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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joint pain is unavoidable if you lift weights. Even with no injuries, the reduced recovery of aging will force it. But thankfully there are changes you can make to keep training and stay healthy.
There are few certainties in life. Proverbial wisdom counts death and taxes among them, but back pain should be on that list. Everyone seems to suffer it at some point, and it’s incredibly debilitating because our backs are involved in almost everything we do.
This article is an exploration of all the things I tried to heal back pain. What finally worked was rethinking how I use my back, and surprisingly, heavy resistance training.
Fat loss doesn’t have to be a confusing grind. Follow these 7 steps to guarantee it happens in the most efficient and enjoyable way possible.