Or Walking, Making Your Step Count Less Effective At…

Science
How To Track Macros When Eating At Restaurants
guides
How To Track Macros When Eating At Restaurants

  How To Track Macros When Eating At Restaurants Table of Contents How To Track…

guides
[Daily Dose] ALL IN or all out.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] ALL IN or all out.

ALL IN or all out. Now, I rarely recommend an all or nothing mentality… But…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Patience, Persistence, & Positive People.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Patience, Persistence, & Positive People.

Patience, Persistence, & Positive People. If there was ever a formula for success… this is…

Daily Dose
Do Macro-Based Diets Actually Work? (The What, Why, & How of IIFYM)
Nutrition
Do Macro-Based Diets Actually Work? (The What, Why, & How of IIFYM)

Macro based diets are pretty common inside of the nutrition world right now (have been…

Nutrition
How To Use Supersets In Your Training
Training
How To Use Supersets In Your Training

Training Intensification Tip Part 1: Supersets Intensification techniques, also known as advanced techniques, are a…

Training
6 Vitamins That Actually Get You Jacked (That You Can Find At Any Grocery Store)
Nutrition
6 Vitamins That Actually Get You Jacked (That You Can Find At Any Grocery Store)

The reason I’m writing this is simple… I kind of hate the supplement industry, to…

Nutrition
Optimizing Nutrition for Muscle Growth
Nutrition
Optimizing Nutrition for Muscle Growth

An Introduction To Nutrition for Muscle Growth When we’re thinking about gaining muscle, nutrition plays…

Nutrition
Your Diets Effect on Hormones & How To Benefit From Them
Nutrition
Your Diets Effect on Hormones & How To Benefit From Them

One of the most underestimated factors in achieving fitness results, which can actually be the…

Nutrition
The Ultimate Hardgainer Guide to Getting Jacked
Training
The Ultimate Hardgainer Guide to Getting Jacked

You’re reading this because you feel skinny, unathletic, weaker than you should be, or as…

Training
Diet Breaks: Defined and Applied
Hormones
Diet Breaks: Defined and Applied

Today we are going to talk about how you can maximize the effectiveness of your…

Hormones
EPISODE 9: Associate Pain vs Pleasure to Commit to Success
Nutrition
EPISODE 9: Associate Pain vs Pleasure to Commit to Success

Week 9 people! I got to be honest… I’m addicted to this lifestyle. In other…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] If you take offense, you probably don’t take action
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] If you take offense, you probably don’t take action

If you take offense, you probably don’t take action Nothing is going to slow you…

Daily Dose
Research Roundup (Do Weight Vest Help Fat Loss and is Betaine Worth The Hype?)
Nutrition
Research Roundup (Do Weight Vest Help Fat Loss and is Betaine Worth The Hype?)

Each month I will cover a few of the top research articles on nutrition, training,…

Nutrition
Lower Body Training Session Vlog (Working Around Low-Back Issues)
Training
Lower Body Training Session Vlog (Working Around Low-Back Issues)

  Today I’ll be doing something a bit different than usual, going to do a…

Training
7 Steps to a Stress Free Life
Lifestyle
7 Steps to a Stress Free Life

Stress is everywhere and within every person out there. Very few people are completely stress…

Lifestyle
How Paleo Can Excel YOUR Results, Long-Term!
Nutrition
How Paleo Can Excel YOUR Results, Long-Term!

Paleo, paleo, paleo… Paleo is everywhere now! But really, what is paleo? Is it even…

Nutrition
The G-Flux Theory: Eat More, Move More, Burn More…?
Nutrition
The G-Flux Theory: Eat More, Move More, Burn More…?

Our bodies are remarkable at adapting to different stimuli that we can then manipulate to…

Nutrition
How To Get 6-Pack Abs (3-Step Guide To A Shredded Core)
guides
How To Get 6-Pack Abs (3-Step Guide To A Shredded Core)

  How To Get 6-Pack Abs Table of Contents How To Get 6-Pack Abs 1….

guides
The Definitive Guide to Getting Lean After Your Freshman 15
Nutrition
The Definitive Guide to Getting Lean After Your Freshman 15

As many of you probably know, the “Freshman 15” is very real. In fact, the…

Nutrition
The Pursuit Of Happiness: 5 Steps to a Happier Lifestyle
Lifestyle
The Pursuit Of Happiness: 5 Steps to a Happier Lifestyle

Sometimes the most important thing in life is to simply just be a good person……

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] SIMPLICITY > complexity.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] SIMPLICITY > complexity.

SIMPLICITY > complexity. Have you ever noticed that successful people are always telling you to…

Daily Dose
Top 7 Nutrition Mistakes CrossFit Athletes Make
Nutrition
Top 7 Nutrition Mistakes CrossFit Athletes Make

CrossFit is an incredibly demanding sport and taxing on the body. A combination of pure…

Nutrition
7 Things Killing Your Testosterone [AND The Solutions]
Physiology
7 Things Killing Your Testosterone [AND The Solutions]

Fill In Your Email Address Below To Receive Your FREE Downloadable Copy Of This Infographic…

Physiology
Time to Take Action!
Lifestyle
Time to Take Action!

These past few weekends I have had the opportunity to learn and hang with some…

Lifestyle
5 Ways To Burn MORE Fat Daily
Nutrition
5 Ways To Burn MORE Fat Daily

Today, you will learn 5 ways you can burn more fat on a daily basis……

Nutrition
7 Reasons Your Diet Is Failing
Nutrition
7 Reasons Your Diet Is Failing

I got some unfortunate news for you today…. Every single diet you’ve ever tried, thought…

Nutrition
FAQ: Tracking Macros (What You Need To Know, Before Tracking Macros)
Nutrition
FAQ: Tracking Macros (What You Need To Know, Before Tracking Macros)

For years you have been calling people who track their macros, record their food, and…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] You should love how you look!
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] You should love how you look!

You should love how you look! If you don’t know what copywriting is, it’s the…

Daily Dose
What Motivates You?
Lifestyle
What Motivates You?

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will…

Lifestyle
The Stress ≤ Recovery Paradigm
Lifestyle
The Stress ≤ Recovery Paradigm

The Recovery Paradigm, something not many talk about – yet 100% of people are affected…

Lifestyle
47 Simple Ways To Kick Start Your Fat Loss
Nutrition
47 Simple Ways To Kick Start Your Fat Loss

1.) Go Harder – You should be training hard. “Duh Boom Boom”… Yeah, well many…

Nutrition
The Decline Of Male Testosterone (Why It’s At An All Time Low)
Nutrition
The Decline Of Male Testosterone (Why It’s At An All Time Low)

Testosterone is perhaps the most well known and most sought after hormone in the male…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Your Time is Worth More Than Money.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Your Time is Worth More Than Money.

Your Time is Worth More Than Money. I’m the type of person who values his…

Daily Dose
Make Life Awesome
Lifestyle
Make Life Awesome

Are you doing everything in your power to be the best you possibly can be?…

Lifestyle
Yoga For Meatheads (Should Weightlifters Do Yoga?)
Training
Yoga For Meatheads (Should Weightlifters Do Yoga?)

Many guys (and even gals) who are into strength training switch off when they hear…

Training
How Your Testosterone Levels Impact Muscle Growth
Hormones
How Your Testosterone Levels Impact Muscle Growth

Table of Contents Introduction: Understanding the role of testosterone in muscle growth The science of…

Hormones
"The Perfect Diet: Paleo + IIFYM + Intermittent Fasting" Ft. on DrJohnRusin.com
Nutrition
"The Perfect Diet: Paleo + IIFYM + Intermittent Fasting" Ft. on DrJohnRusin.com

Getting stuck into a dogmatic approach or claiming a “camp” with your nutrition, is dumb….

Nutrition
Why You Can’t Keep The Weight Off
Nutrition
Why You Can’t Keep The Weight Off

“Weight regain is generally the rule, with long-term follow up studies indicating that one-third to…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Repeat After Me…
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Repeat After Me…

Repeat After Me… This will be short, not necessarily sweet, and very much to the…

Daily Dose
‘Cheat Meals’, Refeeds & Diet-Breaks – What Actually Works
Nutrition
‘Cheat Meals’, Refeeds & Diet-Breaks – What Actually Works

“Cheat Meal”… The two most holy words in the diet vocabulary that every single client…

Nutrition
Cody McBroom holding a pile of books
Reverse Dieting, Body Recomposition, and How To Train While Cutting
Nutrition
Reverse Dieting, Body Recomposition, and How To Train While Cutting

Every single month, our Chief Science Officer Dr. Brandon Roberts puts together a Research Review…

Nutrition
Your Guide To Better Sleep [Why you Need it & How to Optimize it]
guides
Your Guide To Better Sleep [Why you Need it & How to Optimize it]

Proper, healthy sleep is critical in our body’s ability to recover from the daily challenges…

guides
Intermittent Fasting
Nutrition
Intermittent Fasting

  Intermittent fasting has been expanding in popularity right now more than ever and tons…

Nutrition
7 Not-So-Obvious Ways To Break Plateaus
Nutrition
7 Not-So-Obvious Ways To Break Plateaus

Plateaus suck. We’ve all been through them, some of us break through and others don’t….

Nutrition
Top 10 Principles For Results Based Nutrition [Printable Infographic]
Nutrition
Top 10 Principles For Results Based Nutrition [Printable Infographic]

For a printable version of this, for you to keep, click here .

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Progress is made at the speed of trust.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Progress is made at the speed of trust.

Progress is made at the speed of trust. This one BLEW OUR MINDS this week….

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Power List.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Power List.

Power List. One of the most SIMPLE things you can do to get more shit…

Daily Dose
Food Wars!
Nutrition
Food Wars!

Today I am going to start a battle of food! Hopefully I can answer many…

Nutrition
5 Reasons Meal Timing Matters
Nutrition
5 Reasons Meal Timing Matters

Meal timing was a HUGE thing in the fitness, health and nutrition industry for a…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Crucial conversations.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Crucial conversations.

Crucial conversations. This is the title of a book (i.e. Crucial Conversations) that I’ve read…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Quick results are a lie.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Quick results are a lie.

Quick results are a lie. I’d have you consider that success isn’t an easy game…

Daily Dose
38 Tips To Burn MORE Fat
Nutrition
38 Tips To Burn MORE Fat

The second I finished my “46 Tips to Build More Muscle” blog, I knew I…

Nutrition
3 Reasons You NEED Mobility To Lose More Fat
Training
3 Reasons You NEED Mobility To Lose More Fat

What is Mobility?   If your goal is fat loss, you NEED to incorporate mobility…

Training
The Hypertrophy Guide
Science
The Hypertrophy Guide

First, let’s define hypertrophy and why you may want to strive for it: hy·per·tro·phy /hīˈpərtrəfē/…

Science
5 Travel Strategies To Avoid Falling Off The Wagon
Lifestyle
5 Travel Strategies To Avoid Falling Off The Wagon

Travel is a part of life no matter if it’s for work or pleasure, with…

Lifestyle
Shut Up and Listen!
Lifestyle
Shut Up and Listen!

After reading the title your problem wondering, “What in the hell will Boom Boom be…

Lifestyle
Why YOU Should Add Super-Shakes To Your Diet [PLUS 4 Recipes!]
Nutrition
Why YOU Should Add Super-Shakes To Your Diet [PLUS 4 Recipes!]

Super-shakes are an awesome addition to almost anyone’s diet and so many people are failing…

Nutrition
The Elimination Diet
Nutrition
The Elimination Diet

“Why on earth would I want to completely remove all that stuff, which I enjoy…

Nutrition
EPISODE 10: Monster Mentality
Nutrition
EPISODE 10: Monster Mentality

Week 10 is here and for lack of better words… Shit just got real! Actually,…

Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] The Purpose of Reverse Dieting
Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] The Purpose of Reverse Dieting

Reverse Dieting… This is a really hot topic right now, but why? What’s the ACTUAL purpose…

Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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Fat Loss
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Daily Dose
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Science
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Training
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Training
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Lifestyle
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Nutrition
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Science
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Science
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Training
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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“Some races are lost with a 0.05% difference, sometimes less. In a lot of sports,…

Nutrition
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Hormones
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Hormones
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Lifestyle
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Lifestyle
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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guides
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guides
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Training
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Training
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Coaching
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guides
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guides
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Coaching
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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guides
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guides
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Training
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Training
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Training
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Lifestyle
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For as long as man has been around people have always said how important sleep…

Lifestyle
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Nutrition
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Stop constantly doing these things and your body will drastically change for the better. The…

Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
Why Fad Diet’s Work… At First.
Nutrition
Why Fad Diet’s Work… At First.

Fad diets do work, at first. And then the results slowly taper off until they…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] 90% of your results boil down to this.
Daily Dose
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90% of your results boil down to this. I posted on instagram that 90% of…

Daily Dose
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Training
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Training
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
The Definitive Guide To Thyroid Health
guides
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With the increasing popularity of the topic ‘hormones’ the thyroid gland has also received more…

guides
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Training
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Training
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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Coaching
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Coaching
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Lifestyle
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If you follow my blog pretty consistently, you’ve probably been noticing that I have been…

Lifestyle
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Training
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As a reader of my blog, I can assume your goal is to look, perform,…

Training
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Nutrition
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Nutrition
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Science
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Science
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Don’t avoid difficulty, accept it. I just started my diet a couple days ago, to…

Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
Should YOU Be Eating Dairy? Does It Ruin Your Progress?

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Nutrition
4 Ways To Increase Productivity Towards YOUR Goals
Lifestyle
4 Ways To Increase Productivity Towards YOUR Goals

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and…

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] Watering Your Lawn While It’s Raining.
Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Lifestyle
6 Easy Changes To Kick Start Your Fitness Journey

So you want to start exercising and eating “clean,” but where do you start? There…

Lifestyle
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Nutrition
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“So, it’s happening to you too? Your metabolism keeps slowing down each and every birthday?” …

Nutrition
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Nutrition
Does Caffeine HELP or STOP Fat Loss?

Caffeine can help you burn fat… But wait it can mess with your adrenal glands……

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] They Thought They Took Steroids…
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] They Thought They Took Steroids…

They Thought They Took Steroids… This is probably the most remarkable study ever done inside…

Daily Dose
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Nutrition
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“You practically live in the gym, Cody. And even when you’re not literally there, you’re…

Nutrition
10 Ways To Kill Cravings
Nutrition
10 Ways To Kill Cravings

When you’re on a diet, one of the most annoying things you’re going to come…

Nutrition
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Nutrition
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I received a question on instagram the other day that said, “What would be your…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Self Limiting Behaviors.
Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Be You, Everyone Else Is Taken.
Daily Dose
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Daily Dose
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Nutrition
Mini Cuts… Secret To Fast Tracking Your Results? Or All Hype?

Can you seriously lose 8-10lbs in 6-8 weeks, without destroying your hormones and binge eating…

Nutrition
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Lifestyle
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As a fitness and health professional, it is a crucial must to know everything there…

Lifestyle