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

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

Simplifying Workout Nutrition – Body IO ®
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  I decided to write this piece on workout nutrition because the Internet is full of contradicting “scientific opinions” about what you should put in your body in order to get any benefit from weight training: “You need shakes with sugar … 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

Supplements That Work: 2014 Update
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Earlier this year I started up a short series on vitamin supplementation. Since this time I’ve read numerous additional articles and studies and thought it would be a good idea to post my latest thoughts on vitamin supplementation. As I … Read More

More Omega 3 Benefits; In Your Face Sugar!
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I came across this very interesting article yesterday while perusing my Twitter feed. It is nothing more than a short blurb but really spells out 2 key messages that I’ve been trying to relay to my readers: 1) Sugar is … Read More

Supplements 101: Why You Need Magnesium (Athletes Take Note!)
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What is magnesium? Magnesium is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong muscles and bones. Magnesium is also involved in at least … Read More

Supplements 101: Multivitamins
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What are multivitamins? Multivitamins, available in the form of tablets, capsules, powders, and liquids (and sometimes injectable formulations, in special circumstances) contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, wherein each vitamin and mineral is included at a dose below the tolerable upper level (no danger … Read More

Supplements 101: Creatine
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What is creatine? I could get really scientific here, but I’m going to try to keep this as simple as possible, while still explaining what happens in the body. Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from the breakdown of … Read More

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