Here’s a video of a Sumo Champion who eats 10,000 calories a day “to be big and strong”. If you are serious about being a better athlete, I strongly advise that you start eating more. That goes double if you’re a female under 165 pounds. Now go eat something heavy, Nick Horton
I read a blog post today about why “Our Grandparents didn’t have food allergies… but you do!” It was another in a (very) long line of arguments, by countless fitness “pros”, claiming that the way things used to be was good, and that the way things are now is bad. I’m going to call this… [Read More]
Tamara is just a bit over her weight class limit, and needs to slim down while still gaining strength. She’s going to do exactly that. But first… Dairy Queen! The next morning, it’s all about her new diet plan to get shredded, while she cooks up a meaty breakfast: What is YOUR diet strategy?
Tamara and I were in our kitchen late last night discussing how not-excited she was to have to choke down her MASS of supplements, which led to the natural “Why, God, Why?!” kind of questions that always show up in times of great peril. Indeed: Why take supplements at all? Do YOU think supplements are… [Read More]
Does the sun revolve around the earth? No. Why did people believe such a crazy notion? Were they stupid? Of course not. The trouble with science is that it just doesn’t give us the level of certainty we humans seem to obsessively (and desperately) want. But don’t let that cause you to despair. Quite frankly, I… [Read More]
In an article I wrote for Breaking Muscle yesterday on the 7 Fitness Myths You Gotta Know About, I accidentally stirred up quite the controversy over an ongoing debate among fitness professionals about how important the Calories In vs Calories Out equation is. I made the claim that the most important part of the equation… [Read More]
Call me girly, but I had no intentions of being fat at my wedding. Unfortunately, with only a few months to go, that was exactly the situation I was facing. I needed to take drastic measures, measures most will find insane. And, because of my experimental personality, I took them! Lo and behold, it worked! … [Read More]
OK, the title of this post is a bit misleading. But, it seems as though many people believe that “Diet vs Exercise” is a valid question with an obvious answer: Diet. They may not believe it consciously. But, in their actions this is what happens. In truth, of course, there is not an exclusive “or”… [Read More]
When I was in High School there were 90 year old women who were bigger, stronger, and taller than I was. I’ve since gained 60 pounds of muscle–though, I haven’t gotten any taller. I’ve helped a lot of other skinny kids (and adults) pack on pounds of muscle over the years, and I’m here to… [Read More]
(cross-posted @ Good Tithings) Dr. Lam has a post on the link between sugar and all the ills of humanity. While I’m certainly for a low sugar diet (and the proscriptions in the post are largely fine), he brings up some points that are patently false (and therefor irk me something fierce). In particular, he… [Read More]
Eric Cressey gets angry with bad research and its effect on the public’s perception of how they should diet and exercise. They claim that the results show that low-fat, higher carb diets outperform low-carb, higher fat diets when both diets are low in fat and total calories. In other words, the implication is that they… [Read More]
Precision Nutrition has a new interview with Dr. John Berrardi. He goes over all kinds of interesting stuff like: how he deals with athletes who need more calories; how he got Dave Tate to look so … well … not fat; and what he likes to parade around in early in the morning.