Eat More Fat

Steak and Eggs - Eat More Fat
If you’re on a mission to lose fat, chances are high that you’re on a typical low-fat diet. If so, you’re doing it wrong. There’s a good chance you actually need to eat more fat, but it’s the type of fat that matters.

Anything fried or processed isn’t on the list of foods that are okay to eat. Fat obviously has more calories per gram than protein or carbohydrates (9 calories per gram of fat vs. 4 calories for protein or carbs), so you do need to be aware of how much fat you eat, but non-fat meal planning is rarely a good idea. [Read more…]

Share

“Diet” 2 Days a Week to Change Your Physique?!

The unique 2-days-a-week diet in The Ultimate Super-Size Crash Course e-book has received much more attention and curiosity than was anticipated. Steve Holman’s summer-time results were incredible, but it could also be the perfect plan for your winter physique. You can get (or stay) lean AND grow more muscle… [Read more…]

Share

Review: The Lean Body Promise, 2nd Edition

Lean Body Promise coverA well-known problem with most diets is the fact that they fail. It happens because they don’t focus enough—or sometimes at all—on creating positive physical as well as mental change. The Lean Body Promise isn’t about just a diet, however, but is more about focusing on changing the way you think and go about trying to achieve your physical goals. And who better to guide you than IFBB Hall of Famer Lee Labrada, with more than 30 years of experience and 22 major titles to his name. [Read more…]

Share

Healthy Coffee – With Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber

Most avid coffee drinkers, myself included, will tend to concentrate on the potential health benefits of coffee rather than any of the potential negatives.  As with most things in life, of course, moderation is key, so it’s not a topic most of us often worry about. 

Of course, the more coffee you drink, the less likely you are to even acknowledge any negative effects, as you simply enjoy drinking it.  Regardless, some people [Read more…]

Share

Sow Your Wild Oats: The Testosterone Connection

OatmealOats have mostly been known for their health benefits over the years.  The main one being that they can help lower cholesterol because of the soluble fiber content.  

Another benefit of the fiber content is that oats can help to make you feel full, so they can prevent overeating or food cravings for a decent amount of time after eating.  They’re also [Read more…]

Share

Detour Lean Muscle

Detour Lean MuscleAnyone with goals of building a better body knows very well that it can get tough to maintain proper nutrition, especially while on the go.

Protein and meal replacement powders (MRPs) have been around longer than I can remember.  Most of the protein powders available 20 years ago were downright gag-worthy, though.  To say that they’ve come along way with regard to portability is a huge understatement. [Read more…]

Share

Basic Guide to Lean Muscle Pride

Guide to Lean Muscle PrideWith such a wide variety of products and “gurus” offering THE best way to get in shape, it’s easy to get confused, aggravated or completely demotivated.  It really doesn’t have to be that complicated when it comes to building lean muscle, though.

Here are 6 easy-to-follow guidelines to steer you in the right direction: [Read more…]

Share

Old School, New Body

I spent almost 20 years training with Steve Holman, Iron Man magazine’s former editor in chief. From 2004 to present, we’ve published dozens of e-books together, available at X-Rep.com. We came up with some of the greatest training routines I’ve ever followed, and there’s still more on the horizon as we get to do our training research separated by a couple thousand miles. [Read more…]

Share