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Strength vs Physique – Training and Programming Strategies

It is well understood that when training for any goal, an intelligently structured training program is of vital importance for success. Implementing strategies that are specific to the goal of the individual will allow for the best possible results. When it comes to training for strength vs physique improvements, I frequently see training methods and principles being misapplied and not properly understood, resulting in individuals leaving massive gains on the table. I think this is mostly due to dogmatism and misinformation that exists within a lot of the fitness industry, leaving people with training styles that are sub-optimal and often...

The Importance of Sleep

The easiest way for an individual to get results without changing their calories or training is to simply have them sleep more. I can guarantee if you sleep more you will lose fat, build lean muscle tissue, have more energy and have a better sex drive. Ideal sleep is between 7-9 hours, especially if your seeking a change in body composition. So what happens when we sleep 5 hours or less?? 1. leptin levels drop, meaning we decrease our key fat burning hormone. 2. Ghrelin levels go up, which is our hunger hormone. So if you want to be starving all day, do this!  3....

Hitting those Macro Nutrient targets! 

What are Macro Nutrients? These are your proteins, fats & carbs. Proteins help build, repair muscle tissue and aid in good liver function. These can be found in meat, fish & dairy. Fats can come in good and bad forms and the good fats are essential in everyone's diet in my opinion. The best forms come from salmon, mackerel , tuna and sardines. Good fats also enable our bodies to burn fat more efficiently and reduce Inflammation through omega 3 fish oils. Finally carbohydrates can aid in muscle growth, energy production and helping with dropping body fat depending on individual goals...

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