Carb refeeds are like magic when it comes to fat loss. If you follow a carbohydrate refeed properly, you’ll retain more muscle, lose more fat, and perform better over the long term. And they’re also a good way to enjoy your favorite foods on a semi-regular basis if done correctly. [Read more…]
I’m not a huge fan of obsessing over diet strategies, or specific protocols that are aimed to push our physiques to greatness. But carb cycling is an amazing way to reach new heights in your aesthetic development, regardless of if you’re trying to pack on mass or see your six pack for the first time.
In fact, most diet strategies work as long as they’re sustainable, providing key nutrients (protein, carbs, fat, micronutrients), and supporting your training efforts. In fact, I tend to use some form of carb cycling with most all of my clients.
So let’s take a look at carb cycling today — what it is, what it’s good for, and even the science behind it. [Read more…]
4 years ago I released LGN365, my first product ever here at JCDFitness. The idea was born after hanging for a week in NYC and drinking bourbon with John Romaniello.
The last article was all about the whole ‘what’s your excuse’ thing and why I don’t think it’s very helpful. Today I’m going to show you why these so-called excuses are actually legitimate reasons affecting your ability to make change.
They’re actually clues into what’s going on from a habitual perspective, and I’ll give you some ideas on how to change them.
Here’s a real email I got received recently: [Read more…]
I’m sure you’ve read it over and over again. You’ve seen the before/after pictures of people who’ve lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks.
And right above those photos, you’ll see a nice caption of ’So What’s Your Excuse?’ — which is meant to inspire and urge you to action, but it doesn’t typically do this for most people (that I’ve interacted with at least).
Instead of spurring you into action, it just makes you feel bad. Like all of the effort you’ve put in isn’t good enough.
Or you’re just not cut out for improving your body and getting into better shape.
When someone shoves before/after photos in your face and asks you what your excuse is, it’s not really helping you uncover the root of your inaction. [Read more…]