After finishing a hard workout, there is no better feeling than rewarding yourself with a nice hot shower. But recently, it has been suggested that if you’re goal is to lose weight you’re much better off taking cold showers instead. Could something as simple, or in most cases not so simple as taking regular cold showers speed up your progress in the gym? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
Being able to pull yourself up and over a bar is one of the most satisfying things you can accomplish. Unfortunately this is easier said than done, and if you’re struggling to get there, I’m willing to bet you’re not going about it the most effective way. In this week’s video, I explain 3 reasons why you can’t do a pull-up and show you how to correct these so that you can speed up the process and finally get over that bar.
Creatine has been around for as long as I can remember, and has since evolved into an essential supplement for those searching for maximum gains. Yet despite its raging popularity, there still remains some uncertainty as to how it works, and if it is a worthy addition to a strength program. Based on what we currently know, should you incorporate it into your weekly fitness regimen? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
Deloading is a very hot topic in the health and fitness industry, & an enormous divide exists between people who believe it is a vital component to every training plan, and others who are convinced it is a monumental waste of time. So what specifically is deloading, and how can you tell whether or not it’s worth incorporating into your routine? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
From the day we are born, most of us go about our lives with one side of the body stronger than the other. This imbalance in both strength and coordination will not only hold you back in the gym, but in your everyday life as well. So why is this the case, and what is the most effective way to bring your two halves back into equilibrium? I answer this question, from a scientific perspective.
There are a number of different movements you can learn while you’re at the gym, ranging from functional and effective to just plain dangerous. But one of the most important movements to master in my opinion is the hip hinge, which unfortunately is done wrong more often than done right. So what exactly is it, and what is the most effective way to do it correctly? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
If you fail to have protein immediately after your workout, you may as well kiss your gains goodbye. That is what I was told when I started lifting, and what I have been preaching to my clients over the past few years when it comes to the anabolic window and protein intake. Is this still the case, or has current research changed the way we might perceive protein timing? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
The health and well-being of your wrists is critical in order to maximize strength gains. But if you regularly deal with achy wrists while lifting heavy things, why is this happening and what can be done to soothe the pain? ! answer this question from a scientific perspective.
If you struggle to gain full ROM during squats, or deal with hip, back or knee pain, chances are you might be dealing with some sort of anterior pelvic tilt. But what exactly is it, and is there something you can do to fix this problem over time? I answer this question from a scientific perspective.
My Mom reached out to me a while ago inquiring about ketones, a new weight loss hack that a friend introduced her to. And although ketones are anything but a secret, I was quite skeptical about some of the claims made regarding ketone supplementation, particularly the claim that consuming these ketones will induce a process called ketosis which will lead to rapid fat loss. In this video I am going to explain the role that ketones and ketosis play in our bodies, and evaluate ketone supplementation as a weight loss strategy from a scientific perspective.