Get Jacked, Save Time with GVT

Good news! If you’re a fan of German Volume Training, you may be able to train a little bit less. That’s right. *image courtesy of Binyamin Mellish* I posted this study a while ago, but never took the time to break it down. It turns out that greater increases in strength are seen following a …

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Can Fiber Make You Happy?

It turns out that the bacteria in your digestive tract, or your gut, can make you sad. The good news is that it can also make you happy! **image courtesy of Flickr** Researchers have hypothesized for a while that gut function can influence your mood and sleep, among other things, and your gut is frequently …

That Coconut Oil Thing

In defense of saturated fats (In offense of polyunsaturated fats)   **image courtesy of Pixabay** I'm a little bit late to the party on this one. While I was enjoying copious amounts of guacamole, the American Heart Association (AHA) released an advisory stating that "Replacement of saturated with unsaturated fats lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, a cause …

Maybe: You Shouldn’t Take Statins; Your Skin Sucks Due to Your Diet; You’re Angry because You’re Deficient

There's a few things that I left out this week... In all the excitement over the past week, I missed out on a few studies I wanted to share. In addition to that, I feel like my post on ketogenic diets may have painted them more negatively than I'd like, so there will be a …

The Diet that Shreds Fat; Is it Good for the Long-Term?

Americans eat like crap. Really, though. The Standard American Diet (SAD), consisting of mostly refined and processed foods (soft drinks, potato chips, granola bars, and desserts), leads to excessive weight gain and obesity. Obesity increases the risk for Insulin Resistance (IR), which in turn increases the risk for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). In addition to …

Fat and Migraines; The Impact of Nutrients on Your Gut, Dementia, and Insulin Resistance

*Image courtesy of Pixabay* Summary: I) Deficeincy in Vitamin A increases growth of gut bacteria that have been linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. II) Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of Alzheimers and Dementia three-fold in adults over 65. III) Supplemental Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation in those presenting …

what is this?

My name is Rob, and yes, I have two first-names. Believe it or not, I’m trained as a High School History teacher. But, I’m an exercise and nutrition coach. Weird, right? After graduating with a fresh degree in History and a Secondary Teaching Certification from Northern Illinois University in 2010, I had an epiphany. I really …