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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 HERE.

Weight Loss Theories

I’ve been thinking about this lately, and I’m pretty sure that nearly all of the various weight loss theories, diets, fads, and beliefs fall under four primary categories: The Calorieists The calorieists believe that body fat is regulated purely by surpluses and deficits of energy. If you take in more than you burn off, then you gain fat. If you take in less than you burn off, then...

Stephan Guyenet

Yeah, we talked. It really happened. Matt Stone. Stephan Guyenet. I challenge anyone to find a more interesting and intelligent recorded conversation about? bodyfat regulation, obesity, leptin resistance, and so on anywhere. Listen to it HERE.

Should Kids Lift Weights?

Should kids lift weights? Well not by themselves. I think we can go ahead and say that’s a bad idea. Even at 12 I was still going for that last repetition and finding myself in situations like THIS. Not a good time. But don’t you remember years ago that everyone thought you’d be a midget if you so much as looked at a barbell before puberty? Is it true? Like many cultural...

Gain Weight, Look Better?

By Chris Sandel, author of The Health Trap Losing weight doesn’t necessarily lead to better looks. Likewise, gaining weight doesn’t necessarily make you look worse. The look of your body is more about changes in the relative proportions of muscle and fat. The number on the scale is almost completely irrelevant in most cases, and many people are making their body composition worse by...