I’ve written before about how one of the hallmarks of a great career-bodybuilder is the ability to voluntarily add body fat without much psychological stress. To those who have never been stage lean, this seems absurd. But to those of us who have spent months or years in severe caloric deficits, it’s an easy trap […]
When did eating get so complicated? I imagine the first humans reading the title of this article then bursting into howls of laugher saying, “You eat when you’re hungry and when there’s food available! Article done!” And while I wish it were always that simple, unfortunately, the motivation behind human eating behavior is more complex.
A good percentage of athletes we work with want guidance on if they should work to gain, cut or maintain. I’ve dealt with that question 4 times this week alone. Athletes want our professional opinion of what exactly the focus of their programs should be geared toward. Probably the most important aspect of any program […]
Key Points Quantitative guidelines for nutrition are helpful as they tell you what to do to optimize performance or body composition. But, food is a part of life and these guidelines don’t tell you how to change your lifestyle. In sports that emphasize nutrition for aesthetic or performance goals, philosophical perspectives on healthy eating behaviors, social norms, […]