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Do Difficult Things Every Day and Triumph

Do Difficult Things Every Day.

 

This is going to be a short post, mostly because the concept can be summed up in those five words.  At a round table Q&A at our recent conference there was a question which was asked related to breaking through mental barriers – how do you do it.  The truth is I wish I had a better answer for the inquirer than I did at the time, but it did give me something to think about the entire next day.  What is it about some people who seem to “smash it”…
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The Dumb Side of SMART Goals

This post is a rant.

I’ll clearly own and admit that it is.  I love SMART goals as they pertain to business, professional, and personal goals related to project management, task completion, and the like.  Here’s where I rebel.  I coach a number of clients – both in group setting and as a private coach.  Much of our work is both mental and physical.  Anyone with a core competency in training can make you stronger – I want to make you more resilient and improve your mental fortitude at the same time.  And therein lies my issue.  At…
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Ketogains Boot Camps – July Edition

Ready to take the next step in your fitness and nutritional goals? Well we have the thing just for you: Ketogains Boot Camps. Our greatest experts and coaches will be conducting two paid private boot camps for beginners and intermediates. This is the opportunity to join a private group of people for motivation and receiving specially designed programs and coaching from Luis Villaseñor, Tyler Cartwright, Zach More and Jeremy McAlister.

Check out the info below, we’re ready to start on July 18th so click the links to register and pay to get into the best ketogenic fitness boot camp program…
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Socrates, Thoreau, Elephants, Life Change

There is a quote by Socrates, the Greek philosopher, which says, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  This is, at face value, trite.  It’s the stale sort of first-semester psychology major quote that you’ve heard a hundred times, or seen tattooed on the side of some 19 year old in a two-piece bikini at the beach.  The meaning for me, at 37 years old, has more to do with the context in which Socrates is reported to have said those words.  The quote is actually from Plato’s book titled “Apology” (The more formal title being the fancier-sounding “Apologia Socratis.”). …
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Keto-adapted, what does it mean?

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

 

Day Four of The Muscle Professor Academy touches on the topic of Keto-adaptation. Being Keto-adapted leads to different benefits for athletes

What does it mean to be keto-adapted? Keto adaptation occurs when your body switches from carbohydrates to fat and ketones as its primary source of fuel. This means that instead of carbohydrates, specifically glucose, feeding the body fat is broken down into alternative fuel sources to replace the need for carbohydrates.

In this study we see that athletes that are keto-adapted have a much higher…
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Protein Synthesis without carbs

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

Protein Synthesis is supposed to be carb based, but this myth has been debunked.

Day two of the Muscle Professor Academy is looking at ketogenic dieting and muscle protein synthesis. A common misconception is that carbohydrates are needed to stimulate muscle protein synthesis (building of muscle).

We did the first study ever to look at synthesis in muscle following resistance training. In this study we had two groups of participants that consisted of 6 weeks of calorie matched high carb or very low carb ketogenic segments. After 6 weeks we did…
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glycogen restore (carb refeed) on keto and normal athletes

Carb Refeed when doing a Ketogenic Diet?

Carb Refeed is one of the predominant terms used against ketogenic athletes, people say you need carb to do endurance or any kind of exercise, but is this true?

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

Do you Need to Carb up on a ketogenic diet? The answer is NO! In this study 22 elite athletes on either a high carb diet (50 % of calories) or a ketogenic diet (Carbs only 5-10 % of calories) performed a long duration endurance event meant to deplete muscle carbohydrate stores (glycogen).

After exercise subjects…
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