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New Book: Optimal Nutrition for Injury Recovery

Last week I mentioned that I had an exciting announcement about a new book that was coming.  And, well, here it is.  No, it’s not the Women’s Book (which is nearing completion, I promise).  Rather, it’s a fairly short (42 page) ebook I put together on the topic of Optimal Nutrition for Injury Recovery.

While this was always a topic I kind of kept semi-up to date upon, the impetus for writing an actual booklet on the topic was driven by two things.

The first was a massive injury I sustained in Februrary of this year where I broke my fibula and tore two ligaments in my lower leg, necessitating major surgery.  I’m only 5 months through what will be a year recovery at this point but, hey, it’s an excuse to skip leg day.

The second was that, I couldn’t find a single book on the topic that had been written since 1994 or so.

Determined to optimize my own recovery, I was driven to delve into the research on the topic and figured I might as well write it up as a quick side project.  Hey, I’ve got hospital bills to pay.

This is the result of that … Read More

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Sol Orwell is a Liar

Let me get directly to the point of this post: Sol Orwell, founder and former owner of Examine.com, is a liar and today I’m going to show you why.  Before I do that, let me say that I think Examine is a great resource.  I refer to it frequently and refer others to it.  This post has nothing to do with Examine (which Sol sold anyhow).  It has only to do with Sol Orwell and a lie he told publicly about me.

Here’s a link to the tl;dr below.

The Start of Sol Orwell’s Lie

On October 26th, 2016, Sol Orwell made a post that started with a rambling bit about politics before turning somehow to racism within the fitness industry and using this as a springboard into claiming I am a racist.

He continues in his first comment on the post to not so subtly accuse me of using an unforgivable racial slur.

Along with a screencap that includes my Facebook profile picture, he states:

“This is the person who called me a sand n*****r”

So let me examine the entirety of this story in some detail.

Sol Orwell’s Claimed Racial Epithet

Without dwelling on it, I want … Read More

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RFL Kindle and a Muscle Gain Podcast

Just two quick little announcements this week.

Rapid Fat Loss Handbook Kindle Edition

Last year I started converting some of my books into Kindle edition finally.  I got sort of sidetracked after I did a few of them but several got done.  And, due to the software I was using not being terribly intuitive, the Kindle Edition of The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook got formatted incorrectly.  About 2/3rds of the book got duplicated and while this doesn’t make the book unusable, it isn’t terribly tidy or easily readable.

Well, I’ve finally gotten the book reformatted correctly.  Anybody who purchased the product previously should feel free to email me at orders @ bodyrecomposition.com (take out the spaces) with either their order email, full name or receipt and I’ll be happy to send you the correctly formatted version of the book.

Muscle Gain Podcast with Broderick Chavez

A while back I did a podcast with Broderick Chavez of Sports Performance Radio on fat loss and he asked me back to talk about muscle and weight gain.  It went way off the rails as we talked for about 3 hours about everything from realistic rates and amounts of muscle gain to training, nutrition … Read More

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Women, Nutrition and Fat Loss – Teaser

Women's Book Table of ContentsIn February of 2014, for reasons more or less related to anger and spite, I started to rewrite one of my books.  What started as a rewrite rapidly went out of control as it morphed into a nearly 400 page tome on all aspects of fat loss.

At the roughly 85-90% completion mark, I realized that that book was missing a big section, a topic I had been avoiding for about a decade.  That topic was women and fat loss.

I had known for some time that women had far more issues to contend with in men, gaining fat more readily and losing fat with more difficulty among them but, probably out of fear of the complexity, had put a long-promised project on hold.

 

But as I neared the conclusion of the other book, I realized that I couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time to delve into that topic.  As I started to talk about it online, putting up small excerpts, it became clear that having that as only a single section of a larger project was misguided and that I should separate it out into a book only on women’s issues.  Little did I know … Read More

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Stubborn Fat Solution Patch 1.1

Stubborn Fat Solution Patch1.1 Cover

Stubborn Fat Solution Patch1.1 CoverSo last week, I mentioned that I had actually started (gasp) writing again and that, out of a larger project, I had revisited an old project and finished a small booklet.

Booklet is not an exaggeration and this is fairly short, kind of in the spirit of Dan Duchaine’s old stuff.   I’ve titled it The Stubborn Fat Solution Patch 1.1 (because I am a nerd) although I also considered an even worse title.

Now, in the original Stubborn Fat Solution I discussed every possible topic regarding fat and stubborn fat in fairly extended (some would say excruciating) detail along with giving dietary, supplement and training protocols made to specifically deal with the problem of stubborn fat (men’s low-ab and back fat, women’s hip and thigh fat).

However there was one section that I sort of glossed over, mainly due to a dearth of research and general inability to do anything with it. That section dealt with Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP), a hormone released (oddly) from the heart that had been found to represent an entirely new fat mobilizing pathway.

I mentioned it for completeness, but because I hadn’t found any particularly useful way of manipulating it, I didn’t do more … Read More