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...

Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal: 20 Repetition Set of Squats, Part 3

The fourth week (I didn’t post one week) of the 20 repetition set of squats workout was brutal.  Jill did a great job once again, Jill handling 135-pounds. However, I think my effort is better. ...

Lipozene Gets a Do Not Buy Recommendation

Lipozene is yet another weight loss supplement that features claims of effectiveness, but falls short when it comes to providing clinical proof. Personal trainers should alert their clients to this sham and consumers should save...

More Whole Body Vibration Shenanigans

It’s bad enough to have to listen to the far-fetched claims that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is an effective exercise modality.  Now we have a WBV huckster pimping “vibraceuticals,” which apparently are imaginary substances...

NFL's "Diuretic-gate" Story Gets More Interesting

A couple of NFL players have sued the makers of the over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss supplement Star Caps.  However, there are still more questions than answers when it comes to bumetanide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB1b-0jIGG4 Here are some quick hits about...

Mangosteen Juice Gets a "Do Not Buy" Recommendation

Mangosteen juice is being promoted as the next panacea.  XanGo and other juice pushers are touting mangosteen as a super fruit, but at almost $40 a bottle don’t bother. Mangosteen juice has taken the juice...

Human Growth Hormone and the Current State of Research

Human growth hormone (HGH) research has been conducted thanks to the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) passed by Congress back in 1983.  Here’s a brief overview of the ODA and the current state of HGH...

Human Growth Hormone Therapy for Anti-Aging

The use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been a hot topic over the past several months.  Long used as a performance-enhancing drug (PED), HGH is also a favored treatment of the anti-aging crowd,...

Does Creatine Work?

Creatine is one of the popular supplements on the market today, as it’s potential muscle and strength-building benefits are attractive to elite athletes and weekend warriors alike.  But the question remains, does it work? Open...

If You Are Having Trouble Sleeping, Melatonin Might Help

Research suggests that melatonin supplementation can help people who are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep. As I got older and busier my sleeping habits suffered and I wasn’t sure of the cause.  The...