Scott Abel

Scott Abel
Scott Abel. Seriously, Scott Abel. You may not have heard of him before, but he is the gentle giant and genius behind the curtain of the fitness industry. I am beyond thankful to have had the chance to speak with him in a conversation I could listen to a dozen times without getting sick of it. Listen...

How We Get Fat

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No this is not a book review of Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat.  Rather, this is a post about the reality of how people pack on extra weight minus Taubes’s incorrect and shortsighted assessment of biochemistry. A question I get as often, or more often than any other, is “Well then, what does cause people to become fat?”  Believe it or not, this question involves more than just a one-word response,...

Gaining Muscle Mass

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I wrote about this topic a little over a year ago, as I was eager to share the results I got while doing Scott Abel’s Metabolic Enhancement Training (MET) while basically eating as many carbs as a I could.  It worked.  It was also totally and completely grueling and left me with some serious aches and feeling pretty burned out.  I knew from the beginning that MET was unrealistic for the...

The Limitations of Interval Training

I’ve heard a few people make remarks like, “Matt is recommending interval training.” I’m not actually. Interval training is just as retarded as many other forms of exercise, and this is why… If you read stuff like Lyle McDonald, you’ll notice that no such magic status is given to interval training over other forms of exercise. If there are any advantages to it, those advantages are...