101 “Silver Strength Bullets” to Build Strength & Burn Fat Fast

101 “Silver Strength Bullets” to Build Strength & Burn Fat Fast

“Silver Strength Bullets” are my weekly shortlist of quick, actionable bullets to get you stronger, leaner, and performing at a higher level. I send them to my private members-area via email every Friday morning. And over the past few months I’ve compiled a fistful of my best Silver Strength Bullets into one place (here!) and laid them out for you as neatly as possible. There are 101 — because my marketer friend, David, told me odd numbers are catchy. I don’t know if that’s true (I’m no marketer) but I did put a buttload (?) of time and effort into these — and they work very well — so I hope you enjoy them enough to plop a couple in your back pocket and save ’em for later. Listen. As you’ll see, I’m not trying to sell you anything. These are free, a gift from me to you, because what I want to do — all I want to do — is give you clear, practical, and effective strategies to help you achieve your goals (whatever they may be). Cool? Cool. Here’s your 101 Silver Strength Bullets. And, should you want it, HERE is a free copy of The Metabolic Blueprint — a comphrensive workout manual with 101 of my best metabolic strength workouts for faster fat loss. Enjoy! -J 101 Silver Strength Bullets! 1…There’s no such thing as “too much” rear delt work. You can literally train them every day (with varying volumes and intensities) and your shoulders will get stronger, healthier, and more defined. The Bent Over Rear Delt Raise is my go-to exercise for them. 2…Eating fat doesn’t make you fat. The main driver of fat loss is total calories in vs. calories out. I actually...
Rapid Fat Loss: It Actually Works Pretty Damn Well

Rapid Fat Loss: It Actually Works Pretty Damn Well

They get a bad reputation — especially among some of the fitness goo roos — but rapid fat loss protocols actually work pretty damn well.  Are they for everyone? No. Should they be done for long periods of time? Absolutely not. Are they comfortable or fun? Lol, no. BUT… Used carefully and sparingly, rapid fat loss protocols work very well, especially for people who thrive on short bursts of strict dieting to see faster results with minimal time investment. But What About Muscle Loss? Studies have shown rapid fat loss protocols lead to greater loss of lean muscle mass compared to slower, more sustainable approaches. So shouldn’t we stay away from rapid fat loss protocols if we know we’re going to lose more muscle? No. Because we DON’T know we’re going to lose more muscle. The “proof” that rapid fat loss protocols cause more muscle loss comes solely from the specific methods in which the researchers structured their protocols. And, as I discuss in the video below, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. A lot more. And after several years of experimenting with various rapid fat loss protocols on myself and my online coaching clients, I can confidently say there are many ways to structure rapid fat loss so you maintain your muscle mass and maintain (or even gain) strength while losing fat and increasing motivation. I don’t have any published research to support me. And, for that reason, some will immediately discount what I say. And I’m fine with that. Because, plain and simple, rapid fat loss protocols work and they work very well. Whether or not you decide to give it a shot and see for yourself is far beyond the scope of...
The Best Meal Plan for Weight Loss: Your Comprehensive Guide

The Best Meal Plan for Weight Loss: Your Comprehensive Guide

Today I’m going to give you a meal plan for weight loss. I’ll lay out, clear as day, what foods you should eat and when you should eat them. I’ll tell you which foods are your friends and expose those that are foes. I’m going to hand you my best kept fat loss secrets and share the worlds single most powerful meal plan for weight loss.  All I ask of you? Pay close attention, don’t even blink. Read every syllable, every word, every sentence — no skimming around — there should be no room for misinterpretation.  Agreed? Good. Let’s begin. The Best Meal Plan for Weight Loss If you’re new here, my name’s Jordan but everyone calls me, “J.” Short in stature and balding by nature, I’m a normal person just like you with fears and hopes and aspirations and needs. A sizable chunk of my youth was consumed with the goal “getting abs.” I wanted mine to pop like those on magazine covers and I dreamed of owning an impressive physique. Vain? Sure, but at least I’m honest. And after years of trial and error, I’m happy to say I achieved my goal and am fortunate enough to help others do the same.  Kelly from Wisconsin, for example, joined my online coaching program nearly a year ago. She’s a strong woman, has a good head on her shoulders, follows my instructions to the “t,” and never misses a beat. My client Jerry from Boston has been in my online coaching program for over a year and is a reckless practical joker. Yea, he’s holding beer and a bag of chips in his “before” picture on the left. Lisa from Canada has worked with me online for...
Female Powerlifters: 5 Reasons Every Woman Should Try Powerlifting

Female Powerlifters: 5 Reasons Every Woman Should Try Powerlifting

To celebrate the launch of the free 30-Day Powerlifting for Fat Loss Challenge, I’m excited to share today’s guest post written by my friend, client, and badass female powerlifter, Emily. We started working together just over 7-months ago and in that time frame Emily has completely transformed her body, strength, and mind. In her article, Emily offers phenomenal insight into the world of powerlifting, female powerlifters, and why every woman should try powerlifting at some point in their life. Enjoy! -J If you told me a few years ago that I would be competing in a powerlifting competition, I would have laughed in your face.  I was an avid weightlifter and I loved feeling strong and setting new personal records in the gym, but the concept of prioritizing strength gains in my training would have seemed like too much of a sacrifice. I just wanted to look good, be healthy, and feel like a badass on occasion… surely my well-rounded training plan was ideal for accomplishing these goals, right? I mean, sure.  It worked fine.  Here I am back in 2011. I was doing a lot of spinning, road biking and upper body strength training at the time and I was perfectly happy with (and even proud of) the way I looked. At some point, though, I got tired of going to the gym day after day just for the sake of maintaining my physique.  Shouldn’t all the hard work I was putting in amount to something more? I thought so. I needed a way to channel my passion. Enter: powerlifting! I had been starting to see that a lot of physique-focused and recreational...
Weight Loss Motivation: 3 Mind Hacks to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight

Weight Loss Motivation: 3 Mind Hacks to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight

Weight loss motivation: it’s what everyone is constantly searching for but very few people know where to find. Maybe you can relate? Maybe you know you should be working out several times per week but you’re having trouble finding the motivation to get to the gym? Or maybe your workout motivation is there but you’re having difficulty getting your diet in check? You know what you need to do (eat more fruits, veggies, & protein and eat less processed junk) but you’re having a hard time actually doing it? Sound familiar? I’ve Got Good News You can create weight loss motivation even if you’ve never had it your entire life. I’m not kidding.  You can create weight loss motivation even if you’ve never had it your entire life. See, motivation isn’t as black and white as some people would have you believe. It’s not that you either “have it” or “you don’t.” That isn’t how it works. With the right strategies and tactics, you can legitimately create and increase weight loss motivation. And today that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do. Having worked with hundreds of online fitness clients across the world, every day I’m asked for strategies to increase weight loss motivation, exercise motivation, and nutrition motivation. Seriously. Every single day. I recently got an e-mail from a reader in Atlanta asking the very same question which was actually the impetus for this article. Here, take a look: Does that sound familiar? Maybe a bit like yourself or someone you know? If it does then I’ve got good news for you. You’re Normal! You’re among the vast majority (I mean like 99.999999999%) of people who struggle with weight loss motivation...
Training and Nutrition for Fat Loss: The [Short Person’s] Ultimate Fat Loss Guide

Training and Nutrition for Fat Loss: The [Short Person’s] Ultimate Fat Loss Guide

Being short is a pretty sweet gig. I mean, think about it, when you’re short you never have to worry about leg room on an airplane. Being too tall for a bed is an impossibility. And you have a huge advantage when someone breaks out the limbo pole because…well…you know. See? Being short has a whole lot of benefits.  But, like everything in life, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns; there are downsides, too. For example, it’s never fun going to the theme park because, no matter what, you’re going to be discriminated against simply because of your height. Not to mention, if you need to reach something up high and don’t have a tall friend nearby…you’re screwed.  More to the point of this article, arguably the worst part about being short is that it can make fat loss a whole lot harder than it is for taller (and heavier) folk. Why is Fat Loss Harder for Shorter People? I should clarify, height doesn’t inherently make fat loss harder. Rather, your body weight (and composition) is the primary factor responsible for how much you can eat without gaining or losing weight. And seeing as shorter people tend to weigh less than taller people, especially as they reach lower levels of body fat, fat loss tends to impose much greater difficulties on shorter/lighter people than it does on taller/heavier people. Let Me Tell You A Little Story… Just in case you’re new here, my name is Jordan (but everyone calls me “J”), I’m an internationally published fitness author, an online strength training and nutrition coach, and I’m also very, very short. Clocking in at a whopping 5’4,” I’ve been a proud representative of the shorty brigade since...
The Top 7 Best Books for Nutrition Coaches

The Top 7 Best Books for Nutrition Coaches

Any halfway decent fitness enthusiast can tell someone how to lose fat. It’s really not that hard. Calculate a moderate caloric deficit, outline sufficient protein intake, send your client these guidelines, and tell them “just hit these numbers and you’re good!“ Pretty simple. From here all you need to do is patiently wait and see how many people actually follow your guidelines long enough to get results. If you have a handful of 8-10 participants, odds are you’ll have at least 1-2 who are intrinsically motivated enough to stick to your plan no matter what. Then you can grab their before/after pictures, publish their “success story,” and explain to people how your “scientifically proven method” helped them shed X amount of pounds in 90-days. Congratulations. You’re a nutrition expert. If you want to be a great nutrition coach – a coach who can consistently inspire individuals to recognize their own ability to succeed – you need to do a hell of a lot more than just hand out calorie and protein guidelines.  You need to arm your clients with science-based knowledge in an easy to understand format. You need to teach your clients how to create sustainable habits. You need to show your clients tips and tricks that will help them succeed in the long-term. And, most importantly, you need to help your clients understand and believe that they are truly capable of achieving anything and everything they want.  To understand how to do this you need to get your hands on the absolute best books for nutrition coaches.  In an effort to help you weed through the B.S. and arm you with the most...
5 of the Worlds Healthiest Foods (That Are Actually Making You Fat!)

5 of the Worlds Healthiest Foods (That Are Actually Making You Fat!)

I hate the phrase “healthy food.” When you really think about it there’s no such thing as an inherently “healthy food.” Obviously some foods are low(er) calorie,  nutrient dense, and have certain qualities that should be emphasized within an overall “healthy” diet. But there isn’t a single food that, in isolation, can be deemed “healthy” or “unhealthy.” Healthiest Foods: Why Can’t a Food Be Labeled “Healthy” or “Unhealthy?” Because one food doesn’t make up the sum and substance of your diet or lifestyle. Rather, the context of your life as a whole determines your health including things that are both in and out of your control.  To name a few, below is a small list of the countless determinants of your health: Sleep Stress Exercise Genetics Occupation Health care Education Gender Living environment Income And a whole lot more Without overly digressing, it’s incorrect to label a single food as “healthy” or “unhealthy” for the same reason it’s incorrect to say men are stronger than women, dumbbells are safer than barbells, or toilet paper is more effective than a bidet. Context must be taken into consideration and only then, once we appreciate context, can we begin to see no food is inherently “good” or “bad,” “right” or “wrong,” “healthy” or “unhealthy.” Rather, all foods are equally neutral with some being more conducive to successful long-term dieting than others.  For example, some foods might help you stay full for longer periods of time, others might be higher in protein , and others might include vitamins and minerals that are difficult to find elsewhere.  These foods – the ones that make dieting easier – should obviously be emphasized within your diet. But...
This Brand New Fat Burning Pill Is So Effective the U.S. Is Desperately Trying to Ban It…Permanently!

This Brand New Fat Burning Pill Is So Effective the U.S. Is Desperately Trying to Ban It…Permanently!

Don’t ask me how but I was able to get several samples of this brand new fat burning pill sent directly to my home office just about 2-weeks ago. At first I was skeptical. Nervous, to be honest. “Could there really be an effective fat burning pill that torches the fat off your bones and keeps it off for the rest of your life?” I had trouble wrapping my head around the possibilities and implications of such a pill…but I had it on good authority from the most respected coaches in the field such as Alan Aragon and Brad Schoenfeld the pill was legit. “It renders traditional dieting nothing more than a waste of time and money,” Alan told me over an intense late night convo on MySpace. “As long as you have this pill in your back pocket you’ll never have to worry about the woes of dieting ever again. It’s like Paleo…but even better!“ With an endorsement like that from arguably the single most influential coach, researcher, and author in the world of gainz nutrition…I knew I had to give it a shot. My results? Mind blowing.  In barely under 2-weeks I burned every ounce of fat off of my massive 5’4″ frame to reveal the most incredible set of 8-pack abs I’ve ever seen. I even got my body fat percentage virtually measured by a real live doctor on the bodybuilding.com forums and he told me I’m -6% body fat! -6%!  Take that, dieting! And by now you’re probably wondering where you can order your fat burning pills before they get banned, right? Great question and fortunately it’s a very simple process.  All you need to do is follow the instructions below… Happy April Fools Day! Bar-none the...
The Iron Grater: A Lift Weights Faster Workout

The Iron Grater: A Lift Weights Faster Workout

Today I’m excited to share an extraordinary guest post written by none other than Jen Sinkler, the creator of my all-time favorite conditioning resource, Lift Weights Faster 2.0. Enjoy! -J I have a secret: Powerlifters like to lift light weights, too. (Try saying that phrase three times fast.) Just look at five-time world record holder Jordan Syatt. He’s been crushing the conditioning circuits as of late, showcasing many kettlebell circuits on his various social media platforms, and in his own words, “I haven’t lost a gain. Not a single one.” As much as I hate to say it, not every day can be a heavy deadlift day. [Note from Jordan: I hate it, too, but Jen’s right. If you really want to make progress you need to know when to lay off the heavy lifting.] Circuit training, metabolic conditioning, or lifting weights faster, as I call it, when combined with heavy strength training serves to round out the equation of well-balanced fitness. Incorporating conditioning throughout your training cycle can lead to a faster metabolism, a happier heart, a better hormonal profile, more mitochondria and greater capillary density — all while preserving your existing muscle mass. But here’s another reason powerlifters ought to consider lifting weights faster: Speed matters, and on two levels. First, explosive muscle contractions are more metabolically expensive than a slower contraction performed under the same amount of load. This likely has to do with the recruitment of fast-twitch muscle fibers being more energetically costly to fire. What does this mean? It means circuit training absolutely torches calories and you can say buh-bye to the stereotypical overweight powerlifter physique. Second,...