My default answer whenever someone asks me about spot reduction – the idea that fat can be targeted for reduction from a specific area of the body with the use of certain exercises – is that it can’t be done. That is, you can’t reduce the amount of fat stored in a particular region of […]
If you’re currently in lockdown, concerned about losing muscle, with no access to a gym and no equipment at home, and you want a simple but effective workout that will help you retain (maybe even gain) muscle mass, this page will show you what to do. Here’s the story. Unless you’ve recently arrived from a […]
Here’s an interesting study for you: A group of trained(ish) guys go on a diet for four weeks. Half the group follows a standard diet, while the other half eat all their food in an 8-hour feeding window of either noon to 8pm or 1pm to 9pm. Other than that, everything else was kept the […]
A few years back, I went mountain biking in the Julian Alps in Slovenia (which is where I took the picture at the top of this post). Before booking the trip, I read through this big list of requirements I was supposed to meet, which included “considerable experience” of riding on a wide variety of […]
Not long ago, my sister-in-law threw down the gauntlet and issued a “lockdown challenge” to see who could run 5 kilometers (3 miles) the fastest. I ended up doing it in a little over 25 minutes, which I was reasonably happy with given that I’m not much of a runner. What’s interesting (to me, anyway) […]
Inside, I break down the latest fitness research on subjects ranging from fasted cardio to fitness trackers, and take a hard look at what it does (and doesn’t) tell us about how to build muscle faster or lose more fat.