Working Out vs. Training

Anyone who has read my articles or who has trained with me in person knows that I like to differentiate between “working out” and “training.” In my opinion there is a huge difference. Walk into any fitness center or sports club and you will inevitably see most people “working out.” If more people “trained,” I… Read more

Myth Busters

Ever watch that show on the Discovery channel called “Myth Busters?” In short, two dudes separate truth from urban legend with the aid of modern-day science. Some past episodes include: 1. Can the unaided human voice shatter glass? 2. Can a penny dropped from a tall building kill someone on ground level? 3. Is it… Read more

Training the Backside of Your Core

I’m not a big fan of the word “core.” Unless of course, your name happens to end with “core,” then it’s completely awesome. However in the fitness world, the term “core” is often misused and misunderstood. Your “core” is not just the front of Mens Health or Oxygen Magazine, with the cover model sporting a… Read more

Fatigue ALWAYS Masks True “Fitness”

Vladimir Zatsiorsky (a man who is smarter than all of us) summarized the fitness-fatigue theory (or two factor theory) by stating, “The immediate effect after a workout is considered a combination of (a) fitness gain prompted by the workout and (b) fatigue. The summation of positive and negative changes determines the final outcome.” Fatigue will… Read more

Crunches (Revisted)

Awhile back I wrote a blog on how much I dislike the abdominal crunch. If I had to make a list of things that I dislike the most, it would look like this: 1. Ben Affleck 2. Abdominal Crunch 3. People who don’t say thank you when you hold open the door for them. 4…. Read more

You’re Not That Special

I come across a lot of people who seem to think that they’re special. Don’t get me wrong, we’re ALL special in our own way. I mean, anyone who can sit through an entire evening of listening to the Presidential Debates and not want to punch their television would certainly constitute as someone “special.” That… Read more

You Think Soy Is Good For You? Think Again.

First off, Vegas was awesome. Unfortunately I can’t tell you what I did because we all know what Rule #1 of going to Vegas is (what’s done in Vegas, stays in Vegas). I will say that the buffet at The Bellagio is unreal and that my girlfriend won $800 using the slots (AKA: dinner was… Read more

The World’s Best Coat Rack

I am off to Vegas with the girlfriend this weekend. No we are not eloping, and no we are definitely NOT going to see Celine Dion while we’re there. Sadly this will be the first time on a plane for me (I’m 30) and I heard through the grapevine that they’re taking bets in Vegas… Read more