Book Review: The Four-Hour Body,

Timothy Ferriss' Book, The Four-Hour Body" is an interesting, but inconsistent, read that could be subtitled, "Building an Army of Narcissists." Ferriss covers a lot of well-documented ground, in a sprawling book that covers just...

Sprint to Improve Fitness, Speed and Anaerobic Capacity

Sprinting is a very effective and efficient way to improve your fitness level. Over the past several years there there been several studies that support my feeling that sprinting is the only form...

Joggers Make Me Sad

Spring has sprung and with the start of good weather comes the stampede of "Painful Joggers," pounding the pavement and pounding their joints into submission. Joggers make me sad. Well meaning, hard working folks who have...

Does Caffeine Improve the Endurance Effect of Carbohydrate?

A systematic review of existing literature by researchers affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University concludes that caffeine and carbohydrate significantly improve endurance exercise performance when taken before and/or during...

Set a Performance Goal, Not a Weight Loss Goal, To Get Ready for Summer

It's the time of year when we start to get all the ridiculous, "Get a Bathing Suit Body For the Summer," articles. I am constantly amazed that this crap gets re-cycled every year in...

Do Power Balance and Irenew Bracelets Work?

One of the hottest gimmicks of the past few years are bracelets and necklaces that are alleged to improve a wide-range of physical functions, including athletic performance. The first brand I ever heard of...

Four Reasons Not to Make Core Training the Focus of Your Workouts

Over the past decade core training became the new, hot thing in the fitness business, as everyone from coaches to trainers to fitness consumers caught core training fever. But just like so many other...

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...

Take Extra Time to Warm Up When it's Cold

The term "warm-up" is never as appropriate as when its absolutely freezing cold, miserable weather and you feel like your bones are going to break with every step you take. I hate the...

Leg Circuit Workout

If you want to add some real substance to your training regimen, I highly recommend that you read up on Vern Gambetta's Leg Circuit Workout. This is is a sophisticated training program and NOT one...