Top Supplements for Strength
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As a Nutrition Coach and Strongman competitor, I’m constantly being asked about the best supplements for increasing strength. Before delving into such a topic, it’s important to understand the reality of investing in supplements: Supplements do not make you stronger, … Read More

Lean Gains: How To Increase Strength While Losing Body Fat
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It’s normal to want to tackle a six-pack and a 400-pound squat at the same time, but if you’re at a zero-pack and a 225-pound squat, you’ve got a long way to go in both directions. What’s worse, working toward … Read More

Strongman Nutrition: How To Eat For Strength
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When I began competing in Strongman at the age of 24, I was eating everything in sight without any real idea of how to eat for strength. My diet consisted of frozen foods, lots of pork, and whatever I could … Read More

Running in Circles: Caffeine and Performance
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When I put out content like I did a few months ago, I often receive hate mail from people who assume that I’m strongly against things like caffeine. Given that I love coffee and drink it most mornings, this idea … Read More

Gym Newbie: Your Beginner Weight Training Template
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Are you new to lifting weights? Not sure where to start? Hesitant to try that new Get Ripped! template in the latest Muscle & Fitness magazine? Fitness can be intimidating and confusing, so I wanted to simplify things and present … Read More

HER Body™ Podcast #18 with Dain Wallis | Longevity for Health and Sport – Body IO ®
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What type of preparation is needed for competitive sports? How can you sustain your health for sports and life? In today’s HER Body™ episode, AJ and Alex chat with fellow Body IO® coach, Dain Wallis, about the training and preparation … Read More

Lifting 411: How To Pick Your Working Weight
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  One of the biggest apprehensions people have about lifting weights is how to determine the proper working weight. Many trainers will throw workout templates at people (Just do 5×5!… huh?) but when do warm-up sets stop and working sets … Read More

Shortcuts to Nowhere – Body IO ®
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Attacking health and fitness goals is a lot like going on a long road trip to an exotic new location. You pick your destination and then you go, right? Simple as that! Well, first you need to fuel up. Maybe … 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

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

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