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Understanding Your Neurotype (Personality Testing For Individualized Results)

July 23, 2019
Written by Lisa Franz

Your “Neurotype” is a way to learn what your personality type is and how you should be adjusting your training, nutrition, and even supplementation according to that. Some are skeptical, some are simply interested, and some completely swear by it.

What is Neurotype Training?

Put simply, Neurotype Training is a method of using personality tests to determine which strategies for training and nutrition will work best. It can even help determine your supplementation and from a coaches’ perspective – the motivational cues and communication tactics used in order to improve the client’s consistency and adherence.

As stated above, some are skeptical of this. However personality typing in general is a scientifically proven strategy that’s been used by psychiatrists for years and years… so why would it not apply to working with people in regards to their fitness goals?

One thing we can say about The Neurotype System, is that we DO believe in its merit as a way of reading and predicting a client’s personal preference. It’s a tool to individualize. Better yet, it’s a tool to understand an individual so that you can individualize their training and nutrition.

But at the end of the day, you should be constantly searching for tools and methods in order to dive deeper into the psyche of a client (or yourself) so that you can better adhere to the plan you’re embarking down, because consistently adhering is really the key to long term success with your physique.

Who Should Use Neurotype Training?

All that being said, let’s dive into how to find out what your Neurotype actually is and how you should adjust your training and nutrition, based on YOUR individual Neurotype.

Our personality is genetically determined and influenced by the balance of our neurotransmitters, which control all our conscious and unconscious physical and mental processes, for example how we react to stress of any kind, how well we recover, our energy output in training, as well as our OPTIMAL training intensity, frequency and volume.

Understanding your neurotype and your own neurological profile can be a great guideline for choosing the right training program in order to allow for optimal adaptations and to stay motivated over time. It can also help you approach your diet in the right way (for example: are you someone who does well on lower carbs or higher carbs, do you need a more aggressive or moderate approach, would intermittent fasting work for you?) and simply help you understand why you navigate social situations in a certain way.

But before we continue on with the different Neurotypes and how YOU can find out yours… let’s review where this all started:

The Origins of The Neurotype Training

The creator of Neurotype Training, Christian Thibaudeau
Christian Thibaudeau is a pioneer in the fitness space, Mentor to our founder Cody McBroom, and played the biggest role in popularizing Neurotyping for the Coaching Industry

 

There are a couple of different personality tests, for example the “Braverman- Assessment System” that can help us determine our neurotransmitter profile (hence Neurotype as a name for the ideology). Strength coach Christian Thibaudeau was the first to use psychiatrist Dr. Robert Cloninger’s questionnaire called the “Cloninger Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)” to draw parallels to training and nutrition and made neurotyping popular in the fitness space.

[ Check out our Podcasts with Christian → Episode 1 and Episode 2 ]

Neurotyping itself is not a training system or program or nutritional model (although nowadays there are specific neurotype programs available). Neurotyping simply enables us to choose from existing training and nutrition strategies, which complement our own needs and neurological and hormonal structures.

The Different Neurotypes – Which Neurotype Are You?

Personality and personal preferences already tell a lot about an individual’s neurotransmitter balance and which are high and which are low.

Dr. Cloninger went a little deeper and identified that personality structures depend on neurotransmitter balance, likes and dislikes, stress resistance, recovery ability and so on. If you transfer this knowledge over into your training program, you create the perfect training stimulus, keeping motivation high long term.

Cloninger’s ‘Temperament and Character Inventory’ (TCI) consists of four dimensions of temperament and three dimensions of character. 

Christian Thibaudeau took this model, applied it to exercise and nutrition and created a model with 5 main neurotypes in training.

Neurotype 1 – The Novelty Seekers

 

Using neurotype training for lifting
Neurotype 1’s Typically THRIVE Off Performance and Strength

Neurotype 1 A – Low Dopamine and low Acetylcholine

Characteristics

→ Likes a good challenge and competition

→ Can handle stress very well, excels under pressure and in competition

→ Can only focus on one thing at a time, often forgetful

→ Extroverted and comfortable in public

→ Very chilled at rest, but can lose temper quickly

→ Likes to argue and to go against the grain, doesn’t care what others think of him/her

→ Very low anxiety

→ Always looking for a new thrill 

Neurotype A 1 Applied to Training

→ This athlete can be described with “Brute Strength”

→ Prefers difficult and compound exercises such as Squats, Bench, Deadlift, Overhead Press, Pull-ups dis, Clean and Jerks, Snatches to Isolation work.

→ Likes the heavy grind work, ‘Strongman’ training, Powerlifting etc.

→ Can tolerate high amounts of neurological work, and very low amounts of muscular volume

→ Not naturally gifted or drawn to endurance sports, particularly because they get bored quickly

→ Needs to get amped up before training, naturally takes very long rest between sets

→ MOTIVATION is key for this athlete. If they don’t enjoy doing something, they will (either not do it or) not be switched on and get a suboptimal training stimulus. The way to get them excited and activated is by including new things on a regular basis.

→ Also likes extreme sports because of the adrenaline rush.

Neurotype A 1 Applied to Nutrition

→ Does well on low carb diets, because of lower insulin sensitivity and are least likely to lose muscles or strength on a low carb diet

→ Needs to see results fast (so an aggressive approach with bigger deficits or surpluses might be a good strategy to keep them motivated)

→ Something like a matador approach with 2 weeks in an aggressive deficit and 2 weeks at maintenance could work well to keep motivation high

→ They eat “for pleasure”, things need to taste good; they do better with keeping overly tempting foods out of the house rather than eating a little bit of it. Does not do too well on bro-style diet.

→ Workout nutrition: No pre-workout carbs (as they have a calming effect and this type need to get amped up), better implemented halfway through the workout of afterwards.

The Science of Neurotype A 1

Out of all 5 Neurotypes, Neurotype A 1 can handle the least amount of training volume. Acetylcholine is very low, therefore the body has to release a large amount of adrenaline to create the same contractions and mental focus. To do that dopamine is needed, which also is low in the Type 1A, therefore the resources for adrenaline production are exhausted rather quickly.

Due to the high levels of serotonin on the other hand, it is hard to get into the right training mode. Therefore warm up and CNS activation are very important for this type, because it stimulates dopamine production.

Neurotype A 1 Strength Training Guidelines

→ Intensity: high = 85-95% of ME

→ Volume: low = less than 6-12 working sets 

→ Warm up: CNS activation (explosive movements such as box jumps, plyo push ups, prowler sprints…), keep it short otherwise this type gets fatigues before the main lifts even start!

→ Duration of main lifts = 20-30 minutes per session (without warmup/ activation)

→ Main exercises: 1-3 per session, for example one main lift and 1-2 accessory exercises, thrive on Dead-start work, isometric work and paused reps. It’s all about the weight and intent of ‘grinding’ the barbell to complete the lift.

→ Rest periods: At least 2 minutes

→ Training frequency: high = 6-7 days per week, can even tolerate 2 sessions per day, two short sessions are better than one long one

→ Ideal Rep Range: no more than 5-6 reps per set for main lifts

→ Training Cycle: Longer meso cycles are fine, but has to include something new and interesting on a regular basis in order to keep motivation high, but also to vary the stimulus for the CNS that is otherwise adapting too quickly. Linear periodisation (lower reps to higher reps)

Neurotype A 1 Cardio Recommendations

This Neurotype needs to get amped up for training. Low intensity steady state cardio has a calming effect on the CNS and is not stimulating/motivating for this type. All they can think of when they do LISS is ‘this sucks’ and because of this it hardly ever has a positive effect for this neurotype. Short sessions of High Intensity Cardio with some heavy weights on the other hand can be implemented, for example 10-15s strongman work with 45s rest.

Neurotype 1B – low dopamine and high acetylcholine

Neurotype 1B Characteristics

→ Great memory, good at multitasking

→ Born leaders, classical ‘alpha type’, does not do well with authority or structure

→ Classic adrenaline junkie, always looking for the next thrill

→ Can handle stress very well

→ Very comfortable in social settings

Neurotype 1B Applied to Training

→ This athlete can be described with “Explosive”

→ Picks up sports very quickly, good at anything they touch, this type has the best genetic predisposition to become a performance or world class athlete

→ Great at team sports or other sports like CrossFit, Track & Field, Gymnastics… 

→ Type 1B, like 1A, also has a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibers and is because of this it naturally excels at explosive and powerful movements.

→ Still needs high training intensity, but can tolerate much higher volume than Type 1A, rest periods can be shorter as well.

→ For some 1B athletes a more auto regulating training/training program works rather well also to keep them motivated (as it allows them to do what they like = motivation stays high). Meaning you could have a “pool” of exercises and then carry out the sequence, rep range and intensity and so on as you like. However, this only works well with advanced athletes.

→ High skill transfer. Can go months without practicing a skill and end up getting better at it just by strengthening the involved muscle groups.

→ “Genius” athlete, can be described as “poetry in motion” 

→ High utilization of the ‘stretch reflex’ (for example touch and go reps in CrossFit)

Neurotype 1B Applied to Nutrition

→ Still similar to the Type 1A and needs to be kept motivated and see results fast, for example 7 days in an aggressive deficit followed by 3 days at maintenance.

→ Can still do well on low carb and should stay away from pre-workout carbs to allow for proper neurological activation.

→ Also is a pleasure driven eater, does not do too well on a ‘bland’ bro-style diet.

→ Workout nutrition: Carbs post or mid-way through the workout like 1A

The Science of Neurotype 1B

Because of the higher acetylcholine type 1B can tolerate a slightly higher training volume and duration, because less adrenaline is needed and therefore less dopamine utilised (and can last for a longer training session). The higher acetylcholine is also the reason why this type does well at learning skills easily and makes this Neurotype more explosive than the type 1A.

Neurotype 1B Strength Training Guidelines

→ Intensity: high about 80-90% of ME

→ Volume: moderate = 12-20 working sets

→ Warm-up: CNS activating explosive work 

→ Duration of main lifts: Moderate = 30-45 Minutes per session (without warm-up/activation)

→ Main exercises: 3-5 per session, mostly explosive and compound exercises. Lots of exercise variation, appeal to their multitasking capacity. ‘Acceleration’ and ‘momentum’ work is what they thrive on.

→ Rest periods: 90s – 3 minutes

→ Training frequency: high = 5-6 days per week

→ Ideal rep range is anywhere up to 6-8 reps; Type 1B can incorporate more isolation work than 1A.

→ Training Cycles: Similar to the Type 1A, a longer meso cycle is fine as long as training motivation is kept high through frequent new stimuli for the nervous system, since nervous system adaptation occurs so quickly for the type 1 athlete (hence the name ‘the novelty seeker’), linear periodization (low reps, gradually increasing)

Neurotype 1B Cardio Recommendation

Also does not enjoy Steady State Cardio either, as it does not activate them. Explosive high intensity interval training is much more enjoyable for a Type 1 athlete (does not necessarily need to involve heavy weights as for the 1A, more explosive work), for example 20s sprints on the prowler, bike or rower.

Neurotype 2 – The Reward Dependent 

 

Stick to neurotype 2's style of training
Neurotype 2’s Tend To Be More Bodybuilding Focused or Are Adaptable To All Types of Training…

Neurotype 2A – Low Noradrenaline, high GABA

Neurotype 2A Attributes

→ Typical people pleaser

→ Very dependent on recognition of others, because of this they are very social and empathic

→ Low self-esteem

→ The word that describes this person is “Variation”

→ Need to feel like they “belong”

→ Good at reading other people, tend to mimic the leader

→ Tend to crumble under pressure

→ Not a naturally gifted athlete (like the 1B), but makes up for it with hard work

→ Needs a lot of variety, in training and nutrition as well as with life in general

→ Fun to be around

→ Great at solving conflict, ‘silent leader’, not good as the actual leader though

Neurotype 2A Applied to Training

→ Great team sports athlete

→ Needs to practice the actual movement (like a Muscle up) in order to progress at it (low skill transfer) 

→ Needs a good amount of warm up exercises and sets, but more skill work than CNS activating work

→ Easily gets excited about different kinds of equipment, because it means variation

→ Can have the same skill set as a 1B, but less confident and not so good under pressure

Neurotype 2A Applied to Nutrition

→ Needs variation, everything works until it doesn’t.

→ Most likely to binge and feel bad about it later on.

→ Carb cycling can work well as it means variation or just generally enjoy regular refeed days (for example 5:2).

→ Overall a moderate carb approach could work well, but can and should be adjusted according to training focus at the time (since this should vary also)

→ Workout nutrition: ½ of carbs prior to the workout and ½ midway or throughout

The Science of Neurotype 2A

→ All activities and behaviors are targeted to stimulate the production of norepinephrine.

→ Norepinephrine triggers a feeling of well-being and self-confidence. If norepinephrine is low, it can lead to depression, insecurities and lack of motivation. To counter this the neurotype 2A is looking for external recognition and is highly dependent on the opinion of others.

→ Strength Training Guidelines:

→ Intensity: anything works for a short period of time 

→ Volume: anything works for a short period of time

→ Warm up: Skill focused

→ Duration of main lifts = 45-60 minutes (without warm up /activation)

→ Main exercises: Highly skill focused, this type thrives on mastering a certain lift/exercise rather than “mind-muscle connection”, training should be “fun”, variety is key; explosive jumps, throws, sprints

→ Rest periods: 60s-2 minutes, need to train fast

→ Training frequency: 5-6 times per week, can tolerate very high training volume if done properly

→ Ideal rep range for example: 3-6 on main compound lifts and 8-10 on accessory or isolation work (need both, neurological and muscular component, but not a lot of either), but anything works really

→ Training Cycle: Even within one cycle there needs to be variation otherwise this person gets bored and loses motivation. Several different micro cycles within a meso cycle or simply incorporating a wide range of equipment and training techniques within a cycle can help keep this person engaged. No deload needed if you change training roughly every 3 weeks (first week of new program is technically the deload), undulating periodisation

Neurotype 2A Cardio Recommendations

Same as with training in general: as long as there is variation to it, the Neurotype 2 A athlete can do LISS, tempo work, interval work, strongman work… Even within a training week there can be variations such as LISS on day 1, AMRAP on day 2, interval sprints on day 3, strongman work on day 4…

Neurotype 2B – Low Noradrenaline, low GABA

Neurotype 2B Attributes

→ Helper type person 

→ The word that describes them is “Connection”

→ Need to feel “connected” with people, fewer friends, but very close ones

→ Need to feel the “mind – muscle” connection in training (chasing “the pump”)

→ More introverted, does not like big crowds

→ Good at introspection

→ Not necessarily good under pressure

Neurotype 2B Applied to Training

→ Prefers a classical bodybuilding type of training over heavy weight, explosive movements or mastering a certain skill. Needs a moderate pace in training to FEEL each exercise properly.

→ Can easily get frustrated in training if they do too many compound lifts and don’t feel “the pump”

→ Need to train the fastest (with short rest periods) out of all neurotypes (because they need the adrenaline)

Neurotype 2B Applied to Nutrition

→ Classic bodybuilding style diet (‘bro diet’), with a reasonable high percentage in carbs

→ During a dieting phase still higher carbs, low fats, mostly bunched around workouts

→ If they ‘cheat’ on their diet they will often try to compensate for it and build a love-hate relationship with food, refeeds can work (possibly 1-2 per week if needed), but no cheat meals are advised.

→ Workout nutrition: ½ carbs prior, ½ midway or throughout the workout

The Science of Neurotype 2B

Due to the low GABA, exercises that are too complex in nature can overwhelm and demotivate a neurotype 2B athlete.

Neurotype 2B Strength Training Guidelines

→ Intensity: moderate about 60–80%

→ Volume: moderate-high 12-16 working sets

→ Warm up: focused on “feeling” the muscle activate

→ Duration of main lifts = 45-60 minutes (without warmup/activation)

→ Main exercises: more isolation work than main exercises, this type responds very well to dropsets, mechanical drop sets, long eccentric phases, isometric stops, partial repetitions, loaded stretching, supersets etc to really FEEL a muscle group; increasing strength and progression is less important; does well with a classical bodybuilding body part split

→ Rest periods: 30-90s, Superset also work really well

→ Training frequency: about 5 times per week, sometimes 6, depending on fatigue

→ Ideal rep range of 6-12 reps on complex lifts, isolation and accessory work 12 or more

→ Can stay with a training program for quite some time 6-12 weeks and sometimes simple adjustments (like increasing reps slightly or adding another set) can be sufficient to continue to see stimulation.

Neurotype 2B Cardio Recommendations

Does well with steady state work, but also with lactic acid work with long intervals like 30-40s on and 30-40s rest, for example 400m sprint, prowler push etc.

Neurotype 3 – The Harm Avoider

 

neurotype training includes individual recovery needs
Neurotype 3’s Typically Do Not Like Risk, Prefer To Plan, and Long Term Periodization/Simple Programming, Works Great…

Neurotype 3: Low Serotonin- Levels

Neurotype 3 Attributes

→ The word that describes that person is “Control”

→ Can tolerate the least amount of stress and intensity as they naturally have high cortisol levels, feels easily overwhelmed

→ Can tolerate a high amount of volume

→ Very introverted, often shy

→ Thrive on routine and structure, the more the better as it gives them as sense of security

→ Hate conflict and open confrontation

→ Love to plan, very good at organization; struggle if plans change last minute as it causes their stress levels to go up even further

→ They try to avoid any kind of risk (in life and in training)

→ Perfectionist tendencies

→ Doesn’t like change, but great at planning and preparation

→ Does not do well with critique or constructive criticism

Neurotype 3 Applied to Training

→ Naturally inclined to do endurance sports, it has a calming effect on the nervous system, reducing their naturally high cortisol

→ If they happen to end up in a sport like CrossFit (natural tendency), these people would be known as “the engines”

→ Don’t naturally like competition

→ Don’t like variation in training

→ Struggle the most out of all neurotypes with putting on muscle

→ Naturally approaches training and progress more conservative with small increases in weight and a big focus on technique

→ Does not like contact sports, martial arts, adrenaline sports or extreme sports

→ Becomes unmotivated with a sudden change in plans (for example the coach has a new idea for an exercise or wants to change the program last minute)

Neurotype 3 Applied to Nutrition

→ Often chronic under-eaters and over-exercisers, like to suffer as it gives them a feeling of control over their body (also seen in anorexia).

→ Do not do well on low carb diets, need carbs to stimulate serotonin release and to keep cortisol (stress and anxiety) low.

→ Often work best on several small carb doses throughout the day (rather than large helpings in one sitting)

→ Do not do well on Intermittent Fasting or with large calorie deficits, more with a conservative slow approach and like to know the plan ahead of time (for example 4-8 weeks then 1 week at maintenance)

→ Because of the chronically high cortisol levels, protocols for insulin resistance can be implemented, including berberin, cinnamon, fish oil etc, but without addressing the cortisol level and managing stress as best as possible it will be ineffective.

→ Workout nutrition: Benefits from pre-workout carbs as it brings their anxiety down to an ideal level.Carbs post-workout and before bed time are also very important to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.

The Science of Neurotype 3

Naturally low in serotonin and high cortisol levels. All actions and behaviors are targeted to increase serotonin levels. Chronically low serotonin can also show in constantly being tired or having digestive issues. 

Neurotype 3 Strength Training Guidelines:

→ Intensity: moderate – low about 50-75%

→ Volume: high about 20-50 sets

→ Warm up: the neurotype that benefits the most from mobilisation before training as they are often “tight” and “tense” by nature; additionally, warming up can help reduce the fear of getting injured from training; the CNS does NOT need to be activated in this type as their neurons are already firing high.

→ Duration of main lifts = about 60 minutes

→ Main exercises: 4-5 movements overall, focus more on metabolic exhaustion than mechanical tension, high rep ranges and set with lots of time under tension work really well

→ Rest periods: short (if any), can also do well with active rest (for example jumping on a bike for some low intensity metabolic work between sets)

→ Training frequency: 3-4 times per week, does well with an upper/lower or full body split

→ Movements: Focus on technique and “proper” exercise execution, minimal distractions (such as conversation), often prefers to train alone, controlled moderate speed, does not naturally like explosive movements

→ Ideal rep range: 8-20 repetitions, does well with isometric stops and partial repetitions instead of heavy weight, would do well on German Volume Program for example 10 sets of 10 reps at 60% at a slow tempo

→ Prefer strict training programs with a long term plan and familiar activities and rep-schemes, usually over cautious with exercise progression and does really well with linear progressions of reps or sets, likes to have clear instructions rather than vague rep ranges, few small changes in a training program at a time, such as adjusting tempo, can be very effective. Often don’t start to see progress until 

Neurotype 3 Cardio Recommendations:

Type 3s actually ENJOY Steady State Cardio. It allows them to go into an almost meditative state, calm their mind and reduce anxiety. This type can even do cardio before strength training and benefit from it. HIIT or other strenuous activities like CrossFit can be very taxing and increase cortisol levels even further in this type.

Summary

Most people are a mixture of a couple of neurotypes. That means that all criteria for one type hardly ever apply to one person.

The neurotype system offers a practical base and orientation, which can help choose and adapt a training program for optimal ADHERENCE, results and also longevity (due to adherence, avoiding over-training or injuries…). In even more detail, it goes as far as offering specific supplement suggestions and optimal recovery methods for your type.

Finding your Neurotype can also offer an explanation why not all training methods work for everybody in the same way.


Sources

Christian Thibaudeau


This blog is written by Lisa Franz, a Boom Boom Performance Nutrition Coach. Lisa has her BEXSc (Bachelors of Sports and Exercise Science), CF-1, NCI (Nutrition Coaching Certification), Hormone Specialist Certification, Yoga, Massage, and still working on more. She’s forever engulfed in the science and study of the human body, which shows in her passion filled coaching and writing. Click Here Now to Apply For Coaching, With Lisa.

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Rules Of Flexible Dieting: While Traveling

So here it is, one of the biggest struggles for anyone attempting to lose weight,…

Nutrition
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
Does Cortisol Affect Fat Loss?
Hormones
Does Cortisol Affect Fat Loss?

Do High Cortisol Levels Prevent Fat Loss From Occurring? [Research Review] Cortisol is a glucocorticoid…

Hormones
11 Life Changing Facts About Intermittent Fasting
Nutrition
11 Life Changing Facts About Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is a pretty popular, yet controversial, topic that’s been floating around in the…

Nutrition
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
Stay Fit While Traveling
Lifestyle
Stay Fit While Traveling

Traveling while in the middle of working towards your fitness goals can be stressful for…

Lifestyle
"The Handful Diet" – Infographic, Meal Prep Template
Nutrition
"The Handful Diet" – Infographic, Meal Prep Template

For a printable version,that you can use at home or on the go to stay…

Nutrition
2014, Your Year For Growth
Lifestyle
2014, Your Year For Growth

The New Year is upon us, which means its resolutions time. Many people think it’s…

Lifestyle
Client Case Study: 8 Months To Get Shredded
Coaching
Client Case Study: 8 Months To Get Shredded

I’m going to dive into the exact process of getting my man shown below, Jeremiah,…

Coaching
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
Body Recomposition (Learn To Burn Fat and Build Muscle, Simultaneously)
Nutrition
Body Recomposition (Learn To Burn Fat and Build Muscle, Simultaneously)

Depending on what studies you read, you might find that, technically, building muscle while burning…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] You can’t win, if you’re afraid to lose.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] You can’t win, if you’re afraid to lose.

You can’t win, if you’re afraid to lose. This actually comes straight out of a…

Daily Dose
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] 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
Top 3 Most Under-Rated Supplements
Nutrition
Top 3 Most Under-Rated Supplements

Whenever I get questions about supplements it always makes me laugh because it leads to…

Nutrition
How to Build Lasting Habits, While Breaking The Ones Holding You Back
Lifestyle
How to Build Lasting Habits, While Breaking The Ones Holding You Back

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to effortlessly follow through with their workout…

Lifestyle
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
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
Two-A-Day Training: Is More Better? Or Destructive?
Training
Two-A-Day Training: Is More Better? Or Destructive?

Training twice per day, also known as two-a-days, stems from the idea that more is…

Training
Intermittent Fasting
Nutrition
Intermittent Fasting

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

Nutrition
Should YOU Take a Cheat Meal?!
Nutrition
Should YOU Take a Cheat Meal?!

The biggest question I get with this subject is obvious, “Do cheat meals/days actually work?!”….

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

The 10 Nutrition Commandments. Like I told you on yesterday… I’m bringing you the 10…

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
Fat-Loss’s Worse Enemy… Stress.
Nutrition
Fat-Loss’s Worse Enemy… Stress.

Plateaus suck. Plain and simple, they suck. You’re losing weight, getting results, and out of…

Nutrition
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
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
[Daily Dose] TRY HARDER.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] TRY HARDER.

TRY HARDER. Try harder. Period. And I should just end it here. Because honestly… why…

Daily Dose
Probiotics and Fermented Foods (Worth The Hype?)
Nutrition
Probiotics and Fermented Foods (Worth The Hype?)

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a complex organ system that digests food from your mouth…

Nutrition
5 Tips For More Consistency
Training
5 Tips For More Consistency

  So many times we, yes I’m including myself, want to add all the little…

Training
How To Individualize Your Nutrition Plan (8 Ways To Tailor Your Diet)
Nutrition
How To Individualize Your Nutrition Plan (8 Ways To Tailor Your Diet)

To Individualize what you do, is not only the most optimal way to see results;…

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
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
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
[Daily Dose] The Pursuit of Fulfillment
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The Pursuit of Fulfillment

The Pursuit of Fulfillment Someone asked me on my IG story Q&A the other day,…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Every detail matters.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Every detail matters.

Every detail matters. I’m writing you from my hotel room, here in St. Louis, while…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Winners Arent Afraid To Lose
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Winners Arent Afraid To Lose

Winner’s Aren’t Afraid To Lose. This actually comes straight out of a Chris Stapleton song,…

Daily Dose
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
6 Reasons You’re Not Getting Results
Nutrition
6 Reasons You’re Not Getting Results

Most of us are doing many little things throughout the day and week that are…

Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] What is a refeed day? (NOT a cheat day!)
Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] What is a refeed day? (NOT a cheat day!)

Coach: “Alright! Day 1 starts tomorrow! I got your nutrition prescription as well as a guide…

Nutrition
Discovering True Human Optimization [Harsh Reality]
Nutrition
Discovering True Human Optimization [Harsh Reality]

Human Optimization is a word that’s thrown around a lot today. Some say it’s being…

Nutrition
How Sore Should You Be After A Workout?
Training
How Sore Should You Be After A Workout?

Many people question whether or not getting sore after a workout (training session) is a…

Training
The Recovery Guide (What’s Worth Your Time and What’s Not)
Nutrition
The Recovery Guide (What’s Worth Your Time and What’s Not)

Sauna, ice baths, cryotherapy, steam room, massages… with so many ever increasing recovery methods it…

Nutrition
The World’s Greatest Morning Routine (Use This Proven Point System)
Lifestyle
The World’s Greatest Morning Routine (Use This Proven Point System)

That’s a bold statement… the world’s GREATEST morning routine. But in all honesty, I truly…

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] Eliminate These 2 Things In Order To Get Better Results
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Eliminate These 2 Things In Order To Get Better Results

Eliminate These 2 Things In Order To Get Better Results There are TWO very specific…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Be You, Everyone Else Is Taken.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Be You, Everyone Else Is Taken.

Be You, Everyone Else Is Taken. I’m here to tell you that God put you…

Daily Dose
The Elimination Diet
Nutrition
The Elimination Diet

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

Nutrition
Intuitive Eating Sounds Great, But What If I Still Want To Lose Weight?
Coaching
Intuitive Eating Sounds Great, But What If I Still Want To Lose Weight?

“Can’t I just eat ‘intuitively’ and lose weight?” I have been asked this too many…

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
[Daily Dose] ACTION → RESULTS → MOTIVATION
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] ACTION → RESULTS → MOTIVATION

ACTION → RESULTS → MOTIVATION Want to know how to unlock unlimited motivation…? Take action…

Daily Dose
3 Exercises That Should NEVER Leave Your Program
Training
3 Exercises That Should NEVER Leave Your Program

There is no “Best Exercise”, just like there is no “Best Diet”. That’s just the…

Training
Training To Failure (Yes or No?) and New Year Resolutions (How To Not Fail) – February Research Review
Science
Training To Failure (Yes or No?) and New Year Resolutions (How To Not Fail) – February Research Review

*Note from Brandon: if you want to learn how to interpret research go read each…

Science
Mini Cuts… Secret To Fast Tracking Your Results? Or All Hype?
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
The Simplicity Of Success
Nutrition
The Simplicity Of Success

I’m a trainer at a gym (the best gym in state… just sayin’), I am…

Nutrition
Fitness Gimmicks VS. Lifestyle/Habits
Training
Fitness Gimmicks VS. Lifestyle/Habits

Everybody see’s all the gimmicks when it comes to fitness and the fads the industry…

Training
The Final 10lbs…
Nutrition
The Final 10lbs…

The last 10lbs… It’s like the final put in a golf game. Precision comes into…

Nutrition
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
The Thanksgiving Blueprint: [ How To Avoid Ruining YOUR Results ]
Nutrition
The Thanksgiving Blueprint: [ How To Avoid Ruining YOUR Results ]

Turkey Day is upon us and if you’re as excited as I am, then you’re…

Nutrition
Why Losing Weight Fast Is A Bad Idea.
Nutrition
Why Losing Weight Fast Is A Bad Idea.

  Losing weight fast is a very popular topic in the fitness and nutrition industry….

Nutrition
The "All or Nothing" Mentality, That Kills Long-Term Progress.
Nutrition
The "All or Nothing" Mentality, That Kills Long-Term Progress.

Yes, that sounds good, I’ll take some nothing too! We’ve all been there, we’ve all…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Fuck mediocrity.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Fuck mediocrity.

Fuck mediocrity. Look around. At each area of your life. Your body. Your mind. Your…

Daily Dose
Why I Love Weight Watchers…
Nutrition
Why I Love Weight Watchers…

Yes, I love weight watchers. And no, this is not a joke. What most people…

Nutrition
EPISODE 8: Trust The Process
Nutrition
EPISODE 8: Trust The Process

Week 7 is complete, week 8 is here and my physique show feels like it…

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
Biofeedback (The Most Important Metrics You’re Not Tracking)
Nutrition
Biofeedback (The Most Important Metrics You’re Not Tracking)

“Biofeedback…? What exactly is that and why should I care about it?” Biofeedback – a…

Nutrition
Periodizing Your Nutrition (The Key To Results That Last)
Nutrition
Periodizing Your Nutrition (The Key To Results That Last)

Ok, first of all… “What the hell is periodization?” – Glad you asked: Periodization –…

Nutrition
A man going trough his rever dieting documents on an iMac
Reverse Dieting 101 [Your Guide and Explanation To All Things Reverse Dieting]
Nutrition
Reverse Dieting 101 [Your Guide and Explanation To All Things Reverse Dieting]

Reverse Dieting is a subject that gets talked about A LOT… and for good reason….

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! I saw a picture that was taken of me…

Daily Dose
The Definitive Guide To Thyroid Health
Nutrition
The Definitive Guide To Thyroid Health

With the increasing popularity of the topic ‘hormones’ the thyroid gland has also received more…

Nutrition
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
What Motivates You?
Lifestyle
What Motivates You?

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

Lifestyle
3 Step Checklist to Supplementation
Nutrition
3 Step Checklist to Supplementation

As I’m sitting here on this plane to Vegas for my mentor Luka Hocevar’s fit-business…

Nutrition
A Simple Guide To Women’s Health (FAQ)
Nutrition
A Simple Guide To Women’s Health (FAQ)

When it comes to writing nutrition plans, we at TCM believe that everyone deserves an…

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
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
50 Science-Backed Anti-Aging Strategies For Life
Lifestyle
50 Science-Backed Anti-Aging Strategies For Life

Aging healthy, happy and with grace. Isn’t that what everybody wants? Many people think that…

Lifestyle
11 Reasons You Need Fish Oil
Nutrition
11 Reasons You Need Fish Oil

Inflammation is the leading cause of chronic disease in today’s society. Thankfully, there are various…

Nutrition
How Your Intensity Determines Your Results
Training
How Your Intensity Determines Your Results

Intensity… It’s a sexy word in the fitness world. It makes us feel like we’re…

Training
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
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 Type of Protein Powder is Most Effective?
Nutrition
What Type of Protein Powder is Most Effective?

While there aren’t many supplements we at BBP recommend to clients, protein powder is one…

Nutrition
Sleep = Results Part 2
Lifestyle
Sleep = Results Part 2

 So we talked about sleep and why it directly links to your results in the…

Lifestyle
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
Metabolic Adaptation: Why Dieting Slows Down Your Metabolism & How To Fix It
Nutrition
Metabolic Adaptation: Why Dieting Slows Down Your Metabolism & How To Fix It

Metabolic adaptation has many names. It is referred to as “starvation mode” or “metabolic damage”…

Nutrition
Recovery 101 (Discover What Actually Determines Your Results)
Nutrition
Recovery 101 (Discover What Actually Determines Your Results)

I actually couldn’t believe the result when this study came out… But when I really…

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
[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
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
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
The "Handful" Diet
Nutrition
The "Handful" Diet

What you will find here today is, in my opinion, the easiest possible diet to…

Nutrition
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
[VIDEO BLOG] The Smartest Approach To Program Design
Training
[VIDEO BLOG] The Smartest Approach To Program Design

Training program design, is a pretty big deal. I mean… it’s LITERALLY the thing that…

Training
3-Phase Fat Loss Diet System
Nutrition
3-Phase Fat Loss Diet System

People often look at training program design and immediately consider periodization – because how can…

Nutrition
Research Round Up (Refeeds, BCAA’s, and Energy Expenditure)
Nutrition
Research Round Up (Refeeds, BCAA’s, and Energy Expenditure)

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

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
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
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
6 Easy Changes To Kick Start Your Fitness Journey
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
Old Geezer Metabolic Syndrome
Nutrition
Old Geezer Metabolic Syndrome

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

Nutrition
Nutrition For Endurance Athletes (An Evidence Based Approach)
Nutrition
Nutrition For Endurance Athletes (An Evidence Based Approach)

“Some races are lost with a 0.05% difference, sometimes less. In a lot of sports,…

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
[Daily Dose] Maktub – “It Was Written”.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Maktub – “It Was Written”.

Maktub – “It Was Written”. This is an Arabic phrase that’s used throughout the book,…

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
The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout Guide
Training
The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout Guide

Kettlebell workouts are one of the most diverse training modalities out there. Depending on the…

Training
"Active Recovery" – Burn More Calories & Build More Muscle on Your Rest Days.
Training
"Active Recovery" – Burn More Calories & Build More Muscle on Your Rest Days.

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

Training
[Daily Dose] Why you hate Monday.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Why you hate Monday.

Why you hate Monday. Hating Monday is a sign that you have a lack of…

Daily Dose
5 Recipes That’ll Make You Want To ‘Eat Yo Greens!’
Nutrition
5 Recipes That’ll Make You Want To ‘Eat Yo Greens!’

One of the biggest struggles for me when I started “Dieting”, I hate that word…

Nutrition
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
EPISODE 11: Surviving The Struggle
Nutrition
EPISODE 11: Surviving The Struggle

I’m just over 2 weeks away from my first physique competition and the closer I…

Nutrition
Cardio… what’s right, what sucks, and implementing it yourself.
Training
Cardio… what’s right, what sucks, and implementing it yourself.

Cardio… Man, it sucks. Plain and simple. None of us like it, yet all of…

Training
[PODCAST INTERVIEW] OPEX Fitness: Cody "Boom Boom" McBroom
Coaching
[PODCAST INTERVIEW] OPEX Fitness: Cody "Boom Boom" McBroom

I was recently interviewed on The OPEX Fitness Podcast [OPEX: Fitness Explained] and it was…

Coaching
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
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
Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Feeding [Magic or Myth?]
Nutrition
Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Feeding [Magic or Myth?]

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had someone tell you how amazing Intermittent Fasting is? …

Nutrition
What is the easiest diet to stay on?
Nutrition
What is the easiest diet to stay on?

Over 15-million google searches tells us that this is one of the most commonly asked…

Nutrition
EPISODE 4: Create Habits, Achieve Results
Lifestyle
EPISODE 4: Create Habits, Achieve Results

Week 4 has begun! That means I got through the first quarter of the game,…

Lifestyle
Are you eating enough?
Nutrition
Are you eating enough?

This is a question that I personally have had to ask many clients, even myself…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Stop living with “what if’s….
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Stop living with “what if’s….

Stop living with “what if’s…. If you ask any person who is over the age…

Daily Dose
How to Intensify Your Workout: 7 Proven Training Techniques
Training
How to Intensify Your Workout: 7 Proven Training Techniques

How to Intensify Your Workout: 7 Proven Training Techniques What happens when you feel your…

Training
[Daily Dose] Win The Rest of 2022, By Doing This.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Win The Rest of 2022, By Doing This.

Win The Rest of 2022, By Doing This. I think most people fail to reach…

Daily Dose
Get Shredded for Summer! [Free Diet Plan]
Nutrition
Get Shredded for Summer! [Free Diet Plan]

  What is the best fat loss diet plan? I always get that question and…

Nutrition
Fish Oil Supplementation 101
Nutrition
Fish Oil Supplementation 101

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

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
LEAVE A LEGACY, LIVE FOREVER.
Coaching
LEAVE A LEGACY, LIVE FOREVER.

It’s tough for us to say, but we will all someday be dead. Finished. Non-existent….

Coaching
[Daily Dose] Is Your Body A Sports Car? Or A Junk-Yard Cruiser?
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Is Your Body A Sports Car? Or A Junk-Yard Cruiser?

Is Your Body A Sports Car? Or A Junk-Yard Cruiser? Would you trade your life…

Daily Dose
5 Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Weightloss Journey
Lifestyle
5 Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Weightloss Journey

Many people don’t know this, but I was once a fat kid, or as my…

Lifestyle
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
Finding Your Protein Flavor
Nutrition
Finding Your Protein Flavor

What is Protein Powder Good For? Intense workouts cause damage to our muscles and we…

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
Entrepreneur’s NEED To Take Their Health Seriously, More Than Most.
Lifestyle
Entrepreneur’s NEED To Take Their Health Seriously, More Than Most.

If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur of any kind, intrepreneur on a serious grind for…

Lifestyle
[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
Your “Part by Part” Guide To More Muscle, Less Fat.
Training
Your “Part by Part” Guide To More Muscle, Less Fat.

First and foremost, let’s talk about whom this article is for. Plain and simple, this…

Training
[Daily Dose] The 80/10/10 Rule.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The 80/10/10 Rule.

The 80/10/10 Rule. This is a training principle that I teach many of my clients,…

Daily Dose
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
46 Tips To Build More Muscle
Nutrition
46 Tips To Build More Muscle

1.) Start Explosive. Doing something explosive at the beginning of your workout will fire the…

Nutrition
A Strong Case For Tracking Macros
Nutrition
A Strong Case For Tracking Macros

You’ve probably heard of counting calories, but what about counting your macros? With any nutrition…

Nutrition
50 Science-Backed Anti-Aging Strategies For Life Pt.2
Hormones
50 Science-Backed Anti-Aging Strategies For Life Pt.2

There are 4 key parts of health and longevity promotion and today we are discussing…

Hormones
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
[Daily Dose] YOLO…
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] YOLO…

YOLO… There’s something about being a human that innately slows you down or tries to…

Daily Dose
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
Is It Healthy To Be A Vegetarian? (Putting Ethics Aside)
Lifestyle
Is It Healthy To Be A Vegetarian? (Putting Ethics Aside)

What is the healthiest way to eat? What is the best way to eat to…

Lifestyle
Contagious Inspiration
Coaching
Contagious Inspiration

Have you ever been inspired by someone? I mean like, truly moved and motivated to…

Coaching
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
Hip Mobility – Remove Low Back Pain & Improve Results in 5 Minutes or Less!
Training
Hip Mobility – Remove Low Back Pain & Improve Results in 5 Minutes or Less!

I’ve witnessed hip mobility literally save some of my client’s abilities to lift, play sports,…

Training
Overfeeding and Weight Gain (What Science Says About Our Metabolic Processes)
Nutrition
Overfeeding and Weight Gain (What Science Says About Our Metabolic Processes)

The fear of gaining weight is real. People who have lost a large amount of…

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

Dairy, Dairy, Dairy…. I always hear so damn much talk and questions about it and…

Nutrition
My Diet Story. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…
Nutrition
My Diet Story. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…

  This may be the realist shit I’ve ever written for my blog. I know…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Find Your Low Hanging Fruit.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Find Your Low Hanging Fruit.

Find Your Low Hanging Fruit. Want to know the easiest way to start losing fat?…

Daily Dose
Consistency
Lifestyle
Consistency

You’ve tried everything in the book, twice, and you still haven’t reached the fitness goal…

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] If people hate, it means you’re winning.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] If people hate, it means you’re winning.

If people hate, it means you’re winning. When I say hate, I don’t just mean…

Daily Dose
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
"Rich is not What you have, it’s Who you have beside you."
Lifestyle
"Rich is not What you have, it’s Who you have beside you."

Sometimes horrible things, like nightmares, can be a blessing in disguise. I had a nightmare;…

Lifestyle
[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
3 Steps To Building A Better Butt
Training
3 Steps To Building A Better Butt

When I decided to write this article, my first thought was actually just being surprised…

Training
[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
25 Reasons Low Carb Diets Suck
Nutrition
25 Reasons Low Carb Diets Suck

Low Carb Diets… I’m not a fan. Just being honest. Why? Well, let me give…

Nutrition
How and Why To Use Diet Breaks [Research Review: The ICECAP Trial]
Nutrition
How and Why To Use Diet Breaks [Research Review: The ICECAP Trial]

Research Review #10 Brandon Roberts, Ph.D., CSCS*D Chief Science Officer *Note from Brandon: if you…

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
Achieving Results As A Shift Worker [Circadian Rhythm, Hormones, Obesity…]
Lifestyle
Achieving Results As A Shift Worker [Circadian Rhythm, Hormones, Obesity…]

Almost 20% of people in Europe and the US work in scheduled shifts (shift work).1…

Lifestyle
Understanding Gut Health (How Your Gut Determines Your Health)
Nutrition
Understanding Gut Health (How Your Gut Determines Your Health)

We covered probiotics a few weeks ago, which just barely scratched the surface of gut…

Nutrition
CASE STUDY CLIENT [Breaking The Diet-Rebound Cycle]
Coaching
CASE STUDY CLIENT [Breaking The Diet-Rebound Cycle]

Goodbye All-or-nothing Mindset, Hello sustainable Weight Loss! Maybe you can relate – You are great…

Coaching
"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] 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
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
Training Volume: How Many Sets Per Week is Enough?
Training
Training Volume: How Many Sets Per Week is Enough?

The Volume Landmarks The optimal amount of volume is going to be somewhere between the…

Training
[VIDEO BLOG] Strength Training For Fat Loss
Training
[VIDEO BLOG] Strength Training For Fat Loss

When it comes to fat loss… you shouldn’t “Train for Fat Loss”… You should “Train…

Training
7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
Nutrition
7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

I wrote an email for my subscribers the other day called “White Noise”. It went…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] The Greats and YOU… Are the same.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The Greats and YOU… Are the same.

The Greats and YOU… Are the same. Here’s some crazy facts for you, to show…

Daily Dose
A Crash Course On Your Hormones (What You Need To Know)
Physiology
A Crash Course On Your Hormones (What You Need To Know)

You scroll through your Instagram and you read a post which says “Could your hormones…

Physiology
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
January Research Review: Measuring Training Performance With A Mask (COVID) and RPE/RIR’s Effectiveness
Science
January Research Review: Measuring Training Performance With A Mask (COVID) and RPE/RIR’s Effectiveness

Research Review #8 Brandon Roberts, Ph.D., CSCS Chief Science Officer Study #1  Title: Wearing of…

Science
Top 3 Micronutrients You Are Missing, Yet Desperately Need
Nutrition
Top 3 Micronutrients You Are Missing, Yet Desperately Need

At some point in time, micronutrients became really uncool to consider as an important part…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] No Fluff, Just Planning + Execution.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] No Fluff, Just Planning + Execution.

No Fluff, Just Planning + Execution. I’m going to keep this short and sweet today….

Daily Dose
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] 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
My Interview on – ‘The Easy Wins Healthy Lifestyle Podcast’
Nutrition
My Interview on – ‘The Easy Wins Healthy Lifestyle Podcast’

When we talk about “Easy Wins” and “Healthy Lifestyle”… We need to discuss routines and…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] It’s Boring & Un-Sexy… But it WORKS.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] It’s Boring & Un-Sexy… But it WORKS.

It’s Boring & Un-Sexy… But it WORKS. Have you ever noticed that the strategies, methods,…

Daily Dose
The Best Diet Plan… [Ketogenic? Intermittent Fasting? Carb Cycling?]
Nutrition
The Best Diet Plan… [Ketogenic? Intermittent Fasting? Carb Cycling?]

“So what is the best diet?” A question I’ve heard many times and if you…

Nutrition
The Battle Against Carbs
Nutrition
The Battle Against Carbs

    So many people have a confusion towards carbs and don’t know how to treat…

Nutrition
Your Nutrition Strategy Heading Into The Open
Nutrition
Your Nutrition Strategy Heading Into The Open

Do you workout fasted or are you one of those people who absolutely has to…

Nutrition
High Carb Diets Work Better For Fat Loss Than Low Carb Diets
Nutrition
High Carb Diets Work Better For Fat Loss Than Low Carb Diets

What if I Told You That Science Says Low Carb Diets Suck…? ….for fat loss…

Nutrition
What Becoming an IFBB Bikini Pro Taught Me
Coaching
What Becoming an IFBB Bikini Pro Taught Me

Dieting down to get stage lean might be one of the most strict diets on…

Coaching
7 Healthy Christmas Recipes – To Keep You On Track This Holiday!
Nutrition
7 Healthy Christmas Recipes – To Keep You On Track This Holiday!

It’s that time of year again, the Christmas spirit and cheer is here and along…

Nutrition
Death To The Meal Plan [5 Reasons Why Your Meal Plan Failed & Will Keep Failing]
Nutrition
Death To The Meal Plan [5 Reasons Why Your Meal Plan Failed & Will Keep Failing]

I’m going to try and keep this one short and too the point – notice…

Nutrition
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
The Volume Battle (How Training Progression Works)
Training
The Volume Battle (How Training Progression Works)

This article is a dive into the science of volume for optimizing hypertrophy. I encourage…

Training
Your Gut (The 2nd Brain) Determines Body Fat, Health, Disease and More…
Nutrition
Your Gut (The 2nd Brain) Determines Body Fat, Health, Disease and More…

The human gut, or “The Second Brain” as most are calling it – which makes…

Nutrition
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
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
[VIDEO BLOG] Paleo Vs. Macros (Which One’s Better…?)
Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] Paleo Vs. Macros (Which One’s Better…?)

Paleo vs. Macros… This debate has and probably will go on for eternity in the nutrition…

Nutrition
The Liver Detox Diet (Not Your Average ‘Quick Fix’Detox)
Lifestyle
The Liver Detox Diet (Not Your Average ‘Quick Fix’Detox)

The liver is the main organ in charge of detoxification. It constantly “clears out” toxins…

Lifestyle
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
Do you Eat TOO Much Protein? or Not Enough?
Nutrition
Do you Eat TOO Much Protein? or Not Enough?

Love posting a status asking what y’all want to read about and getting TONS of…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Have you quit yet?
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Have you quit yet?

Have you quit yet? It’s February 1st today… So that means you need to audit…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] “WHY NOT YOU….?”
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] “WHY NOT YOU….?”

“WHY NOT YOU….?” There’s something about being a human that innately slows you down or…

Daily Dose
Getting Through The Holidays [Without Ruining Your Progress]
Nutrition
Getting Through The Holidays [Without Ruining Your Progress]

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and yes, lots of good food! But…

Nutrition
Are Body Fat Machines Accurate? [Truth About Body Fat Testing]
Coaching
Are Body Fat Machines Accurate? [Truth About Body Fat Testing]

That’s a question I get quite often inside of our coaching practice and rightfully so,…

Coaching
[Daily Dose] Cultivate Your Power Tribe.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Cultivate Your Power Tribe.

Cultivate Your Power Tribe. I’m really struggling to find the words for this daily dose……

Daily Dose
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
[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
The 10 Rituals For Better Living
Lifestyle
The 10 Rituals For Better Living

If you follow my blog pretty consistently, you’ve probably been noticing that I have been…

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] You deserve MORE.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] You deserve MORE.

You deserve MORE. I’m going to keep this short and to the point. Whatever you’re…

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
Become Lean AND Healthy, Long-Term
Lifestyle
Become Lean AND Healthy, Long-Term

  When I reflect back on all that I’ve been through in this lifestyle of…

Lifestyle
Your Guide To Better Sleep [Why you Need it & How to Optimize it]
Lifestyle
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…

Lifestyle
"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
13 Bulletproof (Yet Simple) Strategies To Maintain Progress During Vacation
Nutrition
13 Bulletproof (Yet Simple) Strategies To Maintain Progress During Vacation

Swimsuit. Sun Glasses. Print Airline Tickets. Pack Car. As you go through your vacation to-do…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Gratitude Is MOTIVATION.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Gratitude Is MOTIVATION.

Gratitude Is MOTIVATION. People are constantly seeking things to motivate them more… You probably do…

Daily Dose
25 Ways To Be Awesome
Lifestyle
25 Ways To Be Awesome

Being awesome is to say the least, well its awesome. So in my opinion everyone…

Lifestyle
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
Why You Are Fat, Lazy and Tired All The Time.
Lifestyle
Why You Are Fat, Lazy and Tired All The Time.

I know the title of this article is a little harsh, blunt and “in your…

Lifestyle
[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
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
The "Body Fat Set Point"…. Myth or Truth?
Nutrition
The "Body Fat Set Point"…. Myth or Truth?

The body fat set point… Myth or Truth? Such a great topic, also a really controversial…

Nutrition
EPISODE 12: Pancakes, Abs & Chasing Unicorns
Nutrition
EPISODE 12: Pancakes, Abs & Chasing Unicorns

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS OUT!!!! Wow…. I think it finally hit me that I will…

Nutrition
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
[Daily Dose] Be A Leader, Not A Follower.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Be A Leader, Not A Follower.

Be A Leader, Not A Follower. If you’re reading this, it means you want to…

Daily Dose
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
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 Training vs. Cardio PT.2 [Ending The Debate]
Training
Resistance Training vs. Cardio PT.2 [Ending The Debate]

What’s better – Resistance Training or Cardio, ending the debate once and for all The…

Training
[Daily Dose] But what if you gain the weight back…?
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] But what if you gain the weight back…?

But what if you gain the weight back…? This is a VERY common question we…

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
[GUIDE] How To Create The Most Effective Full Body Training Program
Training
[GUIDE] How To Create The Most Effective Full Body Training Program

Full Body vs. Split Training…? Which is better? This question has been answered by 1,000,000…

Training
Muscle Growth For The Female Lifter
Nutrition
Muscle Growth For The Female Lifter

Gaining – a scary word for most women to hear or even think about, especially…

Nutrition
[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
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
The Ultimate Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Coaching
Coaching
The Ultimate Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Coaching

Why You Should Hire An Online Fitness and Nutrition Coach First and foremost, it should…

Coaching
[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
The Final Chapter…
Lifestyle
The Final Chapter…

  I love this saying above, because I’ve often referred to life as a book….

Lifestyle
Boom-Boom’s Protein Balls [Recipe + Macros]
Nutrition
Boom-Boom’s Protein Balls [Recipe + Macros]

What could be a better snack then something high in protein, low in calories, easy…

Nutrition
Before and After, The Reverse Diet...
Client Case Study: Successful Reverse Diet (15 Month Process)
Coaching
Client Case Study: Successful Reverse Diet (15 Month Process)

A “Reverse Diet” is a HOT TOPIC in the nutrition space… and after the article…

Coaching
"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
Nutrition Periodization (The Revised and Simplified Guide)
Nutrition
Nutrition Periodization (The Revised and Simplified Guide)

Nutrition periodization is something that I’ve been passionate about teaching for a long time now….

Nutrition
[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
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
11 Things to Step Up Your Diet Game
Nutrition
11 Things to Step Up Your Diet Game

1.)  Water.  I put this as number one because it is obvious but not done…

Nutrition
Top 4 Nutritional Questions, Answered
Nutrition
Top 4 Nutritional Questions, Answered

Being in the fitness industry I get a TON of questions about just about everything,…

Nutrition
Nutrition For Pregnancy [Fueling Your Body Pre, During, & Post Pregnancy]
Nutrition
Nutrition For Pregnancy [Fueling Your Body Pre, During, & Post Pregnancy]

So you’re growing a human (or maybe thinking about growing a human) and therefore, you’re…

Nutrition
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
KAIZEN
Lifestyle
KAIZEN

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

Lifestyle
Defining Your Appreciation
Lifestyle
Defining Your Appreciation

I recently heard a story of a young man; so young he can barely drink…

Lifestyle
What To Do After The CrossFit Open
Coaching
What To Do After The CrossFit Open

We’ve talked about periodization a few times prior to this post on the BBP blog,…

Coaching
Training Under The Influence
Training
Training Under The Influence

After reading the title I’m sure your all a bit confused, why would you train…

Training
[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
EPISODE 7: Be Accountable, Become Successful
Nutrition
EPISODE 7: Be Accountable, Become Successful

Damn, it’s already week 7… I don’t mean “Damn” like it’s ONLY week 7, but…

Nutrition
Top Strategies For Mastering Your Meal Prep
Nutrition
Top Strategies For Mastering Your Meal Prep

When counting macros, consistency is the name of the game! I’m sure you’ve heard nutrition…

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
Superfoods (Fact or Fiction?)
Nutrition
Superfoods (Fact or Fiction?)

Kale, chia seeds, berries… Most of us have heard these and other foods called “Superfoods,”…

Nutrition
Practical Experiences and Applications Of Intermittent Fasting
Nutrition
Practical Experiences and Applications Of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, carb fasts, water fasts, 24 hour fasts, multi-day fasts… There…

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
Opening My Eyes To REAL Life & The REAL Me. [Resurrection Week: Day 1]
Coaching
Opening My Eyes To REAL Life & The REAL Me. [Resurrection Week: Day 1]

  Last week I was Resurrected, which technically means being raised up from the dead……

Coaching
Keto: The Best or The Worst Diet For Fat Loss?
Nutrition
Keto: The Best or The Worst Diet For Fat Loss?

A recent study showed that keto doesn’t work like many people once thought it did……

Nutrition
7 Most Frequently Asked Nutrition Questions
Nutrition
7 Most Frequently Asked Nutrition Questions

# 1 – I’m Ready To Get Fit! But Where Do I Start…? Most people…

Nutrition
[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
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
"Fat-Burning Foods" [ Truth or Myth? ]
Nutrition
"Fat-Burning Foods" [ Truth or Myth? ]

Do you ever read media titles that say things like, “Eat Salmon to burn MORE…

Nutrition
Does Training To Failure Maximize Strength and Hypertrophy? [Research Review]
Training
Does Training To Failure Maximize Strength and Hypertrophy? [Research Review]

Research Review #10 Brandon Roberts, Ph.D., CSCS*D Chief Science Officer *Note from Brandon: if you…

Training
Heat/Cold Therapy To Reduce DOMS and Improve Recovery + Health Benefits Of Fasting – March Research Review
Nutrition
Heat/Cold Therapy To Reduce DOMS and Improve Recovery + Health Benefits Of Fasting – March Research Review

*Note from Brandon: if you want to learn how to interpret research go read each…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Use Doubt As Fuel, Not Hydroxide.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Use Doubt As Fuel, Not Hydroxide.

Use Doubt As Fuel, Not Hydroxide. Do you know what hydroxide can do to your…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Your Circle Determines Your Growth
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Your Circle Determines Your Growth

Your Circle Determines Your Growth If you’re a hip-hop fan, you probably know of Nipsey…

Daily Dose
Is Your Metabolism Damaged?
Nutrition
Is Your Metabolism Damaged?

Metabolic Damage [Refeeds, Cheat Meals, Reverse Dieting & How To Utilize Them For Results] So…

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] They’re Tools, Not Time Machines!
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] They’re Tools, Not Time Machines!

They’re Tools, Not Time Machines! “Tools and time machines…? What the hell are you talking…

Daily Dose
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
Why YOU Are Not Getting Results.
Nutrition
Why YOU Are Not Getting Results.

I think everyone, at least once within his or her training history, has been stuck….

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

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

Nutrition
5 Keys To Tracking Macros Successfully
Nutrition
5 Keys To Tracking Macros Successfully

“The Macro Diet”…. Something I hear quite often, people are asking to get on the…

Nutrition
Being Real About CrossFit – The Good and The Bad
Nutrition
Being Real About CrossFit – The Good and The Bad

For the past 6 months, I’ve been infatuated with CrossFit. And when I say CrossFit,…

Nutrition
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