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Before and After, The Reverse Diet...

Client Case Study: Successful Reverse Diet (15 Month Process)

May 21, 2019
Written by Cody McBroom

Before and After, The Reverse Diet...
Before and After, The Reverse Diet…

A “Reverse Diet” is a HOT TOPIC in the nutrition space… and after the article I wrote on the Viking himself (my nickname for my client, Jeremiah Bair) – I got A LOT of feedback.

So many great comments and messages sent in on how helpful it was to see the exact process of getting shredded, spread out over a long period of time. So if you haven’t yet checked that one out, read it right here.

It gives insight on his 9-month transformation, from average to savage (literally shredded for a photo-shoot).

But the other feedback I got, was asking for more…

A lot of women wrote me asking for something to show what it takes to get lean from a female’s perspective.

I also had a lot of people write me and ask about how I take clients through a reverse diet, “Can you show the process of reverse dieting?”

So naturally, I decided to answer both of those requests by writing an article about a female who has worked with me for 15 months now, had an amazing transformation, and did so through a reverse diet.

In fact, NOW we’re just starting her cut (literally next week) in preparation for her wedding.

Meet Meredith

Meredith is an unbelievable client. One of the most committed individuals I’ve worked with in my many years of coaching.

But not committed in the sense of, “I’ll do anything. Screw friends. Screw socializing. Screw alcohol. I’m all in!”

Committed in the sense of, “I’m in this for the long haul. I want to learn how to sustain this and not feel like I’m eating rabbit food in order to stay lean.”

She is someone who knew exactly what she wanted, an athletic body – not a skinny body. She wanted to look lean, feel good, and PERFORM. She enjoys lifting weights and wants to excel in it. She loves food and enjoys some wine (why we get along so well), so she wanted to be educated on how to have it all.

I told her it takes time and a lot of planning (periodization). This isn’t an easy task, but it’s more than possible and in the cards for you. I needed her to commit to at least 6 months, ideally a year, and I needed her to be patient with me and trust the process.

She agreed and we got to work!

THE DIET BEFORE THE DIET

Meredith's before pictures
Meredith’s “Before Pics”….

I talked about this in the article about Jeremiah, but in a different context.

See he wanted to get shredded for a photo-shoot, so we set a date and went at it. Which meant I needed to prepare his body for the deficit and stress that was about to come, something many coaches fail to truly prioritize – yet it’s so critical to success.

This is where we spend some time at maintenance, build your habits, increase your metabolic capacity, and simply educate you on what it takes. Probably build some strength and even some muscle in this time, too.

By the time this is over, you’re literally PRIMED to diet. It’s the perfect way to prepare for a cut and as a coach it allows me to learn your body better, too.

But with Meredith, we didn’t need this phase prior to the diet… this phase WAS the intention of the entire diet (aka the reverse diet).

Let me explain…

Meredith came to me in a state of under-recovery. She was in a recovery debt.

High stress levels from work, low calorie eating, and too much cardio.

So the intention of the diet was not to get lean, by any means… it was to improve her recovery and get her out of debt. Build her metabolism up, improve her hormonal system, and then build some muscle and strength as these things came to fruition.

And as we go through that process, educate her on what this will look like later on.

Always focusing on the NOW, while teaching about the THEN.

This is how we create sustainability in our clients, we teach them the next step before it’s here. What it is, why we’re doing it, and how we’ll execute it.

Meredith’s Diet/Training (Prior To BBP):

Example Training Routine:

Mondays – 45 min spin bike

Tuesday – 20 min step master intervals, biceps + triceps

Wednesday – Plyometric Workout (jump squats w/ stepper, burpees, X jumps, etc) + legs (lunges, weighted squats, kettlebell swings, etc)

Thursday – Curve treadmill interval sprints + back/shoulder/arms

Friday – Yoga + core

Saturday – repeat something above  

{In other words, daily HIIT or Cardio… Not ideal, VERY common. }

Example Diet:

“I eat Paleo-ish. Try and focus on eating whole, satisfying meals vs. counting calories and restricting. I do not eat dairy. Example dinners are zoodles and meatballs, steak gyro on paleo pita with coconut yogurt tzatziki, swetgreen salads, etc. Weekdays are usually good, and weekends are more flexible. I’ll eat French fries, wings, etc but I try eat small portions and not to over indulge. I used to have a habit of “self-sabotage” eating but I have done a good job of stopping that.

I wake up, have a cup of coffee and go the gym. Then when I get to work, I eat breakfast around 9:30 – 10am. Lunch around 1pm and then a snack before dinner (trying to eat veggies and nuts to hold me off). Dinner is around 7:30pm.”

The above is literally what she sent me in the initial questionnaire she filled out, under the question “What does your current nutrition look like?”

As I dug into her food logs I noticed a trend of low protein, low overall calories, and a lot of randomness – usually do to trying paleo snacks, recipes, etc…

She was eating around 1,200 calories and about half the amount of carbs (at best) that I’d like to see her eating for the amount of work she was doing inside her cardio sessions – on top of her lifestyle stressors, which can be benefited from the additional carbs as they help to prevent overproduction of cortisol (stress hormone).

INITIAL PRESCRIPTION:

February 2018 → Present (May 2019)

Yes, 15 months. 1 ¼ years.

And as that may seem long to many of you, it’s not. Life is long; this is a fraction of the time we spend on earth.

And 95% of the time Meredith has spent with me has NOT been dieting.

It has been training hard, doing casual and infrequent cardio, and being at least at maintenance calories (we slowly worked that number up).

Month 1 Stats:

Height – 5’6”

Weight – 148lbs.

Age – 27

Calories – 1,535

Protein – 125g

Carbs – 135g

Fat – 55g

EXPLANATION:

For me to step in and say to her, “Initially we won’t be seeing the weight loss you’d like to see, it’s going to take a long time, this may seem odd but just trust me… oh and we’re going to jack your calories up every day”… probably not smart coaching.

Probably going to freak her out and have her question her investment.

But part of me being a coach, is being honest. This is honest coaching and I did tell her those exact things. But rather than saying I was going to jack up her calories, I told her about reverse dieting and explained that I’ll just be inching her calories up via specific macronutrients that I believe will cause the least amount of fat accumulation and the most lean muscle tissue growth, while improving her metabolism and hormonal profile.

Since she was coming to me having been in this big deficit, paleo focused diet, I needed to bring calories up a decent amount no matter what the result was. It was the only was we’d begin to improve her physiology.

And the hard reality with reverse dieting is that it is Russian roulette… we really have no exact idea how her body is going to respond, so unless it’s a VERY serious issue of under eating – I’ll be pretty conservative at first.

I pumped up her calories by about 300, but it was almost solely through protein and a little carbs.

So looking at her weekly caloric intake, it’s still pretty low. But at least she’s getting a bit closer to bodyweight in protein now and I added about 15-20g of carbs while leaving fat relatively close to her current average intake.

Now, this adjustment will do NOTHING for her metabolism or hormones. I didn’t make this adjustment to boost things and get her feeling better, I did this so that she could mentally understand and comprehend that she could eat more food and not gain weight.

After about a week or two of hitting this macro breakdown, she lost 2lbs.

ADJUSTMENT 1: MONTH 1

Now she’s at 146lbs and it’s time to make an adjustment. It’s only 2 weeks into things, but again – I wanted to help her make a change and we haven’t made any big shifts yet. To be honest, I was surprised that the small caloric increase, mainly through protein, allowed her to drop some body fat at all.

My guess is that she had more energy because she was eating more food, her TEF (Thermic Effect of Food) was higher so she was burning some extra calories, and I completely switched her training (the biggest thing).

She was no longer doing tons of HIIT and Cardio Circuit Style Workouts… I put her on a 3-day strength-training plan with 3 days of cyclical cardio (HIIT and LISS). It was very much like what is found inside The Tailored Trainer Membership App.

Calories – 1,535 (5 Days Per Week) 1,795 (2 Days Per Week)

Protein – 125g

Carbs – 135g (5 Days Per Week) 200g (2 Days Per Week)

Fat – 55g

EXPLANATION:

I added 2 refeed days, every single week. These two days are required to be back to back, as this is really the only way to get any significant response from her hormones. When the body gets to consume maintenance or surplus calories, for 48-72 hours or more, some positive hormonal adaptations begin to occur.

It was believed for years that we needed a cheat day, cheat meal, or even a refeed day, which is a much more structured version of a cheat day, to boost our metabolism once a week while dieting. In theory it makes sense, because when we consume higher calories we do get a metabolic response, a TEF response, and even a response from hunger hormones that positively benefit the metabolism (leptin and ghrelin).

What further research taught us is that 24 hours, let alone a single meal, just isn’t enough time at a higher caloric intake.

Rather, they’ve found that 48-72 hours was the minimum effective time to be at or above maintenance calories, in order to have any stimulatory effect on the metabolism and hormonal system.

But there are also two sides of this that I need to explain, because I don’t want everyone to get excited and start refeeding without practical purpose:

→ 80% of the time the purpose of multi-day refeeding is not to enhance metabolic function, but rather protect during a deficit. It acts as an insurance policy or safety net, for our muscles, performance, hormones and psychological health. Because you’re in a deficit 5 days a week, 2 days at maintenance will not INCREASE metabolic or hormonal output – it merely slows down the decline while dieting. Yes you may spend more weeks in a deficit because you have some high days, but you’re protecting yourself from serious metabolic slow down, too.

→ That 20% of the time is saved for times like this – with Meredith. During a reverse diet with someone who has been consuming low calories for a long time and really wants to look and feel lean, it can be difficult to adhere to a big increase in calories EVERY single day. Add to that, her metabolism was already in a down regulated state – therefore it will be a bit more sensitivity to any caloric increase. So adding 2 days of refeeding is going to help us a.) achieve better adherence because she still has some low days (aka it’s less scary for the client) and b.) see some sort of metabolic “boost” from even 2 days because her body truly needed anything it could get.

ADJUSTMENT 2: MONTH 2

Now she’s at month 2, so literally just 4 weeks into this, and already needs an adjustment. She’s responding really well to the reverse diet so far and loves how she is feeling.

This is the big thing to note, here… “She loves how she is feeling.”

Every day, we ranked how her fatigue, performance, sleep, stress, hunger and motivation were. Seems like a lot to stay on top of, I know. But the reality is, it’s not. It’s simply writing a score of 1-5 in a little box upon waking, takes a single minute and a few thoughts.

Is it annoying at first? Maybe. But it gives me data as a coach that I can use to enhance your results. So when she sees the scores get better and better, her body look better and better, and her coach get happier and happier… it becomes REAL easy to track every day.

And on that note, if you refer back to the beginning of this article where she mentioned her current nutrition; she explained that she doesn’t like to track because she does not want to restrict herself. Yet now, she’s tracking daily – shit, she has been on and off for 15 months with me.

The reason people do not usually like to track is simply because they do not commit to giving themselves a few weeks, first. Before you start, it seems tedious. After a couple weeks, it’s quite easy. After a month and your results speak for themselves, it’s an accepted habit.

By this point already, tracking was a habit for Meredith – and she also began to see how she actually could eat more than expected, in fact paleo was restricting her more than tracking macros was.

Meredith weighed in at 146.4lbs, no loss and 0.4lbs gained.

Calories – 1,595 (5 Days Per Week) 1,900 (2 Days Per Week)

Protein – 125g

Carbs – 150g (5 Days Per Week) 215g (2 Days Per Week)

Fat – 60g

EXPLANATION:

We bumped her carbs up by 15g across the week and her fats by 5g.

To some, this may look an aggressive adjustment but it’s really only about 5% of calories and for where she’s at – we still needed to bring calories up.

We’re sticking with the 5/2 approach because it is absolutely helping her from a metabolic standpoint, but it’s also giving her with the flexibility inside her diet – she doesn’t feel restricted, yet she still feels like she’s working towards her goals 5 days a week, too.

Another thing to point out here, regarding her ability to bump up calories and maintain weight so well, is that we dramatically changed her training.

And even though she was sweating less, her heart rate was more controlled, and she didn’t feel like she was going as hard as she was… the adaptations that occur from smart strength training are unbelievably positive during a reverse diet.

This is because volume is the key driver of muscle growth, while intensity (load, not effort) is the key driver of strength. Well when we put these two things together in a training split that enhances both strength and lean muscle gain, we’re inherently increasing the calories our body needs in order to function, perform, and survive (in other words, our metabolic demands increase).

So as we’re increasing calories, we’re lifting heavier weights and adding more volume (reps/sets/exercises) in the gym. So these calories we’re putting in her, are GOING TO WORK.

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ADJUSTMENTS 3-5: MONTHS 3-4

Now she’s 4 months in and we’ve made a few more adjustments, because she’s yet again maintained her weight this entire time. She’s hovered between 145-146lbs every single week.

Something to note her; she has not lost any weight for the 4 months we’ve worked together (at this point).

This discourages many people, because the scale means everything to them. But not Meredith; she’s lifting heavier than ever before, has clearly put on some muscle, and her biofeedback (sleep, stress, mood, etc.) has been increasing on a linear basis ever since we started.

Here is her visual progress, thus far:
Meredith's "1/2 Way Progress Pics"....
Meredith’s “1/2 Way Progress Pics”….

This is why taking progress photos along the way, during your journey, is absolutely crucial.

Meredith didn’t have ANY scale changes and is eating MORE calories… so in theory she shouldn’t look any better. But based on what you see above compared to our starting point, she’s WAY leaner and has WAY more muscle definition.

That on top of her feeling great; we’re in a perfect place.

Calories – 1,720 (5 Days Per Week) 1,980 (2 Days Per Week)

Protein – 135g

Carbs – 160g (5 Days Per Week) 225g (2 Days Per Week)

Fat – 60g

Now we have her in a position where her normal deficit days are what her refeed days once were, this is an outstanding sign of positive adaptations happening and her metabolism catching up as we anticipated.

We’ve stuck with the 5/2 up until now because it’s working and why fix what isn’t broke?

She feels good, her results speak for themselves, and she has the flexibility she desires two days per week.

This is a 2 month period that we went from 125/150/60 up to 135/160/60 and we did so because getting lean is still her primary goal, while my goal as a coach is to have her feeling good and sustaining that long term. So we have to work together in accomplishing this, which means being patient and moving slow.

Because I know she enjoys lifting and her goal is an aesthetic body, I wanted to increase protein up over time. So this was our first bump and I had plans to increase it even more.

When consuming 135g of protein daily, it can be difficult to get the optimal muscle protein synthetic response in every meal – which is the goal when consuming protein in every meal. We need at least 20g, and that’s the minimal effective dose, and optimally 40g. 40g is a lot for someone of her stature, so if we can get each meal between 25-35g – we’re golden, in my experience.

ADJUSTMENTS 6: MONTH 5

Month 5 is here and she’s weighing in at 146.2lbs, which is 0.2lbs down – but in reality this is a maintained weight, again, because she fluctuates between 145.5-146.5lbs on the regular (as do 99% of people).

This is also a great example as to why we weigh in daily with a lot of clients. Our bodies will fluctuate weight 1-2lbs. per day based on water, sodium, stress, and training – therefore we see the changes, A LOT. If we had one weigh in per week and she happened to have a salty meal on a stressful night prior to weigh in’s, she’d weigh in furiously because her weight would be up 2lbs.

But if she had weighed in daily, took the average, and looked at prior averages – she’d understand that her average weight is actually still trending down or maintaining. Saving her a ton of frustration and myself as a coach the confusion and questioning.

Calories – 1,780 (6 Days Per Week) 2,000 (1 Days Per Week)

Protein – 135g

Carbs – 175g (6 Days Per Week) 240g (1 Day Per Week)

Fat – 60g

EXPLANATION:

This adjustment wasn’t an increase in calories. If you take her weekly total intake from before, divide it by 7 days, get your total and then redistribute that into 6 low days and 1 high day – you’ll get this macro prescription.

I didn’t want to adjust her refeed schedule AND bump calories up, for 3 reasons:

  1. That’s a lot to adjust at once and from a habitual/adherence side of things, it’s best to adjust one thing at a time to minimize the feeling of being overwhelming and increase the ability to stay consistent and adhere.
  2. Even though the weekly is the same, the daily is higher – this may initially cause some water retention since 1g of carb holds 3-4g of water. I don’t want the scale shock to freak her out and if I increased macros AND did this, it likely would.
  3. I also changed her training; we shifted to a new and higher volume cycle. So by doing that, on top of the rest… it’s just a lot of changes to expect of her.

ADJUSTMENTS 7: MONTH 5

We’re still in the same month and she’s still maintaining weight, so after 1-2 weeks of this latest adjustment I decided to continue the reverse and bump her up again.

Calories – 1,820 (6 Days Per Week) 2,040 (1 Days Per Week)

Protein – 135g

Carbs – 185g (6 Days Per Week) 250g (1 Day Per Week)

Fat – 60g

EXPLANATION:

At this point we’ve added over 600 calories to her diet without gaining a single pound and that’s NOT including the refeeds, which are 800 calories over her original 1-2x per week. We’re in an amazing place with her progress and I’m going to begin fast-forwarding the adjustments to get you to her current state.

The reason being, we’re simply reversing now.

She trusts the process, she’s well educated at this point on why we need to reverse and how her body is going to adapt, and she’s become unbelievably consistent.

We’re in the perfect place to simply drive calories up, mainly via carbohydrates since she has more than the minimal effective amount of fats coming in to support neurological and hormonal processes, over the course of the next 3+ months.

FURTHER REVERSE DIET ADJUSTMENTS: MONTHS 6-10

Calories – 1,940

Protein – 150g

Carbs – 200g

Fat – 60g

We slowly worked her calories up, then shifted her away from having any refeeds, and then began to add calories again via protein and carbohydrates.

The reason we removed the refeed days is because we’re going to see more benefits from having a linear caloric intake that matches her body, stress levels, and physical output. Meaning, I’d rather her have more calories each day than higher calories on a single given day – from a metabolic perspective, this just makes more sense.

Adherence wise, there is a time and place for allowing more calories – but we weren’t ever worried about not having that on paper, because the reality is I allow that as a coach. Every now and then, we would take a refeed day or mini diet break (1-3 days) where she can have more calories, more flexibility, or even complete freedom from tracking (intuitive) for a period of time.

So the need for a specific refeed day each week becomes useless and in the grand scheme of things isn’t going to benefit her, as she is no longer in a deficit.

Add to that, she’s never eaten this much and stayed lean before in her life! So she’s not dying for a break, it doesn’t even seem like a diet to her. (That’s the goal)

As you may have noticed, I also brought her protein up to 150g. The reason for this is because a.) she does have that muscle and strength goal, so even though more protein doesn’t necessarily translate to more gains – this allows us to be 100% positive she’s hitting her MPS needs.

B.) as she eats more carbs, her low-grade protein goes up and takes over some of her more bioavailable protein. What I mean by this is she’s getting more protein from plants and starches, because her carbs are increasing – but I want to be sure she gets enough from animal proteins as that will contribute to muscle and performance more effectively.

And c.) it’s more food! I want her eating more calories and staying more satiated, so that adherence and metabolic health are at an all time high.

MAINTENANCE: MONTH 10-15

This takes us up to where we are today, literally.

15 months into this and we’re ready to cut, in preparation for her wedding.

Meredith's "After Pictures" (Post Reverse Diet)...
Meredith’s “After Pictures” (Post Reverse Diet)…

To be honest, as you’re reading this – it’s day 2 of the cut (well, this was written on day 2 of the cut). We’re literally just starting, today. And if you look at the pictures above, she doesn’t have much to go – at all. But she wants to shred up a bit.

Over the last 5ish months, we’ve spent time maintaining her higher caloric intake, focusing on performance, and allowing her body to reset in a sense – resetting her caloric maintenance, resetting her body fat levels, and resetting her muscle tissue levels.

This is an unbelievably important phase of success and if you’ve read or listened to my Periodization Podcast or Blog, you know what I’m talking about.

This is the step that allows sustainability to be a real thing.

Yet so many people skip past it or don’t spend time investing in maintenance, because it’s not exciting or sexy – you’re staying put.

We gave Meredith a couple mini cuts along the way, using a Matador Style approach – cutting aggressively for 1-2 weeks, breaking for 1-2 weeks – just to test her body, keep her weight in check, and really see how she’d adapt after all this time reversing.

Because as a coach, I know an adaptive metabolism when I see one and this is where some people will get very frustrated.

An adaptive metabolism is a metabolism that adapts VERY well; this is an outstanding thing with a reverse diet client, because they will adapt as you increase calories up and maintain weight very easy. However on the way back down, they also adapt quickly to the drops in calories which can make it much more difficult to cut because you cannot take a soft conservative approach.

Now, because it’s literally impossible to completely predict a metabolism – it’s smart to start very small and conservative, to test things out. Because if you can cut 5% of calories going into a cut and it works, you’re golden.

But if it doesn’t, now you know to pull back and wait to let the client restore the original maintenance again before you’re too deep and then dig a bit harder by pulling 10, 15 or even 20% of calories for a much more aggressive approach.

And that’s the plan with Meredith.

→ Pull 5% and tighten up the reigns a bit, making sure all things are tracked very accurately and toning down the flexibility (macro ranges, alcohol, meal timing, etc.)

→ See where she lands after just 1-2 weeks; I won’t need much time to read this properly because I’ve learned how her body works over the last 15 months.

→ Add NEAT or Cardio when necessary; usually after the first 1-2 pulls calorically, if there’s space for cardio, because I like to keep calories high as I find it maintains muscle tissue better.

→ Step-by-step adjustments; week-to-week, we’ll tweak until she’s 100% ready and confident in her body when her wedding comes in the fall!

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The Full Transformation!

This, like all of our coaching clients, is a VERY detailed process.

This is what we did for MEREDITH. Not you, not Steve, and not me. Meredith.

The reason I say that is because these are methods and tools that absolutely can be applied across so many different people – but it is still highly individual as to what, when and how.

This is why we encourage you to apply for coaching with the BBP Team.

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[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
[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
3 Key Things That GUARANTEE Results.
Nutrition
3 Key Things That GUARANTEE Results.

Access, Association, and Accountability. Within the first line of this article, I’ve given you the…

Nutrition
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
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
Cardio 101 (8 Proven Methods To Upgrade Your Conditioning)
Training
Cardio 101 (8 Proven Methods To Upgrade Your Conditioning)

Cardio is something that most of us avoid, some of us hate, and very few…

Training
[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
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
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
[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
[VIDEO] Individualizing Your Calorie Intake
Nutrition
[VIDEO] Individualizing Your Calorie Intake

The key to actually seeing success from a nutrition plan or diet protocol, is individualizing…

Nutrition
Food Wars!
Nutrition
Food Wars!

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

Nutrition
The Elimination Diet
Nutrition
The Elimination Diet

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

Nutrition
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
2 Ways to Make Your Diet Easier & More Successful
Nutrition
2 Ways to Make Your Diet Easier & More Successful

2 Ways to Make Your Diet Easier & More Successful 1.) TRACK WHAT YOU EAT!…

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
Contagious Inspiration
Coaching
Contagious Inspiration

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

Coaching
The Final Chapter…
Lifestyle
The Final Chapter…

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

Lifestyle
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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Lifestyle
Fit over 40

One thing I always hear in the gym that irritates the hell out of me…

Lifestyle
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
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
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
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
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
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
Metabolic Adaptation: Why Dieting Slows Down Your Metabolism & How To Fix It
guides
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”…

guides
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
[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
[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
[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
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
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
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
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
The 10 Training Commandments
Training
The 10 Training Commandments

  After the popularity of my article, “The 10 Diet Commandments”, I decided to bring…

Training
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
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
[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] 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
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
[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
[Daily Dose] People Who Take Offense, Don’t Take Action
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] People Who Take Offense, Don’t Take Action

People Who Take Offense, Don’t Take Action Nothing is going to slow you down more…

Daily Dose
What Happens If You Eat Too Much Protein? (More Protein = More Fat Loss…)
Nutrition
What Happens If You Eat Too Much Protein? (More Protein = More Fat Loss…)

What is Protein Overfeeding? Protein overfeeding, commonly known as over-eating protein to the everyday individual,…

Nutrition
Rules Of Flexible Dieting: While Traveling
Nutrition
Rules Of Flexible Dieting: While Traveling

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

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
Emotional Intelligence, Positivity, Being Present… Happiness.
Lifestyle
Emotional Intelligence, Positivity, Being Present… Happiness.

    I’ve had many people tell me that I never get mad, I’m always…

Lifestyle
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
Nutrition

10 Ways To Boost Metabolism & Burn MORE Fat 1.) Drink More Water. – A…

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
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
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] 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 Ultimate Evidence Based Supplement Guide
guides
The Ultimate Evidence Based Supplement Guide

The supplement industry is MASSIVE. In fact, it’s currently a 36.6 Billion Dollar Industry. Crazy,…

guides
Quick Fix For Low Back Pain
Training
Quick Fix For Low Back Pain

Low back pain is probably one of the most common issues of pain within the…

Training
[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
[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
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
[Daily Dose] Don’t Live With “What If’s”
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Don’t Live With “What If’s”

Don’t Live With “What If’s” If you ask any person who is over the age…

Daily Dose
[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
[Daily Dose] Why I’m not losing any weight…
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Why I’m not losing any weight…

Why I’m not losing any weight… This is me being totally transparent… And my nutrition…

Daily Dose
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
[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 5 Metrics You MUST Be Measuring
Coaching
The 5 Metrics You MUST Be Measuring

Have you ever heard the saying, “what gets measured gets improved?” Progress can be measured…

Coaching
THE GREAT SUGAR DEBATE : Is Sugar Safe? Will it Ruin Results? What is Proven?
Nutrition
THE GREAT SUGAR DEBATE : Is Sugar Safe? Will it Ruin Results? What is Proven?

Sugar has been scaring us for decades, from the claims of it impacting and being…

Nutrition
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
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) vs. Percentage Based Training (PBT)
Science
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) vs. Percentage Based Training (PBT)

Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) vs. Percentage Based Training (PBT) Training intensity is more than…

Science
Boom Boom’s Fat Loss Secrets
Lifestyle
Boom Boom’s Fat Loss Secrets

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

Lifestyle
The Final 10lbs…
Nutrition
The Final 10lbs…

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

Nutrition
Everything You Need To Know About Carb-Cycling
guides
Everything You Need To Know About Carb-Cycling

Following a diet can be hard – psychologically, physiologically, and physically. Meaning, the diet is…

guides
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
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
Defining Your Appreciation
Lifestyle
Defining Your Appreciation

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

Lifestyle
September Research Roundup (Alcohol & Fat Loss/Performance, Intermittent Fasting)
Nutrition
September Research Roundup (Alcohol & Fat Loss/Performance, Intermittent Fasting)

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

Nutrition
The Complete Guide To Dietary Fats
guides
The Complete Guide To Dietary Fats

Dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth, they…

guides
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
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
[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
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
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
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
How To Properly Warm Up, For Strength Training
Training
How To Properly Warm Up, For Strength Training

Warming up for a strength training session is often a boring, yet unbelievably critical, task…

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 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
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 Definitive Guide To Thyroid Health
guides
The Definitive Guide To Thyroid Health

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

guides
[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] 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
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
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
"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
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
The Repeated Bout Effect (Is Muscle Damage A Good Thing…?)
Science
The Repeated Bout Effect (Is Muscle Damage A Good Thing…?)

What is the repeated bout effect? The repeated bout effect (RBE) occurs when a single…

Science
[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
[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
The World’s Greatest Morning Routine (Use This Proven Point System)
guides
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…

guides
Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad? Diet Help or Danger?
Nutrition
Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad? Diet Help or Danger?

Artificial sweeteners were created to make food taste better without adding calories. Some of the…

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
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
Are You Progressing? [FREE GUIDE: Key Strategies To Progressing Your Training For Results]
Training
Are You Progressing? [FREE GUIDE: Key Strategies To Progressing Your Training For Results]

Anyone who is into bodybuilding, or even just training for specific goals and results, knows…

Training
[Daily Dose] Don’t Avoid Difficulty, Accept It.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Don’t Avoid Difficulty, Accept It.

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

Daily Dose
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
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
The Ultimate Fat Burning Supplement Stack (Backed By Science)
Fat Loss
The Ultimate Fat Burning Supplement Stack (Backed By Science)

  Fat Burning Supplement Stack Table of Contents The Ultimate Fat Burning Supplement Stack Create…

Fat Loss
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
[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
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] 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
Overtraining or Under-Recovering? (Killing Yourself in The Gym is Killing Your Progress and Hormones)
Nutrition
Overtraining or Under-Recovering? (Killing Yourself in The Gym is Killing Your Progress and Hormones)

Why Killing Yourself In The Gym Might Be Killing Your Progress (and Wrecking Your Hormones)…

Nutrition
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
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
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
A Crash Course On Your Hormones (What You Need To Know)
guides
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…

guides
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Secret To Success
Coaching
The Secret To Success

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

Coaching
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 Busy Man’s Fit Guide
Nutrition
The Busy Man’s Fit Guide

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

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] Self Limiting Behaviors.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Self Limiting Behaviors.

Self Limiting Behaviors. Hey… You or someone you know NEEDS to read this. So please,…

Daily Dose
[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
Does Periodization Matter For Hypertrophy Training?
Science
Does Periodization Matter For Hypertrophy Training?

What is Training Periodization? Periodization is the manipulation of training variables over time to reach…

Science
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
[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 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
[Daily Dose] Watering Your Lawn While It’s Raining.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Watering Your Lawn While It’s Raining.

Watering Your Lawn While It’s Raining. Have you ever heard this analogy? Or even worse,…

Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] What If You Couldn’t Fail…?
Daily Dose
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Stretching For Hypertrophy {Muscle Growth}: Does it work?
Training
Stretching For Hypertrophy {Muscle Growth}: Does it work?

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Is Food Addiction Real? A Comprehensive Guide.
Nutrition
Is Food Addiction Real? A Comprehensive Guide.

Food Addiction: The Science Behind Our Cravings You’ve just polished off a satisfying dinner, but…

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10 Things Most Coaches Won’t Tell You (The Reality Of Fat Loss)
Nutrition
10 Things Most Coaches Won’t Tell You (The Reality Of Fat Loss)

Today on my instagram story, I shared this current progress picture of myself… (Top is now, bottom…

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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…

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The 8 Biggest Diet Mistakes
Nutrition
The 8 Biggest Diet Mistakes

What else goes into weight loss besides eating well and exercising? In reality, there are…

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How To Use A TDEE and BMR Calculator To Lose Weight
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How To Use A TDEE and BMR Calculator To Lose Weight

How To Use TDEE and BMR Calculator To Lose Weight BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and…

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High Carb vs. Low Carb… Which one is better?
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High Carb vs. Low Carb… Which one is better?

Seems that in today’s society, specifically the dieting world, you need to be in part…

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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/…

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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…

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Concurrent Training: A Practical Guide, Backed By Science
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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…

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[Daily Dose] The gift is WITHIN the process…
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The gift is WITHIN the process…

The gift is WITHIN the process… This week we’re hosting a coaching mastermind at the…

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The Ultimate Protein Guide
guides
The Ultimate Protein Guide

Let’s talk Protein. Highly debated, greatly misunderstood, over-consumed by gym rats, and vastly under-consumed by…

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

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Training
[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…

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Low FODMAP Diet Guide For Beginners
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Low FODMAP Diet Guide For Beginners

Low FODMAP Diet? What is that and could it help you get to the bottom…

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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…

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

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[Daily Dose] The Intention-Behavior Gap.
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The Intention-Behavior Gap. This is crazy, but did you know that less than 50% of…

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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…

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‘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…

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Science Behind Fat Cells & Ibuprofens Effect on Hypertrophy (Research Roundup)
Nutrition
Science Behind Fat Cells & Ibuprofens Effect on Hypertrophy (Research Roundup)

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

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

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The 5 Most Common Things Keeping You Fat
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The 5 Most Common Things Keeping You Fat

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

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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…

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4 Unique Diet Hacks To Break Your Plateau
Nutrition
4 Unique Diet Hacks To Break Your Plateau

If you’ve been reading my work for a while, you’ll have realized by now that…

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[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…

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[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…

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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…

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Second podcast
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[Daily Dose] Ready, Aim, FIRE. Repeat.
Daily Dose
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Ready, Aim, FIRE. Repeat. I’m going to keep this short and sweet today. There is…

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[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…

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Should You Do A Bikini Competition?
Coaching
Should You Do A Bikini Competition?

I honestly can’t believe that just over a year ago I was going hard in…

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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…

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[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…

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Old Geezer Metabolic Syndrome
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Old Geezer Metabolic Syndrome

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

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What Motivates You?

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

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[VIDEO BLOG] Training To Prevent Injuries
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[VIDEO BLOG] Training To Prevent Injuries

One of the biggest mistakes I see in the training world with clients… is training,…

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

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

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Coaching
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Heading into my first bikini competition I had at least one hundred random questions.  Even…

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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]

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

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Cardio vs. Lifting… What’s Better For Fat Loss?
Training
Cardio vs. Lifting… What’s Better For Fat Loss?

Cardio vs. Lifting.  Which is better for fat loss or improved body composition?  As with…

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The Ultimate Hardgainer Guide to Getting Jacked
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The Ultimate Hardgainer Guide to Getting Jacked

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

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37 Power Foods For Men
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37 Power Foods For Men

THIS IS NOT CLICKBATE! These are REAL foods that men THRIVE off of. I had…

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

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

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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…

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[Daily Dose] Become Your Own Stoic.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Become Your Own Stoic.

Become Your Own Stoic. You ever wonder how stoics and the old famous philosophers became…

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

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

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

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The 10 Diet Commandments
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The 10 Diet Commandments

  In honor of the one of the greatest hip-hop artists to ever touch the…

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21 Rep Schemes To End Training Boredom (And Shock New Muscle Growth)
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At some point in your training, the basics just get boring. Let’s face it. 5×5,…

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2014, Your Year For Growth
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The New Year is upon us, which means its resolutions time. Many people think it’s…

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The Pursuit Of Happiness: 5 Steps to a Happier Lifestyle
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Sometimes the most important thing in life is to simply just be a good person……

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

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Nutrition For Endurance Athletes (An Evidence Based Approach)
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“Some races are lost with a 0.05% difference, sometimes less. In a lot of sports,…

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Get Shredded for Summer! [Free Diet Plan]
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  What is the best fat loss diet plan? I always get that question and…

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EPISODE 6: 5 Steps To Habitual Lifestyle Changes
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I am officially six days away from the half way marker of this 12-week journey……

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

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

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

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[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…

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

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What SHOULD & SHOULDN’T Run Through Your Mind, On Your Death Bed
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I get asked the questions, “If I could recommend one book, what would it be?”…

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

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

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Metabolic Adaptation and Concurrent Training [October Research Round Up]
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Metabolic Adaptation and Concurrent Training [October Research Round Up]

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

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

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

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Is Your Metabolism Damaged?
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Is Your Metabolism Damaged?

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

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

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Podcast Interview on "Hefty To Handsome" – A Nutrition Plan For Real People with Cody Boom Boom McBroom
Coaching
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  “A Nutrition Plan For Real People”…. (Podcast Interview with Gene Fox of Hefty To…

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Being Real About CrossFit – The Good and The Bad
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For the past 6 months, I’ve been infatuated with CrossFit. And when I say CrossFit,…

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3 Steps To Building A Better Butt
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When I decided to write this article, my first thought was actually just being surprised…

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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….

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

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

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Maximizing Your Performance During The CrossFit Open
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Maximizing Your Performance During The CrossFit Open

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

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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…

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5 Reasons Meal Timing Matters
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5 Reasons Meal Timing Matters

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

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Designing The Perfect Workout Finisher
Training
Designing The Perfect Workout Finisher

Let’s talk about finishers. First – what exactly IS a finisher? You can’t beat the…

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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…

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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…

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Sleep = Results
Lifestyle
Sleep = Results

For as long as man has been around people have always said how important sleep…

Lifestyle
How To Create The Best Training Atmosphere
Training
How To Create The Best Training Atmosphere

When it comes to training there are so many aspects to think about, especially if…

Training
How To Make Your Own Pre-Workout (Science-Based Formula)
Science
How To Make Your Own Pre-Workout (Science-Based Formula)

Pre-workouts are a dime a dozen. If you use your favorite search engine you’ll soon…

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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?),…

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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…

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11 Reasons You Need Fish Oil
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11 Reasons You Need Fish Oil

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

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

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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…

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Dad Bod Epidemic (10 Steps To Avoiding The Dad Bod)
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Dad Bod Epidemic (10 Steps To Avoiding The Dad Bod)

Fatherhood…. WOW IT’S APPROACHING FAST!! Within a week, I will be having my baby. Which…

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Training in a Hotel or Apartment Gym (VLOG – Complete Workout, Coached Through)
Training
Training in a Hotel or Apartment Gym (VLOG – Complete Workout, Coached Through)

This Workout Program (Below) 1.) Ankle, Hip and Thoracic Mobility – 5-10 Min 2a.) DB…

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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…

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

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Become Lean AND Healthy, Long-Term
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  When I reflect back on all that I’ve been through in this lifestyle of…

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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…

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

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

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[Daily Dose] WTF is President’s Day…?
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] WTF is President’s Day…?

WTF is President’s Day…? Yesterday, one of my employees texted me asking if we had…

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The Truth About Calorie Calculators
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The Truth About Calorie Calculators

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

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Harnessing the Power of Antioxidants: Your Complete Guide
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Harnessing the Power of Antioxidants: Your Complete Guide

Welcome to our ultimate guide to antioxidants. This is your go-to resource for everything you…

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[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] Success is how you SEE it.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Success is how you SEE it.

Success is how you SEE it. 90% of the results you see are pre-determined based…

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

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

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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…

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Lower Body Training Session Vlog (Working Around Low-Back Issues)
Training
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  Today I’ll be doing something a bit different than usual, going to do a…

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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…

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EPISODE 10: Monster Mentality
Nutrition
EPISODE 10: Monster Mentality

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

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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
How Low Can You Take Your Calories?
Nutrition
How Low Can You Take Your Calories?

People want to lose weight as fast as possible, but at some point it becomes…

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"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…

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A Day in The ‘Not So Average’ Life of Boom-Boom : Vlog Ep.1
Lifestyle
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Tune in to what a Day in My Life looks like… We go from my…

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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…

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Nutrition
Probiotics and Fermented Foods (Worth The Hype?)

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

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Nutrition
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Today is not about a strategy to lose more weight, a new theory on building…

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[Daily Dose] ACTION > motivation
Daily Dose
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ACTION > motivation Pablo Picasso has by far one of the best quotes of all…

Daily Dose
The "Handful" Diet
Nutrition
The "Handful" Diet

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

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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…

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

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[Daily Dose] Master The Basics.
Daily Dose
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Training
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90% of people who come to me expect that they’ll need to do a bunch…

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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…

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[Daily Dose] The Gardener.
Daily Dose
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[Daily Dose] The 10 Nutrition Commandments.
Daily Dose
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Coaching
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It’s tough for us to say, but we will all someday be dead. Finished. Non-existent….

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

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

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

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Nutrition
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Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
My Diet Story. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…
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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
The Funeral Question
Lifestyle
The Funeral Question

So…. It’s Monday…. Another week, but unlike the mass majority of the population… this gets…

Lifestyle