Over the past few decades, we have been told that the secret to maximizing weight loss is through exercise and a low fat diet. We now understand that sugar is the real enemy, and the backbone behind every sugar molecule you consume is a carbohydrate. With the popularity of low carbohydrate diets increasing, how exactly do they work, and how much weight can somebody lose if they adhere to it? A.J. answers this question from a scientific perspective.
For most guys that frequent the gym, bench pressing is considered a religion. But a highly contentious issue regarding this sacred ritual is figuring out how low the bar should go for each repetition. Does it need to touch your chest, or is a 90 degree bend in the elbows enough? In this video, I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
Overeating is tough to avoid, especially when you are so used of going out for dinner with friends, all you can eat buffets, and having easy access to pretty much whatever you want at the grocery store. In this week’s video, A.J. discusses 3 simple, and scientifically researched ways to lower your calorie intake without even noticing!
Your rotator cuff is one of the most commonly injured areas of the body, often due to too much heavy lifting and not enough stretching. In this weeks video, I demonstrate and discuss three rotator cuff stretches that are essential to keep your shoulder injury free, and improve performance in the gym!
The squat is one of the most popular, diverse and functional lower body exercises you can do at the gym. But what happens if every time you perform a squat, or even when you aren’t working out, you feel soreness in the side of your hip? In this video, I explain why the side of your hip is sore, especially when squatting and show you how to adjust your form so that you be able to recover, and prevent this from re-occurring in the future!
Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, finding time to go to the gym is critical to gain muscle. But a recent study published out of Finland is suggesting that the time of day you work out may influence how much muscle strength and size you can gain. Based on the results of this study, are morning or evening workouts better for maximizing muscle gains? Watch this week’s video to find out!
If you frequent the gym several times a week, chances are at some point you have picked up a nasty gain thwarting flu bug! If you do happen to get sick from it, should you sweat it out, or is it best to rest and recover? In this video, I talk about this interesting topic based on what science has shown.
In order to maximize muscle strength and size, you should make regular trips to the gym and get lifting. But is it possible to get the results you want using body weight exercises and without lifting a single dumbbell? Watch this week’s video to find out!
I have a few clients that asked me for a bunch of body weight exercises that are challenging and that they likely haven’t seen before. In this weeks video, I am going to discuss and demonstrate 5 body weight exercises that are guaranteed to make your entire body sore, and that you don’t see every day.
The plank is arguably the most popular core exercise that anybody can do. Unfortunately, more often than not it is done incorrectly which can cause shoulder and lower back pain. In this video, I go over different cues that you can use to help correct your form. In the end, you will be doing a perfect plank every time!