No Purpose, No Progress: Why You Can’t Wait for Happiness
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Stop hoping for happiness tomorrow. Happiness is being engaged in the process. – Aristotle  Every so often I come across an article that I need to share, and yesterday a friend of mine forwarded such an article: A Better Kind … Read More

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

Why Eating Healthy Is Very Affordable
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“Eating healthy is too expensive!” As someone who has been involved with fitness since my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, I’ve heard this statement countless time. Now as a Nutrition Coach, I help people eat well on all sorts of budgets. … 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

How To Prevent Aging Through Diet and Exercise
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Aging is a natural part of the human existence and whether we like it or not, here is the cold, hard truth: We peak physically in our twenties and have to be increasingly vigilant as we age to maintain our … Read More

How Much Exercise Is Enough?
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I wanted to make a quick post about the new Current Biology study that’s making the rounds: Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans. This paper demonstrates that there is a threshold for how much … Read More

All About Protein Requirements
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A few years ago it seemed like the nutrition industry was abuzz about protein, but lately the headlines have been stolen by the other macronutrients: fats and carbohydrates. Meeting daily protein requirements is incredibly important for both health and performance, … 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

How To Be Strong and Healthy: Eat Your Spinach!
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In my unapologetic opinion, vegetarianism is an inefficient and myopic concept. Vegetables alone do not provide the energy, protein or fats required to sustain an optimal and healthy human existence. Produce is a garnish and, at best, a sidekick to … Read More

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