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Goal Setting

A Guide to Finding Deep Meaning: Why My Clients Succeed

Do you know what I think when I see a guy who has a body carved out of granite like the guy above? That man has discipline. There is an immediate feeling of respect. Plenty of guys have muscle, but very few have the abs that they want. We are so desperate…

Keep It Simple – How to Not Fail Your New Year’s Resolution

I want you to imagine it is the end of March. In January you committed to taking care of yourself better. You dusted off your gym membership and spent the last three months hitting the gym every morning. But you have just quit like two-thirds of the other January returnees.…

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…

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…

Maximum Muscular Potential — Brian Whitacre

Maximum Muscle Potential — What is your genetic muscular potential?

The guy you see is legendary Korean bodybuilder, Kim Jin Ho. This photo was taken of him at the Bodypower Pro show in Birmingham in May, a qualifier to get into the Mr Olympia competition 212lb division. Mr Olympia is bodybuilding at the highest level. The contestants are not tested for…

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…

Need Motivation? Look to Your Ancestors

Updated 27th Jan 2013: My Nan slipped away just after the new year. She was 93, the only grandparent I ever knew, and we were close. At Christmas when I was a child she used to say to me with a smile and love in her eyes, “you don’t know…

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