Hi. I’m Brandon, and I’d like to share with you today a little about high-rep training. Anything I mention in this post could have its own post entirely. I’m not trying to be exhaustive today, but am taking my shot at dispeling a few things that a lot of people have in their heads. First, … Continue reading Slightly Organized Info About High-Rep Training
Hi, my name is Brandon, and I don’t like pets in my house. I know that you already think I have issues because of that last sentence, and maybe I do, but hang with me here. They say that the first step to healing is admitting it, so here I am. I am a firm … Continue reading Journey of a guy who does not like pets trying really hard to like pets: Entry 1: 7/30/18
I want to give a little scenario that may sound familiar, and then explain what’s actually happening with it in an effort to encourage you: Blossom regularly eats fewer calories than she expends (a calorie deficit), and the number on the scale gets smaller most weeks. She has been noticing her clothes fitting a little … Continue reading Why Did I Gain Weight So Quickly!?
Think about where you want to be (down 50 pounds, etc), but also think about one thing you’d like to do when you reach your goal that you wouldn’t want to or couldn’t do now. Let continuing to progress toward that be a motivator. I don’t know about you, but the right music at the … Continue reading How to Get Pumped For Your Workout
Until I put a poll out on Facebook earlier this week, I was convinced that 112% of the world's population believed that soreness was one of the best indicators of a workout’s effectiveness. Turns out that, at least in my little virtual corner of the world, it’s probably pretty split. Here’s the truth: When you … Continue reading Is Muscle Soreness a Good Indicator of a Workout’s Effectiveness?
I am the only person at my house who eats leftovers from restaurants, and who eats leftovers from home-cooked meals that are over two days old. This is a good thing for me. As a result, I often take random assortments of food to work for lunch. Sometimes, these foods are not what people would … Continue reading “How Do You Eat That!?” Responding to Real Life Fitness Situations 7-6-18
Yesterday, I stated this poll asking whether people preferred resistance/strength training or cardio. I added only these two options because that’s all that my phone would allow, but I honestly didn’t know which would prevail. To my surprise, the strength training won by a landslide, and that makes me happy. In my opinion, cardio has … Continue reading Strength Vs. Cardio
“Toned” “Ripped” “Shredded” These words are used to promote a never-ending variety of strange workout plans, eating strategies, and MLM products. Each of these words just mean that a person: 1. Has built some muscle 2. Has a low enough body fat percentage that you can see it. That’s it. So if a diet or … Continue reading Some Fitness Words Defined
Responding to real life fitness situations 6/18/18: I know a lady who does the Keto diet. I should say, rather, that she IS the Keto diet, because her level of devotion must have an agenda. When we get free fruit trays for people’s birthdays, she says “where is the meat and cheese!?” Ma’am, I also … Continue reading Responding to real life fitness situations 6/18/18
Hi all! I want to give a detailed update to anyone interested, so here it is. This is my 5th day of this eating experiment I shared called Protein Sparing Modified Fasting. Tomorrow, I will have some carbs in the form of delicious popcorn as Maura and I watch Incredibles 2, and from there work … Continue reading Report On My One Week Eating Experiment