The Real High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Mad GainZ

Here is an overlooked system to train for increased recovery ability and to be more robust. The first system was temperature and the second system is pH. Your body has to regulate both core temp and blood pH very tight. Small deviations = no bueno. Since your body is an amazing adaptive organism, you

2022-09-13T17:36:45+00:00September 12th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments


Want to make faster progress towards your goals of better performance, body comp, and more muscle? Me too! Want to know one of the main keys? Of course, shut up and tell me already. Here you go: “Fail forward as fast as possible.” Yep, fail. Not as in taking each and very rep to

2022-09-13T18:08:55+00:00July 15th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Dark Beer, Saunas, and Contrast Therapy …in the name of gainZ

One of the comments I got from the BEER-HIIT study article I referenced about beer consumption around training was: nonsense since “everybody knows” that anyone who is serious about their fitness knows beer and gainz do not mix. It turns out this is false. Now, if you want to not drink, that is totally fine

2021-02-05T16:38:20+00:00August 10th, 2020|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alcohol and your GainZ – The BEER-HIIT study

The BEER-HIIT study seeks to answer a common question from my private M3 1-1 online clients (and one I've wondered about myself). “Does alcohol affect my gainZ and body comp?” It is a great question, so let’s dive into it using our friend S-C-I-E-N-C-E to see what we can learn. Backstory . . . As

2021-02-05T16:38:54+00:00August 10th, 2020|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plant Proteins Are the Rage Now – What You Need To Know – Mike T Nelson, CSCS, CISSN, MSME, PhD

Plant proteins have become more popular recently (ala Game Changers documentary) in part due to environmental concerns or ethical concerns (1, 2).  Are plant proteins really better for mother nature?  There is some data to support that claim, but it is far from conclusive. Pimentel et al. in 2003 (3) analyzed the efficiency of land

2021-02-05T16:40:46+00:00May 11th, 2020|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Distress Training

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text animation_duration="1" animation_delay="0"]Two weekends ago I presented at the NSCA Annual Personal Trainer Conference in Baltimore. Three hours after I landed, I was in the gym training without food for 18 hours before, no caffeine, no water and had a crappy HRV reading that AM. Why on earth would I do such a thing?  Do

2023-06-02T13:12:34+00:00October 17th, 2018|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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