Nate Miyaki

Natural Physique Athlete ~ Student of The Ronin Strategies


I’ve been slacking on the blog posts lately.  Sorry about that.  I’ve been working hard on some other aspects of the website/online business.  I started a Twitter account, linked it to Facebook, linked it to the website, etc.  Nate Miyaki is going high-tech, which is completely against his nature, as is referring to himself in the third person.  But hey, I just found out yesterday that my wife likes the Rock??  So expect.. Read More

The Best Damn Cardio Article, Period! Part 3

In Part 2, we talked a lot about some of the theories behind my critique on long distance cardio. Now it’s time to get down to some practical application strategies. Science and stories are all good, but what should we be doing in the real world with regard to this cardio conundrum? That’s the real question. CARDIO IS FOR FAT PEOPLE In Part 1, I mentioned that cardio can be good for several.. Read More

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.