Bridging the Gap Between Artist and Architect

Have you ever heard the artist vs. architect analogy? An architect spends years in studying the math, physics, and engineering concepts that lie behind designing a magnificent structure. He draws out the design taking all of this into account. This design is used to create an amazing building that stands up against time. An artist sees the buildingContinue reading “Bridging the Gap Between Artist and Architect”

Be More Sensitive…To Insulin!

What is insulin? Hormone: a signaling molecule produced by the body or synthetically to control or regulate the activity of certain cells or organs Peptide: a small protein, a chain of amino acids (110 to be specific). Peptide hormones cannot pass easily through cell membranes (like steroid hormones can) and must bind to receptors onContinue reading “Be More Sensitive…To Insulin!”

So You Have a Case of the Kneesles

Kneesles, pronounced like measles with a “Kn,” is my way of referring to knee pain. Many suffer from achey knees and daily knee pains, especially women. It can be attributed to females’ larger Q angles, habitual leg crossing while seated, improper movement patterns, mobility deficits, and/or lack of muscular stability. Knee Anatomy Check out this awesome interactiveContinue reading “So You Have a Case of the Kneesles”

How Food Is More Than Fuel

Food is a complex issue. There’s a reason that our society struggles with weight management, and it’s not necessarily because we don’t know how to eat well. I’m sure many of us understand we’d be a whole lot healthier if we ate more whole foods and less sugar, avoided fried or processed things, drank less alcohol, andContinue reading “How Food Is More Than Fuel”

Strength Training for Fat Loss

So, you want to lose weight? To start out, let’s make an important clarification: Weight Loss: Doesn’t specify where weight is coming from. Weight can be lost from all sources including muscle, fat, water, limb amputation, organ removal, etc. Fat Loss: Specifically, losing body fat, preferably while maintaining muscle mass and all limbs. You want toContinue reading “Strength Training for Fat Loss”

2-Cents on 6-Packs

How many crunches does it take to get a 6-pack? I hate crunches (and situps). To be honest, I despise any ab exercise I have to do for more than 10 reps (or 10 reps each side) to see results. One day I’ll write an article that gets into the anatomy of the abs and whatContinue reading “2-Cents on 6-Packs”

Meatballs and Muffintops

Meatballs Buffalo Meatballs. They aren’t too spicy either–just enough! I’ve been using this recipe so long that I don’t know where I found it, so I apologize to whomever I’m unable to give credit to. Anyway, here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious, protein-filled….balls. 2 eggs 1/2 cup diced celery 1 sweet onion diced 4oz Frank’sContinue reading “Meatballs and Muffintops”

DIY Healthy Diet

  Many of us find ourselves with more than ideal amounts of body fat. Listening to a Physique Science Radio podcast the other day, Layne Norton said something that resounded with me; talking about the national obesity problem he stated that, contrary to what one may think, we are actually really good at losing weight. Many obese or overweightContinue reading “DIY Healthy Diet”

Supplement Showcase: BCAAs

What are amino acids? What are branched-chain amino acids? What do these have to do with my workouts, and why would I consider spending money on them? Amino Acids Amino acids are the building blocks of protein molecules, linked together in chains of thousands of combinations. They wind and loop to make various configurations of proteins, andContinue reading “Supplement Showcase: BCAAs”