Are You Sick?

Are You Sick?

I don’t really mean like with a cold or flu. Maybe the better question would be “Are you well?” First off, what does it mean to be sick? If you look in the dictionary, a common definition is “without disease.” So does the absence of disease mean that you are “well?”...
The Cart Before the Horse

The Cart Before the Horse

Far too often clients come to me ready to jump into the world of supplements. I’m frequently asked “what do you think about Creatine or can I start using Pre-workout? All of these are great questions and likely questions most athletes will grapple...
Mind Over Muscle

Mind Over Muscle

“You should try X.”   “I did that.”   “Oh, well what about Y?”   “Yup, I tried that too. It helped for a little while, but then I got busy and fell off.”   “Oh, well have you heard about new thing Z?!”   “Honestly, I’m pretty tired.”   Some of you have been at it a...
Herbavoir’s Delight

Herbavoir’s Delight

Most People look at me with skepticism when I tell them I have been eating vegetarian for the past few months. Some wonder how I can maintain my size and strength with a diet completely void of meat. While I haven’t been completely strict, we all have our...
The Bad Bubbly

The Bad Bubbly

Is diet soda good for you, or bad for you? Even if you know the answer to that question, bad for you, do you know why? Diet soda is the wolf in sheep’s clothing when it comes to soft drinks because so many people believe it to be good for them just because it...
GI Oats

GI Oats

Put plainly; the glycemic index measures the rise in blood sugar after eating foods high in carbohydrates. Like most nutrition topics the glycemic index has people split over its propriety and practicality. I believe that knowledge is power and hopefully, by the end...
The Fat Burning Zone

The Fat Burning Zone

Treadmills and other cardio machines all over the world have something like this chart glued on. When I was at UC Davis, I was about 5’9” and 175#, and desperately wanted to become like my 5’3” 135# filipino friend Arel, who could fly on the dance floor. Thinking...
The Power of the Pickle

The Power of the Pickle

Many of you may have seen my Instagram post about the health benefits of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar “with the mother,” or heard me talking about its benefits around the gym. If not, then you likely have heard about Sonic’s new pickle juice slushie....
White Fat v. Brown Fat

White Fat v. Brown Fat

Whats the difference between White fat and Bown fat? Brown Fat This is the fat that you want to have. Brown fat gets its name from the iron-filled mitochondria cells that mix with tiny blood vessels and gives off a brownish appearance. Usually, this type of fat can be...
BYOB: Bring Your Own Behavior

BYOB: Bring Your Own Behavior

In N’ Out Legend has it that when In N’Out was searching for a name for its new chain of restaurant they became incredibly introspective and spent hours meditating on the types of people they wanted to attract. During a planning meeting, one founder spoke...