My Secret to Client Retention: A Case for Affective Periodization

My Secret to Client Retention: A Case for Affective Periodization

In this article, we explain the relationship between affect, or feelings of pleasure/displeasure, and exercise adherence. We discuss why more trainers should place a greater emphasis on affect and explain how to use the Feeling Scale to adjust a client’s training program. Lastly, we hypothesize and explain why experiencing a more positive affective response during exercise may lead to superior physiological adaptations.

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Why Cardio Can Be Good For Bodybuilders

Why Cardio Can Be Good For Bodybuilders

Bodybuilders are notorious for avoiding cardio to maximize their gains from strength training. But, is there any evidence to support this belief? In this article, we dive into the science behind concurrent training and propose why cardio may be the missing ingredient in your training regimen.

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Is Evidence-Based The New Broscience?

Is Evidence-Based The New Broscience?

Over the last decade, the fitness community has been divided into two camps: those who follow broscience and those who follow an evidence-based approach. In this article, I explain how these two camps formed and why they are not so different after all. Additionally, I explain some of my personal thoughts on body-image disorders, the increase of interest in bodybuilding, and the problems in conducting and publishing research.  

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The Ultimate Guide To The Carbohydrate: Part 2

The Ultimate Guide To The Carbohydrate: Part 2

Part two of The Ultimate Guide to the Carbohydrate goes over eating carbs at night, controversies with gluten, variations of wheat products, fiber intake, and general carbohydrate recommendations. Did our ancestors eat gluten? Does gluten cause inflammation? What does whole grain or multigrain really mean? How can I ensure I am getting an adequate amount of nutrition? Find out here!

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The Ultimate Guide To The Carbohydrate: Part 1

The Ultimate Guide To The Carbohydrate: Part 1

Part one of The Ultimate Guide to the Carbohydrate goes over what carbohydrates are and why they are important for training. The pros and cons of a ketogenic diet are discussed and I display my opinions on why the glycemic index and sugar have little relevance for fat loss. 

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The Three Worst Nutrient Timing Myths You Hear

The Three Worst Nutrient Timing Myths You Hear

Everyone is out searching for the magical trick to lose fat. Many of these tricks revolve around the time in which you eat your nutrients. This article describes three popular nutrient timing myths and why they may not help you reach your fitness goals. 

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