October 2013 Archives

Fit to Be Linked - Oct. 28, 2013

Posted by Brandon Harrison
October 28, 2013 12:02 PM |
I find it pretty interesting that the gym, part of a small local chain, in the expensive part of town has both nicer equipment and less people than gyms in other areas. Seemingly against the stereotypes of the affluent residents -- more money and free time to spend on a gym -- I’ve now found a place to go after ... [Read]

BulkBites.com is looking to revolutionize the way meal planning works. For the life of me, during my fitness journey, I have never been able to figure out why there wasn’t an easier way to plan my meals. Of course, there were always calorie trackers where I could count and count until I hit my goal. I could always use ... [Read]

Modern Snake Oil

In an ocean of supplements, the only proven ingredient for fitness is sweat

By Brandon Harrison
October 17, 2013 5:54 AM |
According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association, the fitness industry generated an amazing $21.8 billion dollars in revenue in 2012. That's $1.5 billion more than the year before -- an amazing feat in any industry. And that doesn't include the supplement market that reported a 7.1 percent growth to $1.5 billion dollars in the same year. What do ... [Read]

FitWeb: Weekly Links

Posted by Brandon Harrison
October 14, 2013 9:37 PM |
My cut off date has finally arrived. I've ended my bulk and started my cut, jumping in with a Protein Sparing Modified Fast for a little kick start (lets be honest, I want to be as lean as possible for halloween) and will transition to the normal cutting cycle in a week. I've also changed up my diet to include ... [Read]

One Simple Rule

There's no easy trick to improving fitness, but there is a "secret" that won't fail

By Brandon Harrison
October 3, 2013 8:00 AM |
It's no secret: The fitness industry is an industry for a reason. It's there to make money. Recent years, thanks to the "obesity epidemic" and the growing number of people suffering from heart disease related to an unhealthy lifestyle, the fitness machine is booming. Blogs, magazines – all mass media, essentially – are competing against one another to capture ... [Read]

FitWeb: Weekly Links

Posted by Brandon Harrison
October 1, 2013 1:31 PM |
The jury is still out on the different types of muscle fibers and what exactly they accomplish in the body. However, it doesn't hurt to change your training a bit to take advantage of a possible physiological effect. Here's an article over at T-Nation that covers the differences in the Type I, Type IIa, and Type IIb fibers. [T-Nation] Recently, ... [Read]