Liftstrong

A few months ago I had the opportunity to take part in what could quite possibly be the most meaningful “project” I will ever contribute to. Alwyn Cosgrove and Mike Roussell asked some of the leading fitness professionals in the industry to write an article or excerpt for a book that Alwyn wanted to put… Read more

Interval Training vs. “Cardio”

I am not going to lie, I think steady state cardio is a total waste of time. I’d rather watch “Titanic” for a week straight than perform any steady state cardio (I’ll never let go Jack!”) Yet walk into any gym in North America and you will undoubtedly see everyone and their mother on the… Read more

Down To the Basics…

I hate fad diets. Matter of fact, I hate all of those fad diet books more than I hate the Yankees (that should score me some brownie points; I’m from Upstate NY). Why do I dislike them so much? They do absolutely NOTHING as far as setting you up for LONG-TERM success. They’re a crutch… Read more

5 Exercises You DO NOT Need To Be Doing….

I’ll put it simply, the following exercises are about as useful as a poo flavored lolly pop. In short: don’t do them. 1. Anything on a BOSU ball, Airex pad, Dyna-disc, etc: I already blogged about this before (scroll down to “Training for the Circus). I really feel that such exercises have NO place in… Read more

“I Eat REALLY Well…” so why are you still 20+ lbs overweight?

Not a day goes by where I don’t hear one of the following statements: “I eat REALLY well…” “My diet is perfect…” “I make good nutritional choices…” “Tony Gentilcore is so good looking…” If you eat so well, then why are you still 20 lbs overweight? If your diet is so perfect, then why do… Read more

If More Women Got Off the Treadmill, the World Would Be a Happier Place

In my experience as a personal trainer, the majority of women (read: NOT ALL) I work with tend to want to look like this: The first picture is of my friend Jen Heath (www.jenheath.com). The second picture is of my good friend Cassandra Forsythe (www.cassandraforsythe.com). Sorry fellas, both are taken…;o) Jen is a model, figure… Read more

Crunches=Waste of time.

If I had to make a list of the worst things that people do in the gym, it would look like this. 1. Talking on their cell phone while exercising. I will never quite understand this. Seriously, you can’t live without your phone for an hour? 2. Wearing sunglasses. Why? 3. Staring at the tv… Read more

Training for the Circus

If I never see a BOSU ball again, I would die a happy man. Unless you’re training to be part of the circus, I really feel that this foo-foo piece of equipment has no place in a healthy individual’s training program. I hear a lot of personal trainers tout that using a BOSU ball is… Read more