Fast Fat Loss Best?

Losing fat slowly makes sense. The idea is that through small reductions of calories we can avoid shocking our bodies into holding onto fat and instead gently coax it off over time. An attempt to fly under the radar of our starvation defenses, if you will.

It’s great in theory, but not so great in practice—millions of years of evolution mean the human body isn’t so easily tricked.

Joseph Westrupp after diet

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Lifting and Joint Health

If you lift weights you’ll eventually be forced to give some thought to joint health. Well, unless your name is Ronnie Coleman and you have bomb-proof joints. But even Ronnie Coleman succumbed to injuries and required corrective surgery.

Thankfully for the rest of us, lifting and joint health aren’t mutually exclusive.

Old anatomy picture of knee joints

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Ronnie Coleman Backstage

The first professional bodybuilder I saw in person was a New Zealand champion. Even though he was well below the level of the top Americans, it was an amazing experience and I’d never seen anything like it. It’s incredible how much muscle the body can carry.

But Ronnie was on a different level.

Ronnie Coleman, 8-time Mr Olympia, most muscular pose

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R-Bars by Reflex Nutrition

I’m always excited by new competition for the standard-setting Quest protein bars. Even if prices aren’t driven down, more choice is always good. Reflex Nutrition’s R-Bars are one of the latest contenders, and the burning question: are they yet another pale Quest imitation, or the new kings of flavor and quality?

White Chocolate Apricot R-Bar by Reflex Nutrition

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