“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
There 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
I’m sick and tired of what I see. Take a look around. I don’t know what situation is in your country/city, but chances are that you see the same picture. I’ll tell you what I see here in Ukraine. Almost everyone drinks alcohol in excessive amounts and daily. I won’t be far from truth if I say that every 2 out of 3 people here are alcoholics. I have nothing against drinking in moderation, but when people crap in their pants because they are so drunk, it is not right. Almost everyone smokes cigarettes daily. Almost everyone smokes weed. Almost everyone drinks energy-drinks daily. And it’s considered normal here. I see weak fat people everywhere. Everyone who tells you otherwise about this country is fucking hypocrite.
However, I used word ‘almost’ with purpose. When people get reality check and realize that they are weak fat maggots, they decide to start ‘healthy’ eating. Continue reading
Bodyweight strength training was a revelation for me. I was quite ignorant for some time and thought that weight training is a must if your goal is to gain strength and build muscle. When I was introduced to progressive calisthenics, my world turned upside down. It was a golden gem. Now I have solid experience with this kind of training and here’s the question I want to discuss today: is bodyweight strength training optimal for building muscle? Continue reading
Why people fail to get results? Well, there could be several reasons for that. The most common are lack of plan and lack of discipline. I see this all the time and it’s really frustrating. My intention here is to help you not to make those mistakes.
Lack of Plan
Ask any serious entrepreneur to help you start a new business. He’ll most likely ask you for a business-plan. Why? If you have no plan, then you have no predictable results. The same goes for training and nutrition. Continue reading