Monthly Archives: September 2008

From One Trainer to Another: My Monday Morning Blog Novel

Surprisingly, I often get e-mails from people asking me for advice. Weird, I know. Last week I received an e-mail that I thought I would share with all of you because I feel it could be of some benefit to many of you who read this blog. Particularly to those of you who happen to… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany (Crappy Trainers, Fat Loss Bug, A Little Sappiness…..It’s My Blog, So Deal With It)

1. Want to know why I get so frustrated with most (not all) trainers out there? Just the other day, we had a kid come in for an evaluation who mentioned to me that he has been working with another trainer for the past six months. You would think that after six months, he’d be… Read more

Vitamin D=The He-Man of Supplementation (Kids Still Watch He-Man, Right?)

I know, I know, I must sound like a broken record with the vitamin D talk yet again. But I thought I would pass this along to all of you because I thought it was interesting. From Reuters Health: Giving school children very high doses of vitamin D is safe, and may be necessary to… Read more

Q and A (Flaxseeds/Fish Oil and 2:1 Odds That “Barry” Comments On This Post)

Q: What’s your opinion of flaxseed oil and all of its supposed side effects? Also, would you recommend taking it in addition to or in place of fish oil? Thanks for any help… I love your stuff please keep it up. A: First a little bit of the geeky stuff. There are two fatty acids… Read more

High Heels for Babies. (Crickets Chirping) I’m Speechless. Well, Not Really.

I’ve been on a roll lately with the rants, so I figured why not keep a good thing going and share with you a story that will undoubtedly make your eyes hate you. Heelarious: High Heeled Shoes for Babies Essentially these two women (Jenelle Kulaas and Britta Bacon) thought it would be “funny” (get it?… Read more


In case you missed this week’s episode of The Fitcast, we briefly touched upon the topic of how the corn industry has apparently gotten their panties all up in a tither (ie: they’re being whiny bitches) about how high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has gotten a bad rap within the past few years. In a… Read more

Newsflash: Everyone Used to Bench 400 lbs!

As many of you already know, I was back in NY this past weekend for a family reunion. I’m happy to report that I ended up not wanting to kill myself. Yay me! In all seriousness, it was great to see my family, whom I haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving. It was also great to… Read more

Random Thoughts (More Vitamin D, Skipping, and Bagels Suck)

1. A few weeks ago, I touched on the topic of Vitamin D and how I feel it’s going to be the next “big thing” as far as supplements is concerned. In short, just about everyone (even people in Texas) are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a key role in many things such… Read more