Training

A Quick Look at Creatine

Creatine 101

 

What’s the deal with creatine? I hear so many misconceptions on this supplement, which is actually one of the most researched supplements in the sports nutrition world. Such as it’s a steroid, it doesn’t do anything, you will destroy your kidney’s if you take it (no study as ever showed increased kidney stress to the point of clinical relevance in a healthy kidney btw). Here’s a short little review on just the performance research on creatine, with a rarity in blog articles: references! (There’s a lot more research on other benefits out there).

Enjoy!

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HOME GYM SETUP

HOME GYM SETUP

If you want to build your own home / garage gym, you can always shop around for used equipment and deals. But we do recommend that you spend a bit more on quality so that your equipment will last you for years to come: a good bar and plates will last you a lifetime, vs a bad quality one which will rust and bend over the summer.

 

MUST: BARBELL AND PLATES

While it’s the most important, a barbell is usually easy to find. There are two main barbell types: standard and Olympic. Standard bars are one inch…
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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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smart goals must be in the circle of control. picture of 3 concentric circles: circle of control at center

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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fat utilization in a keto-adapted athlete

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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