Nate Miyaki

Natural Physique Athlete ~ Student of The Ronin Strategies

The Best Damn Cardio Article, Period! Part 2

When most people think about dropping fat, they immediately think in cardio-terms. Oh, I’ll get out there and run every morning or I’ll hit the treadmill/bike/elliptical machine more often. Yet, I’m telling you this is not the most efficient, productive approach. What gives? Cardio as potentially counterproductive to fat loss and body composition change is completely contradictory to what most of the fitness world, and general population for that matter, believe. I can’t.. Read More

The Best Damn Cardio Article, Period! Part 1

There are only two types of people I hate in the fitness world: People who are intolerant of other people’s exercise choices, and runners! I should qualify that second part. I hate people who dogmatically insist that running (or any other form of long duration, sustained cardio activity) is the best and only way to lose fat and change a physique. Actually, I don’t really hate anyone, but for Hollywood dramatic effect… Long.. Read More

Musclemania Contest Prep on

I competed in Musclemania America 2009 after a five-year hiatus. Check out my article on to learn how I trained for the comeback. I learned some valuable lessons from the process that have influenced what I am doing for my upcoming contests.

Training Prep on

I’m excited to share that my second article has been posted on  When I submitted it I was training for a competition in August, but as you know from my last post I have instead set my sights on the Musclemania California show in October, and the INBA Natural Mr. Universe in November. I’ll be updating my progress along the way on their site, and will of course keep you all apprised.. Read More

Reading, Writing and Photographs

Well, lots of exciting stuff has happened since my last post.  Here’s what’s going on: 1.  I got my first article officially published. picked up one of my nutrition articles, set up a cool bio page for me, and asked me to regularly write two articles a month.  I’m excited because I’ve been a huge fan of this site for years and it is great exposure — they get thousands of hits.. Read More