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The Kraken Files March 2019: Your Form Sucks

  Steph has a really good bit of advice this month. It applies primarily to those training for bodybuilding, but will benefit all of us. Check it out!     I’m no pro, by far, but since I have been lifting for 18 years, a good amount of it done powerlifting and bodybuilding, I do

The Kraken Files February 2019: Get a Program You Bum

This month, Steph rambles on about programming. Do it yourself, or get it from us. TPSMethod.com notes: Of course we want you to use ours, but we don’t edit our authors. Steph gives some great advice, but we are here to help if you need it.    I am not going to lie, I spent

Let’s Just Cut the Shit and Lift

The Kraken Files: January 2019—Let’s Just Cut the Shit and Lift In this month's The Kraken Files, Steph addresses a topic that bugs a lot of people, and drives others this month. Give it a read and see where you stand. This month’s column actually came to me after talking with a friend, and soon

The Kraken Files: December 2018: To Train or Not to Train

This month Steph has some excellent advice and explanations on when to skip training. It’s a topic not touched on a lot, and she does an awesome job giving you some advice to be heeded.   This month I thought I would delve a bit into the issue of deciding when NOT to train, whether

The Kraken Files: August 2018

Note: Cutting is a bodybuilding term for dieting down to ridiculously low bodyfat levels. This is part two of an as-yet-undetermined-length series on everything that had to do with my first physique show, which I did June 9th. I covered general cutting/diet for the show last month, and this month I am going to address

The Kraken Files: Doing an Aesthetic Show

So. Some of you may have been watching as I prepped with a 4-5 month mild cut, 6 month bulk, then a 4-5 month cut into my first physique show. In fact, it was my first foray into aesthetic competition EVER, as for years I just lifted, then spent 5 years being a fluffy moose

Fruit is bad for you?

I get this question all of the time when doing nutrition consultations. It goes something like this, I'll prepare a meal plan for someone to follow and during the review, the client will look in horror and see that there is fruit in the diet. The usually say something like this: "I can eat fruit?

2018-10-29T16:01:32-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eating to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

This article on how to lose fat and gain muscle was originally published on totalperformancesports.com on July 5. 2010 It still has relevant content but is not the practice we currently recommend.  It's Not Just Weight Loss: You need to be Eating to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle I’m writing this article after a weekend spent

2018-10-29T16:01:37-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dietary Fat Basics

Fat is not your enemy! This is the third in a three-part series on basic nutrition. In this article we will discuss fat. Fat is an essential part of your diet but was made out to be evil and avoided at all costs by the mainstream media a few years ago. Thankfully this has passed.

2018-10-29T16:01:47-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments