Diets or habits?

Jake Blog, Health, Mindset, Nutrition

Today lets chat about ONE of the many reasons why restriction diets backfire. There was a famous study done in the WWII days. At the time, starvation was a reality for many people around the world: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment (conducted at the University of Minnesota). The experiment looked at the effects of caloric restriction, specifically on the physiological and …

Protein for weight loss?

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

The protein and weight loss connection When people think about protein supplementation, they usually think about all things muscle related. Clients often approach me to ask various questions about protein supplements, be it via shakes, or otherwise. The most common questions I get are:  When’s the best time to have a protein shake? Will it help me pack on muscle? …

Not getting results? Better sleep on it…

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

I’m sure you’re tired of us, and others in your life, preaching the importance of getting enough sleep… But that Netflix series you’re watching is way more interesting and addicting than sleeping, maybe this will do it for you: Those who go to bed and wake up at the same time each morning are less overweight than those who don’t. This …

The hidden benefits of working out

Jake Blog, Health

What’s your excuse when you fall off the movement bandgwagon? Too tired? Long days at work? Have children? No have time? You’ll start next week? You aren’t seeing the results you want even when you do go? Let’s address the last one, which is surprisingly one of the more common excuses people give us: People start, and shortly after stop because …

Sleep it off champ!

Jake Blog, Health

Body recomposition not happening as fast as you’d like? Your sleep could be to blame! Tired of us—and everyone else in your life—preaching the importance of getting enough sleep yet? Too bad! #sorryNotSorry.  If you’re still resisting because the Netflix series you’re watching is way more interesting and addicting than sleeping, maybe this fact will do it for you: Disclaimer: There …

Alcohol and training

Jake Blog, Health

Alcoholism = bad. A glass of wine a night = OK, maybe even helpful? Calories: Alcohol is sometimes called the 4th macronutrient, after protein, carbs and fats. So if you’re tracking macros, and not tracking your alcohol consumption, you need to start ASAP. Also worth noting, many drinks (light beers for example) will list the amount of carbohydrates, but not …

Anatomy of a back injury

Jake Blog, Health

I’m writing this post for several reasons.  Most days, my lower back is in so much pain that I feel it when I sneeze. I can’t sleep on my back, and I usually wake up hurting multiple times during the night after rolling onto my back. If I take a step and misjudge the level of the ground I’m stepping …