The Difference Between Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat, and Toning

Bigger muscles.  Less fat.  Leaner, buffer, bulkier, trimmer, more toned.  Every aesthetic goal out there comes down to managing levels of muscle mass and body fat.  They often go together, although that relationship isn't exact.  It's correlation, not causation.  Today let's consider how they interact. We often see big differences between training programs based on goals.  We'll …

Cool It With The Cardio

Do you remember when math was easy?  All you had to do was Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally and you were the arithmetic champion of 6th grade.  I remember when I was taking physics courses and we began to calculate the flight of a golf ball; it was a simple parabola.  Have you ever …

April’s Fools: 5 Focus Points for Better Beach Body Prep

Ah, April. Spring has arrived, marked with fuzzy bunnies and pretty eggs.  I liked the eggs the most, because they're goddamn delicious.  The spring equinox has been celebrated for centuries, and Easter has Pagan roots.  As it turns out, April Fools' Day is linked to the the Roman holiday of Hilaria.  That means that thousands …

Road Trip Revelations: You Are a GT-R, Not A Prius

I'm coming to you live from a coffee shop in Newark, Delaware.  It's called Brew Ha-Ha and they make a killer Pumpkin Patch Latte.  The place is buzzing with caffeinated co-eds studying architecture, discussing sorority soirees, and a first year ex-phys student telling his girlfriend that that the links between Q-angle, menstrual cycle, and ACL …