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The Essential Guide to TDEE and Energy Balance

Total Daily Energy Expenditure Everyone has a TDEE. I have one. You have one. Your weird aunt has one. Hell, even my dog has one. There isn't a living organism on this planet that doesn't have one. That's because it ...
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The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

What Are Micronutrients? Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals. We all know that we need vitamins and minerals to be healthy, but do you know what they actually are? In this article we are going to dive into what vitamins and ...
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The Complete Guide to Flexible Dieting

Dieting is simple, but it sure doesn't feel that way. That confusion is thanks to the cacophony of conflicting information and viewpoints coming out of the health & fitness industry. We’ve seen friends try the newest, most cutting-edge diet, watch ...
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Injury Recovery: Training And Nutrition

Today's article is different. I (Matt) didn't write it. This is a guest post by James Braun, who contributed the idea and some materials on my recent testosterone article. Looking through James' Instagram account I saw a story. His posts ...
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Testosterone and You – The Essential Guide to the “Masculine” Hormone

Years ago my roommate as I were both bitten by the bodybuilding bug. I think the current trend of “everyday bodybuilders” was getting started around that time. We jumped headfirst into an intense 5-6 day a week routine and we ...
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Easiest Way to Calculate Your Macros

There's a lot of articles out there for how to calculate your macros. But a lot of them are very wordy and try to explain everything as you go through it. Not this article. One thing: you will need to ...
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Everything You Need To Know About How to Lose Weight (And Keep It Off)

Download our FREE weight loss plan to maximize the benefits of this article! Losing weight can be a frustrating experience. There are so many diet options that all seem to contradict one another: ”Bananas will ruin your testosterone and break ...
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Your life, Your Responsibility – Taking Ownership of What Happens to You

The featured image for this article is from a camping trip with my father in the fall of 2016. He always taught me that even though it may not be our fault that a campsite is littered and destroyed when ...
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Neural Plasticity and Strength Training

When it comes to strength training it’s really common to hear people refer to ”Neurological Strength” or ”Neural Drive” when discussing the importance of the the neurological system in strength. This statement has a lot of basis but unfortunately the ...
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Habits and Supplements to Master Your Sleep

Sleep, the often sacrificed aspect of our training regimen. Sleep is hugely important to athletes: it's a time when we recover and recharge. Additionally shorter periods of sleep are typically associated with increased levels of obesity in and adults. Honestly, ...
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End State Conditioning – Running Better Without Running More

Being able to run is synonymous with being fit but even among the avid gym goers and regular fitness buffs you will hear one proclamation from 80% of people: "I f@#king hate running" And it makes sense why people hold ...
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The Devil and The Barbell – How weightlifting helps me fight cluster headaches

In late August/early September of 2009 I went dove hunting with my dad. We were out at one of the old farms he used to own, he's been retired for a few years at this point, and not able to ...
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Out of the Dark – 3 Fitness myths I USED to believe

I used to believe a whole host of fitness myths. I drank more of the fitness industry koolaid then all of Jonestown. At one point I had a bar in my apartment completely stocked with different supplements from fat-burners, endurance ...
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The “New year, New me” guide

Okay, all of your friends and family are tired of hearing you say "new year, new me" so let's make it stick this time, shall we?  The questions to ask yourself Where are you at now? Take an honest self ...
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Biology of Stress – An overview of Cortisol and Allostasis

We've all experienced stress.  A little bit is great as you can attest to after you waited until the last minute to write that paper and it only took a minute because such a fire was lit under your ass ...
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“N of 1” – living the self experimenting lifestyle

(Image courtesy of upsplash.com) Crazy stuff is happening in big research laboratories across the world.  On the flip side there's also smaller labs popping up, typically consisting of a smartphone, a laptop, lots of paper and a single participant (who ...
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