Counting Calories From Exercise & Rewarding Yourself With Food
In episode 11, I touch on the subject of avoiding counting your calories that you burn during exercise, primarily because it's so inaccurate. Literally any variable could be changing how many calories YOU as an individual burn, which could be drastically different from the calories you see on a treadmill. If you're basing your food intake off of these calories burned, you could be significantly over or underestimating just how many calories you're actually burning, which could stall progress.
Second, I touch on the idea of rewarding one's self for exercise with food. While I often change my food consumption based on training, that in my opinion is a bit different from saying "If I run today, eating pizza is okay." Coming from someone that's struggled with food their whole life: don't do this. It leads to guilt and shame and a heck of a mental time when you're presented with these foods but can't workout. What do you do then?
All this and more in today's BossByte.
How To Deal With A Training Injury
In episode 10, I speak about how you should deal with injury, and I'm speaking from experience. In the gym, there are two types of injuries: the obvious ones and the ones that don't show up until a day or two later.
In this episode, I provide a roadmap for how you should deal with injuries from your first steps to what are the right steps to take when you're finally ready to get back into training the target muscle group that you injured.
Being prepared for an injury is sort of like health insurance. You can say you'll never need and it won't happen to you, but it's always best to be prepared for the time that it ends up being you that gets injured.
Injuries happen and understanding how to deal with them appropriately is essential for continued, long term success.
Is Bodyweight Exercise Enough?
In episode 9, I touch on a viewer question of whether or not using bodyweight exercises at home is enough to stimulate strength and muscle growth.
As I mention in the video, you definitely can build an appreciable amount of muscle and strength using primarily bodyweight exercises or at least with the use of little resistance, such as using things in your surroundings. However, eventually it can become a bit difficult to continue progressing if you decide to opt for bodyweight only.
Being able to practice progressive overload is imperative for growth. At the gym, this can be accomplished via a number of different mechanisms. With bodyweight only, this becomes a bit difficult, as a eventually you might require a ridiculous amount of repetitions per day to actually stimulate the growth you desire.
Not to mention, it depends largely on your overall goal. If you just want to get healthier, then sure bodyweight exercise will suffice. However, if you want to be a powerlifter, you actually have to train with weights. No amount of bodyweight squats will help you squat 500 lbs.
All this and more in this episode of BossBytes.
My Opinion On Steroid Use
In episode 8, I dive into the topic of Steroid use and discuss my feelings on the subject. Most people see steroid use and immediately discredit their effort, but I have a bit of a different stance on the subject. Do you have similar feelings or do you think steroid use should be banned across the board?
Should I Build Muscle Or Lose Fat, First?
In episode 7, I address a community question of whether or not you should build muscle or lose fat, first, when starting a new fitness journey. As with anything, it's largely based on context and of course your original starting point. Consider watching or listening to today's podcast about this interesting topic.
Have you been chronically dieting, but never seem to go anywhere? In episode 6, I discuss re-feeds, including what they are, why you should use them and of course, how to actually implement them in your own routine. You don't want to miss this one.
Do You Need To Track Calories?
In episode 5, I give my $0.02 about whether or not you need to track calories. Further, If you decide to not track calories, I provide a few solutions to ensure that you're eating appropriately for your goals. If you've wondered about whether you need to track or not, this is the podcast for you.
Should You Train To Damage Muscle?
In episode 4, I talk about a subject that many never think about, but should. That's whether or not muscle damage is actually beneficial for long-term muscle growth. The potential answers might surprise you. All this and more in today's episode of BossBytes.
In episode 3, I dive into the topic of intermittent fasting. What it is, why it might work for you and of course, how to actually use it in a smart way. All this and more in today's podcast.
Will Eating Carbs Make You Fat?
In episode #2, I talk about one of the more controversial subjects in the industry of whether or not eating carbohydrates will make you fat. Hint: the have the ability, but probably won't... All this and more in today's iteration of BossBytes.