Posts in the Category "Contest Prep"

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 →

Basic Primer on Effective Training

Continuing on with the idea that there needs to be heavy component (ie. low reps) to your training … Training with heavy weights improves something called myogenic tone through growth of the contractile proteins ‚Äì the aforementioned myofibrillar hypertrophy. Myogenic tone is basically a measure of a muscle‚Äôs density. When your body is nice and.. Read more →

Cardio and Intervals for Fat Loss

I did a two-part interview for Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training (// member site recently. I’ll be running the full interview in a future issue of the LBC newsletter, but in the mean time (since I’m trying to post to this blog frequently) I thought, I’d post up one of the Q&As from the interview.  .. Read more →