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

Shocking News: Sucralose Isn’t A Health Food
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There’s a new study demonizing the artificial sweetener sucralose that is circulating on social media with the following headlines: “A Scary New Reason to Avoid Splenda” “Study links Splenda to higher risk of leukemia” “New Study: Splenda causes cancer; a … Read More

Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat, Part 2: Finding Your Best Diet
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Paleo. Atkins. Zone. Dukan. Bodybuilding. Raw. South Beach. Weight Watchers. If It Fits Your Macros. Carb Backloading. The list of diets is never-ending and for each one you research, you’ll find gushing testimonials: “It worked for me, you’ve got to … Read More

Breakfast: The Most Important Domino of the Day
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I’ve been coaching clients for several years now, long before I became associated with Body IO®. I’m a huge proponent of Carb Backloading™ (CBL), as it was the catalyst for my ascent in the sport of Strongman, so clients are always … 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

Video Log 1: Intro To Lean Gains
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Ladies and gentlemen! I have started to YouTube some short videos that will detail my next few months as I rehab from my knee procedure and attempt to gain 10lbs of muscle while getting back into shape for the 2016 … 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

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

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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