Mike Wines

Mike Wines
Quick Stats
Mike received his B.S. in Exercise Science from USC and his Masters in Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance at ETSU while studying under the head of sport biomechanics for the Olympic training site at ETSU.

Mike graduated from the University of South Carolina with his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Human Performance. During his undergraduate career, he interned with multiple collegiate and professional organizations including EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance) and USC in which he had the opportunity to work with many of the players from the 2010 and 2011 World Series championship teams.

After his undergraduate studies, Mike worked as the in-house content editor for M&S before continuing to his graduate studies. He completed his Masters in Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance at East Tennessee State University while studying under the head of sport biomechanics for the Olympic training site at ETSU.

Mike plans to continue his education with further doctoral work in the realms of functional medicine or physical therapy. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or Instagram (@mike.wines).

Mike Wines's Content

What Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Ab Training
Do you get most of your ab training advice from mainstream media? Your training could be influenced by some of the myths. Read this and get back on track!
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50 Tips & Tricks Guaranteed to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
No fluff, no junk. In this article, you'll find 50 straight to the point tips and tricks to help you build lean muscle mass and burn body fat! Read more.
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Natty Lifter's Guide to Supplementation: Build Quality Gainz w/out Steroids
In this four part series, we break down everything natural lifters should know about building muscle without steroids. Part 4 covers supplementation!
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Natty Lifter's Guide to Nutrition: Build Quality Gainz w/out Steroids
In this four part series, we break down everything natural lifters should know about building muscle without steroids. Part 3 covers diet and nutrition!
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Natty Lifter's Guide to Recovery: Build Quality Gainz w/out Steroids
In this four part series, we break down everything natural lifters should know about building muscle without steroids. Part 2 covers workout recovery!
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Natty Lifter's Guide to Training: Build Quality Gainz w/out Steroids
In this four part series, we break down everything natural lifters should know about building muscle without steroids. Up first, how should you train?
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Bacon, Biceps, and Barbells – The All-American Trifecta Just Took a Hit
Red meat has been deemed a cancer causing carcinogen, so what now? Read this article to learn how you can still incorporate red meat into your diet!
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The Deadlift Might Be Destroying Your Spine
Is the deadlift causing you back pain? You might be destroying your spine with your form. Take these considerations into account when deadlifting!
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Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Poop: 3 Questions Every Person Should Ask Themselves
As they say, “the road to health is paved with good intestines.”. Learn the answers to 3 important questions about prebiotics, probiotics, and poop!
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Wasted Gains: 3 Reasons Your Workout Program Sucks
These 3 simple reasons are holding you back from accomplishing all of your fitness goals. Learn what they are and alter your workout program accordingly!
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3 Foam Rolling Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Foam rolling can be a crucial tool for promoting recovery & increasing mobility. But, you're probably making one of these 3 mistakes whenever you roll.
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Straight Z's: Sleep Science for College Students
Sleeping is arguably the most important variable to achieving your health and fitness goals. And for college students, you should probably start here.
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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Squat Instantaneously
Everyone wants a bigger and better squat, but they go about it all wrong. Read this article to learn 5 ways you can improve your squat instantaneously!
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Are Your Genetics Preventing You From Building Muscle?
Curious to know exactly just how jacked you can possibly get? Read this article and test out these formulas to get an idea of your genetic potential!
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3 Wrong Ways You've Been Taught to do Key Lifts
If you've been lifting for long enough, you've probably heard 1 of these 3 form cues. However, it might be time you forget about these blanket approaches.
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How to Make Meal Prep Sunday an Easy Habit
Meal Prepping is a helpful tool to use to lock down your nutrition so you can accomplish all of your fitness goals. Learn how to make it an easy habit!
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3 Unhealthy Habits Preventing You from Losing Fat
Have you developed any of these 3 unhealthy habits? If so, you're seriously preventing your fat loss success. Learn more about them and how to fix it!
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3 Simple Strategies to Get Leaner Without Lifting
You don't always need to hit the weights to get leaner. Try implementing these 3 simple strategies and lose weight without stepping foot in the gym!
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10 Crazy Barbells You Need to Try at Least Once
Want to really shake things up during your workouts? Try hunting down one of these 10 crazy barbells and give your workout the variety it has been lacking!
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5 “Laws” of Muscle Building You Should Forget
If you're going to break a law, break one of these 5 muscle building laws. The logic behind them is faulty and not helping you reach your goals any faster.
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4 Fitness Tests You Should Be Able to Pass
Can you pass these 4 non-traditional fitness tests and prove to yourself how healthy you actually are? Check them out and see how your results measure up!
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4 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known When I Started Training
We all make mistakes. The important part is learning from them. Here are 4 lessons Mike Wines would tell himself about at the beginning of his training career.
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The Future of Fitness: 5 Trends to Keep Your Eye On
The future of fitness is coming fast & these 5 ground breaking technology trends could help you achieve all your fitness related goals. Check it out!
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Elbow Pain? 6 Tips for Training Around Cranky Elbows
Elbow pain holding you back from making the gains you want? Read this article for 6 helpful tips on recovering from and training around cranky elbows.
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How to Fix the Dreaded Buttwink During Squats
Has anyone ever told you that you have a buttwink when you squat? Learn more about what the buttwink is, what causes it, & how you can go about fixing it.
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Defeating DOMS: 5 Science Backed Suggestions
DOMs getting in the way of you making gains? These 5 scientifically proven suggestions might be exactly what you need to recover better from your workouts.
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5 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Back
The two main components of a thicker looking back is building big traps and big lats. Accomplish both of those by using these 5 supersets in your workouts!
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4 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Legs
Leg muscles can be both "show" muscles & "go" muscles depending on how you view them. Either way, these 4 supersets will help you develop legs that do both!
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Defeating the Desk Jockey: Tips, Tricks, & Workout to Fix Posture
Is your desk job holding you back from crushing your goals and making gains? Check out this article for tips, tricks, and a workout to defeat a desk bod!
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Understanding Core Training: Maximizing Results With Minimal Risk
Save your spine some wear and tear and strengthen your abs and lower back by working with these four primary functions of your core musculature.
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Sleep Science: Nature's Most Effective Performance Enhancer (Part 2)
Want to take complete advantage of your muscle growth, fat loss, and performance potential? Learn how to take complete control of your sleep cycle.
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The Complete Working Man's Guide to Building a Workout Program
Does life seem to continuously get in the way of your fitness goals? Utilize this complete guide to build the perfect workout around your busy schedule.
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5 Fitness Trends of 2016 That Need to End
Old habits never die, but should these recent fitness trends? Check out the 5 biggest fitness trends of 2016 & determine if we should bring them into 2017.
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Sleep Science: Nature's Most Effective Performance Enhancer
Want to take complete advantage of your muscle growth, fat loss, and performance potential? It might be time to take complete control of your sleep cycle.
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Benching Made Simple: 5 Tweaks That Work Every Time
Want to increase your bench numbers & set new personal records? Check out these 5 technique tweaks that will set you up to exceed all your benching goals!
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10 More Gym Hacks You Need to Know
These 10 little hacks when put to use will give you an edge over most of your fellow gym-goers. Check them out, give them a shot, & start making more gains!
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Squatting Made Simple: 5 Tweaks That Work Every Time
Want to increase your squat numbers & set new personal records? Check out these 5 technique tweaks that will set you up to exceed all your squatting goals!
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9 Important Things Women Gain from Strength Training
Hitting the weights is about more than losing weight. Learn what you stand to gain by strength training. Hint: it's more than just strength and toned arms!
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6 Things About Fat Loss You Don't Want to Hear
Looking to get shredded? There's probably a few things you need to hear before you get started...
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Squatting: 3 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Along
Think you know everything about the squat? Turns out knees out, chest up, and sit back aren't always the best options.
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Paralysis By Analysis: 10 Reasons You're Not Making Gains
Think less, lift more. Words to live by if you're the type who thrives on details but never makes progress.
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6 Signs It's Time to End Your Bulk
Bulking might not be the best plan if you resemble the Michelin man or you're giving Santa a run for his job this year...
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Warming Up For Dummies: A Lifter’s Guide to Injury Prevention
Warming up is boring and takes too much time? Time to ditch the excuses, Mike Wines lays out 3 comprehensive and quick solutions for any lifter.
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Breathing and Bracing: The Combo YOU Need for a Big Lift
Are you breathing incorrectly? You might miss your next big squat or deadlift if so...
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Deadlift Domination: 5 Tips for 5 Plates
Grip and rip it may have worked for John Daly but if you're interested in longevity in the iron game, you better get your deadlift right before you take a trip to snap city.
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Myprotein Supplements
You want the truth? Maybe you can't handle the truth. But either way, it's time to learn what the research has to say and decide for yourself.
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"How Long Should I Workout?": Getting Down and Dirty on Duration
Worried that you're training too long and your hormones are suffering? Research reveals the truth about workout duration.
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20 Creative Gym Hacks That You Absolutely Need to Know
The weights never get lighter, but some of these hacks can help you move better, enhance your productivity and improve the quality of your next workout.
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Start building the massive arms you've always wanted by implementing these 10 unconventional exercises made to work and grow your biceps!
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Best Overnight Oats Recipe For Energy And Recovery
Looking for the best possible way to fuel up after an intense session at the gym? Try this quick and delicious Overnight Oats recipe on for size!
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Tom
Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:09

Hello Mike,
My name is Tom Aleixo and I really liked your article "Build Muscle, Stay Lean, Perform Better Without Counting Calories". I really appreciate the mention of the Satiety Index, since not much people would think of that factor when it comes to dieting.

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