Posts in Professor's Ponderings
Why Everything You’re Told About Dieting Doesn’t Matter

Low-carb, low-fat, ketogenic, DASH, Mediterranean, Atkins, carb-cycling, fasting, intermittent fasting, the Zone, vegetarian, vegan, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Paleo, high-protein, I could go on and on. All these diets tell you what to eat or when to eat it. But, what if I told you that diets aren’t necessarily about what food you eat?

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Massenomics’ 6 Rules for the Fitness Minded Drinker

Slow and steady wins the race
Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour per drink, if possible, to give your body time to properly metabolize alcohol and all its metabolites. A backlog of alcohol metabolites (mainly acetaldehyde) caused by fast consumption of alcohol will have you feeling worse than a broke dick dog in a yard full of bitches.

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Life Hack: Perfect Your Coffee Drinking

Over 80% of the US adult population consumes the divine nectar of the gods known as coffee. With good reason too, as coffee is freaking awesome. In fact, if you don’t like coffee, you are probably a communist (citation needed). So, coffee is awesome and all these people drink it, but what if everyone is drinking it wrong?

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Grow your muscles by giving them a break?

How many of you reading this right now plan detraining periods in your training regimen? I would imagine there is a small, but probably not real high percentage. How many of you that do plan detraining periods, do for a ten day period or more? I know what you are thinking, ten days or more off from training? Why don’t I just shave my beard, stop peeing in the shower, and become a Birkenstock- wearing vegan?

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WARNING: Subway is not what you think it is!

So, here is the cold, hard, yeast filled truth about Subway: Its food is of no better quality than any other major fast food chain. Let’s take a look at a typical Subway order: first there is 12 inches of refined bread coming in at roughly a whopping 100g of carbohydrates (not including condiments, sauces, etc). Then on top of your GLUTEN GOBLIN ( OMG GLUTEN, RUUUUUUUUUUUUN!) you stack on some “high quality lunch meat”. You guys noticed the quotations again didn’t you?

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Bodybuilding Limbo

Beach season is several months away and you’re already having anxiety attacks about having to take your shirt off in public. Then that oh-so-familiar thought creeps back into your head “maybe I should start cutting”.  So, you pace back over to that mirror, grab a suprailiac fold of fat and declare your diet starts tomorrow! Undoubtedly, while gorging yourself on a bucket of ice cream, topped with bacon and shredded cheese because apparently, pure-unabashed gluttony is a prerequisite before starting a new diet these days.

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