The good folks at are celebrating the 6th birthday of their website today. To celebrate they’re not only having a 50% off sale, but have also written up this must-read on how nutrition research actually works: it provides a great insight into where research fits in in regards to the choice of the foods you
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Why customizing macro-nutrients is an individualization game It may come as a surprise to some, but my psychic abilities gravitate on the low side of the spectrum. And as much as I would like to answer your questions about your specific macro-nutrients ratios, the reality is that it is simply not possible. In all fairness,
It’s Always About “I Deserve More Carbs Because XYZ…” In the last few months, I have the honor and pleasure to do podcasts with the top health and performance interviewers on the Internet: Tim Ferris, Mike Mutzel, Mark Bell and Dave Asprey. Every one of them had a particular interest on my views on carbohydrate
Prioritize What Matters Most Anyone that’s cracked open a self-help book on productivity should understand the concept of putting their first order, or most important task (MIT) before anything else.  Given that, completing this task will give us the results we’re looking, and in many cases, remove the need to complete some of the other
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How Much Protein is actually needed? Do I need to buy protein powder? Is whey better than casein? Should I pay extra for isolate or hydrolysate? How much should I take? These are just a few of the many questions surrounding post-workout nutrition.  And unfortunately, with the availability of inflated and conflicting information online, finding a reliable
strength coaching
By Jerome Simian, founder of Synaptic Athletics I took my first course with Charles Poliquin in Montreal in 1997. That was way back when he actually had hair! I was discovering the field of strength and conditioning then.  I was never a gym rat but was always interested in sports performance and I don’t think
Contrary to what some would have you believe, carbs are not evil However, unlike other macro-nutrients, carbs should be earned. In any case, protein is the one macro-nutrient that should be prioritized as much as possible.  Not only because it’s an essential requirement for staying lean, strong and healthy. It also helps that it’s impossible to over-consume this macro.
training boxers
Boxing may just be the last frontier in strength and conditioning. You could describe what passes for training in this sport by the children’s game Follow the Leader. Whatever the current champions are doing, especially the popular heavyweights, the contenders are sure to copy. The problem with that approach is that some boxing champions are
As many of you know, I’m not a big fan of traditional long slow distance aerobic cardio, especially if it is done in the totally imaginary “fat burning zone.”  I’ve already explained why I think it is a waste of time and energy, but the arguments against cardio are more numerous than that. Here are
By Josh Bryant Let’s say you want to take your investment portfolio to the next level, you probably won’t seek that advice at the local homeless shelter. As bizarre as that sounds, people basically do the equivalent with nutrition. Physically flaccid public health officials have made preposterous claims about nutrition for decades; regardless of their fantasies,