Why You Should Train With Kettlebells

by Jason C. Brown, CSCS, KBA 1. Kettlebell training amplifies your power output. This may be my favoritereason to train with kettlebells! Since classic kettlebell lifts such as the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk cannot be performed slowly, they develop a special quality known as power-endurance, or your ability to produce movements over an extended […]

Why Bodyweight Exercise

by MikeBaltren Having owned a gym for years and instructed certifications worldwide, I have a pretty good idea of what works when it comes to exercise. I have seen the benefits of different types of exercise many times over, and one thing I always come back to, is bodyweight training. There is an odd stigma associated […]

Introducing Death By Food Pyramid

Today marks the release of the book for which you’ve all been waiting patiently or impatiently (I’ve got the emails to prove it!), and with it a very special limited-time offer (see details below). But first, let me tell you how we got to this point. About three years ago, Denise Minger – a statistics-savvy […]

The Food Lies We Tell Ourselves

By Nutrition Twins As registered dietitian nutritionists, we get a firsthand look at some of the lies clients tell themselves when it comes to rationalizing what they eat. Unfortunately, these little untruths can quickly sabotage a healthy diet. Could you also unknowingly be ruining your healthy eating plan by telling yourself these little white lies? Read on […]

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

  By BRIANNA WIEST 1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have […]

No, food is NOT fuel. (And, thankfully, you’re not a Ferrari.)

by JOHN BERARDI, BRIAN ST. PIERRE, AND KRISTA SCOTT-DIXON Fitness and nutrition professionals often say that to get in shape, you have to treat food as “fuel”. We disagree. Here’s why. Something’s been bothering us lately. We keep hearing this analogy: “Food is fuel.” You know, like gasoline. And we keep hearing: “The human body is like […]

Paleo, vegan, intermittent fasting … what’s the best diet?

by JOHN BERARDI, PH.D. The question I’m asked more than any other is which “nutrition camp” I fall into. Am I a paleo guy? What about vegan? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? In this article I’ll explain why those are actually the wrong questions to ask, offer a new question, and reveal what kind of “nutrition guy” I really am. +++ A […]

How to Manufacture the Best Night of Sleep

By Mark Sission Ah, sleep: is there anything quite like it? So easily discarded and discounted when nighttime attractions present themselves and yet so dearly missed and pined after the next morning. You’ve heard me say it enough, so I’ll keep it short. A good night’s sleep is the foundation for a healthy, happy, productive […]