Welcome to our “Good Question!” series, where we answer the best questions from the 3DMJ community in blog format. Today, I’ll be answering the question “What path should someone take if they want to be a health and diet coach?”. A great question in and of itself, and for some additional context, the person also said the following: [Read more…]
“You vs. You.” “Beating the athlete in the mirror.” These sayings have become popularized in our world today. Likely, because we as humans are so hard on ourselves. I’m hardly an authority when it comes to human psychology, but I have found that comparing ourselves to others can be a very powerful source of motivation. [Read more…]
As a natural bodybuilder it takes commitment, structure, hard work, consistency, poise and a lot of patience to build a great physique. These basic fundamentals have been proven time and time again. I know that sounds so basic or maybe cliché, but for many of us the fundamentals aren’t easy to comprehend or master, especially in our early years. [Read more…]
When you think of protein powder, what are the first two “types” that come to your mind? For many, it’s whey and casein protein. Why is that?
“I blew my reverse diet”
“This time I plan to be strict with my reverse diet right”
How many times have you heard this come out of a competitor’s mouth regarding their last attempt to “reverse out” of a show? [Read more…]
It’s very rare that a physique athlete is “built for the stage” from birth.
Sure, genetic freaks exist, but almost everyone has a body part (or two, or a few) that are a bit smaller, weaker, or less proportional than others.
WHAT ARE LAGGING BODY PARTS?
The glycemic index is one of those things, which at least in name, many of us are familiar with. However, when it comes to the actual understanding of its workings, things can get a bit confusing. What is the glycemic index? What factors affect the digestion and absorption rate of carbohydrates? What are the practical applications? [Read more…]
“Bro, how big are your arms?” A question I get from time to time and usually from much younger bodybuilders. Many tend to put a lot of stock into what the tape measure reads and even on how much one can lift (“Whatchya bench?”). Everyone wants huge arms, a 300lb bench press or maybe a 500lb deadlift, but speaking as a veteran bodybuilder, I’ve learned over the years there is a lot more to bodybuilding than the numbers. [Read more…]
One of the most common false dichotomies that physique athletes believe is they are “ either on their diet” or “off their diet”. Many believe they are being “good” or “bad” depending on their nutritional choices at any given meal during any time of year.
In our world of gender equality being so present we do have to remember male and females are similar, but still very different. To quote Lyle McDonald, “if you think of your female athletes as ‘little men’ you are probably setting yourself up to be fired as a coach.”