Strength Training During Your Competitive Season Keeps You Strong

Whether you are a professional athlete with a personal trainer or a weekend warrior, you can reap big benefits if you follow a strength training routine during your competition phase. Believe it or not, I...

Converse All Stars, For All of Your Workout Needs

You won’t believe me when I tell you that Converse All Stars are the best shoes for your workouts, but I’m going to tell you anyway. These days – actually for about the last 20...

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. ...

Skepticism in Response to Great Athletic Feats is Warranted

World record performance in the 100-meter dash and climbing hills in the Tour de France are related and may be a starting point to design a better way to detect performance-enhancing drug use.  In...

Try Mixed a Mixed Distance Shuttle Run Workout

Mixed distance shuttle runs are a great way to improve your conditioning level.  If done properly, they can be much more efficient and effective than other kinds of cardiovascular training, and certainly are better...

The Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal: 20 Repetition Set of Squats

Performing one set of 20 repetitions of the squat – if done properly – is a devastatingly effective way to build strength and improve your overall fitness level. For the inaugural edition of the Health...

Dr. Mehmet Oz Should Leave Exercise Prescription to the Experts

Dr. Mehmet Oz and his partner Dr. Michael Roizen have written a great book called “You On a Diet,” that provides much needed straight talk on the subjects of nutrition and the need to...

Workout While on Vacation

If you make exercise a regular part of your daily routine it’s only natural that you’d want to continue to do so. However, use the occasion of getting away from home as an opportunity...

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...

Video Fitness Tip: Outdoors Workout In the Snow

Here’s an outdoors workout that proves that snow and freezing temperatures don’t have to keep you cooped up indoors.  Grab your kettlebells and sledgehammer.  Training has never been this simple and effective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Svolb4AnY After a couple...