The Paper Towel Analogy

This is a post from Alwyn Cosgrove’s blog that I thought was a really good analogy for the rate of progress and being patient. Let’s assume you go out and buy two rolls of paper towels, each with 112 paper towels on it. You put one aside, and keep it for future reference (your “before”.. Read more →

Metabolic Slowdown – Part II

Now that you’ve decided to take control of your metabolism and have adjusted your calories to maintenance levels, you want to maintain this level of calories for at least two weeks. Then once things are humming along again, you can return to a caloric deficit. Might you gain some weight at maintenance? Maybe, but some.. Read more →

Metabolic Slowdown – Part I

Do you find that no matter what diet you try or how much exercise you do, you just can’t seem to lose fat anymore? Were you once pleased with your fat-loss progress, but now find yourself staring this big, ugly plateau in the face? Nothing seems to work for you anymore and you’ve tried it.. Read more →

Intervals & Fat Loss Part III

Putting It All Together The take home message here is not that there is no place for steady state cardio, or that you should only be doing interval training. The best course of action is to use both forms of cardio. An overemphasis on either will result in less than optimal results. If you’re just.. Read more →

Intervals & Fat Loss – Part II

Efficiency sure sounds good, but when we’re trying to lose fat, we want to be inefficient fat burners. Look at a lot of physique competitors ‚Äì they start off with 30 minutes of cardio three to four times a week and by the time they’re done dieting, they’re up to 60 minutes twice a day.. Read more →

Intervals & Fat Loss – Part 1

I thought I’d post an article that i recently wrote for a print magazine on intervals and fat loss. I’ll just post the first third of the article today and then will update with the other two thirds in subsequent blog posts. What’s the first thing most people think of when they think of fat.. Read more →