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Plan Not to Fail

Garrett Barnett

Plan Not to Fail

A very important strategy in almost all areas of life is planning, and this is no different with your diet. It is equally important whether you are trying to lose or gain weight. As I have been told so many times throughout my life, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Although cliche, it holds very true when it comes to eating and meeting your health and fitness goals. I like to know when my day starts what foods I will be eating at every meal through the day. Most often this is one of my first activities...

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Carb Cycling VS. Intermittent Fasting VS. Keto

Garrett Barnett

Carb Cycling VS. Intermittent Fasting VS. Keto

Ever wonder what "diet" you need to be following? How are you supposed to choose? It seems like every time I walk through the gym doors, pick up a magazine or read people's posts, I encounter someone discussing the "best" eating plan for weight loss or muscle gain. I will hear someone say "you have to carb cycle to get really shredded". Or I will hear that intermittent fasting allows you to have a "real" meal and actually feel full. Then of course there are the keto proponents who look down their noses at all carbs. Now before I reveal...

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Determine Your Goal

Garrett Barnett

Determine Your Goal

The first step in any fitness routine is to determine your goal. That goal should be specific and measurable. For example, you need a goal like "lose 30 pounds by the end of the year", "run in the next NYC marathon", or "step on stage at the spring bodybuilding competition". These provide a timeline and a way to measure success. ExamplesΒ of bad goals would be "get in shape" or "get a tighter stomach". How do I pick a goal, you may ask. First, your goal has to have a definitive end date. This date needs to be reasonable but also...

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Diet Is Everything

Garrett Barnett

Diet Is Everything

Several time a week someone will approach me and say something like "Man, you are jacked. Do you compete? What do you eat?". They will often continue to explain that a close relative or friend also competes and follows some form of low carb diet or intermittent fasting program. I estimate I get more diet related questions than any other type. TalkingΒ further with these folks, I find the level of misconception surrounding what one should eat to gain or lose weight is remarkable. So I am here to tell you what you eat is the most important factor in losing...

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