T-Nation, ranking among the 10 most visited ‘fitness’ and ‘weight-lifting’ websites in the world, recently posted an article called “6 Hard Truths That’ll Get You Stage Ready” written by some Gareth Sapstead. As a former elite coach for 25+ years myself, and before my real awakening in 2018, I might have agreed with most of his “truths.” Now however, my main focus is health, life quality, longevity, and simply doing this ‘body transformation’ and […]
While gaining too much muscle is unhealthy, as it is a continuous metabolic stress on the body, and more importantly, the training volume and frequency necessary to gain said muscle mass, is extremely unhealthy and will age you quicker while subtracting years of your life expectancy – however, being a skinny fat and/or underweight and fragile pencil neck is not really healthy either. With that said, any kind of excessive training is very unhealthy,
As You probably know, I’ve worked most of my life, or at least 28+ years professionally within the Health-, Fitness-, Gym-, Body Composition-, Sports-, Media- and Professional Athlete Industry, and one of the few websites I still randomly visit is T-Nation, and mostly because my old colleague from the 90’s, Christian Thibadeau, still writes for them on a regular basis. A few days ago, their ‘Chief Content Officer,’ Chris Shugart, published the article “The
In October 2006, almost 16 years ago, I wrote an extremely controversial, yet very important article called ‘Cardio Sucks’ for the Swedish leading Bodybuilding and Fitness Magazine ‘Body.’ It actually did some impact on clueless athletes and coaches here in Sweden, but in the big scenario of things, not much has changed since I wrote that and countless of other articles on similar topics. I still see people focusing on the completely wrong things,
What are some of the BIGGEST LIES in the fitness and health industry? I’ll start with a couple to get the ball rollin’, and please feel free to add whatever you see fit! Any form of ‘cardio’ or ‘exercise’ marketed or aimed to burn fat. The miniscule effect is not worth the time spent. Enjoy your family and friends instead! You burn body fat by fasting and following a sensible diet. Exercise should be
Cardio sucks! Why cardiovascular exercise is worthless for fat loss. One of my most popular and copied articles from 2006. It was written during the autumn and published in the December 2006 issue of the Swedish Bodybuilding magazine BODY. I wrote for BODY Magazine during 2006 to 2011.