What HIIT is and What HIIT Isn’t

I’ve been writing/talking about HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training) online for a long time now, since 2009 or so. The first Tabata paper came out in 1996, but it didn’t become popular until at least 10-12 years later as Crossfit pushed it hard. The first noteworthy study on HITT was probably done by Trembley at Laval University in 1994 and …

Fat is Essential – You Should Eat Some

Yes, even if you’re trying to lose weight… The key word is SOME. I’m not going to go so far as to say something absurd, like “you need to eat fat to lose fat,” but it certainly doesn’t work the other way either. Just eating fat, doesn’t necessarily make you fat. It also won’t necessarily help you lose fat either. …

Barely Games For Fitness

It was brought to my attention recently that I might be wrong about the gamification of fitness. I wrote way back in 2009 on a different publication (that I won’t link to) that I thought attempts to gamify fitness would fail. Nintendo Wii or EA’s active weren’t going to dramatically change the obesity situation we’re currently battling. Games like that …

You Should Eat More Vegetables

“Eat Your Vegetables!” ~ Moms everywhere, since the dawn of time… Mom, isn’t always right, but in this instance, she is. I don’t know why it took me so long to finish an article on vegetables, as next to protein intake, I feel this is the one diet fix nearly everyone could and should make.  I realize that telling you to …

Help! I Can’t Put On Muscle

Reaching into the old ‘mail bag’ today for some muscle insight. I need to get back on a regular schedule of writing and then publishing stuff here for all of you. “I have been doing gym the last three years. The majority of the time I try to eat clean during the day and I make sure that I’m getting double …

Is Joint Clicking a Problem?

Well the summer is dwindling down, and that last thing I was thinking was joint clicking. That means it’s back at things a little more full tilt, and while I’ve updated a few things on my current side project (well second side-project), and done a boat load of work on Fitnack this summer I haven’t done much writing here on …

Dairy: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Dairy is hopefully the start of some quality discussions on certain hot-topic foods items in the future on this blog. People often ask me what my thoughts are on Dairy, Meat, Eggs, blah…blah…blah… and to be honest I’m mostly moderate in my recommendations as a baseline. Not always, but usually. There isn’t a hell of a lot to it really, there are …