How To Spot When Social Media is Spreading Fitness Misinformation

Wow. I thought Twitter was filled with diet and fitness garbage, which it is. But it’s nothing compared to the behemothic fitness dumpster that is Pinterest. I’d been out of the social media loop until recently and when I checked back in I was amazed at the constant flow of fitness crap on Twitter. It […]

Athletes Need to Stop Jogging on the Boardwalk

I just got back from vacation down at the beautiful New Jersey Shore. No, not the Jersey Shore you see on MTV, but the real New Jersey Shore. The only thing worse than the seeing Snookie in person was the presence of what I call “Painful Joggers” wearing team sport apparel from colleges and high […]

Did Alternative Medicine Have a Negative Impact on Steve Jobs’ Health

In the aftermath of Steve Jobs’ death there has been debate regarding the course of treatment that he chose to treat his cancer. Many people have opined that the original course of action Jobs took, featuring an alternative diet, doomed him and that those closest to him begged him to take advantage of all the […]

A Modest Proposal Regarding the Obesity Epidemic

Since everyone is either obese, fat, getting fatter or going to be fat I have some suggestions as to how we can stave off and alleviate this catastrophic pandemic. This is Part 1 of my essay entitled, “A Modest Proposal Regarding the Obesity Epidemic. After the complete essay is posted I will continue to make […]

Ridiculous Exercises: The Shoulder Shrug

I spend a lot of time in open gyms and see a lot of ridiculous things, things I feel compelled to speak out about, and against. There is so much misinformation, and plain bad information circulating in the mainstream, and in the gym, about fitness and nutrition there is no shortage of subject matter. Recently […]

Review: The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Gym and Spa

The Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort in Miami Beach features a 5-star gym and spa that makes the trip to South Beach worth your while. Two years ago the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel re-emerged as the place to be in South Beach after an extensive renovation updated, and upgraded, the property. In addition to giving a facelift […]

Take a Rest to Help Yourself Get Into Better Shape

The vast majority of fitness articles and workout tips that you’ll come across – about 99.99% of them – deal with the exercise side of the fitness equation.  But the rest and recovery component can have every bit as much of an impact on your fitness level as can the exercise component…. Rest.  Too many […]

Zottman Curls Are a Ridiculous Bodybuilding Exercise

Bodybuilding has been responsible for creating an almost endless list of ridiculous fitness and nutritional myths, and an exercise called Zottman curls serves as a great example of this. Some may consider Zottman curls to be a “bodybuilding secret,” when in reality it’s just bodybuilding nonsense. Thanks to guys who used prodigious amounts of anabolic […]

Babies Do Not Need Gym Classes

Apparently, there is a whole bunch of parents who are willing to send their 4 and 10 month old babies to gym classes.  These people are insane.  And the gym owners should be ashamed of themselves. There is a US-based company that caters to babies, and their uninformed parents, and prey on the fears that […]