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 of those one-size fits all, quick and easy way to improve your fitness level. The Leg Circuit Workout is not […]

Deck of Cards Workout is a Perfect Vacation Workout

The deck of cards workout is one of my all-time favorite workouts, and is the perfect way to exercise while on vacation.  All you need is you and a deck of cards! I’ve been using the deck of cards workout for almost 30 years and have performed an endless string of variations of this great […]

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

There are plenty of telltale signs that a personal trainer isn’t up to par. If your trainer has you using equipment for a majority of your sessions this is a sign that he doesn’t know what he’s doing (or she doesn’t know what she’s doing). Personal trainers do all kinds of bad things and you […]

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 […]

Does Your Personal Trainer Have You Squat in the Smith Machine?

Personal trainers who have clients squat in the Smith machine are lazy, ignorant or an unflattering combination of both. The squat is the king of exercises and I have written about the importance of working with a personal trainer who knows how to teach this exercise.  There is a reliable progression trainers must follow and […]

Health And Fitness Advice Training Journal: Tabata Intervals With Body Weight Squats

Tabata intervals are an uncomplicated and economical training system that provides a high-intensity training stimulus for a workout that takes no more than 30 minutes.  Personal trainers, strength coaches and people who train on their own can all benefit from this method of high-intensity training. I’ve written about Tabatas several times over the past two […]

Learn How to Squat Properly

First thing, if you work with a personal trainer, make sure they teach you the proper way to squat. The squat is the king of all exercises, yet over the years this exercise has gotten a bad reputation in large part because so many personal trainers do not know how to teach clients the proper […]

Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal Tabata Intervals With Squat Thrusts

Tabata interval training is high-intensity training at its best.  Tabatas are simple, efficient and devastatingly effective, and provide you with a workout that takes no more than 30 minutes.  Personal trainers, strength coaches and people who train on their own can all benefit from this method of high-intensity training. I’ve written about Tabatas several times […]

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 I’ve included in my routine over the past 10 years.  The workout is as brutal as it is simple; one […]

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.  Hey, it’s my site!  Anyway, for my 2-minutes of hell, as I did 20 reps with 300-pounds at a body […]