The latest version of the Bugatti Veyron — the Super Sport — is the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed of 268mph. I’m going to use the Veyron to illustrate an important point about why getting your body fat percentage into single digits (the minimum requirement for “ripped” status) is going […]
Is Swimming Good for Weight Loss?
Swimming uses almost all of your major muscle groups. It places a vigorous demand on your heart and lungs. And when you swim breastroke or backstroke, you’re burning about the same number of calories as a fast walk or a slow jog. But for some reason, swimming does have a reputation for being less effective […]
Body Pump: The “World’s Fastest Way” To Get In Shape?
Designed to “tone and condition muscles while raising metabolic rate for rapid fat-burning,” Body Pump is supposed to be proven to be “the world’s fastest way to get in shape.” For this claim to be true, it would need to burn more calories than other forms of exercise, as well as helping you gain more […]
What to Eat For Breakfast
One question I get asked a lot centers on the subject of what to eat for breakfast. Personally, I rarely eat breakfast, and haven’t done so for many years. Despite the protests of the breakfast police, I’ve managed to survive without my metabolism shutting down, surrendering my hard-earned muscle, or losing the ability to concentrate […]
Does Building Muscle Burn Fat? Here’s the Science
The case for building muscle to burn fat appears to be a simple one. When you build lean muscle mass, the additional muscle requires additional energy to maintain it. In turn, this raises your basal metabolic rate, or the number of calories your body burns while at rest. Paired with a good diet, this increased […]
Can You Build Muscle in a Calorie Deficit? Yes, But There’s a Catch
Is it possible to build muscle in a calorie deficit? If so, what’s the best way to go about doing so? Here’s everything you need to know. Long story short, it is possible to gain muscle in a calorie deficit. Not everyone can do it, and not everyone can do it to the same extent. […]