The Confusion About Hydration

I am being polite when I say that there is confusion about hydration. The less delicate among us might say that there has been a purposeful effort on behalf of the sport drink industry...

Rashard Lewis is the Sixth NBA Player to Fail a Performance Enhancing Drug Test

Depending on the news account, the NBA’s Rashard Lewis failed a performance-enhancing drug test for elevated testosterone levels and/or elevated levels of DHEA, a hormone precursor that has been shown to increase testosterone levels. ...

Eating Nuts is Good For Your Health

Unless you are one of the unfortunates who suffer from a peanut allergy, everyone should include nuts into their regular eating routine.  Nuts are not only a great source of protein and good fat,...

Michael Phelps' Diet

The diet of Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer ever, dispels many myths and misconceptions surrounding the nutritional needs of athletes. Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest athlete of all-time and certainly the greatest Olympic athlete...

The Holidays Are a Bad Time to Start Dieting

‘Tis the season when too many people stress about eating and drinking.  For personal trainers and weekend warriors alike, the holidays should be enjoyed, so enjoy them. Every year just like clockwork, the week before Thanksgiving,...

Does Quercetin Work?

Quercetin is an antioxidant and one of the hot new nutritional supplements on the market today.  Touted as having a wide-range of benefits, it is the key ingredient in the new Lance Armstrong endorsed...

The Concept and Reality of Celebrity Fitness is a Sham

There is no shortage of celebrities who like to pretend they are fit and healthy.  But just like the roles they play, this kind of fitness is just pretend. Over the past 25 years, we...

Quick and Easy Healthy Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Based on the food pyramid’s nutrition facts, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods out there.  Here’s a great scrambled eggs recipe, a no fuss, no muss way to whip up a healthy...

A Recovery Meal is an Important Part of Your Workout

How many of you know what a “recovery meal” is?  Everyone needs to make a recovery meal an important part of their training regimen... A recovery meal is designed to replace your glucose and glycogen stores, the...

Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal: 20 Repetition Set of Squats, Part 4

The final workout of our 20-repetition set of squats was the toughest one yet and since Jill did the best job. The 20-repetition set of squats has been the one of the toughest workouts that...