Category: Fat Loss

  • Should You Diet for Weight Loss?

    Should You Diet for Weight Loss?

    Even the biggest and most hardcore of lifters reach a point where they need to shed some fat and show off all of the hard work they’ve done in the gym to build new muscle. When you find yourself at that point, you might ask the question: should I diet or exercise more in order to lose weight? While both […]

  • You Need How Much Protein to Lose Fat?

    You Need How Much Protein to Lose Fat?

    Most guys reach a point in their training when they realize it’s time to shed some fat, and most also grasp the fundamental principle involved in that endeavor: burning more calories than you take in. But did you ever stop to consider the importance that protein to lose fat plays in the fat-loss process? If you thought […]

  • Don’t Fall for This Common Spot Reduction Myth About Getting a Six Pack

    Don’t Fall for This Common Spot Reduction Myth About Getting a Six Pack

    If there is one body part that fitness enthusiasts at all levels can agree on, it’s abs. Moms recovering from childbirth, hardcore bodybuilders, traditional athletes — just about everyone wants to build lean, sexy abs. Unfortunately, many of those same people still fall for a six-pack spot reduction myth that has been around for decades, and they’re […]

  • Calorie Counting: A Guide to Calories, Losing Weight, and Building Muscle

    Calorie Counting: A Guide to Calories, Losing Weight, and Building Muscle

    Building a solid physique can be a complicated process that involves dialing in your training, nutrition, supplementation, rest, and recovery programs for optimal results. If there is a single, guiding nutritional principle that bleeds into every area of your program and helps govern all of your progress in the gym and at the training table, though, it has to […]

  • Do You Need Cardio for Bodybuilding to Get a Ripped Six Pack?

    Do You Need Cardio for Bodybuilding to Get a Ripped Six Pack?

    For many lifters, abs and aerobics go together like biceps and triceps. If you want to build a ripped six pack, then you need to do lots of ab work and tons of cardio for bodybuilding, right? Well, that’s one way to go about achieving a solid midsection, but it’s not necessarily the best and it might […]

  • Do You Even Need Aerobic Exercise to Lose Weight?

    Do You Even Need Aerobic Exercise to Lose Weight?

    Fat loss is big business, as millions of Americans are trying to shed pounds at any given time. Most of them are looking for a quick, easy way to reach their goals, and that has led to the development of all sorts of crazy diet and exercise routines, many of which include tons of aerobics, or cardio. But […]

  • What’s the Best Ratio of Calories to Lose Fat?

    What’s the Best Ratio of Calories to Lose Fat?

    When you decide it’s time to shift into a fat-loss regimen, you have to get your calories under control because energy balance is crucial for gaining OR losing weight. But what about the makeup of those calories? In particular, what is the best ratio of calories to lose fat — protein-to-carbohydrates-to-fats — for losing fat? Opinions are all over the place […]

  • What is a Fad Diet? Do Fad Diets Work?

    What is a Fad Diet? Do Fad Diets Work?

    Everybody wants to see quick results with their fitness routine — that’s why so many training programs tout instant muscle gains, 30-day abs, and quick fat loss. But it’s not just training programs that promise fast and easy results, as fad diets have become a huge industry in their own right. According to Segen’s The Concise Dictionary of […]

  • 3 Reasons You Don’t Need Fat Loss Drugs

    3 Reasons You Don’t Need Fat Loss Drugs

    Being fat is no fun, and that holds true even if you carry mounds of muscle under your blubber. It’s not wonder, then, that guys will try just about anything to lose fat when they’re trying to get ripped, but one tactic most dieters should avoid is resorting to the use of fat loss drugs. Not only can […]