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 …

What You Can Learn About Hypertrophy from a Raccoon

Glowing.  That's the word I would use to describe the eyes on the Raccoon that visited campsite 94 in Hickory Run State Park on Saturday.  The park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, and I was staying in the campsite with my girlfriend on a weekend of rafting and biking. I had just taken our t-bone steak, …

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