Category Archives: Nutrition

Why Low-Calorie Low-Protein Diet Sucks

Low-Calorie? Low-Protein?I thought that it was pretty obvious that low-calorie low-protein diet sucks (well, at least for me and majority of people, not exceptional freaks that can eat like that and still build pretty good strength and decent amounts of muscle). But it turns out that I was wrong. Literally, tons of people follow this stupid approach nowadays. Well, I’ll go even further and say that majority of people that are too lazy or think that they are too smart and sophisticated (or insert any excuse here like too busy or wrong lunar phase) to count calories are probably following this shitty nutritional approach. Reality is that they could be consistent enough to waste their time and energy on decent workouts but get no results because their diet sucks big time. Continue reading

The Power of Simplicity

Reg Park Kept It Simple“The simpler – the better”. It is one of my mottos. The simpler – the more chances that you won’t screw up in something. This principle has never failed me in whatever area of life, and especially in training and nutrition. Many people have that OCD thing. They are too obsessed with perfect amount of training intensity, frequency and volume, perfect exercise selection, perfect amount of calories, perfect macronutrients, perfect amount of sleep (of course, in perfect sleep waves) etc. Funny thing that there are no things in life that are perfect. You can be very close to perfect but never perfect. And that’s the beauty of life. You will always have room for improvement. No matter how strong you are you will always have things to do to become stronger. No matter how good your Handstand, for example, or Planche you will always find little adjustments to make them better. You got the idea. But what about simplicity? Continue reading

6 Biggest Diet Flaws

Vince GirondaThere are more than ever “diet-conscious” people nowadays. Funny thing that there are also more than ever fat people nowadays. There are several reasons for that, which I don’t want to discuss right now. The thing I’d like to address is that people concentrate on small picture ignoring the big one. What if I tell you that all those “diet” or “low-fat” foods and drinks are not the answer to your fat loss? In many cases they just slow down your progress. I often get questions like these:

“Is rye bread better than wheat?”

“What if I add freshly-squeezed lemon juice to my meal?”

“How many pieces of grapefruit should I eat per day for optimal fat loss?”

Stop it. You’re just wasting your and my time. None of this stuff matters. It just pisses me off. Minor tweaks work only if the big picture is in check. So in this article I’d like to share with you my version of what are the biggest diet flaws. Continue reading

The Importance of Variety in Training and Nutrition

Variety in Training and NutritionVariety is the spice of life. This sentence couldn’t describe much clearer the importance of variety in life. Human is created this way. Boredom and plateaus are direct results of lack of variety. It’s something simple and everybody should understand this but sometimes you have to remind yourself even such simple things. I was ignoring variety in training and nutrition for a long time. You know, this hardcore attitude. “I don’t give a shit. I will just attack this exercise more” or “I will stick with this menu for more days”. But this doesn’t work in real life. Believe me, you’ll hit a plateau someday. And the worst thing you can do is to continue doing the same thing. It would be great to train in the same set/rep scheme or eat same foods and get infinite results but this simply isn’t true. Continue reading

High-Protein Diet on a Budget

How to Create Cheap High-Protein DietIf you’re hard training athlete or just an ordinary fitness enthusiast that is trying to gain strength, build muscle and lose fat, high-protein diet would probably be the best option for you (of course, if you have no kidney diseases). But have you ever wondered how the hell you are supposed to follow high-protein diet and don’t spend all your income on it? How to make it happen? I’ll try to answer these questions in the post and show you on my own example how I made high-protein diet more affordable for me here in Ukraine. Continue reading

Training on Vacation: How to Avoid Unwanted Fat Gain and Strength Loss

How to Avoid Uwanted Fat Gain and Strength Loss on VacationSummer is legitimate vacation time. You were working hard all year. You’ve brought tons of income. You just can’t withstand the work routine anymore. Heat is killing you. Productivity starts to drop down. Well, it’s time to take a vacation, my friend. You need to rest to attack your work with enthusiasm again. The same is true for training and nutrition. Sometimes you need to rest to achieve more. So you decide to take a trip somewhere. But here pops up another question. Continue reading

Progressive Resistance. Protein. Patience

Reg Park - the essense of awesomenessAre you tired of not getting results? If yes then you’re probably screwing up in one of these three fundamental principles.

Progressive Resistance

Firstly, even the most retarded gym rat should understand this. If you’re not using more weight/doing more reps/using harder exercises/doing less rest between sets/doing more sets etc. then you will not see any difference in your strength and how you look. Tattoo these words on your forehead to remind this anytime you want to change something and get weaker instead of gaining strength. Fuck, you can do 2-3 exercises all your life, keep getting stronger in them and you will be a powerhouse in 5-10 years. Keep getting progressively stronger in your training and you will be on the right track. Rethink your training today, make progressiveness your number one priority (not some stupidity, brand new gadget or fancy exercise) and you’ll get results finally. Continue reading