What to Look for in a Personal Trainer

Good personal trainers don’t grow on trees and aren’t bodybuilders.  There are a lot of qualified and experienced fitness professionals out here looking to help people.  You all just need to know what you’re looking for and how to find them.  So here’s my take on what people should look for when hiring a personal […]

How Dumbbells Offer Unparalleled Training Versatility

Whether you workout at home or at a commercial gym you should be spending the vast majority of your time weight training with dumbbells. Flat out, dumbbells are the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment that you will find in any gym.  If you train with dumbbells you can adapt any exercise in at least […]

A Treadmill or an Elliptical Machine: Which Should You Buy?

Recently elliptical machines have been giving treadmills a run for the money in the category of “Most Popular Piece of Cardio Equipment,” as the elliptical allows people to get a good cardio workout with a minimum of impact on their joints. If you are trying to decide which piece of equipment would be best for […]

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They Are Doing If: The Biggest Loser Edition

If your trainer takes after the trainers on the reality show, “The Biggest Loser” it’s time to get a new trainer.  Rather than tell you – yet again – about the problems with the trainers on the show, I’ll let the following clip do most of the work. Watch the clip and put yourself in […]

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They're Doing If: Routine Routine Edition

I’ve come to recognize plenty of telltale signs that a personal trainer isn’t giving a client their best effort. If your trainer does not employ a wide-variety of routines, this is a sign that she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Personal trainers can fall into many lazy habits and you can tell a lot about […]

Video Review: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (IJSNEM) is a valuable resource for inquiring fitness consumers, as well as personal trainers and strength coaches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR2SXjUNxsQ The IJSNEM is published by Human Kinetics and presents, “original scientific investigations and scholarly reviews offering new insights into sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, as well as articles focusing on […]

"The Biggest Loser" Video Blog Appearance On MizFitOnline.com

I’d like to thank MsFitOnline for allowing my “Biggest Loser” video blog (Vlog) entry to appear on her site. MizFitOnline is one of the most influential fitness bloggers on the Internet and last week I was lucky enough to have her appear as a guest video blogger on HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com In what can be filed under […]

There Are No Such Things As Bodybuilding Secrets

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary too many personal trainers and consumers still think bodybuilding is a valid method of training.  There are no such things as “bodybuilding secrets.” Actually the secret of bodybuilding isn’t really a secret; anabolic drugs – steroids, human growth hormone, insulin and a whole host of other illicit chemicals […]

Health and Fitness Advice Conditioning Gauntlet For Women, Level 1

Try to complete the first level of the HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com Conditioning Gauntlet. I don’t believe in using the scale as a measure of a person’s fitness.  I don’t care how much someone weighs and don’t view weight loss as being an improvement to a person’s fitness level.  Performance and capability is what rules the day and is all that […]

Guest Video Blogger: MizFitOnline

This week I’m honored to have as my guest video blogger MizFitOnline, one of the most influential bloggers on the Internet.   This topic wasn’t originally my plan for today’s Monday Facetime—-but I couldn’t get your comments on this post out of my head. I was touched, saddened, heartened, inspired and, honestly, shocked  by the […]