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What it was like to have mild COVID-19

Just as the news of successful vaccines was announced, I got COVID-19. Here’s what it was like.

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Bodybuilding Injuries Muscle Building

The biggest change I made for safe, pain-free squat technique

For years squatting mostly just hurt my knees and back. But I kept experimenting and found one major change permitted a deep squat with no knee or back pain.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

Slow metabolism is a myth: how to burn more calories

You probably know someone who eats a lot and struggles to put on weight, while you get fat eating less. Common wisdom would say they have a faster metabolism, but it turns out that’s unlikely. Here’s the reality and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

Reverse dieting: scam or metabolic supercharger?

Reverse dieting after a fat loss phase is controversial. Some swear it’s a metabolic supercharger, others claim it’s a diet coach scam. I’ve researched it, and dieted with and without it, so here’s what I think.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

How to manage hunger with calorie banking

Calorie banking is a simple way to make dieting easier by matching food intake with hunger. Based on years of experimentation, I’ve found it makes dietary adherence and fat loss much more likely.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

The absolute worst fat loss diet

Science has made fat loss too easy. It’s no longer enough of a challenge or badge of honor for anyone who considers themselves hardcore. Therefore, here’s a special method to prove your toughness, refined from many years of research and experimentation.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss Muscle Building

How to look like you lift if you’re a flabby hardgainer

Since the beginning of time man has pondered the important question of how to look cool with no shirt on. For the naturally gifted, it’s easy: lift heavy things and eat lots. However, that plan won’t work for the hardgainer with a slow metabolism like me. We’ll get slightly bigger and stronger, but mostly just fat. All is not lost, though.

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Fat Loss

Mindset trick for dieting

It’s simple to lose weight. But there’s a big difference between simple and easy, which is why most diets fail. Mindset is an important part of getting it right, and to that end I have a reframing trick that makes success more likely.

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Food

3 tips to identify good milk chocolate

Here’s how to distinguish good milk chocolate from the waxy fakes that try to make up for flavor with sugar.

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Bodybuilding Fat Loss

How to stick to a diet (willpower is useless)

It seems obvious that willpower is the best way to stick to a diet. However, you can’t depend on willpower because it changes so much day to day, even a bad sleep can almost completely deplete it. Instead, planning is the answer, allowing preparation for every eventuality, including when willpower is low.