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David Williams

Lead Fitness and Nutrition Writer

A diet and fitness enthusiast, David Williams is an ex-Army Airborne Ranger and Infantry soldier with decades of fitness and wellness experience. A West Point graduate with a degree in engineering, he focuses on technical research related to fitness, nutrition, and wellness.

A natural endomorph (higher body fat), he has experimented with many diets and juice plans over the years, so his opinions and positions are rooted in real world experience, not just theory.

He loves the beach and working out, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

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Posts by David Williams

Running Posture
Body Wellness
David Williams

Running Posture

Natural body mechanics are many – inclusive and diverse. However easy it might seem to grab your running shoes and start running, it is also

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How to Get Lean Muscle
Body Wellness
David Williams

How to Get Lean Muscle

If you’ve ever thought about getting fit, then you’ve probably asked yourself, “How to get lean muscle?” It’s a very good question! The problem is,

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Diamond Push Ups Benefits
Bodyweight Exercise
David Williams

Diamond Push Ups Benefits

You’ve probably heard of the diamond push up variation. And, if you’ve wondered about the diamond push ups benefits, how to do the exercise well,

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Shoulder Stretches
Stretching Routine
David Williams

Shoulder Stretches

Ah, stretching – the overlooked, yet critical factor for longevity and optimal fitness progress. And shoulder stretches are no exception, and critical for healthy shoulders

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Body Fat Calculator
Tools
David Williams

Body Fat Calculator

What is a Body Fat Calculator? We all need essential fats for normal function since the body naturally stores it from the foods we eat

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Cardio Before or After Weight Lifting
Cardiovascular Workouts
David Williams

Cardio Before or After Weights

If you enjoy lifting weights and doing cardio, you’ve probably asked yourself the following question: Should I do cardio before or after weights? Granted, there

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