Additional health, fitness, & nutrition resources
Here are some of my favourite resources to help you learn more about exercise, nutrition, fitness, and self-experimentation.
Precision Nutrition – This is my own company’s website. It’s a huge resource full of free exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle information. With over 500 free, research-based articles including downloadable infographics, it may be the only fitness and nutrition site you ever need to visit.
Stumptuous – The premier women’s weight-lifting site on the web, hosted by co-author Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon. This site is free of advertising and sponsorship and is devoted 100% to promoting and supporting no-nonsense exercise habits for women.
The Nate Green Experience – A cool lifestyle blog in which co-author Nate Green explores what it means to be a young guy trying to find his way around the gym – and around the world – all while becoming his own hero.
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5-Day Body Transformation Course For Men (Free) & 5-Day Body Transformation Course For Women (Free) – These free 5-day courses for men and women, respectively, cover the best practices of exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle for improving your health and getting into great shape. Brief and concise, yet probably the best fat-loss quick-start guide you’ll ever find, complete with printable habits, recipes, and workout routines.
Act Your Nutritional Age – This article covers the topic of nutritional age, and why we recommend different starting points based on different nutritional ages.
Brad Pilon and Eat Stop Eat – Brad Pilon’s web site, home of his Eat Stop Eat intermittent fasting system. Brad recently updated the book, and it’s worth checking out if you’re interested in IF.
PN Coaching – The very successful online coaching program we run twice a year. We provide expert coaches to small groups of motivated clients, and we guarantee their results. Plus, we offer generous prize money for the best transformations in the group.
Results Fitness – Home of Alwyn Cosgrove’s gym (in Santa Clarita, California), voted one of the top 10 gyms in America by Men’s Health magazine. Alwyn is a good friend and often acts as one of my sounding boards for new nutrition and fitness ideas. Plus, his gym is a testing ground for many of our nutritional theories.
ZenHabits – Leo Babauta, author of The Power of Less, blogs about his ongoing habit-based growth and change. If you want to understand how change happens and how new habits are actually formed in the real world, this is a great starting point.
The Warrior Diet – Ori Hofmekler’s web site, home to his Warrior Diet intermittent fasting system.
The Get Shredded Diet – A more extreme, bodybuilding-style fat loss plan designed to be followed for short periods of time when trying to get very lean. It’s highly effective, but not suitable for everyone.
The Getting Unshredded Plan – Many people over-eat and re-gain weight after doing “The Get Shredded Diet”. This plan helps people gradually return to normalcy while minimizing the negative consequences of following an extreme diet.
Wikipedia: Alternate Day Fasting – Alternate Day Fasting is reviewed here on Wikipedia, complete with short reviews of both the animal and the human studies.
Self-Experimentation As A Source of New Ideas – Seth Roberts’ review, in the Journal of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, on the art of self-experimentation. Roberts reports on 10 different self-experiments he’s done and the surprising things he found.
The 4-Hour Body – Tim Ferriss’ song of praise for the art of self-experimentation. With hundreds of experiments, this book covers Ferriss’ research into fat loss, muscle gain, sleep quality, sexual prowess, muscle performance, and much more.
Quantified Self – A web site for people interested in self-tracking. Here you can gather with other self-trackers, share knowledge and experiences, and find tons of self-experimentation related resources. A great jumping-off point if you’re interested in doing more self-experiments.
Nutrition coaching resources
The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition – Now in its third and expanded edition, this foundational textbook covers all that you need to know to become an effective nutrition coach — from food science, to gastroenterology, to molecular biology, to coaching communication, to goal setting, to coaching business strategies, and everything in between. Not only is it extensively researched with hundreds of references, it’s actually fun to read.