But I Don’t Want to Get Too Big!


“I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to get too big.” Have you ever heard this? Even worse, have you actually said it? This is one of those ridiculous excuses that really rustles my jimmies. Yes, ridiculous. Asinine. Ignorant. You know those body builders you see? The hugely muscular models on the cover of … Read more

What is Flexible Dieting?


If you’ve ever considered changing your diet to lose (or gain) weight, you’ve probably heard of Flexible Dieting, also called Macro-Based dieting. It’s really not a “diet” in the traditional sense, but is instead a way of eating that focuses on calories and macro-nutrients to achieve your weight loss or gain goals. Flexible Dieting converts … Read more

Oxybenzone and Retinyl Palmitate in Sunscreen

best and worst sunscreen

There are more suncreen products than ever available offering all sorts of protections and making all sort of SPF claims. But how do you know what you’re getting actually works and might not be damaging in other ways? Oxybenzone Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3) is pale-yellow solid organic compound belonging to the class of aromatic ketones known as benzophenones. It’s … Read more

What is the PPL Workout?

push-pull-legs workout

PPL stands for Push, Pull, Legs, and is a workout routine popular with body builders. It’s generally regarded as a beginner routine, since in its most popular form it is done using linear progression/ but what is linear progression? Linear progression means adding weight to your exercises every workout. This works very well and can result … Read more

Workouts: Greyskull Linear Progression


The Greyskull Linear Progression (LP) workout is a full body, 3-day a week linear progressive resistance program. It was created by John Sheaffer, an experienced lifter who who wanted a training program to help people get stringer while at the same time develop a muscle mass without putting on too much fat. The Greyskull LP … Read more