What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?

CW: Talk of fat loss and weight loss The most recent episode of Stronger by Science was all about evidence-based practices to create goals and to establish new, healthy habits. I thought it might be worthwhile and interesting to provide my own examples of these, not from a place of expertise but from a placeContinue reading “What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?”

“Not doing it becomes a conflict with who you think you are,” Stronger by Science podcast, Goal Setting and Behavior Change (Episode 71)

CW: Talk of calorie counting This week’s Stronger by Science is focused on a single topic, what is the evidence we have for successful habit formation, and I’m so excited about it! It is, of course, timely and appropriate for New Year’s, but it’s also something that I find myself wondering about and working onContinue reading ““Not doing it becomes a conflict with who you think you are,” Stronger by Science podcast, Goal Setting and Behavior Change (Episode 71)”

“113,000 Meatheads,” THE MUSCLE IQ TEST: Are You Smarter Than Average About Fitness? Jeff Nippard

If you want to take the quiz, it can be found at jeffnippard.com/muscleiq. I recommend giving it a go before watching the video. (Bonus, you get a code for 30% off programs for completing the quiz.) Am I smarter than average about fitness? I guess so. I scored a 77%, and apparently the average wasContinue reading ““113,000 Meatheads,” THE MUSCLE IQ TEST: Are You Smarter Than Average About Fitness? Jeff Nippard”

“Your genes aren’t deterministic, but they bracket the possibilities,” Is Obesity a Choice-Giles Yeo

Dr. Yeo poses the question “Is obesity a choice?” tl:d watch: No. This video was shared recently on Facebook from someone at Barbell Medicine. It dates back to 2019, but contains information that isn’t yet in the popular consciousness. That’s unfortunate since Dr. Yeo does a great job concisely summarizing the genetic influences that impactContinue reading ““Your genes aren’t deterministic, but they bracket the possibilities,” Is Obesity a Choice-Giles Yeo”

“The time with family and friends, that’s more important,” Chasing the Physique’22 #5, 3DMJ Godfather Contest Prep

Are you joining me in keeping up with Jeff’s contest prep this year? (Here’s links to discussions of one and two.) I have to say, I’m really enjoying watching the week-to-week progression of the work. And from all appearances, Jeff has a healthy relationship with bodybuilding and food, and there’s been nothing too cringy soContinue reading ““The time with family and friends, that’s more important,” Chasing the Physique’22 #5, 3DMJ Godfather Contest Prep”

“You should be doing more of what you enjoy doing,” Alan Thrall, Dec. 1, 2021: No Motivation To Exercise

What is the balance between discipline and motivation? Motivation is an emotion, and like all emotions it comes and goes. In this video, Alan Thrall talks about practical ways you can improve motivation like “do stuff you like to do.” He also talks about doing things just because it needs to be done, what IContinue reading ““You should be doing more of what you enjoy doing,” Alan Thrall, Dec. 1, 2021: No Motivation To Exercise”

“I don’t want to be bothered with that,” 3DMJ Podcast¬†#192: Surprise Bonus Q&A with Brad & Jeff

How do you lose bodyfat without tracking? This episode of 3D Muscle Journey is a “surprise” Q&A episode with Jeff and Brad, and about halfway through the episode, they tackle the above question. They give some advice that I agree with–that folks need some kind of structure, that they need to have some general awarenessContinue reading ““I don’t want to be bothered with that,” 3DMJ Podcast¬†#192: Surprise Bonus Q&A with Brad & Jeff”

“Weight loss should not be the number one goal for everyone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 147- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic Pt 2 (ft. Spencer Nadolsky)

How do we know if weight loss is a healthy goal? The gents at Iron Culture continue their conversation about obesity this week with Dr. Nadolsky. who emphasizes the importance of the potential for psychological harms for folks who are endlessly attempting to lose weight. Eating and exercise disorders are things, of course, but thereContinue reading ““Weight loss should not be the number one goal for everyone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 147- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic Pt 2 (ft. Spencer Nadolsky)”

Fitting in my lifts with circuit training

Back in September, I wrote about reducing my lifting training to 4 45-minute sessions. Well, as is often the case, with the holidays approaching, my time is no more my own than it was earlier in the fall. It’s ok, though, even with my shortened workouts, I’m still making progress, and to paraphrase Greg Nuckols,Continue reading “Fitting in my lifts with circuit training”

“What’s the point if you’re not having fun?” Chasing the Physique ’22-Ep. 1 (3DMJ Godfather contest prep)

What gets you to go back to the gym day after day? What pushes you to finish the long sets, complete your assigned programming, and push yourself to new levels? It’s so common in the fitness world to talk about motivation like it’s this mythical, physical thing like buried treasure–what to do if we haveContinue reading ““What’s the point if you’re not having fun?” Chasing the Physique ’22-Ep. 1 (3DMJ Godfather contest prep)”