This carb research began for me when I started coaching physique athletes. In my meal plans, I provide a macro based MEAL plan (with foods/meals/recipes)- but since macro counting and replacing foods has become so popular, and quite frankly, easier to coach, it’s time to explain why a carb is not a carb and hopefully … More Best Carbs to Fill Your Muscles
Simple Dietary Fixes for Low T by Erick Avila | 06/16/15 Here’s what you need to know… Low-calorie diets, like those athletes use to make weight, can lower testosterone levels. Environmental pollutants, like direct or indirect cigarette smoke, can also play havoc with your testosterone. Studies have shown that minor nutritional interventions can boost testosterone … More Boost Testosterone with Food
Feeling the Muscle vs. Moving the Weight by Clay Hyght, DC | 02/12/13 Here’s what you need to know… Before you lift, decide what your main goal is. The goal to achieve a specific look requires different lifting approach than the goal to become a better performance athlete. Those who lift in order to improve … More Feeling the Muscle vs. Moving the Weight
I like to enjoy my pancakes just like cookies; I make a ton, freeze them, and when ready- I pop them in the toaster and eat as is 🙂 Here’s 3 of my latest favs from my Breakfast Ebook! Oatmeal Banana Protein Pancake Makes 8 4″ little cakes 1 cake = Cal 118 Pro 8 Carb … More 3 Protein Pancakes
A fun little Q&A period with Figure Athlete Hannah Stoutamyer for TGIF! I decided to do this when she sent me a progress video, going through all the mandatory poses- and her back pose was just out of this world. Like BAM flared lats, big shoulders, booty poppin’- the entire package in an instant. Most … More Q&A with Hannah 6 Weeks Out
Dehydration and sodium restriction are common practices during a peak week to a bodybuilding contest. There are 100 ways to skin the cat, and I’ve always used the drinking water loading method- as opposed to taking your drinking water away. Why are we doing this anyway? Well, the thought is is that the “drier” you … More Peak Week Dehydration Method
We will call this girl Germany for the sake of my story-telling and her wanting to remain nameless 😉 – and because she’s from Germany- how cool! Sooo rewind 3 weeks ago, Germany and I decide that I’m going to prep. her for a Figure show, after her bikini show. A natural progression for a … More Carbs in Competition Prep.
So a while back I wrote a blog on ATP, our bodies fuel for energy (here), and today I want to blog about what supplement you can take to give it a boost! So, here’s a little re-cap on ATP, which is energy stored in our muscles, once we start to lift: ATP-PCr is the … More ATP & Creatine