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Whole eggs vs egg whites for Muscle Growth

Ever suffered through just plain egg whites? I will put my hand down now as I’ve done it many times. They are a great source or protein; however, they are pretty devoid of anything remotely close to any flavor. The old timers from 70+...

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Female Client Suzie Goes from 0 to Hero on Pull-ups

Huge congrats to my online 1-1 client Suzie for going from 0 pull-ups to 2 nice looking ones here in the before and after video.   She worked hard to achieve this huge goal. Here is what Suzie had to say about her progress ....

Metabolic Flexibility: A Resilience Test

Day 2 of the Fitness Summit is about to kick off in couple hours, and I wanted to get you a note before I wander down to get my re-heated, prepackaged American fries and yellow stuff on a plate that they are rumored to...

How Much Protein? (4 Steps)

I am up early to crank out some projects, and then I am off to the airport for the ultra nerd-herder Experimental Biology conference in Chicago. The good thing is that it is a short ride in the flying sardine can. Just recently, I...

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3 Ways to Train When Traveling

Yesterday,  I was yammering on about training in non-ideal situation and sleeping on the floor for 2 days. The biggest area that I hear about crappy conditions from clients / readers is travel as they are subjected to the hotel gym. I hear ya....

ARE YOU MISSING THIS VITAL NUTRIENT?

*From De Novo Nutrition website  According to the Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board (1997):   “On average, >60% of US men and women aged ≥ 20 years old consume less than the dietary reference intake (DRI) for magnesium.” In English, that means that...

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Can You Only Use 30 grams of Protein at One Time?

Tasty Protein! The myth that you can only use 30 grams of protein at once does not seem to die easily. Despite multiple shots to the head, it’s like a Zombie coming back from the dead routinely. Let’s speculate that you can not use...

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The Cortisol Solution For Fat Loss and Health

I am sure you have heard these before…. Cortisol is evil! Cortisol is stalling my fat loss results. Cortisol will destroy all your muscle tissue. How many times have you heard those statements? While it is true that cortisol levels are associated with stress...

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The Number 1 Key To Lean Muscle Gains and Fat Loss

I  am constantly looking to better in all areas of my life, just as you are (which is why you are hear reading this article). There are many many things you can do to add more lean muscle and increase your fat loss results;...

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How Sleep Quality Improves Fat Loss

Lose more fat by sleeping better? What? How is that even possible? Sounds like a snarky ad for a new snake oil supplement, right. It’s not, and it won’t even cost you anything! But I thought exercise was important? Yes, even the fine folks...

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Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss

If you have spent any time looking to add some lean muscle, drop some fat, increase strength or even set foot in a gym I know you will hear these things. “What, you are fasting? You are a crazy man. That stuff will make...

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Is a Low Carb Diet Best for Lean Muscle Gains?

This is a question I get time and time again, and for good reason. Everyone (I can put my hand down now too), is looking for a way to add more lean muscle without getting fat in the process! A common answer to this...

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Research Based Approach For Bigger Muscles

Ok, so it is a known fact that I get like a giddy school girl around new research on strength and hypertrophy. Just the other day (literally), a new paper looking at long term (10 weeks, which is long term for most research), investigated...

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1 Rare Tip For More Muscle and Strength

Want to know a huge tip that will literally alter your life as we know it?Want to be even more awesome? Put your hand down now, this is not 5th grade. Want it for FREE? If so, this article is for you.  Keep reading….....

More Wrong than Right with your Body?

*From De Novo Nutrition website Last spring, I presented at PaleoFX in Austin TX.  While I was down there, I checked out the float tank at Zero Gravity. I figured that after 3 days of amazing interactions (which I loved), I needed a bit of alone...

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3 Steps to Perpetual Progress for More Muscle, Strength and Less Fat

Have you ever had the problem where you are making great strides and then all of sudden they grind to a halt like someone just pulled the parking brake on your expedition to more muscle and strength? It is incredibly frustrating and it happens...

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2 Huge Exercise Lessons I Learned From Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon

If you are like me, you probably don’t think of Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon as a fountain of exercise tips. I love watching him, but “exercise tips” is not the first thing that pops into my brain. Pool bowling on a massive table...

3 Concepts for Better Fat Loss

For the vast majority of people, myself included, the ideal outcome of any exercise and/or nutrition program is losing fat while gaining lean mass. Not only does this shift in body composition make you look better, but it also improves your health.  As such,...

Metabolic Flexibility: The Argument to Use Carbs and Fats

There is currently a debate about which fuel source is the best.   Low carb proponents advocate the use of fat as your main fuel source. On the other end of the spectrum, people extol the power of carbs to get you through a hard...

Finding my Unsticking Points

Guest author – Jodie Nelson I lost 14 pounds in the past two months . . . and it all started 10 years ago. That sounds like a contradictory statement, doesn’t it? But the truth is I’ve been on a search for “The Magic...

Rant: “There’s no science to support your answer.”

Does there HAVE to be science to support it? Do I think most of my clients expect a randomized controlled trial on the new program I just wrote for them? Of course not! They are wanting to get the results from my USE of...

3 Neurology Principles for Mindset Control

Mindset is the rate limiting step for many many people in order for them to reach their goals. The cool part is that it can be changed! Transforming your body begins by transforming your mind. And not the normal rah rah rah motivational quotes...

Ask The Expert Mike T Nelson: 3 Tips To Build More Muscle and Lose Fat

I was recently asked to be part of a roundtable of fitness experts featuring Alan Aragon, Dr Layne Norton, Dr. Jose Antonio, Ben Esgro, Jermey Loenneke, Dr. Gabe Wilson, Dr. Jacob Wilson, and others. The question posed was the following: “What advice would you...

Does Vitamin C Limit Muscle Size?

Are you looking to add more muscle? Of course you are! Could something that you are likely taking on daily basis be slowing your progress? A recent study (Makanae Y et al. 2012) showed that vitamin C may results in less muscle growth! Oh...

4 Reasons To Consume Raw Eggs For Recovery Post Training

I like to read books from the old time strongman and coaches. Many times they ere years ahead at adding lean muscle and burning tons of body fat. One of them, Vince Gironda aka the Iron Guru himself, was a big fan of raw...

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Festivus Feats Of Strength – 2 Forgotten Strength Exercises

Written from somewhere cold on December 23. Happy Festivus! As you may know, I am a huge Seinfeld fan. Easily the best comedy in recent memory on TV, bar none. Even though I have seen all the episodes multiple times, I still laugh at...

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Metabolic Flexibility: The Key to More Muscle and Less Fat

www.t-nation.com I recently received a very interesting voice mail from Adam, one of my current group of “lab wabbits.” He said he’d lost over 20 pounds of body fat between November and July, dropping from 17% to 12% body fat while adding over 4...

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“I cannot thank Dr. Mike T Nelson enough for all of his help getting me back to respectable weights after my injuries and health issues.

Applying Heart Rate Variability science with Daily Undulating Periodization has increased my total from 1030 to 1163 from my first meet to my second. Mike Nelson chatted with me and had me run a completely new way of tapering and peaking.

I was COMPLETELY prepared.

Thank you for being an awesome coach!” –John Garafano, MBA, CFT Owner, Strength is Life, LLC

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Mike’s class was simple, effective and to the point. I was stalled…but when I put his metabolic levers to work, I was able to drop 7 + pounds the right way….but more importantly! he taught me long term methods for success….not quick fix or unhealthy methods. Thanks Mike!!! -Alan Walls

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