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What Makes You Think People Actually Want to Get in Shape?

What Makes You Think People Actually Want to Get in Shape?

On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of being personally trained by strength training author and legend, Roger Schwab, at “X-Force Philly” in Philadelphia. Roger was the longtime head judge for the International Federation of Body Building, author of the book,...

Correlation and Causation

Correlation and Causation

A failure to recognize the difference between correlation and causation is perhaps the number one culprit precipitating virtually all fitness myths and misconceptions.  We observe that a training “intervention” (a mode, variable, or style of exercise) is correlated...

The Steve Jobs of Exercise and How He Impacts Your Workouts to this Day

The Steve Jobs of Exercise and How He Impacts Your Workouts to this Day

In my estimation, Steve Jobs did more than invent cool products. Jobs’ genius lies in the fact that he fundamentally transformed six separate industries: The Mac transformed personal computing.  Pixar and Next altered animation.  The iPod forever changed how we...

Always Listen to Your Doctor (But Not About Exercise)

Always Listen to Your Doctor (But Not About Exercise)

I’m not a conspiracy theorist and I believe in Western Medicine. I don’t think big pharma is the root of all evil (perhaps some). My best friend since middle school is a physician. My sister in law is a physician. I have immense respect and admiration for...

Repetitions, Strength, and Endurance

Repetitions, Strength, and Endurance

Earlier this week, I read a social media post from a fitness personality that warrants a response. The message, and I paraphrase, was as follows: Heavy weights with fewer reps builds strength.Lighter weights and more reps builds endurance. This particular fitness...

Evidence Based Micro Workout for your Next Interval Session

Evidence Based Micro Workout for your Next Interval Session

Dr. Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at McMaster University in Ontario, has conducted more research on the effects of interval training on both health and performance than any other single researcher. In addition to traditional...

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