All posts by Mark Fickler

4 Laws of Muscle

This is a great articleShort. Concise. And packed with information.I learned some stuff from it. You will too.The 4 Laws of MuscleYou are what you just ateIf you exercise first, you're more of what you

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Build Muscle or Lose Fat Survey

Got over 100 responses to the survey last week. Here's a summary of your answers:Here is the survey link.

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Leptin Resistance

This is a great video explaining how too much insulin (and insulin resistance which it causes) messes up your leptin signaling (which is supposed to turn off hunger cravings once you’ve eaten)

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The Case Against Fat loss

>>> Check out Fat Loss from Scratch to solve your insulin resistance and lose your big gut as a nice side benefit. <<<

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Carbohydrate Intolerance

The following information is taken entirely from Phil Maffetone’s post Carbohydrate Intolerance and The Two Week Test. Many people suffer from a condition known as carbohydrate intolerance, or (CI).

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Why Chronically Elevated Blood Sugar is Bad

If you haven’t watched the first video about Glycemic Index, watch it here. If you haven’t watched the second video about your Insulin Response, watch it here. This video discusses the adverse

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Insulin Response

If you haven’t watched the video about glycemic index (which is a set up for this video), you can watch it here. This video is about how your body responds with insulin after eating a carbohydrate

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Why Glycemic Index Matters

This is the first in a series of short videos to explain why you should be aware of the glycemic index of foods and how your blood sugar responds when you eat these foods. What do you think? Post your

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Push Up – Sprint AMRAP

WOW 5-6-17 AMRAP – As Many Rounds (or Reps) As Possible I did a Push Up / Sprint AMRAP that looked like this: Each round was: 3 push ups; 10 yard sprint; and walk back 6 push ups; 20 yard sprint;

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Push, Pull, Squat Circuit

A Simple Workout – WOW 4-29-17 OK I saw this on Flakebook or somewhere and gave it a shot on Friday. Here’s the set up: 3 exercises Push Ups, Body Weight Squats and Pull Ups done in a circuit,

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Build Muscle Walking

I like simple things that work. Like the Farmer’s Walk. There are many ways to do it so just use your imagination. I did this 30 minute workout today (4/22/17). With one 16 kg kettlebell (I’ll

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Build Muscle After 50 with a Kettlebell Ladder

WOW (Workout of the Week) 4-8-17 OK so I effed up the setup by shooting into the sun. Subtract 2 quality points. It’s still a decent workout especially when you’re pressed for time. Each round

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Nordic Pole Walking

For the entire post, go here. Source: eReplacementParts.com

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Intermittent Fasting: The Ultimate Guide

This Guide originally appeared on Jen’s Reviews. Fasting is the practice of abstaining or reducing consumption of food, drink, or both, for a specific period of time. Everyone fasts for at least

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