Thursday Thought

Thursday Q & A: Staying Fit At A Desk Job?

These days a lot of people spend the majority of their day in front of a screen on a keyboard. A Rockaholic named Garrett asked about how this affects your health for #ThursdayQandA . From a fitness standpoint, this presents two issues: first, you’re not burning many calories; and second, it’s...
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Thursday Q and A: “Suggestions For Getting Rid of the ‘Dad Bod’...?”

You don’t need to be a dad, or even a dude, for this stuff to apply. It’s basically for anyone who thinks they’re too busy to stay in shape. The “dad bod” has become a phenomenon lately. It’s a badge of honor for some, but not for everyone. Recently a Rockaholic named Chris messaged me looking for...
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Thursday Q and A: What Supplements Should I Take?

Supplements are a big deal these days. Whether you’re looking for an extra edge on top of all the work you’ve put in, or looking for a short-cut, you’ll probably consider them at some point. Rockaholic Jake is in the first group, and hit me up for some advice. As usual, I cleaned up my response a...
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Thursday Q and A: How Often Should You Work Out?

There is a lot of confusion about the ideal amount of working out. You’ve got people doing two-a-days 6 times a week, and you’ve got people lightly working out twice a week. If you’ve read Down with the Fitness before, you probably know I’d support both of those people if they’re doing it...
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Thursday Q and A: Developing Willpower For Your Fitness and Nutrition Goals

Willpower is a bitch to develop. Straight up. Some people just think they “don’t have it”. Including a Rockaholic who inspired this #ThursdayQandA! Willpower is a mental game, so as soon as you think you “don’t have it”, you prove yourself right. Luckily, this is a negative thought loop you CAN...
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Thursday Q and A (While at Dick’s): “Aren’t You Cheating on Your Diet??”

I was at the great Dick’s Drive-In on Friday night (how many nutrition blogs start like that?), when a Rockaholic named Alex asked, “what are you doing here, aren’t you cheating on your diet?” as I was about to order a Deluxe, fries, and strawberry shake! He was totally cool about it for the record...
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Thursday Q&A: 5 Tips to Handle Junk Food Cravings

We’re living in the golden age of junk food. Straight up. It’s everywhere. It’s affordable. And a lot of it is delicious. Philosophically, I have aboslutely no issue with someone who wants to fully indulge in that (matter of fact, see the 4th tip below!) because honestly, hedonism and nihilism make...
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Thursday Q and A: How to Lose Weight And Drink Alcohol

When certain people ask me the simplest way for them to lose weight quickly, I flatly say “stop drinking alcohol”. It’s kind of a smartass response, but it’s accurate. Alcohol is empty calories and carbs, neither of which are good for weight loss. It also goes to the front of the line for...
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Healthy Eating Made Obnoxiously Simple. (Featuring Mostly Snacks.)

It's no secret that nutrition is important for looking and feeling your best. I was recently asked what I usually eat when I’m here alone in the middle of the night. So I made a video for this week’s #ThursdayQandA Keep in mind, this is just one night. I’m a little light on protein and heavier on...
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Thursday Q&A: What To Do When The Scale Doesn't Move...

Well, this is a common scenario: I recently received a message from a Rockaholic who has been eating better (protein and veggies for dinner, fruit for snacks - NICE!) and exercising 3-4 times a week for the past four months. Welcome to this week’s #ThursdayQandA “Things started great but this past...
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