The Psychology of Achievement

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By Scott Abel from www.scottabelfitness.com Part of the reasons I like to share articles with Matt at 180DegreeHealth is because he “gets” the expansive notion of health and fitness. “Health” has to be about much more than arguing about whether carbs are good or bad and the rest of the noise that passes for “useful information” on the net. Health must also refer to “being a member in good...

How to Reduce Bloat Naturally

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By Madelyn Moon, author of The Perfection Myth Abs are where it’s at these days, right? Everywhere you look, left and right, there are headlines for the “Top 10 Flat Tummy Foods” or my personal favorite, the “Never Eat These 5 Foods if You Want Abs” posts. It seems to be a really hot topic as society continues to induce more and more unrealistic pressures on people to lean out. Unfortunately,...

How to Build Muscle (for Hardgainers)

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By Scott Abel Get Scott’s first Amazon-published book for just 99 cents on 1/26/15 HERE. In terms of the glory-days of my time with a World-Class physique combined with my expertise, things were going well. At the height of my “physique” career which was also close to the end of my physique career – I had a lot of balls in the air. I had my own column in one of the industry’s top magazines...

Food Reward = Why We’re All So Freakin’ Fat?

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By Joey Lott There are a few of us who have done so many stupid food restriction hijinks that our main concern is “how can I put on some weight and keep it?” But by and large (pun intended) the overwhelming majority of people today are nearly obsessed with weight loss. The idea that there is an obesity epidemic is virtually unchallenged, and to be sure, the statistics are damning. We’re getting...

New Study Invalidates the Law of Thermodynamics

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Hey everyone, Rob here. Recently came across an article What If Obesity Is Nobody’s Fault? I thought it was interesting and sent it over to Matt and Ari Whitten to get their take, and it ended up being pretty insightful, and right up the alley of 180D readers. Below is the lightly edited transcript of our exchanges. ROB: Hey Ari, Came across this article- ‘ What If Obesity Is Nobody’s Fault?’...

Glycine and Insulin Resistance

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By Joel Brind For many of us, the downside of the holidays is the dread of adding a few pounds of abdominal fat that will take more than a New Year’s resolution to work off. Even worse, we all also know that it’s the extra abdominal fat that causes insulin resistance and eventually—or maybe already—type 2 diabetes. But more recent research tells a more precise—and cheerful—story...
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