About the Author:
Kiefer sees himself first and foremost as a geek; with a Masters in Physics, a former career in software engineering and the occasional time wasted working on abstruse mathematical problems, it’s no surprise. But with a personal motto like mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind in a sound body), he is also obsessed with human high performance, particularly his own. Dangerously Hardcore is where he collects his thoughts on training techniques and nutritional advice; rants about stupidity in the world of health, diet and fitness; organizes his own workout and eating schedule and keeps track of his progress.
Author of The Carb Nite® Solution, his first endeavor into health writing, Kiefer researches several aspects of human performance and physique transformation (including fat loss and muscle building) by heading straight to the source: the peer reviewed research journals. The Carb Nite® Solution alone is the result of eight years of tireless research, the reading of over 20,000 research articles, culminating in the synthesis of information spanning the last 100 years. He doesn’t rely on magazine articles, popular opinion, or gym-rat wisdom. If there’s no evidence in the research literature, then the assumption is that the information is crap.
A physicist, however, must also understand that we never move forward without exploring the real world. Empirical evidence is invaluable when made by trained observers, those who’ve been in the field and exploring the outcome of differing experimental protocols. This applies to the lab as well as the gym. Ian King, Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau and many others represent a gold standard in this field, often discovering and applying methods that science eventually validates. Taking guidance from respected authorities and his own fifteen years of experience working with himself and others, Kiefer combines the best of laboratory research with tried-and-true real-world knowledge to guide himself and those who seek his advice.