Started as a passion project in 2013, the Fit in a FAT World Blog has since helped launch Dain's reputation as a top health & fitness expert both in Toronto and across Canada. Now a Body IO® Coach as well as a contributor for several media outlets including Bodybuilding.com and The Huffington Postall of Dain's publications can be found here!
How To Become A Commercial-Gym Strongman
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When I fell in love with the sport of strongman, I had a conundrum on my hands: How was I going to train for this sport without access to the right equipment?That was roughly a decade ago, and to this … Read More

Complete Guide To Competitive Strongman
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When I was a 21-year-old, 175-pound kid relatively new to the world of lifting weights, some friends introduced me to the underground sport known as strongman.I was intrigued, but I never imagined myself being able to flip tractor tires or … Read More

Preparing for the Arnold – Part 1 – Body IO ®
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I’ve known Body IO® Coach and Strongman Dain Wallis for a number of years now. I am constantly amazed, not only by Dain’s brute strength, but also his passion for Strongman and fierce determination to embrace (and overcome) every obstacle in his … Read More

Controlling Carbs For Health And Performance
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People think that I hate carbs. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I love carbs. Not just because they’re generally quite delicious, but because carbs are the key to strength and performance. As a competitive Strongman who trains 6 … Read More

New Years Weight Loss Resolution: Steps to Success
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January is here and along with it comes countless resolutions to drop some unwanted weight. This is always a great initiative, a logical chance for a fresh start, but most efforts fall far short of their ultimate goals. Many people … Read More

Is Lifting Weights Safe?
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Weightlifting is dangerous. Deadlifts are back for your back. Squats are bad for your knees. Have you ever heard these words? If you have, you’ve heard lies. Let me counter with the truth:Weightlifting is extremely healthy. Stupidity is bad for … Read More

Top 5 Supplements For Improved Body Composition & Health
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Whenever I discuss supplements I like to preface my message by reminding people that supplements are only valuable when used to supplement an otherwise healthy, complete diet. Supplements are not magic bullets and should be seen as tools to help … Read More

How To Be Thirty, Single and Happy
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If you look around the Internet you’ll find that most advice for the 30-something crowd centers around how to find your future mate. Why nobody is talking about how enjoyable and acceptable it is to be happy, in lieu of … Read More

Top 5 Poor Protein Sources
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I tend to talk a lot about protein. Despite the clear evidence that this macronutrient is the key to building muscle and staying lean, some people still don’t seem to get it. Protein is the main building block of everything that … Read More

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling
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  Worried that you’re settling? Not sure if you’re in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling…. Read the entire article here at the Huffington Post: Feigned Love: … Read More

Want to Get Lean? No Carbs Pre Workout!
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    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told that it’s paramount to load up on carbs before any kind of physical activity. As I’ve gotten older, wiser and tried things for myself, I’ve realized that this … Read More

The Truth About Overtraining
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The other day at the gym I was resting between sets and overhead a guy tell his trainer that he thought he was overtrained. He’d read an article on the subject and said that he was displaying most of the … Read More

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