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  • Men’s Muscles vs. Women’s Muscles by John Cardillo There is no difference between men’s muscles and women’s muscles. Both consist of the same types of fibres and structures. Both function in the same way … and when stripped of our skin and fat, the underlying muscles look the same and are located in the same places. What is different, however, is the relative… Read More
  • Understanding Muscle by John Cardillo   I’m always surprised at the misunderstandings the general public and fitness/nutrition professionals have about the roles of lean muscle, fat, and skin (thick skin) in our bodies. Especially disturbing is that most fitness and nutrition professionals who should know the differences among the three as they relate to the effects of exercise and diet,… Read More
  • Shredded Nutrition Program (SNP) Methodology by John Cardillo     24-hour Cycle The basis of the SNP is the daily 22-hour fasting phase whereby the body uses stored fat for energy followed by the two-hour eating phase. The fasting phase starts at 9:00 p.m. and continues to 7:00 p.m. the following day. The two- hour feeding phase runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00… Read More
  • How High-Intensity Workouts Make You Lean by John Robert Cardillo   The calorie burn Many people believe that controlling body fat boils down to controlling the number of calories eaten. While there certainly is a lot of truth to that, it is a little more complicated. That’s only half the story. “Calorie” is the technical word to describe an amount of energy. Just as gasoline… Read More
  • How Fat is Stored in Our Bodies by John Cardillo The process of how body fat is stored is a subject that most nutrition, diet experts, the health and fitness industry do not totally understand. Many theories and outright nonsensical claims are put forward regarding what causes us to gain body fat and the quick fix (for a price) to lose this fat. The common… Read More
  • The Magic Pill by John Cardillo Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pill that would magically transform your body from soft, fluffy and downright fat, to lean, trim (as you were at age 19) and as “in shape” as the guy or gal who models underwear for Calvin Klein? That’s human nature – to seek the easy way,… Read More