Category Archives: Health

Strategies in Addressing Knee Pain: Part 1

Let’s face it: the muscles of the lower body get WORKED on a daily basis. Whether or not you are an elite athlete or an average Joe (or Jane) riding the keyboard, your quads, hamstrings, and glutes are carrying a lot of stress and tension. This tension can result in knee discomfort or pain over […]

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Whey Protein + Coffee = Pre-Workout!

When I posted THIS to Facebook, I think some people had really never thought of this before! It’s such a simple go-to when you’re in need of a high-protein meal snack while also looking for an energy boost. Optimum Nutrition (one of my favorite brands) recently released a series of whey protein products with added […]

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Must-Read Fitness and Nutrition Articles from January 2015

If you’re as passionate or interested in learning as much as you can concerning fitness and nutrition, here are just a few of the outstanding articles I read in January to expand your knowledge that aren’t overly heavy on the science. Definitely give these a read when you have a moment because some of the topics may touch […]

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Should You Train During Illness?

It’s a new year, it’s a new you. When 2015 arrived, you made a promise to yourself that you would train relentlessly and consistently to reach your aesthetic goals and improve your health. But what if you became ill from all of the holiday traveling, feasting, drinking, and stress? You told yourself you would get back to the gym after […]

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How to Train and Eat for Optimal Endurance: Interview with Dr. Mike Ormsbee

This past summer, I had the pleasure of  attending the International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL where the brightest minds in Sports Nutrition gathered to display some of their latest research. Out of all of the presentations, one stood out the most to me because it was an area I had […]

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Got Macros? All About Protein: Part 3

This is a three-part article series where in Part 1, I answered the following questions: What is protein? What are great sources of protein? How much protein do I need? Is more protein safe? In Part 2, I discussed how dietary protein intake can largely effect your weight loss, weight gain, or body recomposition goals. […]

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Never Miss A Workout Again!!

TIME MANAGEMENT Try this idea if you find yourself not making it to your workouts because you had a busy day at the office. Stop missing training sessions because of excuses.  How bad do you REALLY want it? Progression always.    

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A Quick Guide to Omega-3 Fish Oil

What is it? Usually when someone makes a reference to fish oil, they are really talking about the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Why take it? The EPA and DHA found in Omega-3 fish oils have an overwhelming number of benefits. For example: 1. […]

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Goal-Specific Supplementation? Say What?

Again, the staff at have come through BIG TIME with the release of their latest product that will solve the age old question I receive on the regular of, “What supplements should I take for _____?” My answer is typically, “It depends.” From here on out I will be recommending my clients, or anyone else that is […]

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Omega-3 and a High Performance Life

In 2012, I met A LOT of cool people at the annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL. Today’s guest article is by another one of those cool individuals.  Let me introduce Logan Gelbrich out of Venice, CA. He’s gonna drop some knowledge today concerning Omega-3 fatty acids and why they’re […]

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