What Does Off-Season Look Like?

Hello!  It's been a while since I've posted anything.  I've made the choice to wait until December to start my next prep, and so I've just been cruising for the last four months in a nice, long off-season. I reverse dieted.  I got over my post-show blues.  I'm doing If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) … Continue reading What Does Off-Season Look Like?

Making Cardio Less Miserable

Cardio is important for heart health and also for meeting your physique goals.  While it is possible to lose weight without doing any cardio at all, many people prefer to put in the extra 30-45 minutes so they can eat a little bit more per day. 30-45 minutes of cardio can feel incredibly long if … Continue reading Making Cardio Less Miserable

Pre-Workout: Not Just for Meatheads

When I first started working out, the thought of taking pre-workout was really scary.  I didn't understand what it was and I didn't think I was enough of a gym rat to need it.  I was also proud that I could get through my workouts without extra help.  I had also heard of the scary … Continue reading Pre-Workout: Not Just for Meatheads

Should I Take Creatine?

Absolutely. Lots of supplements out there are bunk and junk, but the effects of creatine have been extensively studied in humans.  If you search PubMed, the Google of scientific journals, you'll find no less than 500 clinical trials on creatine supplementation, done in humans.  It's been studied extensively in older women and men, pregnant women, … Continue reading Should I Take Creatine?