Q&A With Kiefer

Your Questions, Answered: I’m using the Carb Back-Loading Strength Accumulation protocol. How low of a body fat percentage can I expect to hit before my strength is impaired, i.e., is there a “tipping point” where I’ll have to choose between losing fat and gaining strength? … [Read more...]

Book Excerpt: The Carb Nite Solution

We Have A Winner You’ve been reading this book in order to learn how to rid your body of those annoying fat deposits—and, so far, the entire discussion has detailed what’s wrong with everything else. By now, I hope you’re convinced to at least consider trying a different approach. The current … [Read more...]

Q&A With Kiefer

Your Questions, Answered: Okay, I accept that massive insulin spikes may be the key to long-term fat loss, but I’ve been warned by my doctor that I’m “pre-diabetic.” What is the effect of these spikes on someone whose insulin sensitivity has been blunted by as much abuse as mine has? Will I be able … [Read more...]

The Comeback: How to Get Your Body Back

By Jim Laird Who you are doesn’t matter, nor does it make a difference how badly off you are. You can make it back to what you used to be—or, perhaps, go where you’ve never been before—and smart strength training is the path that will get you there. Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to tell … [Read more...]

Introducing: Jessica Fitzgibbons

By Jessica Fitzgibbons Have you ever been insecure? I have. I’ve been really insecure. I have two children. A week before my daughter was born, I weighed 198 pounds. I’m only 5’2”, so I know exactly what some of the women I work with feel like. In fact, my journey’s been longer than many of … [Read more...]

Transformation Spotlight: Seth Lirette

By 2007, being big was just a fact of Seth Lirette’s life. As a 6’5” offensive lineman at Jones County Junior College, the Waynesboro, MS native never bothered stepping on a scale. The numbers there didn’t matter. The main priority was his level of play—and as a highly skilled technician and natural … [Read more...]

Sunday Editor’s Letter: June 2013

What the hell, you may be wondering, are we doing? We know this site’s been around for a few years—in various incarnations, now—and we’ve managed to build up one hell of a readership during that time. We also understand how protective people can be of their daily reading material, especially in a … [Read more...]

Product Review: Mio Alpha

When one company becomes synonymous with a type of device—Polar is to heart rate monitors as Xerox is to, well, Xerox machines—it’s rare to see a new twist on that device permeate that membrane of saturation. For years, we’ve been running to Polar for our heart rate monitors, but after trying out … [Read more...]

As Seen On Twitter: Diet Sodas Make You Fat

Artificial sweeteners might be making us fatter and sicker than we’re already making ourselves with carbs alone. This is what a research article recently published in Diabetes Care, the American Diabetes Association’s journal, is telling us, and it’s stirred up a serious maelstrom across the … [Read more...]

How to be Awesome: Build Your Mindset

By Jesse Burdick I want to tell you some things about where motivation comes from. Six years ago, my life changed dramatically with the birth of my baby girls, Kaycie and Sophia. When these two came on the scene, I wasn’t able to do all the things I’d been doing on a daily basis for years until … [Read more...]