Author Archives: Mike Sheridan

Fatness & Sickness – It’s Your Fault When…

Peruse my writing, and you’ll quickly notice I’m not one to point the finger at obese individuals for their excess body fat. As clearly, we’re not living in a world with a bunch of lazy, undisciplined, sloths. Most people are making a conscious effort to stay fit, by exercising regularly and eating healthy, but it’s…

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Research Recap – Jan 2016

Nutrition A new study from McMaster University demonstrates the major impact dietary protein has on muscle gain and fat loss. The researchers split participants into a high protein group (2.4g per kg bodyweight) and low protein group (1.2g per kg bodyweight), and had them train 6 days per week while eating the same number of…

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Are We Really Born to Run?

Tell a runner they’d get better results lifting weights, and they tell you they’re trying to lose fat not gain muscle. Tell them having more muscle makes you burn more fat, and they tell you they enjoy running. Tell them the ‘runners high’ is experienced faster with HIIT, and they tell you they’re trying to…

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High Dose Vitamin D is Ineffective? Not So Fast

Last month my Twitter was blowing up with articles questioning the effectiveness of vitamin D, and head-turning titles like: “Vitamin D increases risk of falls.” “Have we been wrong about vitamin D?” And my personal favorite. “The sun goes down on Vitamin D.” This was the article I ended up clicking on. Not only because…

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Beyond 1% Fitness – The Advanced Program

Even though the research on optimal loading (weight lifted) is somewhat contradictory, it’s clear that as you gain experience and transition into an advanced lifter, it’s critical that you continue to progress. For instance: Strength gains can be achieved at 60% of 1RM for novice lifters, while 80% is required for trained individuals and 85%…

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Research Recap – Dec 2015

Nutrition More evidence that we’re better off with steak and eggs than cereal for breakfast. With this study from the Journal Nutrition showing that children given a high-protein breakfast are less hungry and burn more fat than those given a high-carb one. Moderate alcohol consumption continues to show promise for extending lifespan; this time in…

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Intensity = Lift More Weight NOT Lift Weight More

— Originally posted as a guest article for TonyGentilcore.com — Other than the word functional, ‘intensity’ is one of the most misunderstood terms in fitness. The reason you’re picturing a sweaty out-of-breath person ready to run to the bathroom and puke at any moment, is because we’ve been taught to associate intensity with exhaustion… …and…

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Moving From Healthy to Healthier in The New Year

Recently, I posted an article called 6 Simple Steps for Success in the New Year. Which was great for those looking to turn their health around in 2017, but wasn’t much help for those already ‘Living It.’ If that’s you, and you’re looking to make the jump from ‘healthy’ to ‘healthier’ this year, here are…

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