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Eating the same foods week after week when cutting: why I do it. Oh boy! Chicken breasts again?!

I received an email over the weekend that asked about my diet. The reader wrote (in part), “I was looking through your food logs for your current cut, and it seems that you eat pretty much the same foods from one week to the next. Why is that? Don’t you get sick of eating such a limited range of foods?” Excellent questions! Yes, it’s true that when I’m cutting my diet doesn’t have a great… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by

Advanced cardiovascular conditioning. My Schwinn 231 Recumbent Bike has been seeing a lot of action this week.

Yesterday was a cardio day, and my original plan was to go mountain biking. Unfortunately Loki seemed to be feeling a little off, so I decided to stay home and do my cardio in my home gym so I could keep an eye on him (turns out Loki is perfectly fine, BTW). For my cardio so far on this cut I’ve done a mix of fasted 45-70 minute Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) sessions, short (but… [Read more]

Added Monday, January 30, 2012 by

2012 cut weekly progress report: Week #3 Slim Guide Skin Fold Caliper

Week #3 of my 2012 cutting program is complete, and it’s time to check my progress and make any necessary adjustments to my diet and training. NOTE: If you’re trying to lose fat or gain muscle it’s absolutely critical that you check your progress–and not just with a bathroom scale. I recommend that once every week you check your scale weight, your body fat percentage (using a caliper, not an inaccurate Bioelectrical Impedance scale) and… [Read more]

Added Sunday, January 29, 2012 by

Yesterday’s workout; New progress photo; My fat loss secret. January 27, 2012. About 10% body fat here. Definition and vascularity will continue to improve as I drop down to 6-7% body fat in the coming weeks..

Yesterday’s workout (back/biceps/abs) closed out the third week of weight training for my 2012 cut, and man, I was feeling good! Not only did I add weight to every exercise, I hit my target reps on every exercise for the third straight week. My strength is now back to where it was prior to my three week break in December, and on a few exercises I’m actually using more weight that I was before the… [Read more]

Added Saturday, January 28, 2012 by

Very sandy cardio yesterday; Back, biceps and abs training today. Bike on a Trail for January 26, 2012. Plowing though miles of sugar sand is not exactly fun, but it's a fantastic workout!

Yesterday was a cardio day, and I didn’t feel like doing it indoors. I really wanted to go mountain biking, but I didn’t have a great deal of time. I decided to do something that I really don’t like to do: I planned a short-ish 16 mile mountain bike ride that took me through miles and miles of sugar sand. The sandy trails I rode yesterday are designated for bike and horse use, but I… [Read more]

Added Friday, January 27, 2012 by

First progress photo of 2012 cut; Goal change?; AtLarge Nitrean sale! Still me, but a decade older than the other picture.

I want to thank everyone for all the positive feedback I’ve received on my new “Fat Loss 101” series of articles (the latest, “Maximizing fat loss progress” was published yesterday). I’ve truly enjoyed writing these articles. The words come effortlessly, probably because fitness has been a major part of my life for almost a decade now, and it’s something I continue to be passionate about. When people tell me that the new “101” series has… [Read more]

Added Thursday, January 26, 2012 by

New content added! Updated Content!

My 2012 training photo album has been created.

Added Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by

Fat loss 101: Maximizing fat loss progress. Maximum results require a maximum effort! Me at 215 pounds / 30% body fat Vs. me at 186.6 pounds / 6% body fat.

This article is only for people who are interested in maximizing their fat loss efforts. If you are not prepared to make significant changes and sacrifices while you work towards your fat loss goals, then you might as well stop reading now. The information in this article is going to help you reach your goals as quickly (and safely) as possible, but these tips will require that you make fat loss a top priority in… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by

Gut-check leg workout yesterday; Heart Rate Recovery PR matched again. My squat station has seen a lot of pain over the years.

After Sunday’s very intense two hour mountain biking cardio session, I was not surprised that yesterday my legs felt pretty fatigued. My legs were not sore yesterday (actually my calves were a little sore), but they felt weak and wobbly. Last Monday’s leg workout was outstanding, and I hit my target reps on every exercise. Whenever I hit my target reps that means I add weight the next time I do that same workout. Between… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by

One of my top 10 lifetime best cardio workouts; Maintaining a high heart rate. Bike on a Trail for January 22, 2012. Interesting tree.

I’m going to cover a few different subjects in today’s blog, and I’d like to kick things off by talking about yesterday’s incredible workout. Anyone who’s been training for more than a short time knows that no matter how prepared you are and no matter how much effort you put in, some things are out of your control. There are days when you’re firmly in the zone and there are days when, well… you’re not…. [Read more]

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