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James Krieger on the Issues of Tracking Body Fat Percentage

On this episode of the Rippedbody Podcast, I interview James Krieger. James is a published scientist, author, speaker, fitness competitor, statistical wizard and the mind behind the immensely popular blog and membership site, Weightology.net. We discuss the different methods available for tracking body fat percentage [06:15], the two-component model used by…

A Visual Guide To Body-fat Percentage

A Visual Guide To Body-Fat Percentage

In the Nutrition Setup Guide, I talked about using body-fat percentage to guide your decisions on when to cut, bulk, and chase recomp (simultaneous muscle gain and fat loss) phases. But as you are probably aware, ALL the body-fat measurement methods we have available have horrible inaccuracies on an individual…

The 3 Reasons I Recommend You Stop Trying To Track Body-fat Percentage

I don’t use body-fat percentage as a measure of progress with clients. There is no way to accurately and consistently measure body-fat percentage that makes tracking it worthwhile, and it’s destructive to the assessment and decision-making process to try to do so. People get obsessed over this number as if…

The RippedBody Nutrition Setup Guide

What’s New And What’s Changed In The 2020 RippedBody Nutrition Setup Guide

The 2020 version of The RippedBody Nutrition Setup Guide is finally here. It combines an ebook, macro calculator, and 7-day email course guiding people through all the ways people commonly screw it up. Think of it as the less-advanced cousin of The Muscle and Strength Nutrition Pyramid book. The original…

Cardio For Cutting
How Much You Should Do For Fat Loss

A caloric deficit doesn’t have to come entirely from the diet, and you probably guessed that adding some cardiovascular work to expend more energy rather than restricting your energy intake alone, could also be useful. A simple way to estimate energy expenditure during cardio requires you to determine a rating…

The Novice Bodybuilding Program from The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books

Bodybuilding For Beginners Program

If looking like The Hulk, Wolverine, or Batman is your primary goal, then a training program with a bodybuilding focus is what you need. If you have been struggling to grow, this program may help by giving some balance to your routine. Don’t make the mistake of training your chest,…

The Intermediate Bodybuilding Program from The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books

The Intermediate Bodybuilding Program

This is a sample bodybuilding program from our Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid book. The explanation section in the book is fairly detailed, so I have cut it down to give just the overview, relevant notation and exercise selection explanations. This, the Intermediate Powerlifting Program, and the Detailed Guide to…

The US Navy Body-fat Percentage Estimation Calculator

The US Navy Body fat Calculator

[Last Updated: April 9th, 2020] Finding your body-fat percentage is an imprecise endeavor. The methods that we generally have available to measure it range from being ‘acceptably accurate’ to ‘very poor,’ and they are nearly all useless for tracking changes over time. – They’re all marketed as being really accurate of…

Eric Helms on the Rippedbody Podcast

Eric Helms on Making Adjustments for Bodybuilders and Powerlifters

Eric Helms is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. As a part of the 3DMJ Team, he coaches drug-free strength and physique competitors at all levels. Eric has competed since the mid-2000’s in natural bodybuilding, unequipped powerlifting and recently in Olympic lifting. He earned Pro status as a natural bodybuilder with…

How to Bulk Without Getting Fat

How to Bulk Without Getting Fat

There is an absence of quality diet advice out there for people trying to bulk. ‘Eat more!’ lacks the detail and finesse to optimize things, ‘Calculate your macros, train hard’ – misses the fundamental point that as we progress, calorie and macronutrient needs change and adjustments are necessary to keep us progressing.

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