I was talking to a buddy of mine who competes in bodybuilding the other day. We were discussing contest preparation and how he uses diet and exercise for weight loss. He said he takes about 14-16 weeks to get ready for a show. He starts at around 2200 calories per day and finishes around 1600 calories per day in the final weeks (and just to let you know, this guy is well … [Read more...] about Exercise For Weight Loss – When Does it Matter?
In this episode Meatwad is trying to 'exercise the fat away' by power walking. What you don't see in this clip is the pile of gummy bears he sets out for himself as his target to walk to. Once he arrives at the pile of gummy bears he eats them as a reward for his exercise. (Once again Carl is right on the money with his criticism of meatwads strategy) As ridiculous as this … [Read more...] about Can’t Exercise the Fat Away
Fat loss is just a matter of having a caloric deficit, this isn't news (or at least it shouldn't be news to you). You can create the caloric deficit 3 ways. 1. Caloric restriction 2. Increasing activity/exercise (without conscious attention to calories) 3. A combination of the previous points Regardless how you create the deficit the fat loss with be the same. It's … [Read more...] about Different Types of Fat Loss
I heard a story the other day about a bodybuilder who allegedly (I cannot confirm this) gets a bit of liposuction done before a bodybuilding show just to make sure he's as ripped as possible. The other bodybuilders consider this 'cheating' because it's 'not fair'. Now I don't know if this is just a story or truth, but the reaction of it being considered 'cheating' certainly … [Read more...] about Is Liposuction “Cheating”?
Manny and Anthony got this discussion going yesterday and I think it needs further exploration...and that is how much exercise should we be doing per week? There are a few ways to approach the answer to this question. The first thing to do is identify your goal. Is it to do the least amount of exercise possible while getting into the best looking shape … [Read more...] about How Much Exercise Per Week is Necessary