This is the second article in our exclusive Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) series. Be sure to check out the first article Fad Diets and Flexible Dieting: What Works and What Doesn’t to understand the underpinnings of this nutrition approach.
Macros are a hot topic as the concept of “flexible dieting” aka “IIFYM” (If It Fits Your Macros) is gaining mainstream attention. The beautiful and fit Cameron Diaz reportedly follows macronutrient principles. So what’s the buzz all about?Read More
In my previous article for GORGO we discussed why most weight loss diets fail. They simply cannot be maintained in the long term and often create unhealthy relationships with food. I also said that I am a proponent of what is called 'Flexible Dieting' also known as IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).Read More
Dr. Layne Norton wrote for GORGO Magazine and provided great insights into some of the issues surrounding popular diets as he wrote two great articles introducing “flexible dieting” as well as a passionate info packed video article. If you’re serious about making long-term changes with your nutrition, I encourage you to read each of the articles and watch the videos to start shifting your mindset about “dieting”.Read More
1. How do I take part? Share this image on social media tagging us and letting the world know that you believe in the movement and accept the challenge to teach at least one woman or girl to strength train.Read More
This full body circuit will speak to your inner athlete. Lifting for strength with big body movements combined with heart pumping bursts will make you dig deep like you know you love. Push through, GORGO girl. Endorphins, muscles, and confidence await.Read More
It’s fair to say that calves are the most undertrained body part on the planet. There is a bar in every town where calves get together and drown their sorrows because they are under appreciated. There’s nothing that gets me more fired up than a chiseled pair of calves in heels or a guy that has calves to match his arms. I encourage you to find balance with your physique, and shapely calves will give you that balance.Read More
Having a strong core is key to being able to progress in other weight lifting exercises. Often sub par form in exercises like the squat or deadlift are due to a weak core. Planking is one of the best ways to build core strength and endurance. By holding this position, your abdominals, lower back, and stabolizing muscles are engaged. It's a great goal to challenge yourself to be able to hold the traditional plank position for a minute or more.Read More
I first developed shapely shoulders as a competitive swimmer in my school days. Hours and hours of shoulder rotation against the resistance of the water developed well rounded delts. Now that my love is strength training, I continue to train shoulders in mindful, well rounded, way.Read More
Years after childbirth (yes, even if your kids are 10 years or older), your inner core and pelvic floor may not be rehabilitated properly from the stretch and strain of growing your babies. Your body will do as much self-healing as is possible in the first 8 weeks postpartum, after that you have to do specific exercises to re-strengthen your stretched out core to improve that lower ab pooch (and pant peeing) many of us moms still have.Read More
Layne Norton, PhD Nutritional Sciences, BioLayne.com
The cool thing about a digital magazine is that we are not tied to one dimensional print pages. We can come at you in many ways! Check out this thought provoking - potentially lifestyle changing - vlog by Dr. Layne Norton where he talks about:
Why crash diets don't work
Hard work and consistency are the ONLY way to maintain fat loss
Why he prefers flexible dieting
Dr. Layne Norton holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and a BS in Biochemistry in addition to being an accomplished pro natural bodybuilder and power lifter. You can learn more about him on his website.