Chocolate Seduction: Valentine’s Day Options

Chocolate Seduction: Valentine’s Day Options

Valentine’s Day is the single biggest day of the year for chocolate sales. According to Nielsen, consumers are expected to buy more than $345 million in chocolate candy during Valentine’s week, with more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy being sold. And February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, is the top total candy and chocolate candy buying day in February. What are folks on a diet to do? It’s hard not be tempted by those heart-shape boxes filled […]

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How Many Calories Should You Be Eating?

You work out and you eat clean, adhere to the precise macronutrient splits and nutrient timing–but how are you doing in the calories’ department? When working hard to achieve your ideal physique, just one wrong or missing factor in the diet equation could add up to failure. So how do you know how many calories you should be consuming daily? To find a base number, start by determining how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight. You can […]

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Why Rep Speed Matters for Size and Strength

Why Rep Speed Matters for Size and Strength

If you’re an avid weight lifter, you probably periodize your training with different rep schemes and splits. But do you always train every exercise at the same rep speed? If so, you might be selling yourself short. That’s because the more time a muscle is under tension, the better the stimulation. Let’s break it down by looking at the anatomy of a rep. A rep involves two moves: The negative, or eccentric part of the move, and the positive, or […]

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