Posts in the Category "Rants"

Competition prep rant

Competition season is heavily upon us and as a result, Facebook newsfeeds are filling up with declarations of  #hardcore contest preps. Let me fill you in on a little secret: Competing in 5+ shows per year, doing two-a-day cardio sessions 7 days per week, drastically cutting calories to show how #beastmode you are, wearing a squeem, and declaring to.. Read more →

Daily weight fluctuation are not indicators of success or failure

Daily weight fluctuations are normal. They are not indicators or success of failure. Changes in sodium status, how much water you’re drinking (low water intake promotes water retention), hormonal changes associated with menstruation, glycogen status, bowel regularity, etc., all affect bodyweight.My point is simply to not put too much stock into what the scale says.. Read more →

How the internet fitness world can misinterpret studies

Here is one thing that really grinds my gears about internet diet/fitness articles. Authors often take mechanistic, acute data such as insulin response to a certain meal, lipolysis (fat breakdown) in response to a training protocol, or protein synthetic response (muscle building) in response to feeding in a certain time window after exercise and translate.. Read more →

The fat-loss truth

Sometimes when I’m trying to come up with new content to post on this page from day to day it becomes difficult because, in reality, there really isn’t anything “new” that is going to be the difference between your success and failure when it comes to fitness and nutrition. What I realized is that, rather.. Read more →

Dieting: A Rant

Dieting: A Rant by Dave Tate You ever go out with a bunch of people for dinner when you’re dieting? Isn’t that a f#$*#& up situation? Let’s say you’re at a table with seven people and everyone’s ordering their food. You’re at the end so you’re ordering last. They’re getting ribs, chicken strips, spaghetti, and.. Read more →