Back of the napkin programming

A relative of mine recently asked me for some programming advice.  She was coming off a long stint of Crossfit and her primary objective was fat loss.  I wanted to share the programming ideas I threw at her simply because it might trigger some ideas for your own...

Can You Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?

Here is a recent question that was submitted and I felt the exchange was worthy of the blog.  Enjoy! Hi! Here is a question for you: I am constantly reading that weight training while eating at a deficit = no muscle gains. At the same time, it is important to train...

Common Mistake: Program Hopping Mixed With Sexy Fever

I’m hoping this becomes a regular installment of the BI blog.  I’m simply calling it Common Mistakes and with it I’ll be highlighting some of the mindsets and factors I see frequently tripping up my clients and readers. *** In today’s...

Q&A: How can I go about building some muscle?

I recently received the following email: My husband is trying to put on some muscle… he is 165 pounds, 6’1 (this time last year he was at his highest weight of 230). He is 18.6% body fat and as of right this second is not going to the gym but wants to as...

Fitness That Fits You

I’m working 7 days per week right now… sometimes until 8-9 at night. I have a two year old who’s the human equivalent of the Tasmanian devil all hopped up on Mountain Dew. My wife and I just gave birth to Emma Riley 5 weeks ago.  There were some...