“For many years, the RDA for all vitamins were based on preventing deficiency, with a margin of safety,” but the miniscule amount of vitamin C needed to avoid scurvy, for example, is not necessarily the ideal intake for optimal health. What might the optimal intake of vitamin C be? To find out, let’s ask the body. But how?...
If you like to read biographies to find ideas, models, systems, habits, etc. that extraordinary people have used to achieve great things, you want to read this book because Julius Caesar wasn’t just one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, he was also a first-rate orator and statesman with one of the finest minds the ancient world...
If you’re a veteran gymgoer, you probably know what it’s like to feel fatigued.  You’re drained, achy, and lethargic. The weights feel oppressively heavy. You’d rather go home and take a nap than train. Look around online for an answer as to what causes this, and one of the first explanations you’ll likely find is something called central nervous system (CNS)...
Key Takeaways The muscle “pump” refers to the temporary increase in muscle size that occurs when you lift weights, especially when you use higher reps and shorter rest periods. Pump training should never be your primary focus if you want to gain muscle as fast as possible, but it can help you build muscle faster when done in conjunction with heavy...
Aside from the basic military diet meal plan and eating schedule (which we’ll go over in a moment), there’s no official military diet and the recommendations and rules vary based on who you ask. Furthermore, there’s no fitness guru claiming credit for the military diet. There’s no diet book promoting its eating principles. There’s no official website on the diet and the...
<!-- 0 FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS Written by Michael Matthews Fat was practically falling off your body just a few weeks ago, and now you’re wondering if your scale is broken because no matter what you do, your weight won’t budge. What gives? Why did your routine suddenly stop working, and what can you do to...
Key Takeaways The reason many vegans struggle to build muscle is that they have trouble eating enough high-quality protein. This can be fixed by eating more of the right plant proteins. Vegans also need to ensure they get enough omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and several other nutrients, which can be obtained from a variety of foods and supplements. The...
<!-- 0 FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS Home / Blog / Podcast / How Fred Used My Work to Lose 215 Pounds and Turn His Life Around Written by Michael Matthews In this episode, I interview Fred, who used my work to help radically transform his life and literally...
<!-- 0 FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS Written by Michael Matthews How often do you hear sympathies these days for the “downtrodden, exploited, and underpaid” common folk, along with harsh, condemning words for those people with any measure of financial success? Well, it’s very true that there are criminals operating in the largest corporations, the highest...
How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture? 5 months and 1 week. At week 0 I was 196 lbs and 25% body fat, and at week 21 I was 158 lbs and 10.8% body fat. I weighed in every weekend using the same BIA scales at my gym. I made sure I fasted...