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The Ultimate Fat Burning Supplement Stack (Backed By Science)

August 18, 2022
Written by Cody McBroom

Reviewed By:

Dr. Brandon Roberts, PhD

19 Min Read

Key takeaways

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Before you add any supplementation into the plan, with hopes of improving your body composition, you must first create an optimal diet for fat loss. This means consistently adhereing to a caloric deficit!

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There are 3 supplements that should be used within this stack, simultaneously, in order for it to be maximally effective -- Yohimbine, Synephrine, and Caffeine. It’s important to note that all of these are individually effective, on their own, as well. However, for noticeable fat loss progress to be made – you’ll want to stack them all together.

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The Research Study done, that examined the effects of this stack, showed statistically significant increases in energy expenditure for weight loss. This gives us scientific proof of it's use for a fat loss enhancing strategy.

THE ULTIMATE FAT BURNING SUPPLEMENT STACK

One of the most frequently searched and asked questions in the fitness world, is whether or not Fat Loss Supplements (i.e. ‘Fat Burners’) actually work…. And it’s been the most frequently asked question for the last decade or more, I’d guess!

And I understand why, too… it’s the most appealing fast-track process to getting leaner and looking better, don’t ya’ think?

You take a pill and BOOM! Your metabolism speeds up, lipolysis kicks into gear, and your body starts shredding fat like a machine.

However, as we know from years and years of studying fitness, nutrition, muscle growth, and fat loss – it isn’t that simple. 

Or is it….?

Despite what you might think, based on the vast majority of intelligent coaches in the industry and even from reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, if you’re a regular content consumer of ours… there actually is a fat loss supplement stack that has proven to be pretty effective, not only in a specific research study but in practical application (with myself, coaches on my staff, and with members of our coaching company).

In this article I’m going to break down the exact “Fat Burner Stack” you can use to increase your metabolic rate, encourage your body to burn stubborn body fat, and potentially speed up your fat loss process, by losing more fat in a shorter amount of time.

However, like most intense and exciting protocols for fat loss or muscle growth… there’s some pro’s, con’s, caveat’s, and warnings that come along with it. So be sure to read the entire article before buying your stack off amazon and poppin’ stimulants like they’re skittles.

Healthy meal w/ protein, carb, and fat sources
Eating a calorie controlled, balanced macro, diet is step 1 in accomplishing fat loss.

CREATE AN OPTIMAL FAT LOSS DIET

Before you add any supplementation into the plan, with hopes of improving your body composition, you must first create an optimal diet for fat loss. 

I’ll give you the cliffnotes here, but if you want to dive deeper into what makes fat loss diets successful, read this article I wrote on Finding The Easiest Diet To Follow

The 3 most important aspects of a fat loss diet protocol are the following:

1. Calorie Deficit.

First and foremost (also most obvious, I’d assume), is that you create a calorie deficit. Research shows that without creating a calorie deficit in some way, it will be virtually impossible to lose body fat.

Many people have tried to debunk this by utilizing pseudoscientific diet protocols, such as intermittent fasting or keto (mind you, these protocols aren’t pseudoscience – they’re only that way when a guru claims they can help you lose fat, without needing a deficit), but as research has proven time and time again, these strategies only work to lose body fat when they allow you to consistently stay in a calorie deficit.

You can easily create a calorie deficit by finding your maintenance intake and then reducing that by eating less carbs or fat (or a combination of the two). If you need help figuring out what your maintenance is, so that you can create a deficit – we have a fat loss calorie calculator right here.

2. Eat Enough Protein.

A high protein diet ensures that you’re consuming a diet that has a high TEF (Thermic Effect of Food), which essentially means that your diet burns more calories simply through the process of digestion and absorption. This happens because protein has the highest Thermic Effect of all the macronutrients (protein, fats, carbs).

A high protein diet also keeps you more satiated, because of that high TEF protein is a bit more difficult for your body to digest and due to the time it takes to digest and absorb protein – you stay fuller, for longer. This is EXTREMELY helpful when you’re in a deficit and more likely to be hungry, compared to if you were not in a calorie deficit.

Last but not least, a higher protein intake allows you to keep muscle protein synthesis high and muscle protein breakdown low. This optimal protein balance ratio simply keeps your body in a more anabolic state, which allows you to maintain muscle mass much more easily while being in a calorie deficit.

3. Consistency.

What you can consistently adhere to, will consistently provide you with great fat loss results.

And although this is not a scientific lesson, just an obvious statement… it’s the one thing that 80% of people who fail to lose weight (according to research), actually figure out.

Why is this?

Simple – people immediately go for the sexiest fad diets or diets that seem to provide the quickest ROI, in terms of fat loss. But 9 times out of 10, those are NOT what are most sustainable.

Which is why the primary principle we preach to our clients at TCM, is that you need to have a dietary plan and system that you can see yourself following for longer than the time required to reach your goals.

In other words, if you want to lose 20lbs of body fat and we estimate that this will take somewhere between 3-6 months – you should utilize a dietary approach that you could easily see yourself adhering to for 6-9 months or more, rather than just 3-6.

We have found that tracking calories and using a flexibility dieting approach tends to be the most commonly-adherible approach for most people because it gives you a system that is defined by science, making results guaranteed if you follow the system, and opens up the range of foods you can consume, allowing you to enjoy the process far more.

But this 3rd and final aspect of creating an optimal diet plan is pretty simple:

You must be consistent, because results don’t happen in 30 days or less — and even when they do, they don’t last.

 

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After accomplishing weeks of consistency with an effective fat loss diet, fat burning supplements may become useful…

THE FAT BURNER SUPPLEMENT STACK

Ok, NOW we can talk about supplements… what you came to this article for in the first place!

There are 3 supplements that should be used within this stack, simultaneously, in order for it to be maximally effective. 

It’s important to note that all of these are individually effective, on their own, as well. However, for noticeable fat loss progress to be made (beyond what the calorie deficit will do for you) – you’ll want to stack them all together on a daily basis, for a short window of time (all of which we’ll break down in the practical application part of this article).

Let’s get into the first ingredient of the fat burner supplement stack…

YOHIMBINE

Yohimbine is a fat-burning compound and should only be used to lose fat during short term cutting (i.e. when in a structured fat loss phase/diet), which means there is not only no sense in taking it when you’re not in a deficit, actively pursuing fat loss, but also some potential negative side effects if taken out of context for too long.

Yohimbine is also an aphrodisiac and can aid erectile dysfunction, as well as a general stimulant. In fact, this is how Yohimbine was originally discovered and why it was first created. There’s not any proven scientific evidence of it being an effective sexual stimulant in humans, but it’s believed that it was originally created for that purpose but not much benefit came from it.

Yohimbine later became a stimulant and fat loss supplement, used in scientific research and by many bodybuilders over the years.

Yohimbine works by increasing adrenaline levels in the body (which potentially increases metabolic rate), as well as inhibiting a regulatory process in fat cells (see below), which normally suppresses fat burning.

Fat cells have beta and alpha receptors. Alpha receptors stop fat cells from mobilizing (i.e. burning), while beta receptors aid fat cells in mobilization. It’s been discovered that some areas on the body tend to have more alpha receptors and therefore have been determined as “stubborn body fat areas”. Therefore if we can disengage or unbind the alpha receptors from the fat cells, we may be able to better mobilize the fat tissue (i.e. burn the stubborn fat more easily or effectively). 

Yohimbine binds to the fat cells better than beta receptors, which “turns off” the alpha receptors, allowing catecholamines in your blood to bind to the beta receptors instead and help fat loss. 

I know, lot’s of nerd talk… What basically happens here is that yohimbine prevents your fat cells’ alpha receptors from preventing fat loss. It blocks the blockers from blocking, essentially. This allows the fat mobilization (i.e. burning) process to speed up and work more effectively.

The effects of yohimbine are partially negated by food intake, though, which is why it is suggested to be taken in a fasted state (before any food is consumed, in the morning).

It’s also been shown to be more effective in a fasted state alongside caffeine consumption, which we’ll touch on soon, as well as with cardio. Therefore if you’re going to take Yohimbine alone, by itself, it’s suggested that you take it with a cup of coffee before some fasted cardio in the morning.

Yohimbine doses of 0.2mg/kg of body weight have been successfully used to increase fat burning without significant implications on cardiovascular parameters like heart rate and blood pressure.

This results in a dosage of:

14mg for a 150lb individual
18mg for a 200lb individual
22mg for a 250lb individual

It should be cautioned at higher body weights, since the cardiovascular system may not be prepared to handle a stimulatory agent such as yohimbine (much like very-high intakes of caffeine would be, too). It’s also suggested that when someone supplements with yohimbine for the first time OR when pairing yohimbine with another stimulant, they always start with a half-dose and assess tolerance before proceeding or increasing the dose.

SYNEPHRINE

Synephrine isn’t as commonly used or talked about, compared to yohimbine, and it might be due to the fact that ephedrine was a much more potent and popular fat burner of choice in the golden era of bodybuilding.

However, ephedrine is illegal in many parts of the world and can be far more intense. So intense, in fact, that you usually need to supplement with low doses of aspirin to avoid any issues with blood pressure and negative heart health symptoms. I would venture to say that the intimidating nature of ephedrine, although also appealing nature to many – because it really does work well to burn body fat, caused many people to not give synephrine a try altogether.

So what is synephrine, exactly?

Synephrine is a molecule that is very similar to ephedrine, just not as potent or strong. It’s commonly referred to as ‘bitter orange’ and has been used in Chinese medicine for decades. 

Synephrine seems to be a less potent-fat burner relative to ephedrine, but still has been shown to increase an individual’s metabolic rate and help to speed up fat loss. It is another stimulant and works well in conjunction with other metabolic and stimulant increases agents (which is why it’s in the stack, here).

It’s believed that synephrine primarily works by increasing our body’s ability to use fat for fuel and by increasing heat production in the body, therefore increasing our metabolism and burning more calories.

I have to add, though, that this sounds AMAZING… so you might be wondering, “Why on earth isn’t everyone using this stuff?!”

Well, because when we take too many stimulants for too long, we can really crash our adrenals and over-work our nervous system. Doing this can cause many negative side effects and lead to the opposite result of what we took this for originally (i.e. fat gain). This is why it’s not recommended to take it for too long AND to ensure you’re ready to handle this, from a health perspective.

Finally, when we say things like “increases metabolic rate” – it’s a relative term. Something could increase your metabolism by 1% and we could still say that, but at that point the risk might be greater than the reward. 

However, we’ll go over the potential side effects, as well as WHO should be using a protocol like this, in the conclusion of this article (practical application section).

Doses for synephrine have been suggested in two different ways over the years; all at once or spread throughout the day. Either way, it’s usually in the range of 30-50mg per day for any individual. You can choose either of the options below for supplementing with synephrine, however the same cautionary advice from the yohimbine applies here – start slow, assess tolerance, be careful stacking with other stimulants, and increase dose as you see fit.

10-20mg, 3x per day
50mg in the morning, with no other doses throughout the day.

CAFFEINE

We’re going to keep the caffeine section here short because we’re primarily using it as a stimulant to boost the effects of the other two main fat burning supplement-ingredients in this stack, however there are a few points worth noting about caffeine in regards to body composition changes.

Caffeine is one of the most well researched performance enhancing supplements there are, because it’s been shown countless times in research to increase athletic performance and training intensity or volume in the gym. This makes it useful in getting more out of your cardio, muscle building workouts, as well as your strength increasing workouts. In other words, no matter what your goal is – having caffeine prior to your training is going to help you get more out of your training.

Caffeine is also a central nervous system stimulant that increases your heart rate and body temperature, which has been shown in research to increase your average calorie expenditure and your metabolic rate. Both of these things will specifically contribute to fat loss. In fact, some research has shown that it can help increase fat burning by as much as 29% in lean people and by about 10% in obese people. These effects do however decrease with age and will vary from person to person, because studies show results from averages not individuals, but it’s worth noting!

Last but not least, caffeine has positive effects on the brain to lower neurodegenerative ailments and increase neurotransmitters that help with focus and productivity. This means it’s a useful tool before things like work or studying, but also before training because it may allow you to stay in the zone and improve your form, technique, or mental resilience during tough workouts.

These are MASSIVELY positive benefits and therefore caffeine should be consumed in moderation, regardless of using this stack or not, so that you can get the most out of your training efforts. But for the sake of this article and stack, it’s simply used as an added fuel to the fat loss fire.

Can of sugar free rockstar energy drink
The type of caffeine used as a stimulant can be of your choice; pre-workout, energy drink, coffee, tea, etc.

USING FAT BURNERS

Now we can finally get into the application of this fat burner stack. The stack itself is everything we’ve discussed, thus far:

YOHIMBINE + SYNEPHRINE + CAFFEINE SOURCE

This is a fairly stimulating fat loss stack, so some people cannot handle it if they have a high sensitivity to stimulants like caffeine. Therefore if you’re someone who gets anxiety very easily from too many stimulants or gets extreme cases of the jitters when consuming energy drinks or pre workouts, this may not be the fat burning supplement stack for you.

The reason there is a lot of caution behind this stack is that the combination of synephrine and yohimbine essentially combines the stimulant/metabolic effects of both supplements, while potentially enhancing the effects that yohimbine has on stubborn fat cells. It is, however, safer than doubling the amount of either yohimbine or synephrine by themselves.

There is a classic bodybuilding stack, called the ECA-Fat Loss Stack, which contains the ingredients Ephedrine + Caffeine + Baby Aspirin and this works VERY similarly to that.

The primary differences are that ephedrine is illegal in the U.S. and stronger, which makes this safer, and we’re adding in yohimbine to help “turn off” the alpha receptors, allowing catecholamines in your blood to bind to the beta receptors instead and help to burn stubborn body fat.

This essentially creates a highly stimulating effect on your CNS and HR, which can feel intense for some at first until your body adapts, increasing body temperature, calorie expenditure, and metabolic rate – while also disengaging receptors in the body to allow that calorie expenditure to be more directly targeted at stubborn body fat.

I still recommend taking baby aspirin while doing this, just to be overly cautious about increased blood pressure. Aspirin is a cheap and safe supplement to take, so why wouldn’t we keep it in as a type of health-insurance policy?!

Now, the protocol and everything you need to know about using this fat burning supplement stack:

YOHIMBINE 0.2mg/kg of body weight
SYNEPHRINE 30-50mg per day
CAFFEINE 100-300mg alongside the above (use your normal morning caffeine intake)
ASPIRIN 81mg (normal baby aspirin dosage)
TIMING Early morning, in fasted state, daily (most effective before fasted cardio)
DURATION 6-8 weeks (there’s no real answer here, but this is my suggestion)

The protocol above is designed as an advanced stubborn fat loss protocol, which means it really should only be used if you’re in the final stages of your fat loss journey.

If you have more than 20lbs to go, this is likely NOT for you and you should just focus on a normal fat loss plan (calorie deficit, some cardio, training program – i.e. online coaching). Just remember, that your body adapts to things! Which means you should save this for when you truly need it and use it at a time where you’re ready to finish your journey and burn the last 5-10lbs of body fat!

If you’re someone who has 10lbs or less to lose, I suggest using this at the tail end of your cut. This is usually in the realms of 6-8 weeks and although it probably can be used for longer, safely, I don’t like taking my clients through anything too extreme longer than that and I’m often hesitant about abusing stimulants in general.

Which makes using a protocol like this for about 6-8 weeks, to wrap up your cut, a great way to do it.

THE “FAT BURNER” RESEARCH STUDY

Now, before we wrap things up… I do want to mention that there has been a study on this! So this isn’t just based on anecdotal evidence that we’ve seen from our own fat loss phases or some of the few clients we’ve used it on, but on actual scientific evidence.

The Research Study done on this stack showed statistically significant increases in energy expenditure for weight loss. It also noted acute elevations in heart rate, blood pressure, and “confusion”… so it’s important to monitor your daily biofeedback while using this. But as you can tell, it can work, without a doubt. However some may not respond well to it and therefore you need to be careful (we’ve yet to see anyone at all have any issues, but being overly cautious is always necessary on the interwebs).

I suggest reading the study if you’d like to dive into the exact protocol, as the type of caffeine was Yerba-Mate, the synephrine and yohimbine were in a specific supplement, training protocols were listed, etc…

But the main point and takeaway was that there were enough fat loss results to show that they could say it made a statistically significant effect on fat loss progress.

In my opinion and experience, that says a lot AND the stack structure I gave above is designed to be even more optimal, which makes this article your best go-to strategy for burning stubborn body fat, faster.

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

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

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

Lifestyle
[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
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
Intermittent Fasting
Nutrition
Intermittent Fasting

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

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

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

Training
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
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
[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 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
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
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
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
[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
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
[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 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
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] The Intention-Behavior Gap.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The Intention-Behavior Gap.

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

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

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

Training
[Daily Dose] Just Show Up.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Just Show Up.

Just Show Up. Hey. I’ve been sitting here staring at a blank screen for at…

Daily Dose
[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
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
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
[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
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
How Should I Split My Workouts? [Optimize Your Weekly Training Split]
Training
How Should I Split My Workouts? [Optimize Your Weekly Training Split]

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

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

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

Nutrition
[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
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
"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
12 Reasons Strength Training Trumps Cardio
Training
12 Reasons Strength Training Trumps Cardio

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

Training
[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
[Daily Dose] FULFILLMENT > satisfaction
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] FULFILLMENT > satisfaction

FULFILLMENT > satisfaction Something I’ve always struggled with is not being satisfied with anything… I…

Daily Dose
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…

Training
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
Body Recomposition (Learn To Burn Fat and Build Muscle, Simultaneously)
guides
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…

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

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

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] How To Turn A Bad Day Around
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] How To Turn A Bad Day Around

How To Turn A Bad Day Around I had a pretty shitty day today. Yesterday,…

Daily Dose
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
[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
Nutrition

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

Nutrition
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
Fit over 40
Lifestyle
Fit over 40

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

Lifestyle
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
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
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] 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
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
A Day in The ‘Not So Average’ Life of Boom-Boom : Vlog Ep.1
Lifestyle
A Day in The ‘Not So Average’ Life of Boom-Boom : Vlog Ep.1

Tune in to what a Day in My Life looks like… We go from my…

Lifestyle
10 Things People Who Stay Lean Year Around Do. (#7 Will Surprise You)
Coaching
10 Things People Who Stay Lean Year Around Do. (#7 Will Surprise You)

When it comes to creating the lean body we all want, the ultimate goal is…

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

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

Lifestyle
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
[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
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
[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
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
Dad Bod Epidemic (10 Steps To Avoiding The Dad Bod)
Nutrition
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…

Nutrition
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
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
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
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
Nutrient Timing (What The Science Actually Tells Us)
Nutrition
Nutrient Timing (What The Science Actually Tells Us)

Nutrient Timing – Here’s what you need to know: • Calories in vs. calories out…

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
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
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
Functional Upper Body Training Session [Full Workout Explained]
Training
Functional Upper Body Training Session [Full Workout Explained]

Watch the video below to get access to an exclusive functional hypertrophy training program [for…

Training
[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
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 Beginner’s Guide Series [ALL VIDEOS]
Nutrition
The Beginner’s Guide Series [ALL VIDEOS]

My goal with this blog, is to bring all of “The Beginner’s Guide” videos to…

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

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

Lifestyle
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…

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
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
Your Bikini Competition Crash Course (What-To-Know Before Competing)
Coaching
Your Bikini Competition Crash Course (What-To-Know Before Competing)

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

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

How To Get 6-Pack Abs When it comes to achieving a 6-pack… the best strategy…

guides
[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
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
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
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…

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

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

Daily Dose
"Selfish" or "Self-Interested"
Nutrition
"Selfish" or "Self-Interested"

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

Nutrition
The 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…

Nutrition
Relationship Status : "Dieting"
Nutrition
Relationship Status : "Dieting"

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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] In Defense Of Rigid Meal Plans…
Nutrition
[VIDEO BLOG] In Defense Of Rigid Meal Plans…

Rigid Meal Plans… you know, eating 6 meal s a day out of plastic containers…

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
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
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
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
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
[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
Can You Drink Alcohol and Lose Fat?
guides
Can You Drink Alcohol and Lose Fat?

Alcohol… Whether it’s Monday Night Football, summertime BBQ’s, date night with your wife, or just…

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

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

Daily Dose
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
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
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
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
[Daily Dose] The Gardener.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The Gardener.

The Gardener. What does a gardener and a champion have in common? A Prolific Sense…

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

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

Lifestyle
[Daily Dose] Understand Your Pain, Double Your Progress
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Understand Your Pain, Double Your Progress

Understand Your Pain, Double Your Progress If you don’t know what copywriting is, it’s the…

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

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

Daily Dose
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…

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
The Most Avoided, Neglected, and NEEDED Concept of Training & Nutrition
Nutrition
The Most Avoided, Neglected, and NEEDED Concept of Training & Nutrition

Recovery… The least sexy topic in the industry? The most misunderstood topic in the industry?…

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

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

Nutrition
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
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
Contagious Inspiration
Coaching
Contagious Inspiration

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

Coaching
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
EPISODE 2: Determination Leads to Success
Lifestyle
EPISODE 2: Determination Leads to Success

Week 1 is complete! And DAMN…. That was a long week! But the best feeling…

Lifestyle
The 10 Diet Commandments
Nutrition
The 10 Diet Commandments

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

Nutrition
[Daily Dose] ACTION > motivation
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] ACTION > motivation

ACTION > motivation Pablo Picasso has by far one of the best quotes of all…

Daily Dose
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
The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout Guide
guides
The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout Guide

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

guides
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
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
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…

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
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
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
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
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
[Daily Dose] The Correct Way To Diet…
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] The Correct Way To Diet…

The Correct Way To Diet… Unfortunately, there’s A LOT of bad diet advice out there……

Daily Dose
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
[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
[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
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EPISODE 10: Monster Mentality

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

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

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

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Getting Your Period Back
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Getting Your Period Back

This article does not contain medical advice. If you are experiencing symptoms of amenorrhea, please…

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Research Roundup (Do Weight Vest Help Fat Loss and is Betaine Worth The Hype?)
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Each month I will cover a few of the top research articles on nutrition, training,…

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

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How Sore Should You Be After A Workout?
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Many people question whether or not getting sore after a workout (training session) is a…

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

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How To Get Jacked As A Vegan [The Detailed Nutrition Plan For Vegan Lifters]
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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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Boom-Boom’s Protein Balls [Recipe + Macros]
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What could be a better snack then something high in protein, low in calories, easy…

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

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How To Lean Bulk Properly (Build Muscle, Without Gaining Fat)
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How To Lean Bulk Properly (Build Muscle, Without Gaining Fat)

WHAT IS A LEAN BULK? Lean bulking is the process of building muscle, while minimizing…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Finding Your Protein Flavor
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Finding Your Protein Flavor

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

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

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Death To The Meal Plan [5 Reasons Why Your Meal Plan Failed & Will Keep Failing]
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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 Mind Muscle Connection: The Key To Better Awareness, Injury Prevention, and Progress
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The Mind Muscle Connection: The Key To Better Awareness, Injury Prevention, and Progress

When it comes to increasing muscle mass and getting stronger, there are a number of…

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

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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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8 Ways To Instantly Sleep Better
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8 Ways To Instantly Sleep Better

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

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

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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…

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The Funeral Question
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The Funeral Question

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

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Second podcast
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EPISODE 7: Be Accountable, Become Successful
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EPISODE 7: Be Accountable, Become Successful

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

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Reverse Dieting, Body Recomposition, and How To Train While Cutting
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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…

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38 Tips To Burn MORE Fat
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38 Tips To Burn MORE Fat

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

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

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Training Volume: How Many Sets Per Week is Enough?
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Training Volume: How Many Sets Per Week is Enough?

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

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

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

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Steps to Success
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Steps to Success

Most people do not truly understand what it takes to become successful, I’m yet to…

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

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

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

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

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Why I Love Weight Watchers…
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Why I Love Weight Watchers…

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

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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…

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Why You Can’t Keep The Weight Off
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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…

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How To Count Your Steps For Weight Loss
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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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How to Intensify Your Workout: 7 Proven Training Techniques
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How to Intensify Your Workout: 7 Proven Training Techniques

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

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

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

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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…

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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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"Post College Party Pouch"- Losing Weight After College
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"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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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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Blue Light Blockers (Benefit or BS?) and Trainings Effect on Sleep: Research Roundup w/ Dr. Brandon Roberts
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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…

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How Your Intensity Determines Your Results
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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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What Are The Health Benefits To Eating Organ Meat?
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What Are The Health Benefits To Eating Organ Meat?

Food fads come and go. An acai bowl one year, hemp hearts the next. Superfoods…

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

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[VIDEO] Individualizing Your Calorie Intake
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[VIDEO] Individualizing Your Calorie Intake

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

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

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

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

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Fish Oil Supplementation 101
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Fish Oil Supplementation 101

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

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

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[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…

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Make Life Awesome
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Make Life Awesome

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

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

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3 Steps To Building A Better Butt
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3 Steps To Building A Better Butt

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

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

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

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

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

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CASE STUDY CLIENT [Breaking The Diet-Rebound Cycle]
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Goodbye All-or-nothing Mindset, Hello sustainable Weight Loss! Maybe you can relate – You are great…

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Training in a Hotel or Apartment Gym (VLOG – Complete Workout, Coached Through)
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This Workout Program (Below) 1.) Ankle, Hip and Thoracic Mobility – 5-10 Min 2a.) DB…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The 10 Rituals For Better Living
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The 10 Rituals For Better Living

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

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The PMS Cure (Natural Ways To Improve Your Hormones and Your Periods)
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The PMS Cure (Natural Ways To Improve Your Hormones and Your Periods)

Pinch me, I think I’m dreaming!! – The first time I read that I can…

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How Much Protein Can You Absorb In One Meal?
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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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What Motivates You?
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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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7 Steps to a Stress Free Life
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7 Steps to a Stress Free Life

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

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50 Science-Backed Anti-Aging Strategies For Life
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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
3 Reasons You NEED Mobility To Lose More Fat
Training
3 Reasons You NEED Mobility To Lose More Fat

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

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Top 3 Overrated Fads, in the Diet World
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Top 3 Overrated Fads, in the Diet World

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

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

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

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The Secret To Success
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The Secret To Success

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

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Do you Eat TOO Much Protein? or Not Enough?
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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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Is a Carb a Carb? Do Nutrients Matter? How much do I need?
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Is a Carb a Carb? Do Nutrients Matter? How much do I need?

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

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Probiotics and Fermented Foods (Worth The Hype?)
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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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[Daily Dose] Growth must be forced.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Growth must be forced.

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

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The Elimination Diet
Nutrition
The Elimination Diet

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

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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] 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
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…

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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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[Daily Dose] 6 Quotes + 3 Steps To Supercharge Your Monday
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] 6 Quotes + 3 Steps To Supercharge Your Monday

6 Quotes + 3 Steps To Supercharge Your Monday Today, I need to bring some…

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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…

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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…

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7 Not-So-Obvious Ways To Break Plateaus
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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….

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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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Metabolic Adaptation: Why Dieting Slows Down Your Metabolism & How To Fix It
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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
[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
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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[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
[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…

Daily Dose
CLAIMING MY POWER. [Day 3 & 4, Resurrection Week]
Lifestyle
CLAIMING MY POWER. [Day 3 & 4, Resurrection Week]

  “Wow, its day 3 already… In the weirdest way, it feels like its been…

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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
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…

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

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The Battle Against Carbs
Nutrition
The Battle Against Carbs

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

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[Daily Dose] Ready, Aim, FIRE. Repeat.
Daily Dose
[Daily Dose] Ready, Aim, FIRE. Repeat.

Ready, Aim, FIRE. Repeat. I’m going to keep this short and sweet today. There is…

Daily Dose
47 Simple Ways To Kick Start Your Fat Loss
Nutrition
47 Simple Ways To Kick Start Your Fat Loss

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

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"The Begging Bowl"
Lifestyle
"The Begging Bowl"

  Today I read a story, the kind of story that makes you stop, shut…

Lifestyle
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…

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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…

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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? …

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

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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…

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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
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…

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Overtraining or Under-Recovering? (Killing Yourself in The Gym is Killing Your Progress and Hormones)
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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)…

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