Nate Miyaki

Fitness Author - Physique Athlete - Vagabond Strategist

Use Science – Not Scams – to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

“I lost 30lbs in one week without exercising or changing my diet, thanks Mr. Magic Blue Pill. Thanks!” “I went from obese to fitness model in 12 weeks just by using this state-of-the-art abdominal device for 20 minutes, 3 times a week.” “On my revolutionary new diet plan, as long as you don’t eat X, you can eat unlimited quantities of anything and everything else, and the pounds will just fly off.” Does.. Read More

Kalai Update

So it was hard to convince Kalai to put an update photo on the website.  Why?  Well, she is not an attention whore like I am.  She was doing this mostly as a personal challenge.  But I reminded her of two things: 1. On the 29th, she’ll be standing in a bikini in front of a crowd of strangers.  On the 30th, she’ll be doing a professional photo shoot at a commercial gym… Read More

Kaizen for Fitness

Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending. — Hagakure There is a tendency in other cultures for most people to stop training, to stop trying to improve, after they reach a certain level of skill — and this is one of the reasons why the Japanese have had an advantage in virtually everything they do. They have been culturally conditioned to never stop.. Read More

Fear Factor

Fear is the one human motion that can hold us back from more than anything else in our lives. Fear paralyzes us, and prevents us from taking meaningful action. It shatters our self-confidence and spirit of adventure. It can prevent us from doing the things we really want to do, trying everything we want to try, and from becoming who we really want to become. Most of us don’t pursue our dreams and.. Read More

Exercise Does Not Make Up For a Poor Diet – Use Diet As Your Primary Fat Loss Weapon

A healthy diet is the most important aspect of the game when it comes to body composition change. If you retain only one piece of information from this site/blog, I hope that it is this: your nutritional habits will have a far greater impact on your body composition and physique goals than any other fitness component. I’d go so far as to say this: Most people could reach a healthy/ideal body weight with.. Read More